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Circle of Friends

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Important Physician News and Deadlines

CDC Launches PR Campaign to "Reset Expectations" Around Flu Vaccine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it has launched a new public relations campaign this year to "reset expectations" around the influenza vaccine, after the agency's consumer research found some Americans misunderstand the benefits of the annual shot. Read more

Medical Debt Leaving Patients Without Access to Care
The problem of medical debt is getting worse, with new data showing that inflation and rising medical costs are putting patients in a sticky financial situation and leaving about a third without access to care. Notably, a survey showed that medical debt now stems from an unusual source: doctor visits. Continue reading

Resident Education Deferred Interest Act (REDI) (H.R. 1202 and S. 704): Relief for Medical and Dental Graduates
The Resident Education Deferred Interest Act (REDI) (H.R. 1202 and S. 704) is a bill  re-introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on February 27, 2023, and in the U.S. Senate on March 8, 2023. Congress has shown bipartisan support and the bill has received endorsement from multiple professional organizations. This bill would allow borrowers to defer student loan payments and student loan interest while completing their medical residency or dental internship training. Read more

Repurposed Drug Brings New Hope to Treat Breast Cancer

Could a drug prescribed for transplant recipients also help some women beat breast cancer? Impressive new findings point to this possibility, according to research conducted at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Kimi Kong, PhD, and Robert Hromas, MD, FACP, who made the observations, are working with Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSc, to offer a clinical trial of the drug, cyclosporin, at the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio. Continue reading

Upcoming Community Events
2023 Teeing Up Hope
October 2│Register
The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas presents their inaugural golf tournament that features a back 9 of par 3's, each offering the opportunity to win one-of-a-kind prizes! All proceeds from the tournament will be donated directly to the Center.

2023 San Fernando Health & Safety Fair
October 7│More info
Join the celebration of San Fernando Cathedral's 30th Annual Health & Safety Fair! Where all volunteers, including health care professionals and community workers from San Antonio join together to offer a variety of free screenings, including cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, dental, and more.

37th Annual BCMS Auto Show
October 19│RSVP here
Join us for the 37th Annual BCMS Auto Show! Come enjoy the live music, food and drinks while looking at the new vehicles!

Free CME Leadership & Wellness Coaching Webinar and Panel Discussion
October 23│Register
Discover infinite possibilities to reignite your passion & create more impact in this month's webinar! Learn from 9 Physicians across diverse disciplines who have transformed their careers through coaching in this panel discussion!

Out of the Darkness San Antonio Walk
October 28│Register
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) presents a community walk, providing an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

VIPs at Sea
February 18 - 25│Register here
7 Night Physician Well-Being "Cruise" on Royal Caribbean's newest and largest ship for physicians and their guests. Earn up to 28 CME credits!
Use referral code BCMSTX when registering!
Circle of Friends Gold Sponsor
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Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality services to its members.The Society continues its pledge to you that it will only involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.
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