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In this Week's Issue

  • Challenging Flu, Illness Season Ahead
  • Impact of TMA's Legislative Wins for Practices Addressed at Business of Medicine
  • FDA Warns Online Vendors to Cease Selling Unapproved Weight-Loss Drugs
  • Breast Cancer Rates Are Rising, but More Women Are Surviving Too
  • San Antonio Medicine October Issue
  • Weekly News Digest

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Important Physician News and Deadlines

Challenging Flu, Illness Season Ahead
As we enter the cold and flu illness season, Texas physicians warn there are three viruses lurking in the air – the influenza virus that causes the flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Physicians say the best way to stay safe – especially for those at greatest risk of severe illness – is to vaccinate against all three. Read more

Impact of TMA's Legislative Wins for Practices Addressed at Business of Medicine
Equally important to the business of medicine is the impact legislative changes can have on physician practices. As such, the conference concluded with a detailed look at TMA’s 2023 advocacy wins and what may lie ahead. Continue Reading

FDA Warns Online Vendors to Cease Selling Unapproved Weight-Loss Drugs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published letters warning two online vendors to stop selling unapproved versions of semaglutide and tirzepatide, the active ingredients in popular GLP-1 class medications including Novo Nordisk’s (NOVOb.CO) powerful weight-loss drug Wegovy. The agency stated it was critical that the vendors cease selling the unapproved medicines to protect the public from harm. Continue reading

Breast Cancer Rates Are Rising, but More Women Are Surviving Too

While rates continue to creep up year-on-year, particularly among younger women, evolutions in diagnostics and treatment mean breast cancer patients face far better prospects than ever before. Rapid drug development, personalized screening recommendations, targeted therapies and new treatments like immunotherapies have all helped women diagnosed with early stage and even metastatic breast cancer. Read more

Upcoming Community Events
NEW! Recovery Science ECHO
October 18│Register
UT Health San Antonio presents a research-focused ECHO program that will grow a diverse workforce skilled in conducting recovery science research to address these knowledge gaps. CME credits are offered!

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│RSVP here
Join the BCMS Physician Wellness Committee for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Community Walk.
RSVP to join!

Military Health Institute Distinguished Lecture Series
November 1│RSVP here
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio presents Lieutenant General Peak, who will give a lecture titled, “"Veterans Day - University, Military, VA collaboration in San Antonio - a Perspective."

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!

Pediatrics Now Podcast
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This podcast includes fresh content and also grand rounds. Some episodes are eligible for free CME, MOC and ethics credit.
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