SLMMS 2015 leaders discuss challenges awaiting healthcare, protecting the physician-patient relationship, society’s new direction
No longer do physicians have real opportunities for non-scripted conversations with patients, highlighted Michael J. Stadnyk, MD, in his inaugural address, “Good Communication Equals Good Medicine,” as 2015 president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society (SLMMS).

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Physician Advocacy at Work

SLMMS 2014 leader wraps year ‘growing energy and momentum’ for membership

 

Education, communication and advocacy. Last year, the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society (SLMMS) focused on those three pillars of its mission statement, based on the 2013 Strategic Plan, to grow energy and momentum of its membership.

By JULIE PARKER

Developing New Therapeutics for Respiratory Diseases

Washington University receives $5 million boost to advance research

 

A Washington University drug discovery program, considered an emerging model for academic development of new therapeutics now in its fourth year of operations, received a $5 million boost from the National Institutes of Health to develop new therapeutics for respiratory diseases, targeting illnesses that range from the common cold to advanced lung disease.

By JULIE PARKER

Going Mainstream

2015 St. Louis Health Care Industry Overview reveals health plan quality and financial analysis

 

Eastern Missouri has effectively adapted to new market conditions post-ACA, with health plans evolving to organizations acutely focused on improving care quality and customer satisfaction.

By JULIE PARKER

Batten Down the Hatches

SLMMS 2015 leaders discuss challenges awaiting healthcare, protecting the physician-patient relationship, society’s new direction

No longer do physicians have real opportunities for non-scripted conversations with patients, highlighted Michael J. Stadnyk, MD, in his inaugural address, “Good Communication Equals Good Medicine,” as 2015 president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society (SLMMS).

By JULIE PARKER

MARKETING FOCUS

A marketing manifesto

ONCOLOGY FOCUS

Death rates down, more work awaits
As the ‘official sponsor of birthdays,’ the American Cancer Society (ACS) found a reason to rejoice in their latest report – Cancer Facts & Figures 2015. Since hitting a peak in 1991, cancer deaths have fallen 22 percent over two decades in the United States, which means more than 1.5 million deaths have been avoided … and more birthdays celebrated.

March 2015

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Christiane Zoghbi, MD

For Christiane Zoghbi, MD, the practice of medical oncology offers a daily perspective on both the power of modern medicine and the limits of human intervention.

By LUCY SCHULTZE

Breaking News

Title: COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 02:00

Title: More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 02:00

Title: CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 02:00

Title: Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 02:00

Title: Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 02:00