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ACMS Award Nominations Open

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ACMS Award Nominations Open

Do you know or work with a physician that goes above and beyond the call of duty?

Is there a lay person or organization that you think should be recognized for outstanding contributions to public health?

If you answered yes to either one of these questions then we need to hear from you!

The Allegheny County Medical Society seeks your recommendations of colleagues and community groups for consideration for the Society awards recognizing their work.

You may make a nomination directly on online by going to: www.acms.org/awards or click the image to download and print the nomination form.

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2017 Officer Nominations

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ACMS Officer Nominations

We invite your nomination of candidates for the 2017 ACMS Board of Directors and Delegates to the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

If you are interested, or if you would like to recommend a colleague, e-mail nominations@acms.org or  print this form and fax back to 412-321-5323.

If you have questions, please call ACMS at 412-321-5030 and speak with our Executive Director, John Krah, or email me directly at john@acms.org.

Nomination Deadline is Friday, July 29.

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Allegheny Link to Aging and Disability Resources

Allegheny Link to Aging and Disability Resources

Allegheny County Department of Human Services

The mission of the Allegheny Link is to simplify and streamline access to services and supports in an effort to help individuals and families maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life.

The Allegheny Link provides a wide array of services to Allegheny County residents

  • with a disability
  • over the age of 60 with or without a disability
  • who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness

and professionals in the human services systems.

http://www.alleghenylink.com/
or call 866-730-2368

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June 2016 BULLETIN Available

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Articles

Special Report ……………….. 224
Cancer: Reason to hope (Now and in the future)
Peter G. Ellis, MD

Materia Medica ……………….. 236
Insulin updates: New agents on the market and those coming soon
Amanda Martin, PharmD

Legal Report ………………….. 238
CMS finalizes 60-day overpayment rule
Michael A. Cassidy, Esq.

Special Report ……………….. 240
Living Independence for the Elderly: Providing integrated community health and social care for older adults

Special Report ……………….. 242
ACHD update: Zika virus infection

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Combating Opioid Abuse in Pennsylvania ― PAMED Launches “Opioids for Pain: Be Smart. Be Safe. Be Sure.” Initiative

The problem: Opioid abuse, misuse, and overdoses are increasing, both in Pennsylvania and nationally. Opioid overdoses accounted for nearly 2,500 deaths in Pennsylvania in 2014 – that’s nearly 7 people a day – and indications are that those numbers are climbing.

 

The solution: A multi-pronged approach that includes physicians, patients, and health care organizations like the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) working collaboratively to address this growing epidemic.

 

PAMED recently launched its Opioids for Pain: Be Smart. Be Safe. Be Sure. initiative, which focuses on patient empowerment and physician education. This initiative consists of a five-step physician call to action and seven questions patients should ask when prescribed an opioid.

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Pittsburgh, PA  15212
412-321-5030  FAX 412-321-5323