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12/05/2014 DCHHS Health Advisory: Influenza Activity in Dallas County
Influenza activity has been increasing in Dallas County, with 26% of influenza tests returning positive and increased influenza-associated emergency department visits and hospitalizations as of the last reporting period ending 11/29/14...read more.
     
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11/24/2014 Official CDC Health Advisory
Enhanced Airport Entry Screening and Active Post-Arrival Monitoring for People Traveling to the United States from Mali
   
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DCMS Foundation Annual Fund Drive
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO MAKE YOUR 2014 CONTRIBUTION!
The DCMS Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive is in full swing. Many physicians have contributed, but we need your help to reach our goal of raising $50,000 to support Dallas County Medical Society’s community service programs.
   
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11/05/14 DCMS Press Release: Dallas Physicians Support Facts Over Fear
Don’t Quarantine Healthcare Workers Who Care For Ebola Patients
Physicians of DCMS’ Infection Prevention and Control & Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee sent this letter to local, state and national leaders urging them not to consider mandatory quarantines for healthcare workers due to fears about Ebola.
   
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10/17/14 DCMS Press Release for North Texas Schools
10/17/14 DCMS Press Release — Physicians of DCMS’ Community Emergency Response Committee sent a letter to North Texas school officials urging them not to consider closing schools due to fears about Ebola.
     
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10/16/14 Special Message from DCMS President
Dr. Todd Pollock, DCMS president, sent an informative letter to physicians addressing their concerns and including links to documents that will educate their staff and patients about Ebola.
     
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CMS Database Debuts and Reveals Payments to Physicians
The database is the result of a Sunshine Act that was incorporated into the health law and is intended to intensify scrutiny of the relationships between physicians and the drug and device industries...read more.
     
 
upcoming events
December
 
DCMS Office Closed Dec 24-26
DCMS office will be closed Dec. 24-26 to celebrate Christmas with their families. Merry Christmas and best wishes!
 
 
 
January
DCMS Office Closed Dec 31 - Jan 2
DCMS office will be closed Dec. 31 - Jan. 2 in observance of New Year's Day. DCMS staff wishes you a Happy New Year and a healthy, happy 2015.
 
 

Retired Physicians' Luncheon - Jan 21
Luncheon will be held at DCMS office. Details to come.
 
 

2015 TMA Winter Conference Jan 30-31
Leading the Way Through Crisis and Change - Austin, TX
Whether facing local or national issues, we unite during crisis and change to improve the health of all Texans.
 
 
 
February
First Tuesdays at the Capitol - Feb 3
On the first Tuesday of each month during the 84th legislative session, physicians from across the state will meet with their legislators to discuss issues of importance to physicians and patients.