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Hepatitis C at 30: Targeted efforts to increase awareness and facilitate treatment of those most impacted

By Allegheny County Medical Society on Mar 24, 2019 10:55:00 AM

Hepatitis C has reached a high level of awareness among the public in the past several years. It is hard to imagine that only 30 years ago this year, the virus was first identified and the name “non-A, non-B hepatitis” was replaced with “hepatitis C.”

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March 2019 Bulletin Available

By Allegheny County Medical Society on Mar 22, 2019 10:16:26 AM

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Editorial ..................................66
The space between
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS


Editorial ..................................68
Kiss me and make me better
John Kokales, MD


Perspective ........................... 70
What’s in a name and other first
impressions
Andrea G. Witlin, DO, PhD


Perspective ........................... 72
Age-related macular degeneration in 2019
Jared Knickelbein, MD, PhD

Topics: Bulletin
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February 2019 Bulletin

By Allegheny County Medical Society on Feb 25, 2019 10:20:59 AM

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Editorial ................................. 37
Stage fright
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial ................................. 39
A young woman in medicine: Facing challenges of patient-level bias
Anna Evans Phillips, MD, MS

Editorial ................................. 41
Game changers
Richard H. Daffner, MD, FACR

Perspective ........................... 44
The handicapped police
Andrea G. Witlin, DO, PhD

Perspective ........................... 45
‘Black lung’ and the history of occupational pulmonary medicine
Kristen Ann Ehrenberger, MD, PhD

Topics: Bulletin
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January 2019 Bulletin Available

By Allegheny County Medical Society on Jan 23, 2019 11:11:00 AM

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Editorial - 6
New Year’s resolutions
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial - 8
Therapeutic nihilism and psychiatry
Robert H. Howland, MD

Perspective - 10
Interconception Care: Preventive care for future pregnancies
Sukanya Srinivasan, MD, MPH

Perspective - 11
Should we recommend yoga to patients?
Tanmayee Bichile, MD

Perspective - 14
The 50th anniversary of the heart transplant
Kris A. Gopal, MD, FACS

Departments

Society News - 16
• Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
• Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division
• 2018 ACMS board chair recognized
• ACMS announces publication of history of medicine book
Activities & Accolades - 20

Articles

Feature - 22
2019 ACMS president and officers

Materia Medica - 26
FDA approves first direct-to-consumer pharmacogenetic test
Karen M. Fancher, PharmD, BCOP

Legal Report - 29
Pa. Patient Test Result Information Act imposes new notice requirements
Basil G. Joy, Esq.
William H. Maruca, Esq.
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December 2018 Bulletin Available

By Allegheny County Medical Society on Jan 4, 2019 8:50:06 AM

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Editorial ................................438
‘Shades of Gray’
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial ................................440
Mentoring
Richard H. Daffner, MD, FACR

Perspective ......................... 442
Preventing firearm violence: Can anything really be done?
Jerome M. Itzkoff, MD

Perspective ......................... 444
Approaching the question of wellness in residency
Michael Barkowski, DO, MA

Departments
Society News ...................... 446
• Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
• Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division
• ACMS announces publication of history of medicine book
Community Notes ............... 449
Editorial Index .................... 464
Advertising Index ............... 466

Articles
Feature .................................450
2018 ACMSF award winners
Christina E. Morton

Materia Medica .................... 456
Doravirine (Pifeltro®) for the treatment of HIV-1 in antiretroviral naive patients
Briana N. Schreckengost
Corynn E. Ozenghar
Alexis C. Treaster

Legal Report ....................... 460
Opioid update: New federal law and physician subpoenas for records and depositions
Danielle Dietrich, Esq.
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"A Tradition of Leadership, Innovation and Caring”

By Allegheny County Medical Society on Nov 29, 2018 3:43:29 PM

THistoryofMedCover-1wo years in the making, the Allegheny County Medical Society announces the publication of “A Tradition of Leadership, Innovation and Caring,” a 200-page history of medicine in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The work was commissioned by Jack Krah, former ACMS executive director, through Legacy Publishing Co., Birmingham, Ala. Its author is Diane C. Wuycheck, former ACMS director of communications, with layout assistance from Meagan K. (Welling) Sable, ACMS director of publications and Bulletin managing editor.

Topics: History
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October 2018 Bulletin Available

By Allegheny County Medical Society on Oct 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Medical Editor.......................362
National News Journal Club and the Triple Test
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial ..............................364
Let's Ask
Charles Horton, MD

Perspective ........................ 366
No Swan Song in Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension
Andrew Pogozel, MD

Perspective ........................ 368
Doctor, My Antidepressant Stopped Working
Marc E. Garfinkel, MD, DLFAPA, DLFAACAP

Perspective ........................ 370
Introversion: Not a Weakness, but a Strength
Wendy Palastro, MD

Topics: Bulletin
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September 2018 Bulletin Available

By Allegheny County Medical Society on Sep 15, 2018 12:32:00 PM

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Medical Editor.......................330
Explore Pittsburgh’s Hottest New Restaurants
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

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August 2018 Bulletin Available

By Allegheny County Medical Society on Aug 18, 2018 2:27:00 PM

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Medical Editor.......................294
DNA Database Risks to Privacy and Safety
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial ................................296
Core Values
Amelia Paré, MD, FACS

Editorial ................................300
Towers in Medicine
Anna Evans Phillips, MD

Perspective ........................ 302
Pharmaceutical Pricing in the United States of America: Disease or Symptom?
Bruce Wilder, MD, MPH, JD

Perspective ........................ 304
Caring for the Elderly Requires Compassion and Communication
Ed Kelly, MD

Perspective ........................ 306
In Aging Western PA...the Eyes Have It
Miguel A. Busquets, MD, FACS

Perspective ........................ 308
On Compassion
Kris Gopal, MD, FACS
Topics: Bulletin
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2018 Celebration of Excellence Gala – Photos Available

By Allegheny County Medical Society on Jul 1, 2018 3:12:00 PM

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Thank you to our attendees and sponsors for making this an outstanding evening!

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