September 22, 2023
Laurel Ries, MD, of Roseville, was installed as the Minnesota Medical Association’s (MMA) 157th president on September 21 during the association’s Empowering Physicians Conference.
September 21, 2023
Five physicians, three physicians-in-training, the former head of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and Hennepin Healthcare were all honored with Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) awards as part of this year’s Empowering Physicians Conference. Each year, the MMA honors those in medicine for going above and beyond.
May 31, 2023
After years of deliberating, a task force formed by the Minnesota Medical Association and the Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (MNACEP) has released a list of recommendations designed to reduce the incidence, and improve the quality, of emergency department boarding of patients with psychiatric diagnoses (EDBPPD) in Minnesota.
May 25, 2023
The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) applauds recent efforts by the St. Paul City Council and the state Legislature to help prevent injuries and deaths through additional firearm safety measures.
November 7, 2022
As the weather turns colder and the holidays approach, the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) urges all eligible Minnesotans to get their COVID-19 booster and seasonal flu shot.
June 24, 2022
The undersigned Minnesota medical associations are disappointed and deeply concerned with the Supreme Court's decision June 24 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturns a nearly 50-year precedent set by Roe v. Wade (1973) and reaffirmed by Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992).
June 22, 2022
The Fourth of July holiday is fast approaching and once again Minnesota’s physicians want to remind their fellow residents to leave the lighting of fireworks to the professionals.
June 2, 2022
The mass shootings throughout our nation in recent months due to gun violence are unfathomable. Today’s event in Tulsa again illustrates the staggering plague of gun violence. The hospital, health system, and physician community cannot and will not be silent as gun violence increasingly enters our places of healing, learning, and other community settings – these senseless acts of violence must be stopped. This is a public health crisis and must be addressed.
January 13, 2022
The more than 11,000 physician, resident, and medical student members, of the Minnesota Medical Association applaud the leadership of Minneapolis and St. Paul for taking the decisive yet temporary step to require patrons of restaurants, concerts, and other public venues that serve food and beverages to show proof of vaccination or negative test results. As the Omicron variant continues to spread and exacerbate pressure on hospital capacity and our already weary healthcare workers, we need strong measures such as this to curb this pandemic. We urge other communities across the state to consider similar temporary actions. The best defense against COVID-19 and serious complications remains vaccination and boosters. Well-fitted masks, social distancing, washing your hands, staying home when you’re sick, and getting tested if you have symptoms offer additional protection. These are all ways that Minnesotans can practice good health, protect your friends and loved ones, and demonstrate support for the thousands of healthcare workers who continue to selflessly care for patients on the front lines.
January 6, 2022
The Minnesota Medical Association, on behalf of its 11,000 physician, resident, and medical student members, fully supports the decisions by Minneapolis and St. Paul to re-institute mandatory mask use while indoors. We urge other communities to consider similar actions. Wearing well-fitted masks is a valuable strategy in our ongoing fight to slow the spread of COVID-19 and the highly contagious omicron variant. The best defense against COVID-19 and serious complications remains vaccination and boosters. Well-fitted masks, social distancing, washing your hands, staying home when you’re sick, and getting tested if you have symptoms offer additional protection. These are all ways that Minnesotans can practice good health and demonstrate support for the thousands of the state’s healthcare workers who continue to selflessly care for patients on the front lines.
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