Teen Vapers Growing More Dependent on Nicotine, Data Show

July 11, 2024

Minnesota students who vape are becoming increasingly dependent on nicotine, according to data from the Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey released recently by the Minnesota Department of Health.  

HHS Enhances HIPAA Privacy Rule to Safeguard Reproductive Healthcare

July 11, 2024

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has issued a Final Rule modifying the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to safeguard reproductive healthcare access and privacy along with bolstering patient-physician confidentiality.  

Volunteer Opportunities Available for Minnesota Physicians

July 11, 2024

The state of Minnesota is currently looking for physicians to serve on two boards/task forces.

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails Workgroup Gets Underway

June 27, 2024

A workgroup focused on increasing access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in jails recently held its first full meeting.  

MMA Member Cheers on Son at Olympic Swimming Trials

June 27, 2024

The son of MMA member George Morris, MD, competed in the Olympics swimming trials on June 16 and 18 in Indianapolis.  

July 17 Forum to Discuss Low Trust in Public Health/Professional Expertise

June 27, 2024

The next virtual physician forum will discuss the increasing distrust of professional expertise in a world where people line up along the red/blue political divide.  

MDH Releases Inaugural List of Prescription Drugs of “Substantial Public Interest”

June 27, 2024

On June 26, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released an initial list of drugs that are priced significantly higher than their listed cost.  

Virtual Summit to Focus on Ending Disparities in Chronic Kidney Disease

June 27, 2024

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Minnesota will host a virtual summit on July 24 from 9 to 11 am, to discuss ending disparities in chronic kidney disease in Minnesota.  

Physicians Needed for Task Force on Holistic and Effective Responses to Illicit Drug Use

June 20, 2024

The state has asked the MMA to identify and appoint two physicians to serve on a new illicit drug use task force.  

State Board and Council Seeking Physicians to Fill Vacancies

June 20, 2024

Several volunteer opportunities for physicians are now available through the Secretary of State’s website.

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