Exciting news! Younger teens – those between 12 and 15 – can now get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The recommendation comes following a thorough review of safety and effectiveness data from clinical trials in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the [...]
From the NCMB President: a personal perspective on race, equity and moving forward positively in difficult times
While this message comes to you from the President of the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB), please allow me to take a point of personal privilege to share my individual perspective as I struggle with complex emotions in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. As a Black man and the father of [...]
The 3rd Annual Virtual Physicians Summit (VPS) scheduled for October 6th, 2018 in Atlanta, GA, is a telemedicine conference designed to teach physicians the tools needed to practice evidence-based medicine via telemedicine.
The Executive Board met early Sunday evening to discuss how members of The Old North State Medical Society can provide much needed assistance to care providers and patients affected by Hurricane Florence and to help people continue their care in the aftermath of the hurricane.
https://youtu.be/9Csvywy7qXM In November 2017, the rules changed about what classifies as high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Experts looking at all the newest data defined hypertension as a reading of 130/80. This new guideline lowers the previous standard of 140/90. Read more about how this change affects Americans now [...]
"Hundreds of thousands descended on Washington, DC's, Lincoln Memorial Aug. 28, 1963. It was from the steps of the memorial that King delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech. King's many speeches and nonviolent actions were instrumental in shaping the nation's outlook on equality.” —from Open Vault from WGBH Listen [...]