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Return to School FAQ

by Jeffrey Starke, MD, FAAP It is fall and children are heading back to school. However, this year COVID-19 has caused more anxiety and apprehension than chemistry midterms. Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Starke shares a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) concerning COVID-19 and returning to school. This FAQ was developed by several […]

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Improving Outcomes of Babies and Mothers Who Require Emergency-Release Transfusions

by Robert D. Christensen, MD Dr. Robert Christensen first spoke for Symposia Medicus seven years ago this month at our inaugural Neonatal Care conference. With September being Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Awareness Month, Symposia Spotlight reached out to Dr. Christensen, who provided some important updates on neonatal transfusions. Timothy M. Bahr, MS, MD, Fellow […]

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Telemedicine in the Days of COVID-19

by Toby Maurer, MD Dermatologist and Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. Toby Maurer shares her experiences with teledermatology (as telemedicine) and looks at the benefits and challenges of this new norm in healthcare. I have been fortunate enough to work in teledermatology (as telemedicine) for over 10 years pre-COVID-19, if we can remember those days. […]

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Good for the Sole

I am an avid social dancer. I used to go out multiple times a week—to a local establishment for line dancing and country two-step and a local studio for west coast swing—but it won’t surprise anyone to hear that all of my regular dance venues are currently closed. Thankfully, I am still able to get […]

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End-of-Vacation Salad

Symposia Medicus faculty member, Dr. Roxanne B. Sukol, shares her vegetarian recipe that brings back memories of a summer trip. by Roxanne B. Sukol, MD, MS This recipe was inspired by a meal I enjoyed while traveling home from a family vacation. We were en route from Florida heading to the Great Lakes. After a […]

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Addressing the Impact of Systemic Racism on Maternal Morbidity & Mortality

Cornelia Graves, MD, FACOG An esteemed speaker for Symposia Medicus, Dr. Cornelia Graves is extensively published and nationally recognized for her expertise in maternal disease states. Currently the Medical Director of Tennessee Maternal Fetal Medicine, she holds professorships at the University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, and Meharry Medical College. Living in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Graves […]

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Move It With Metzl

2019 Flashback of Dr. Jordan Metzl’s IronStrength on Intrepid class Dr. Jordan Metzl is a nationally-renowned physician, author, and fitness instructor who specializes in sports medicine and is an incredibly active member of the athletic world himself. We’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Dr. Metzl for over a decade. As a revered speaker […]