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Doctors & Depression: How Much is Too Much?

Posted by Emerald Coast Medical Association on Jun 29, 2018 7:05:00 AM

With the recent high profile suicides in the news, many physicians are thinking about the importance of treating the whole patient, the role of empathy in medicine, and how best to observe the way a patient may be feeling emotionally in addition to how they are faring physically. Depression is dangerous and insidious, and we often feel that we must be on high alert to identify it in those we treat.  

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Topics: Prevention, Treatment, Member Meetings

3-D Printing: The Future is Now!

Posted by Emerald Coast Medical Association on May 4, 2018 8:56:22 AM

A nine-month-old baby was born with a fatal heart defect in China. Suffering from a rare condition which was extremely difficult to repair, the doctors were concerned about performing the delicate surgery. The medical team decided to build a full-sized model of the infant’s heart with  a 3-D printer in order to pre-plan and practice the risky and complex surgery. Thanks in part to the accuracy the 3-D model enabled them to have, the doctors were successful and the little boy is expected to survive with few lasting effects.

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Topics: News, Treatment, Member Meetings

ECMA Members Featured in the Circuit Magazine

Posted by Michelle Flaat on Jun 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Emerald Coast Medical Association members are the exclusive authors of the 'Ask the Doctor' column for The Circuit magazine. Our members create educational articles that are provided to the public.

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Topics: Member Portal, Member Meetings

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