Commentary articles

KMA president in an unprecedented year

KMA president in an unprecedented year

By Emily Schott The recently installed president of the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) feels he has “big shoes to fill.” Dale Toney, MD, an internist at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, feels that way for many reasons. Earlier this spring, the Lexington Medical Society (LMS) nominated him for the position of KMA

The importance of our state’s mask mandate

By Monalisa Tailor, MD, Lewis Hargett, MD and Heidi Marguilis Recently, the physicians of the Greater Louisville Medical Society, the Falls City Medical Society, and local community leaders on the Louisville Metro Board of Health, reached out to our members to get their thoughts on our state’s mask mandate. I ask every patient I see

The importance of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

In 2019, the executive board of the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed that the year 2020 be designated the “Year of the Nurse and the Midwife” in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The designation, which was approved by the World Health Assembly, was made to bring awareness of the importance of