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by Charles L. Papp, M.D.
Colon Cancer Screening & Prevention: Let's Shoot for Best in the U.S.A
As LMS President, I suppose I am on occasion allowed to use my presidential bully pulpit. We have just completed the month of March, which some of you may know has been designated Colon Cancer Awareness Month. As a colon and rectal surgeon, I would like to use that bully pulpit to talk about colon cancer screening and prevention.
Colorectal cancer is common, lethal, and often preventable. Some of you may have a friend or relative with colorectal cancer, and a few of you may have dealt with it personally. I suspect all of us have patients who have had the disease.


LMS Foundation Gives $20,000 Back to the Medical Community
The Lexington Medical Society Foundation, Inc. Board supported 11 local nonprofits who serve the Bluegrass community with $20,000 worth of grants from member donations and the 2018 Annual LMS Foundation Golf Tournament. Watch for updates on our 2019 Tournament TBA soon.

Your donations went to the following organizations:
  • Baby Health Services
  • Camp Horsin' Around
  • Chrysalis House, Inc.
  • Faith Pharmacy
  • God's Pantry Food Bank
  • LMS Physician Wellness Program
  • McDowell House Museum
  • Mission Lexington
  • Radio Eye, Inc.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass
  • Surgery on Sunday

 KMA Wraps Up Another Successful Legislative Session
The short session of the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly adjourned Thursday, March 28. Several KMA priority bills passed from both chambers, and the advocacy team was pleased to see these important pieces of legislation signed into law.

KMA member advocacy was particularly crucial to securing passage for our priority bills this session. KMA is recognizing those members who testified in front of legislative committees with its Advocacy in Action page at and on social media. A large faction of Lexington Medical Society members also traveled to Frankfort on Feb. 21 for KMA's Physicians' Day at the Capitol to advocate for patient care and the practice of medicine. 

A more detailed final legislative report will be available from KMA in the coming weeks.

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LMS Senior Lunch - New Location
The LMS Senior Luncheon is changing to the Bistro at Joseph Beth in Lexington Green.

Please join us on Friday, April 12th at noon at our new location.

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A 529 Plan Is a Great Way to Help Pay for Higher Education
By Jenny Wilson, Financial Advisor, Central Investment Center, Inc.
Let's face it ... coming up with the money to pay for college is not easy. The cost of tuition, room and board, books, etc. goes up every year and as a parent you wonder how in the world will you be able to afford it. Well, I have some information that will help make that job a lot easier.
Obviously, the earlier you start saving for your child's higher education, the better. And one of the best ways to do that is to open a 529 plan.
A 529 is an investment account that allows you to earn money - tax-advantaged - to help pay for college. You simply open an account and make regular contributions to it over time. Any growth in the account based on how well your investment plan does is tax-free, if certain conditions are met.