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by Charles L. Papp, M.D.
Vapor Clouds
Over the last several years the number of e-cigarette users has sharply increased. In 2017 the CDC reported 6.9 million users. These products have been heavily marketed as a safe alternative to smoking. They operate by heating a liquid or "juice" with a battery-operated coil into a cloud-like aerosol that is inhaled into the lungs. The "juices" often contain flavorings, chemicals, and nicotine. The aerosol is not simple water vapor. The maker of JUUL e-cigarettes claims it has the same content of nicotine as traditional cigarettes and can deliver it up to 2.7 times faster than other e-cigarettes. Most of the manufacturers try to make the experience fun by producing a wide variety of attractive flavors. These include Strawberry Watermelon POP! And Pink Lemonade Risky. The manufacturers push these products by claiming they are satisfying and safe cigarette substitutes for smokers. Unfortunately, new evidence is raising questions. The CDC is reporting an increasing number of pulmonary illnesses and deaths related to e-cigarettes. It is essential that clinicians become more aware of the risks and current recommendations.  


Registration is open for the LMS/KMA 10th District Mtg/
Past Presidents Dinner Meeting
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LMS Senior Lunch 
The LMS Senior Luncheon is changing to the Bistro at Joseph Beth in Lexington Green.

Please join us on Friday, October 11th at noon at our new location.

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For More Information or to Register for the Opioid Symposium/CME CLICK HERE
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In Memoriam
Brian T. Nolan, MD passed away September 19, 2019 following a ten year battle with Parkinson's disease. Dr. Nolan completed his medical studies at Yale University followed by an internship  and fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He served as an ophthalmologist with the Department of Surgery at the at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences . While on active duty, COL Nolan served all over the world and was Chief of Ophthalmology at the 5th General Hospital in Bad Cannstatt, Germany, Chief of Ophthalmology at Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, GA, and Chief of Special Surgical Services at the 85th Evacuation Hospital in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. After leaving active duty, he served with the National Guard as Battalion and Brigade Surgeon for the 149th Armor, and as Commander of the Forward Support Medical Company. He completed his Army War College while serving as Company Commander and maintaining his own private ophthalmology practice with Kentucky Eye Institute where he was Chief of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery from 1991-2013. Dr. Nolan received numerous decorations and awards for his years of service.
Dr. Nolan is survived by his wife, children, step children, and his loyal dog. In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

LMS Featured Physician: Lee Dossett, MD
Why did you become a physician?
My interest in medicine started at a young age, but came naturally as I had no immediate family members in medical professions. I had a strong inclination and talent in math and science, and as I grew older, I developed more interest in the humanities. Medicine seemed like the best opportunities to combine those fields. Being a physician allows me the chance to practice evidence-based medicine while at the same time trying to make a human connection with a patient and try to improve their circumstance.

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Medical Student Emergency Relief Capital Campaign
Help those University of Kentucky medical students, who otherwise don't have a means of support, with life's unexpected financial emergencies. Please consider contributing $100 or $50 to this program to show our medical students we have their back.

The Lexington Medical Society Foundation is establishing a new program called "Medical Student Emergency Relief." The purpose of this program is to provide grants to University of Kentucky medical students, who otherwise don't have a means of support, that face unplanned, unbudgeted life emergencies.


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