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Cape Cod TimesJuly 15, 2019 - Falmouth doctor sees major issues ahead for state medical society

Bombaugh, 65, said issues concerning Cape physicians — including health care as a human right, burnout and insurance struggles — also affect doctors across the state.

Bombaugh said it was an exciting time to be head of the medical society, which represents 25,000 physicians and medical students in 20 districts across the state. The medical society also publishes the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the nation’s premier medical journals.

During the society’s annual meeting in May, its house of delegates adopted a policy declaring that health care is a basic human right.

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Mass Live logoJune 23, 2019 - Health care systems turn to a ‘new’ old medicine: healthy food

Maryanne Bombaugh, president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, said doctors increasingly recognize the importance of social factors, including nutrition, in health. But, she said during the panel discussion, “There’s definitely a need for education. Most of us in medical school get very little education on nutrition."

In Western Massachusetts, there are programs already underway — and hoping to expand — to treat food as medicine.

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WBUR logoJune 11, 2019 - 1 In 5 people in Mass. have experienced a recent medical error

Study finds the excess cost of medical errors in just one year is more than $600 million. The researchers used insurance data to track preventable errors like infections after surgery, excess blood loss and bed sores.

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The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students, supporting 25,000 members. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for the physicians of Massachusetts and patients locally and nationally. A leadership voice in health care, the MMS contributes physician and patient perspectives to influence health-related legislation at the state and federal levels, works in support of public health, provides expert advice on physician practice management, and addresses issues of physician well-being. Under the auspices of the NEJM Group, the MMS extends our mission globally by advancing medical knowledge from research to patient care through the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Catalyst, and the NEJM Journal Watch family of specialty publications, and through our education products for health care professionals: NEJM Knowledge+, NEJM Resident 360, and our accredited and comprehensive continuing medical education programs.

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