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The King County Medical Society (KCMS), founded in 1888, is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to representing Seattle and King County physicians and their patients by promoting best practices in medicine and raising public awareness of issues critical to quality patient care and public health.



The risks of eating red meat

Those who load up on steaks and pork chops have a higher risk of dying from cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney disease and liver disease, The New York Times reports. Eating poultry and fish, on the other hand, is healthy for you.

Only a minority of children get HPV vaccine

The adoption of a vaccine that slashes the risk of developing six HPV-related cancers has been slow and surprisingly low, The Conversation reports. The  approval of a two-dose regimen for children under age 15 could boost efforts to improve vaccination rates among girls and boys.

After a concussion, get out and move

The standard advice for those recovering from a concussion is rest. No physical activity, reading, screen time, friends, and little light exposure. But new guidelines, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, say that instead of cocooning, most young athletes should be encouraged to start being physically active with a day or two after the injury, The New York Times reports.

States get 3 more years to meet Medicaid standards of care

The Trump administration has given states until 2022 to enact plans for helping elderly and disabled people get Medicaid services without being forced to go into nursing homes, Kaiser Health News reports. The 2014 rule was an effort to create a federal standard to improve the quality of care that the disabled receive outside institutions.

Other news

Washington state suspends license of ex-Swedish surgeon

No need to scope knees

Talking about death

How anti-vaccine campaigners made inroads in Minnesota







Education & Events

Visit our Education and Events page to learn more about:

  • Upcoming Continuing Medical Education opportunities throughout the Seattle-King County region; and
  • Free access to Heal-WA, an online medical library featuring tool kits, calculators, dictionaries, electronic textbooks, and journals.