Concussions in Young Athletes: Balancing the Risks

Concussions can happen in any sport, even though football usually gets all the attention, says Dr. Michael Koester, whose specialties include pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, as well as sports concussion management at Slocum Center. “Certainly we see more concussions in football than we see in other sports, but it’s not necessarily by a huge…

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Tips for the Eclipse: Eye Safety from Oregon Eye Consultants

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management expects 1 million visitors to descend on our state on August 21, when the moon will cover the sun in a total solar eclipse. This rare celestial phenomenon has captivated the nation, and with parts of Oregon in the zone of totality, where the moon will completely cover the…

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What to Know about ACA Repeal

By Marshall Wilde, Executive Director, Lane County Medical Society Many LCMS members have expressed curiosity about the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) repeal, American Health Care Act (AHCA), and the Senate proposal, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). I’ve included a brief synopsis of each. Affordable Care Act This chart, courtesy of Don Berwick, the former…

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LCMS Donates Space to Eugene Nonprofit Daisy C.H.A.I.N. Mothering

The Lane County Medical Society (LCMS) will partner with Daisy C.H.A.I.N., Creating Healthy Alliances In New-Mothering, to share space at the society’s headquarters and house both operations in the same building. “We have a beautiful building with plenty of extra space,” says Dr. Jill Betterton, president of LCMS. “Daisy C.H.A.I.N. provides a critical service to…

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Attention Golfers!

Want to golf with LCMS? Join us for the 62 Annual LCMS Golf Tournament at the Tokatee Golf Club on June 3. Download the registration form here to sign up!

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Slides for May 3 LCMS meeting

Ever wonder how Lane County will fare in the event of a disaster? Join us May 3 at the Downtown Athletic Club to hear Dr. Geoff Simmons, senior advisor for Eugene/Springfield CERTS, speak about threats to Lane County and how our community can become better prepared in the face of floods, earthquakes, landslides, pandemics, or…

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