Table of Contents: July 2012

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Number 108, Issue 7 – July 2012  


COVER STORY (pages 18-25) 

A Steep Price to Pay
Texas physicians fear that sharp funding cuts in state family planning services and changes in a state health program for women will threaten women's access to vital preventive services. They urge lawmakers to restore money to programs that provide low-income women with recommended screenings and birth control. By Crystal Conde 


MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 27-31) 

A Tough Call 
Leaving Medicare tempting, possibly costly. By Ken Ortolon  


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (pages 33-39) 

Zip It! 
Privacy protection strengthened. By Crystal Conde 


LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (pages 43-45) 

Safety Concerns 
TMA opposes chiropractic sports exams. By Ken Ortolon 


SPECIAL REPORT 

Healthy Vision 2020 
TMA's vision for a healthy future. 


ROUNDS (pages 11-17) 

House of Delegates Urges End to Reduced "Dual-Eligible" Payments 
New President Wants More Members 
Dr. Brotherton Chosen TMA President-Elect 
Katrina Physician Talks Ethics in Crisis Care 
Dr. Connally Receives Top TMA Award 


JOURNAL (page 47) 

The Past and Present of Malaria in Houston (abstract) (full text) 

By Paola Carrasco, BS, and Wayne X Shandera, MD 


DEPARTMENTS 

Commentary: Embracing Humanism (pages 7-8)    


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