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Subject Index to Texas Medicine , 2000


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Abortion

abortion rights needed (Letter), Jun pp 10-11
new law requires parental notification for abortions on minors, Feb pp 26-31
parental notification: new law spares physicians but fractures Supreme Court, Nov pp 42-48
parental notification article criticized (Letter), Apr p 9

Abouleish, Ezzat (Newsmakers), May p 13
Academic Medical Centers

getting paid: TMA applies its payment equity initiatives to academic medical practices, Apr pp 52-54
sensible RAHC plan needed (Letter), Feb pp 9-10

Acanthosis Nigricans

Antes screening protocol, Sep p 13

Adolescence

new law requires parental notification for abortions on minors, Feb pp 26-31
parental notification: new law spares physicians but fractures Supreme Court, Nov pp 42-48
parental notification article criticized (Letter), Apr p 9
Project WATCH seeks better children's physical health (Rounds), Nov p 25

perioperative assessment and management of patients with coronary artery disease, Mar pp 58-66
drug marketing to consumers expected to top $2 billion (Rounds), Oct p 32
trust the doctor, not the drug companies (Commentary), Dec pp 11-12
Aetna/US Healthcare settlement-implications for Texas and beyond (Commentary), Jun pp 37-38
a good deal? question surround AG's settlement with Aetna, Jun pp 34-37
community intervention to screen risk of cardiovascular diseases in a rural Texas community, Jul pp 50-55
doctors should emphasize systolic blood pressure (Rounds), Jul pp 24-25
drug may decrease drinking, Nov p 56
loving alcoholics (Letter), Apr pp 9-10
George Alexander, MD, receives Distinguished Service Award, Aug p 20 (photo)
Allen, Bohn D., Nov p 21 (photo)
banking on DNA for Alzheimer's research (Research Roundup), Sep p 47

American Medical Association

AMA Foundation offers kit to improve health literacy (Rounds), Dec p 17
AMA negotiating unit pleased with NLRB decision on resident physicians (Rounds), Feb p 25
AMA revisits guidelines for physician gifts from pharmaceutical industry, Apr pp 42-45
Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs guidelines on ethics of gifts to physicians, Apr p 44
House of Delegates
House tackles divergent topics at Chicago meeting, Aug pp 26-27
tackles regulation of pain control, herbal remedies, etc. (Rounds), Feb pp 19-21
Texan (Dr. Mark Kubala) takes AMA role seriously, Feb p 20 (photo)
Leadership
it is worth the effort (Letter), Apr pp 14-15
TMA Delegates. See Texas Medical Association-Delegates to AMA

Anderson, Donald M.

former TMA executive dies, Apr p 20

Anderson, Lee S. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13 (photo)
Anderson, Ron

receives TMF Champion of Health Award, Aug p 23 (photo)
differential diagnosis and management of an infant presenting in shock with a history of sickle cell anemia and a recent fall, Sep pp 54-57
delegating authority: AG addresses relationship between physicians and CRNAs, Jul pp 46-48

Angus, Ronald (Newsmakers), Sep p 11 (photo)
Annual Session. See Texas Medical Association-TexMed 2000/2001

Antianxiety Agents

loving alcoholics (Letter), Apr pp 9-10
battling supergerms: Texas physicians hope to curb antibiotic resistance, Apr pp 46-50
careful antibiotic use, Apr p 49
how physicians and patients can fight antibiotic resistance, Apr p 47
resisting over-prescribing antibiotics, Aug p 47
southern exodus: is seeking health care south of the border a healthy practice?, Dec pp 48-52
TDH and CDC materials on antibiotic resistance, Apr p 50
Web sites on antibiotic resistance (MedBytes), Apr p 28
Fen-phen manufacturers, not physicians, are liable (Commentary), May pp 62-64
scientific and legal issues in fenfluramine/dexfenfluramine litigation, Feb pp 48-56
antitrust relief: Congress poised to enter physician-health plan contracting fray, May pp 33-35
radiology turf wars and antitrust law, Aug pp 64-68
Fen-phen manufacturers, not physicians, are liable (Commentary), May pp 62-64
scientific and legal issues in fenfluramine/dexfenfluramine litigation, Feb pp 48-5

Arbitrating. See Negotiating
Archer, William R. "Reyn"l

schoolyard scuffle: lawmakers, health commissioner spar over school health clinic funding, Aug pp 40-43
trial attorneys seeks managed care reform through lawsuits, Mar pp 40-43
the lost art of autopsy, Sep p 31

Awards and Prizes

Alexander, George, receives Distinguished Service Award, Aug p 20 (photo)
Anderson, Ron, receives TMF Champion of Health Award, Aug p 23 (photo)
Baum, Alan C., outgoing TMA President, receives Young-at-Heart Award, Aug p 21 (photo)
Duffner, David, receives C. Frank Webber, MD Award, Aug p 22 (photo)
Excellence in Science Teaching awards presented, Aug p 22 (photo)
Jones, Stephanie, receives second TMA Minority Scholarship Award, Aug p 21 (photo)
TMA invites nominations for new media award category (Rounds), Dec p 19
TMA Medical Student Chapter of the Year Award goes to UT Southwestern, Aug p 22 (photo)
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Bailey, Steve (Newsmakers), Mar p 13
Baiza, Roland (Newsmakers), Jul p 18
Baker, Dudley P. (Newsmakers), Jul p 18
Bartos, Justin (Newsmakers), Oct p 21
Bastron, R. Dennis (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Bauer, Jeffrey C., Apr p 23 (photo)
Baum, Alan C.

defining relevance of TMA to members (Rounds), Apr p 24 (photo)
Newsmakers, Mar p 13
outgoing TMA president receives Young-at-Heart Award, Aug p 21 (photo)
gene machine: Baylor brings human genome spotlight to Texas, Sep pp 40-45 research in Texas, May p 39

Beasley, R. Palmer (Newsmakers), Apr p 19
Becker, Richard A. (Newsmakers), Oct p 21 (photo)
Bell, Ira, Aug p 24 (photo)
Benedikt, Richard (Newsmakers), May p 13
Bennett, James B. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Bernstein, Robert

Newsmaker, Dec p 14
receives donation for Project Watch, Oct p 27 (photo)

Bertini, John E. (Newsmakers), Jul p 17 (photo)
Beta-Blockers, Adrenergic. See Adrenergic Beta Antagonists

Biological Warfare

biological agents that may be used by terrorists, Mar p 38
bioterrorism: it could happen here, Mar p 36
bioterrorism Web sites (MedBytes), Mar p 21
a new war: preparing for bioterrorism, Mar pp 33-39
the threat is real (Letter), Jun p 9

Blindness

grant battles blindness, Nov p 56

Blood Pressure See also Hypertension

doctors should emphasize systolic blood pressure (Rounds), Jul pp 24-25

Blood Transfusion

blood-related issues on the Internet (MedBytes), Jul p 23
critical shortage: the state's blood supply is hemorrhaging, Jul pp 37-42
shelf life of blood components, Jul p 38
testing the blood supply, Jul p 41
transfusion guidelines, Jul p 39

Bloome, Michael A. (Newsmakers), Feb p 15 (photo)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

another "Blues" alert (Letter), Apr p 10
Blue Cross units form large not-for-profit organization (Rounds), Oct p 32

Bonner, Jack W., III (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Boom, Marc L. (Newsmakers), Feb p 15 (photo)
Border Health. See Texas-Mexico Border
Boston, Don Wayne (Newsmakers), Oct p 21
Brinker, Mark R. (Newsmakers), Sep p 11
Brinkman, Diane (Newsmakers), Jul p 18
Buchanan, George R. (Newsmakers), Feb p 15 (photo)
Buesseler, John A.

Texas Tech honors its founding dean, Sep p 16 (photo)

Bush, George W.

health care, not politics (Letter), Nov p 15
presidential health: Bush, Gore campaigns jockey for position on health issues, Sep pp 48-51

Business. See Commerce
Buster, Edwin R., III (Newsmakers), Dec p 13

Butler, Brad G.

Newsmaker, Apr p 19
presents TMA Medical Student Chapter of the Year Award, Aug p 22 (photo)

Butler, Jim, Nov p 23 (photo)

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Cabrera-Meza, Gerardo (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Cain, Phillip T. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13 (photo)
Calhoun, Kirk (Newsmakers), Mar p 13; May p 13
Cancer. See Neoplasms
Capitalism. See Political Systems
Cardenas-Rivera, Rosalind, Dec p 35 (photo)
Cardiovascular Diseases

community intervention to screen risk of cardiovascular diseases in a rural Texas community, Jul pp 50-55
HeartCare Partnership more hospitals join HeartCare Partnership (Rounds), Jun p 33
partners receive recognition awards, Oct p 40
strives to improve quality (Rounds), Mar pp 22-23
TMA applies for innovation grants, Jun p 42
perioperative assessment and management of patients with coronary artery disease, Mar pp 58-66
Project WATCH
doctors should emphasize systolic blood pressure, Jul p 24
encounter form helps track heart disease, stroke risk (Rounds), Feb p 23
links inform physicians and patients (Rounds), Apr pp 26-27
promotes tobacco cessation programs (Rounds), Oct pp 26-27
seeks better children's physical health (Rounds), Nov p 25
spirit of Project WATCH alive in medical practices (Rounds), Jan p 20
targets children's cardiovascular health, diet, and activity (Rounds), Dec p 22
TMA Project WATCHes out for children's physical activity (Rounds), Sep pp 22-23
video is ready for local premieres (Rounds), Jun p 31
UT Southwestern launches heart disease prevention project (Rounds), May pp 26-27

Career Choice

careers of discovery, May p 43

Casscells, S. Ward, III (Newsmakers), Sep p 11 (photo)
Cavanagh, H. Dwight (Newsmakers), Mar p 13 (photo)
Cavanaugh, Andy, Sep p 17 (photo)
Cellular Phones. See Telephone
Center for Rural Health Initiatives

health projects funded by tobacco settlement (Rounds), Sep p 21

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

TDH and CDC materials on antibiotic resistance, Apr p 50

Cepeda, Orlando, Aug p 24 (photo)
Cerebrovascular Disorders

Project WATCH
encounter form helps track heart disease, stroke risk (Rounds), Feb p 23
links inform physicians and patients (Rounds), Apr pp 26-27
video is ready for local premieres (Rounds), Jun p 31
TMA Stroke Project
prevention stressed by Stroke Project, Oct p 42
TMA applies for innovation grants, Jun p 42
you can do more to prevent and treat stroke (Commentary), May pp 11-12

Chandrasekhar, Geetha (Newsmakers), Mar p 13
Charity Care. See Uncompensated Care
Child

nutritional rickets still afflict children in North Texas, Jun pp 64-68
Project WATCH
children's cardiovascular health, diet, and activity is target (Rounds), Dec p 22
seeks better children's physical health (Rounds), Nov p 25
TMA Project WATCHes out for children's physical activity (Rounds), Sep pp 22-23
prophylaxis against respiratory syncytial virus in high-risk infants: administration of immune globulin and epidemiological surveillance of infection, May pp 58-61

Child Welfare

Medicaid managed care
Judge Justice speaks, Nov pp 40-41
Medicaid managed care leaves physicians, patients, and legislators frustrated, Nov pp 35-39
schoolyard scuffle: lawmakers, health commissioner spar over school health clinic funding, Aug pp 40-43

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

insuring the children: CHIP prepares for statewide rollout, Jan pp 24-31
proposed cost-sharing requirements, Jan p 27
schoolyard scuffle: lawmakers, health commissioner spar over school health clinic funding, Aug pp 40-43
selected CHIP benefits, Jan p 26

Chromosome Abnormalities

when blood pressure is high, look for chromosome 5, Sep p 47
zeroing in on chromosome 18, Sep p 47

Chumley, Delbert (Newsmakers), Dec p 14
Ciarochi, Fred F. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13 (photo)
Cigarroa, Francisco (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Cigarroa, Ricardo G. (Newsmakers), Jan p 13 (photo)
Circumcision, Female

the prevalence of female genital operations in the Houston metropolitan area, Dec pp 62-65

Cishek, Mary Beth (Newsmakers), Jul p 17
Claims. See Insurance Claim Reporting
Clanton, Craig (Newsmakers), Oct p 21
Coble, Yank, Apr p 24 (photo)
Cohen, Benjamin E. (Newsmakers), Apr p 19
Collaborative Practice. See Professional Practice
Colridge, Samuel T. (Newsmakers), Oct p 21
Commerce

harsh words may lead to better physician-business relationship, Nov pp 30-33

Commitment of Mentally Ill

avoiding the legal pitfalls in mental health commitments, Apr pp 56-63

Communication

media tips, Jun p 54
physicians can help ensure the truth is out there on hospital discharge data, Jun pp 50-53

Competence, Professional. See Professional Competence
Conferences. See Texas Medical Association
Confidentiality

HIPAA compliance is a waiting game (Rounds), Oct pp 24-25
House of Delegates members vote to support patient confidentiality (Rounds), Jan pp 17-18
sacred secrets? new privacy laws could amend Hippocratic oath, Feb pp 33-36

Congress. See United States Congress
Contracts

antitrust relief: Congress poised to enter physician-health plan contracting fray, May pp 33-35
arbitration clauses in managed care contracts (Contract Clause of the Month), Oct p 30
indemnity clauses (Contract Clause of the Month), Dec p 18
payment of clean claims (Contract Clause of the Month), Nov p 24

Cook, Richard, Apr p 23 (photo)
Cooley, Denton A. (Newsmakers), Aug p 15 (photo)
Coronary Artery Bypass

perioperative assessment and management of patients with coronary artery disease, Mar pp 58-66

Cost Containment

cost containment issues for residents and fellows, Oct pp 17-18

Cost of Health Care. See Health Care Costs
Credentialing

reaching common ground: single credentialing form eliminates one administrative hassle, Jul pp 32-35

Crime

dyslexia and criminal behavior (Commentary), Jun p 76

Crossno, Ronald (Newsmakers), Sep p 11
Cultural Characteristics

the prevalence of female genital operations in the Houston metropolitan area, Dec pp 62-65

Cunningham, Joe (Newsmakers), Dec p 13

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Daly, John A.

speaker at TMA Winter Conference, Feb p 18 (photo)

Data Collection

The American Medical Association and physician performance measurement: information for improving patient care, Oct pp 80-83
data used to improve quality of health care, Oct pp 75-79
the role of administrative data in measurement and reporting of quality of hospital care, Oct pp 48-52

Davis, Patrick L. (Newsmakers), Jan p 13
Death

more living than dying, Dec pp 30-41 (photos)

Death Certificates

certifying death: health department seeks less cryptic causes, Sep pp 27-33
death by chocolate?, Sep p 32
death certificate CME, Sep p 29
the lost art of autopsy, Sep p 31
who should certify the cause of death?, Sep p 30

DeBakey, Michael E. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17; Jul p 17
Delisi, Diane White, Sep p 17 (photo)
Delivery of Health Care

ethical capitalism is best (Letter), Mar pp 9-10
health care: not a public good (Letter), Oct pp 13-14
junk the system (Letter), May p 10
a moral obligation (Letter), Mar p 10
presidential health: Bush, Gore campaigns jockey for position on health issues, Sep pp 48-51
profits versus patients (Letter), Aug p 9
response to letters on socialized medicine (Letter), May p 9
security, e-health top technology agenda, Jun p 27
southern exodus: is seeking health care south of the border a healthy practice?, Dec pp 48-52
what Americans think, Sep p 51
where have all the doctors gone? (Commentary), Nov pp 11-12

Depression

UT Southwestern begins study of treatment-resistant depression (Rounds), Mar p 24

Dexfenfluramine

Fen-phen manufacturers, not physicians, are liable (Commentary), May pp 62-64
scientific and legal issues in fenfluramine/dexfenfluramine litigation, Feb pp 48-56

Diabetes Mellitus

acanthosis nigricans: Antes screening protocol, Sep p 13
community intervention to screen risk of cardiovascular diseases in a rural Texas community, Jul pp 50-55
NIH grant for type 2 diabetes therapy, Nov p 56
practice-based learning for improvement: the pursuit of clinical excellence, Oct pp 53-60
watching the diabetes ticker [monitor] (Rounds), Feb p 22

Diaz, Victor (Newsmakers), Mar p 13
Diaz-Arrastia, Concepcion (Newsmakers), Aug p 15
Dickey, Nancy W.

Newsmakers, May p 13 (photo); Aug p 15
speaker at Summit 2000, Sep p 14 (photo); Nov p 23 (photo)

Dipyridamole

perioperative assessment and management of patients with coronary artery disease, Mar pp 58-66

Disasters

a new war: preparing for bioterrorism, Mar pp 33-39

Discharge Data. See Patient Discharge
Distinguished Service Award

George Alexander, MD, receives award, Aug p 20 (photo)

Doege, Charlie, Oct p 27 (photo)
Domestic Violence

family violence group gives Texas a "C" (Rounds), Oct p 33

Donald, Robert L. (Newsmakers), Mar p 13
Drug Prescriptions. See Prescriptions, Drug
Duffner, David

receives C. Frank Webber, MD Award, Aug p 22 (photo)
TEXPAC Chair speaks to House of Delegates, Jan p 18 (photo)

Dyck, Walter P. (Newsmakers), Jul p 17 (photo)
Dyslexia

dyslexia and criminal behavior (Commentary), Jun p 76
prevalence of dyslexia among Texas prison inmates, Jun pp 69-75

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Echternacht, Rick and Terri, Dec p 40 (photo)
Economics, Medical

cost containment issues for residents and fellows, Oct pp 17-18
the insurance answer? medical savings accounts may not be for everyone, Mar pp 44-48
insurance regulators adopt rules on HMO solvency requirements (Rounds), Jun pp 26-27
insuring the children: CHIP prepares for statewide rollout, Jan pp 24-31
more choice, more voice: defined contributions could redefine health care financing, Aug pp 53-56
the science of success: research means revenues for Texas, May pp 46-50

Education

dyslexia and criminal behavior (Commentary), Jun p 76
physicians urged to thank teachers for their help (Rounds), Mar p 24
prevalence of dyslexia among Texas prison inmates, Jun pp 69-75

Education, Medical See also Schools, Medical

AMA negotiating unit pleased with NLRB decision on resident physicians (Rounds), Feb p 25
medical education is subsidized (Letter), Mar p 11
TMA Minority Scholarship Program helps deserving students, Mar pp 50-52
"to be suitable" (From Your President), Dec p 9
unionizing house staff: NLRB gives private hospital residents the right to bargain, Jun pp 56-58

Education, Medical, Continuing

death certificate CME, Sep p 29
interactive CME courses coming to TMA Web site (Rounds), Aug p 32
PHR Committee schedules two new CME courses (Rounds), Jun p 28
TMA CME program receives 4 years accreditation (Rounds), May p 23

Education, Nursing

nursing school applicant and enrolee data, University of Texas institutions, Nov p 53
Subcommittee on Nursing Education recommendations to THECB, Nov p 52

Eissa, Mona (Newsmakers), May p 13
Elderly. See Aged
Elections. See Politics
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

HMO liability: Texas case could set a national health care reform precedent, May pp 28-32
undermining ERISA: federal courts give double whammy to law preempting state lawsuits, Aug pp 34-38

Employer Health Costs

more choice, more voice: defined contributions could redefine health care financing, Aug pp 53-56

Environmental Health

environmental symposium criticized Legislation, Feb pp 10-11
guest editor defends October symposium (Letter), Mar p 9

Epps, Howard (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
ERISA. See Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
Espada, Rafael (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Estate Planning. See Financial Management
Ethics, Medical

AMA revisits guidelines for physician gifts from pharmaceutical industry, Apr pp 42-45
CEJA guidelines on ethics of gifts to physicians, Apr p 44
ethics of authorship: road from research to publication is littered with ethical dilemmas, Feb pp 42-46
TMA Board of Councilors opinion on gifts from pharmaceutical industry, Apr p 43
TSBME regulation needed for medical Web sites, May p 10

Etter, Gary L. (Newsmakers), Aug p 15
Ezaki, Marybeth (Newsmakers), Aug p 15 (photo)

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Family Violence. See Domestic Violence
Fathers

Fatherhood Initiative seeks health care volunteers (Rounds), Jun p 30

Fedorchik, Joseph J., Jr (Newsmakers), May p 13
Feigin, Ralph (Newsmakers), Dec p 14
Feliberti, Manuel C. (Newsmakers), Apr p 19
Fellowships and Scholarships

Stephanie Jones receives second TMA Minority Scholarship Award, Aug p 21 (photo)
TMA Minority Scholarship Program helps deserving students, Mar pp 50-52

Fenfluramine

Fen-phen manufacturers, not physicians, are liable (Commentary), May pp 62-64
scientific and legal issues in fenfluramine/dexfenfluramine litigation, Feb pp 48-56

Financial Management

prepare for future through tax, retirement, and estate planning, Apr pp 30-34
TMAIT offers new financial planning services, Nov p 24

Firearms

sensible gun laws needed (Letter), Oct p 13

Fischer, Stanton P. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Fleming, William H., III (Newsmakers), Jun p 17; Dec p 13
Foreign Medical Graduates

international health, international medical graduates, are subjects of San Antonio symposium (Rounds), Nov p 27
TMA IMG Section seeks participants (Rounds), Sep p 15

Foulks, Charles (Newsmakers), Apr p 19
Foxhall, Lewis E. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Frankel, Lawrence S. (Newsmakers), Jan p 13

Fraud

fraud and abuse probe affecting patient care (Rounds), Apr p 29

Frawley, Carol, Aug p 22 (photo)
Freedholm, Leigh Anne, Dec p 36 (photo)
Freedman, Ralph S. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Friedberg, Errol (Newsmakers), May p 13 (photo)
Fuentes, Francisco (Newsmakers), May p 13

Fund Raising

AMA revisits guidelines for physician gifts from pharmaceutical industry, Apr pp 42-45
CEJA guidelines on ethics of gifts to physicians, Apr p 44
TMA Board of Councilors opinion on gifts from pharmaceutical industry, Apr p 43

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Galusha, Kimberly, Dec p 34 (photo)
Gamel, William G. (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Garcia-Prats, Catherine M., Mar p 19 (photo)
Garcia-Prats, Joseph A., Mar p 19 (photo)
Garner, Lisa A. (Newsmakers), Aug p 16
Garretson, Melissa

Newsmaker, Jul p 17
presents Young-at-Heart Award to Alan C. Baum, Aug p 21 (photo)

Garson, Arthur, Jr (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Geerts, Louise, Mar p 20 (photo)
Geisbush, Sandra, Aug p 22 (photo)
Gelender, Henry (Newsmakers), Jul p 17
Genetics, Medical

banking on DNA for Alzheimer's research (Research Roundup), Sep p 47
physicians: add genetics to your reading list, Sep p 41
Texas' genetic nondiscrimination law, Sep p 45
when blood pressure is high, look for chromosome 5, Sep p 47
zeroing in on chromosome 18, Sep p 47

Genitalia, Female

the prevalence of female genital operations in the Houston metropolitan area, Dec pp 62-65

Genome, Human

booming biotechs, Sep p 44
end of the beginning (Letter), Aug p 10
gene machine: Baylor brings human genome spotlight to Texas, Sep pp 40-45
gene versus genome (Research Roundup), Sep p 47
Human Genome Sequencing Consortium members, Sep p 42
latest research and findings (MedBytes), Sep p 19
a physician's guide to the human genome (Commentary), Sep p 46

Gifts, Financial. See Fund Raising
Goldzieher, Joseph (Newsmakers), Feb p 15 (photo)
Goodman, J. Clay (Newsmakers), Sep p 11
Googins, Judy, Mar p 19 (photo); Aug p 23 (photo)
Gordon, Donald J. (Newsmakers), Oct p 21 (photo)
Gore, Albert

health care, not politics (Letter), Nov p 15
presidential health: Bush, Gore campaigns jockey for position on health issues, Sep pp 48-51

Greenberg, Harvey (Newsmakers), Feb p 15
Greenberg, Robert D. (Newsmakers), Jul p 17
Gregory, Scott Ryan (Newsmakers), Apr p 19
Gunby, Robert T., Jr, May p 13
Gunn, Ronald A. (Newsmakers), Apr p 19
Guns. See Firearms
Guntupalli, Kalpalatha K. (Newsmakers), Apr p 19

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Habits

importance of good habits (Letter), Apr p 10

Hadnott, James L. (Newsmakers), Jul p 18
Hagedorn, Frederick N., Jr (Newsmakers), Jun p 17 (photo)
Hagmann, Ann, Dec p 40 (photo)
Hall, Harry E. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Hamilton, Carlos R., Jr (Newsmakers), Aug p 15
Hancher, Tom B.

Columbus physician, Tom B. Hancher, named TMA president-elect, Aug p 22 (photo)

Harris County Hospital District

area income as a predictor of preventable hospitalizations in Harris County Hospital District, Houston, Jan pp 58-62

Harrison, Preston E. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Hausner, Richard J. (Newsmakers), May p 13
Health

in case you missed it: summaries of recent health care findings, Jan p 23; Feb p 23; Mar p 23; Apr p 27; May p 27; Jun p 31; Jul p 24; Aug p 28; Sep p 18; Oct p 28; Nov p 25; Dec p 19
dateline health: what your patients are reading, Jan p 21; Feb p 22, Mar p 22; Apr p 26; May p 26; Jun p 30
TSBME does regulate (Letter), Aug pp 9-10
TSBME regulation needed for medical Web sites, May p 10

Health Care Costs

cost containment issues for residents and fellows, Oct pp 17-18
measuring the mandates: putting a price tag on benefits, Jan pp 32-36
study shows Texans spending programs and $71 billion (Rounds), May p 23
survey prompts prediction of higher prescription costs (Rounds), Oct p 27

Health Care Delivery. See Delivery of Health Care
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)

AMA House of Delegates calls for congressional hearings on E&M guidelines (Rounds), Feb p 19

Health Care Reform

harsh words may lead to better physician-business relationship, Nov pp 30-33

HMO liability: Texas case could set a national health care reform precedent, May pp 28-32

presidential health: Bush, Gore campaigns jockey for position on health issues, Sep pp 48-51
what Americans think, Sep p 51

Health Care Surveys

security, e-health top technology agenda, Jun p 27
survey: Texans strongly back medical research (Rounds), Dec p 16
survey prompts prediction of higher prescription costs (Rounds), Oct p 27
what Americans think [about health care], Sep p 51

Health Fairs

community intervention to screen risk of cardiovascular diseases in a rural Texas community, Jul pp 50-55

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIPAA compliance is a waiting game (Rounds), Oct pp 24-25

Health Maintenance Organizations See also Managed Care Programs

Aetna/US Healthcare settlement-implications for Texas and beyond (Commentary), Jun pp 37-38
future of independent review process, Aug pp 37-38
a good deal? question surround AG's settlement with Aetna, Jun pp 34-37
HMO liability: Texas case could set a national health care reform precedent, May pp 28-32
HMOs attacked from all sides, Mar p 42
insurance regulators adopt rules on HMO solvency requirements (Rounds), Jun pp 26-27
no telethon needed: salaries of chief executive officers (Rounds), Sep p 18
physicians reluctantly consider joining lawsuits against HMOs, Jul pp 43-45
profits versus patients (Letter), Aug p 9
trial attorneys seeks managed care reform through lawsuits, Mar pp 40-43
undermining ERISA: federal courts give double whammy to law preempting state lawsuits, Aug pp 34-38

Health Promotion See also Preventive Health Services

AMA Foundation offers kit to improve health literacy (Rounds), Dec p 17

Health Status Indicators

community intervention to screen risk of cardiovascular diseases in a rural Texas community, Jul pp 50-55

Hearing

Texas' all-new newborn hearing screening program debuts this month, Dec p 26

Heart Diseases. See Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Valve Diseases

Fen-phen manufacturers, not physicians, are liable (Commentary), May pp 62-64
scientific and legal issues in fenfluramine/dexfenfluramine litigation, Feb pp 48-56

Hellerstein, Lewis J. (Newsmakers), Feb p 16 (photo)
Herbalism. See Medicine, Herbal
Herrera, Larry (Newsmakers), Sep p 11
Herzog, Steve (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Hill, L. Leighton (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Hillert, Bob (Newsmakers), Mar p 13
Hines, Stella, Sep p 17 (photo)
History of Medicine

public health advances: living longer & better, Jan pp 39-43
traditions and transformations: how Texas medicine changed in the 20th century, Jan pp 45-47

Hoffman, Amy, Dec p 37 (photo)
Holder, Nellie, Dec p 41 (photo)
Hospice Austin

more living than dying, Dec pp 30-41 (photos)

Hospice Care

more living than dying, Dec pp 30-41 (photos)
Web sites on hospice care (MedBytes), Dec p 20

Hospitalization

area income as a predictor of preventable hospitalizations in Harris County Hospital District, Houston, Jan pp 58-62
prophylaxis against respiratory syncytial virus in high-risk infants: administration of immune globulin and epidemiological surveillance of infection, May pp 58-61

Hospitals

HeartCare Partnership program (Rounds), Jun p 33
patient safety in America: comparison and analysis of national and Texas patient safety research, Oct pp 66-74
physicians can help ensure the truth is out there on hospital discharge data, Jun pp 50-53
the role of administrative data in measurement and reporting of quality of hospital care, Oct pp 48-52

HotLines: connect to TMA, Jan p 22; Feb p 21; Mar p 20; Apr p 24; May p 23; Jun p 27; Jul p 22; Aug p 29; Sep p 24; Oct p 32; Nov p 27; Dec p 22

House of Delegates. See American Medical Association-House of Delegates ; Texas Medical Association -House of Delegates

Houston, Texas

area income as a predictor of preventable hospitalizations in Harris County Hospital District, Houston, Jan pp 58-62
the prevalence of female genital operations in the Houston metropolitan area, Dec pp 62-65

Howard, Christopher, Sep p 17 (photo)
Howard, Paxton (Newsmakers), Oct p 21 (photo)
Howe, John P. (Newsmakers), Apr p 19 (photo)
Hsia, Connie (Newsmakers), Aug p 15 (photo)
Hudson, J. Douglas (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Huffman, Larry (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Human Genome. See Genome, Human
Humana, Inc.

is claims review necessary? (Letter), Mar p 11

Hypercholesterolemia

community intervention to screen risk of cardiovascular diseases in a rural Texas community, Jul pp 50-55

Hypersplenism

differential diagnosis and management of an infant presenting in shock with a history of sickle cell anemia and a recent fall, Sep pp 54-57

Hypertension

community intervention to screen risk of cardiovascular diseases in a rural Texas community, Jul pp 50-55
doctors should emphasize systolic blood pressure (Rounds), Jul pp 24-25
when blood pressure is high, look for chromosome 5, Sep p 47

Hypertension, Pulmonary

Fen-phen manufacturers, not physicians, are liable (Commentary), May pp 62-64
scientific and legal issues in fenfluramine/dexfenfluramine litigation, Feb pp 48-56

Hypothyroidism

hypothyroxinemia of prematurity: rite of passage or therapeutic necessity?, Nov pp 60-63

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Immunization

thanks to Texas physicians for help with rotavirus vaccine investigation (Letter), Feb p 9

Immunoglobulins

prophylaxis against respiratory syncytial virus in high-risk infants: administration of immune globulin and epidemiological surveillance of infection, May pp 58-61

Income

area income as a predictor of preventable hospitalizations in Harris County Hospital District, Houston, Jan pp 58-62

Income Tax

online tax resources, Apr p 32
prepare for future through tax, retirement, and estate planning, Apr pp 30-34

Independent Review Process

future of independent review process, Aug pp 37-38

Infant

differential diagnosis and management of an infant presenting in shock with a history of sickle cell anemia and a recent fall, Sep pp 54-57
hypothyroxinemia of prematurity: rite of passage or therapeutic necessity?, Nov pp 60-63
newborn screening Web sites (MedBytes), Nov p 28
prophylaxis against respiratory syncytial virus in high-risk infants: administration of immune globulin and epidemiological surveillance of infection, May pp 58-61
scrutinizing screening: are we doing all we can for our newborns?, Dec pp 24-29
Texas' all-new newborn hearing screening program debuts this month, Dec p 26

Institute of Medicine

Institute of Medicine report focuses legislative attention on medical errors, Mar pp 26-31
Institute of Medicine report on medical errors-could it do harm? (Commentary), Jun pp 13-15
patient safety in America: comparison and analysis of national and Texas patient safety research, Oct pp 66-74
the role of quality improvement organizations in reducing medical errors (Commentary), Mar p 28

Insurance, Health

another "Blues" alert (Letter), Apr p 10
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
insuring the children: CHIP prepares for statewide rollout, Jan pp 24-31
the insurance answer? medical savings accounts may not be for everyone, Mar pp 44-48
insurance regulators adopt rules on HMO solvency requirements (Rounds), Jun pp 26-27
measuring the mandates: putting a price tag on benefits, Jan pp 32-36
more choice, more voice: defined contributions could redefine health care financing, Aug pp 53-56
MSAs are the answer (Letter), Oct p 15
negotiating with insurers: the process exists, but will anyone use it?, Sep pp 35-39
the power of the pen (From Your President), Aug p 6
reaching common ground: single credentialing form eliminates one administrative hassle, Jul pp 32-35
studying the uninsured, Jan p 29
survey prompts prediction of higher prescription costs (Rounds), Oct p 27
TMAIT offers medical savings accounts, Mar p 46

Insurance, Health, Reimbursement

another "Blues" alert (Letter), Apr p 10
clean claims: insurance commissioner adopts rules intended to speed up payment, Jul pp 26-31
getting paid: TMA applies its payment equity initiatives to academic medical practices, Apr pp 52-54
newborn screening billing methods (TMA Medical Directors' Forum reviews), Dec p 27
payment of clean claims (Contract Clause of the Month), Nov p 24
TMA in the trenches: carrier meetings (Rounds), Oct p 26; Nov p 27

Insurance, Liability

analyzing liability insurance in Texas (Commentary), Jul pp 11-13

Insurance Carriers

Blue Cross units form large not-for-profit organization (Rounds), Oct p 32
TDI posts insurance company information on the Internet (Rounds), Jul p 22

Insurance Claim Reporting

clean claims: insurance commissioner adopts rules intended to speed up payment, Jul pp 26-31
clean claims seminars, Jul p 30
information needed for a clean claim, Jul pp 28-29
is claims review necessary? (Letter), Mar p 11
the role of administrative data in measurement and reporting of quality of hospital care, Oct pp 48-52

International Health Problems. See World Health
International Medical Graduates. See Foreign Medical Graduates
Internet and World Wide Web

antibiotic resistance (MedBytes), Apr p 28
bioterrorism (MedBytes), Mar p 21
blood-related issues (MedBytes), Jul p 23
cancer information (MedBytes), Aug p 31
every member has personal page at www.texmed.org, Jan pp 16-17
hospice care (MedBytes), Dec p 20
human genome research and findings (MedBytes), Sep p 19
interactive CME courses coming to TMA Web site (Rounds), Aug p 32
medical records privacy (MedBytes), Feb p 24
newborn screening sites (MedBytes), Nov p 28
online @ TMA gets a face-lift (Rounds), Jan pp 16-17
online tax resources, Apr p 32
Project WATCH links inform physicians and patients (Rounds), Apr pp 26-27
public health sites (MedBytes), Jan p 19
PubMed (MedBytes), Jun p 32
quality assurance sites (MedBytes), Oct p 29
science research areas of medical school Web sites (MedBytes), May p 24
security, e-health top technology agenda, Jun p 27
TSBME does regulate (Letter), Aug pp 9-10
TSBME regulation needed for medical Web sites, May p 10

Internship and Residency

AMA negotiating unit pleased with NLRB decision on resident physicians (Rounds), Feb p 25
cost containment issues for residents and fellows, Oct pp 17-18
physician involvement is key to changing the system, Apr pp 17-18
Physicians for Responsible Negotiating (PRN) offers to represent Chicago-area residents (Rounds), Oct p 28
TMA Resident and fellow Section Executive Council positions, Jul pp 15-16
"to be suitable" (From Your President), Dec p 9
unionizing house staff: NLRB gives private hospital residents the right to bargain, Jun pp 56-58

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James, Thomas N. (Newsmakers), Feb p 16
Janjan, Nora A. (Newsmakers), Dec p 14
Jiajal, Ishwaral (Newsmakers), Dec p 14
Johnson, William Kent (Newsmakers), Feb pp 15-16
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

the ORYX initiative: goals and potential application to physician quality improvement efforts, Oct pp 84-87

Jones, Edith Irby (Newsmakers), Dec p 13 (photo)
Jones, Stephanie

receives second TMA Minority Scholarship Award, Aug p 21 (photo)

Joseph, David (Newsmakers), May p 13 (photo)
Jurisprudence

Aetna/US Healthcare settlement-implications for Texas and beyond (Commentary), Jun pp 37-38
avoiding the legal pitfalls in mental health commitments, Apr pp 56-63
delegating authority: AG addresses relationship between physicians and CRNAs, Jul pp 46-48
Fen-phen manufacturers, not physicians, are liable (Commentary), May pp 62-64
future of independent review process, Aug pp 37-38
a good deal? question surround AG's settlement with Aetna, Jun pp 34-37
good Samaritans: law limits physicians' liability for providing charity health care, Jun pp 60-62
HMO liability: Texas case could set a national health care reform precedent, May pp 28-32
HMOs attacked from all sides, Mar p 42
House of Delegates authorizes TMA participation in managed care suits (Rounds), Nov pp 20-21
House of Delegates debates dues, cell phones, lawsuits (Rounds), Aug pp 18-21
Institute of Medicine report focuses legislative attention on medical errors, Mar pp 26-31
Institute of Medicine report on medical errors-could it do harm? (Commentary), Jun pp 13-15
Judge Justice speaks on Medicaid managed care in Texas, Nov pp 40-41
negotiating with insurers: the process exists, but will anyone use it?, Sep pp 35-39
new law requires parental notification for abortions on minors, Feb pp 26-31
parental notification: new law spares physicians but fractures Supreme Court, Nov pp 42-48
parental notification article criticized (Letter), Apr p 9
physicians reluctantly consider joining lawsuits against HMOs, Jul pp 43-45
questioning electronic signatures (Letter), Mar p 11
radiology turf wars and antitrust law, Aug pp 64-68
scientific and legal issues in fenfluramine/dexfenfluramine litigation, Feb pp 48-56
tobacco money: Texas cashes in on a windfall, Jun pp 41-47
trial attorneys seeks managed care reform through lawsuits, Mar pp 40-43
undermining ERISA: federal courts give double whammy to law preempting state lawsuits, Aug pp 34-38
workers' comp rights: court cases could limit employers' liability, Dec pp 42-46

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Kallam, George Byron (Newsmakers), Feb p 16
Keehn, Gordon C. (Newsmakers), Jul p 17 (photo)
Kelley, Harmon (Newsmakers), Jul p 18
Kennedy, Pamela S. (Newsmakers), Aug p 16
Kercheville, Scott (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Khatib, Michele, Oct p 27 (photo)
Kinzie, Earl Christian, Mar p 13
Kirk, Lynn (Newsmakers), Nov p 17 (photo)
Klish, William (Newsmakers), Dec p 14
Knight, Alfred B. (Newsmakers), Feb p 16; Apr p 19; Jul p 17 (photo)
Kobs, Tracy (Newsmakers), Jul p 17
Koch, Douglas (Newsmakers), Aug p 15
Koli, Malathi and Vijay, Sep p 15 (photo)
Kridel, Russell W.H. (Newsmakers), Apr p 19
Kubala, Mark

presents Champion of Health Award to Ron Anderson, Aug p 23 (photo)
presents check for Project WATCH to Alan C. Baum, Apr p 24 (photo)
Texan takes AMA role seriously, Feb p 20 (photo)

Kushner, Harold S., Mar p 19 (photo); Aug p 23 (photo)

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Labor Unions

AMA negotiating unit pleased with NLRB decision on resident physicians (Rounds), Feb p 25
Physicians for Responsible Negotiating (PRN) offers to represent Chicago-area residents (Rounds), Oct p 28
unionizing house staff: NLRB gives private hospital residents the right to bargain, Jun pp 56-58

Lai, Eugene C. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Lancaster, Karine R. (Newsmakers), Apr p 19
Landon, Glen, Mar p 20 (photo)
Langley, Frank M.

named director of Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Aug p 29 (photo)

Lanier, Bobby Q. (Newsmakers), Dec p 14
Lanza, Frank (Newsmakers), Dec p 14
Larson, Karen, Dec p 35 (photo)
Law and Lawsuits. See Jurisprudence ; Legislation, Medical
Lawler, W. Ross (Newsmakers), Jan p 13
Leadership

eloquent voices (Letter), Jun p 11
genesis of the small district caucus (Commentary), Apr pp 13-14
it is worth the effort (Letter), Apr pp 14-15

Legal Issues. See Jurisprudence
Legislation

sensible gun laws needed (Letter), Oct p 13

Legislation, Medical

AMA House of Delegates tackles regulation of pain control (Rounds), Feb p 19
antitrust relief: Congress poised to enter physician-health plan contracting fray, May pp 33-35
bill would allow drug reimportation, Dec p 49
harsh words may lead to better physician-business relationship, Nov pp 30-33
HIPAA compliance is a waiting game (Rounds), Oct pp 24-25
House of Delegates ranks legislative issues (Rounds), Jan p 18
Institute of Medicine report focuses legislative attention on medical errors, Mar pp 26-31
the insurance answer? medical savings accounts may not be for everyone, Mar pp 44-48
interim overload: lawmakers study record number of health issues, Apr pp 37-39
legislative studies, medicine's future, medical errors highlight TMA Winter Conference presentations (Rounds), Apr pp 22-24
lobby your lawmakers during Capitol Salute (Rounds), Dec p 19
medical issues in legislature focus of winter conference (Rounds), Dec p 17
more tort reform is needed (Commentary), Jan pp 9-10
new law requires parental notification for abortions on minors, Feb pp 26-31
parental notification: new law spares physicians but fractures Supreme Court, Nov pp 42-48
parental notification article criticized (Letter), Apr p 9
prescribing a cure: Texas lawmakers look to reduce prescription drug spending, Dec pp 54-59
presidential health: Bush, Gore campaigns jockey for position on health issues, Sep pp 48-51
sacred secrets? new privacy laws could amend Hippocratic oath, Feb pp 33-36
schoolyard scuffle: lawmakers, health commissioner spar over school health clinic funding, Aug pp 40-43
Texas' all-new newborn hearing screening program debuts this month, Dec p 26
Texas' genetic nondiscrimination law, Sep p 45
tobacco money: Texas cashes in on a windfall, Jun pp 41-47
20th century public health progress in Texas, Jan p 41
undermining ERISA: federal courts give double whammy to law preempting state lawsuits, Aug pp 34-38
workers' comp rights: court cases could limit employers' liability, Dec pp 42-46

Legislature, Texas

antitrust relief: Congress poised to enter physician-health plan contracting fray, May pp 33-35
Campaign 2000: presidential politics, redistricting add to importance of Texas races, Feb pp 38-41
interim overload: lawmakers study record number of health issues, Apr pp 37-39

Levy, Bruce A. (Newsmakers), Mar p 13 (photo); May p 14; Sep p 11
Liability, Legal

good Samaritans: law limits physicians' liability for providing charity health care, Jun pp 60-62
profits versus patients (Letter), Aug p 9
workers' comp rights: court cases could limit employers' liability, Dec pp 42-46

Lichtenstein, Michael J. (Newsmakers), Mar p 13 (photo)
Lindsey, Terry (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Lorin, Martin I. (Newsmakers), Sep p 11
Low, M. David (Newsmakers), Sep p 11; Nov p 17
Lucas, Marshall B. (Newsmakers), Aug p 15

Lung Diseases

prophylaxis against respiratory syncytial virus in high-risk infants: administration of immune globulin and epidemiological surveillance of infection, May pp 58-61

Lynch, Garrett R., Sep p 11

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Mabry, Leah Raye, Oct p 21 (photo)
Madorsky, David (Newsmakers), Aug p 15 (photo)
Malpractice See also Medical Errors

analyzing liability insurance in Texas (Commentary), Jul pp 11-13
HMO liability: Texas case could set a national health care reform precedent, May pp 28-32
House of Delegates approves malpractice claims resolution, Nov pp 21-22
Institute of Medicine report on medical errors-could it do harm? (Commentary), Jun pp 13-15
patient safety in America: comparison and analysis of national and Texas patient safety research, Oct pp 66-74

Managed Care Programs See also Health Maintenance Organizations

Aetna/US Healthcare settlement-implications for Texas and beyond (Commentary), Jun pp 37-38
antitrust relief: Congress poised to enter physician-health plan contracting fray, May pp 33-35
Contracts
antitrust relief: Congress poised to enter physician-health plan contracting fray, May pp 33-35
arbitration clauses in managed care contracts (Contract Clause of the Month), Oct p 30
indemnity clauses (Contract Clause of the Month), Dec p 18
payment of clean claims (Contract Clause of the Month), Nov p 24
a good deal? question surround AG's settlement with Aetna, Jun pp 34-37
harsh words may lead to better physician-business relationship, Nov pp 30-33
HMOs attacked from all sides, Mar p 42
House of Delegates authorizes TMA participation in managed care suits (Rounds), Nov pp 20-21
Medicaid managed care leaves physicians, patients, and legislators frustrated, Nov pp 35-39
negotiating with insurers: the process exists, but will anyone use it?, Sep pp 35-39
reaching common ground: single credentialing form eliminates one administrative hassle, Jul pp 32-35
trial attorneys seeks managed care reform through lawsuits, Mar pp 40-43
undermining ERISA: federal courts give double whammy to law preempting state lawsuits, Aug pp 34-38
where have all the doctors gone? (Commentary), Nov pp 11-12

Mass Screening

community intervention to screen risk of cardiovascular diseases in a rural Texas community, Jul pp 50-55
scrutinizing screening: are we doing all we can for our newborns?, Dec pp 24-29

McCollum, Charles H. (Newsmakers), Jul p 17
McConnell, John D. (Newsmakers), Jan p 13 (photo)
McCoy, Dan (Newsmakers), Aug p 15 (photo)
McDonald, M. Dwain (Newsmakers), Jan p 13
McGanity, William J. (Newsmakers), Jul p 18
McHorse, Thomas (Newsmakers), Dec p 14
MedBytes. See Internet and World Wide Web
Medicaid

clean claims: insurance commissioner adopts rules intended to speed up payment, Jul pp 26-31
information needed for a clean claim, Jul pp 28-29
Managed care
Judge Justice speaks, Nov pp 40-41
Medicaid managed care leaves physicians, patients, and legislators frustrated, Nov pp 35-39
what TMA recommends and why, Nov pp 36-37

Medical Errors See also Malpractice ; Quality Assurance , Health Care

Institute of Medicine report focuses legislative attention on medical errors, Mar pp 26-31
Institute of Medicine report on medical errors-could it do harm? (Commentary), Jun pp 13-15
legislative studies, medicine's future, medical errors highlight TMA Winter Conference presentations (Rounds), Apr pp 22-24
patient safety in America: comparison and analysis of national and Texas patient safety research, Oct pp 66-74
the role of quality improvement organizations in reducing medical errors (Commentary), Mar p 28
TMA quality watchdogs, Mar p 30
TMA tackles patient safety through team approach, Oct pp 38-39
"to err is human" (Commentary), Feb p 13

Medical Indigency

good Samaritans: law limits physicians' liability for providing charity health care, Jun pp 60-62

Medical Records

HIPAA compliance is a waiting game (Rounds), Oct pp 24-25
medical records guidelines, Feb p 35
medical records handbook available from TMA, Feb p 35
sacred secrets? new privacy laws could amend Hippocratic oath, Feb pp 33-36
Web sites on medical records privacy (MedBytes), Feb p 24

Medical Savings Accounts

the insurance answer? medical savings accounts may not be for everyone, Mar pp 44-48
MSAs are the answer (Letter), Oct p 15
TMAIT offers medical savings accounts, Mar p 46

Medical Staff, Hospital

AMA negotiating unit pleased with NLRB decision on resident physicians (Rounds), Feb p 25
unionizing house staff: NLRB gives private hospital residents the right to bargain, Jun pp 56-58

Medicare

AMA House of Delegates calls for congressional hearings on E&M guidelines (Rounds), Feb p 19
clean claims: insurance commissioner adopts rules intended to speed up payment, Jul pp 26-31
fraud and abuse probe affecting patient care (Rounds), Apr p 29
information needed for a clean claim, Jul pp 28-29
prescribing a cure: Texas lawmakers look to reduce prescription drug spending, Dec pp 54-59

Medicine

legislative studies, medicine's future, medical errors highlight TMA Winter Conference presentations (Rounds), Apr pp 22-24
traditions and transformations: how Texas medicine changed in the 20th century, Jan pp 45-47

Medicine, Herbal

avoiding herb-drug interactions, Aug p 51

Mendoza, Amelia, Dec p 36 (photo)
Mental Disorders

avoiding the legal pitfalls in mental health commitments, Apr pp 56-63

Miller, D. Scott (Newsmakers), Aug p 15
Miller, William T. (Newsmakers), Apr p 19
Minna, John (Newsmakers), Nov p 17 (photo)
Minority Groups

M.D. Anderson research targets minorities, Nov p 56
TMA Minority Scholarship Program helps deserving students, Mar pp 50-52

Mistry, Sandeep "Sunny," Feb p 21 (photo)
Montgomery, Ernest and Rue, Dec p 37 (photo)
Morals

a moral obligation (Letter), Mar p 10

Morehead, C. David (Newsmakers), Apr p 19 (photo)
Muller, Shaine

accepts TMA Medical Student Chapter of the Year Award, Aug p 22 (photo)

Murdock, Steven H., Sep p 14 (photo); Nov p 23 (photo)
Murry, Steve (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Myers, Ron, Aug p 24 (photo)

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National Labor Relations Board

AMA negotiating unit pleased with NLRB decision on resident physicians (Rounds), Feb p 25
unionizing house staff: NLRB gives private hospital residents the right to bargain, Jun pp 56-58

National Practitioner Data Bank

House Republicans threaten to release data bank info (Rounds), Jan p 22

Neff, Louis E. (Newsmakers), Aug p 16
Negligence, Professional. See Malpractice
Negotiating

antitrust relief: Congress poised to enter physician-health plan contracting fray, May pp 33-35
arbitration clauses in managed care contracts (Contract Clause of the Month), Oct p 30
negotiating with insurers: the process exists, but will anyone use it?, Sep pp 35-39
Physicians for Responsible Negotiating (PRN) offers to represent Chicago-area residents (Rounds), Oct p 28
requirements of joint negotiations, Sep p 37

Nelson, Jane, Apr p 23 (photo)
Neonatal Screening

billing methods (TMA Medical Directors' Forum reviews), Dec p 27
hypothyroxinemia of prematurity: rite of passage or therapeutic necessity?, Nov pp 60-63
scrutinizing screening: are we doing all we can for our newborns?, Dec pp 24-29
Texas' all-new newborn hearing screening program debuts this month, Dec p 26

Texas Newborn Screening Program: a practitioner's guide, Dec p 28

Web sites for newborn screening (MedBytes), Nov p 28

Neoplasms

POEP offers education module for treating special populations (Rounds), Jan p 20
reporting cancer: TMA group improves the cancer registry, Aug pp 58-61
a tale of two testicles (Commentary), Aug pp 13-14
Web sites on cancer (MedBytes), Aug p 31

Neurotoxicity Syndromes

scientific and legal issues in fenfluramine/dexfenfluramine litigation, Feb pp 48-56

Newton, Dennis E. (Newsmakers), Aug p 16
Nguyen, Phuc, Aug p 24 (photo)
Nurse Anesthetists

delegating authority: AG addresses relationship between physicians and CRNAs, Jul pp 46-48

Nurses

nursing school applicant and enrolee data, University of Texas institutions, Nov p 53
nursing shortage reaches critical level, Nov pp 50-56
the state of nursing in Texas, Nov p 51
Subcommittee on Nursing Education recommendations to THECB, Nov p 52
TMA policy on nursing shortage, Nov p 54

Nutrition Disorders

nutritional rickets still afflict children in North Texas, Jun pp 64-68

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Obesity

community intervention to screen risk of cardiovascular diseases in a rural Texas community, Jul pp 50-55
Fen-phen manufacturers, not physicians, are liable (Commentary), May pp 62-64
scientific and legal issues in fenfluramine/dexfenfluramine litigation, Feb pp 48-56

O'Hare, Mary, Dec p 38 (photo)
Ondansetron

drug may decrease drinking, Nov p 56

ORYX Initiative

the ORYX initiative: goals and potential application to physician quality improvement efforts, Oct pp 84-87

Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)

The American Medical Association and physician performance measurement: information for improving patient care, Oct pp 80-83
the ORYX initiative: goals and potential application to physician quality improvement efforts, Oct pp 84-87
practice-based learning for improvement: the pursuit of clinical excellence, Oct pp 53-60

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Pacl, Dennis, Feb p 19 (photo)
Pain

AMA House of Delegates tackles regulation of pain control (Rounds), Feb p 19

Pak, Charles (Newsmakers), Feb p 15 (photo)
Parents

Fatherhood Initiative seeks health care volunteers (Rounds), Jun p 30
new law requires parental notification for abortions on minors, Feb pp 26-31
parental notification: new law spares physicians but fractures Supreme Court, Nov pp 42-48
parental notification article criticized (Letter), Apr p 9

Patient Care See also Medical Errors

patient safety in America: comparison and analysis of national and Texas patient safety research, Oct pp 66-74

Patient Discharge

physicians can help ensure the truth is out there on hospital discharge data, Jun pp 50-53

Patient Education

AMA Foundation offers kit to improve health literacy (Rounds), Dec p 17
POEP offers education module for treating special populations (Rounds), Jan p 20
practice-based learning for improvement: the pursuit of clinical excellence, Oct pp 53-60

Patient Participation

practice-based learning for improvement: the pursuit of clinical excellence, Oct pp 53-60
quality in health care: what are the problems and what are the solutions?, Oct pp 61-65

Patient Satisfaction

patient satisfaction is goal of TMA Physician Services, Oct p 41

Patient-Physician Relations. See Physician-Patient Relations
Patients

dateline health: what your patients are reading, Jan p 21; Feb p 22; Mar p 22; Apr p 26; May p 26; Jun p 30

Performance Measurement. See Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Perioperative Care

perioperative assessment and management of patients with coronary artery disease, Mar pp 58-66

Perkins, Randall C. (Newsmakers), Apr p 20
Perone, Nicola (Newsmakers), Feb p 16 (photo)
Perryman, Shannon, Dec pp 34-35, 39 (photo)
Peterson, Robert F. (Newsmakers), Jan p 13 (photo)
Pevoto, Patrick S. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13 (photo)
Pharmaceutical Industry

AMA revisits guidelines for physician gifts from pharmaceutical industry, Apr pp 42-45
CEJA guidelines on ethics of gifts to physicians, Apr p 44
drug marketing to consumers expected to top $2 billion (Rounds), Oct p 32
Mexican pharmaceutical laws, Dec p 50
TMA Board of Councilors opinion on gifts from pharmaceutical industry, Apr p 43
trust the doctor, not the drug companies (Commentary), Dec pp 11-12
who's writing the prescriptions?, Aug pp 44-51

Phentermine

Fen-phen manufacturers, not physicians, are liable (Commentary), May pp 62-64

Physician Health and Rehabilitation, Committee on

schedules two new CME courses (Rounds), Jun p 28

Physician Health and Rehabilitation Assistance Fund

help physicians in need during February fundraiser (Rounds), Feb p 25

Physician Oncology Education Program (POEP)

medical students attend POEP cancer programs (Rounds), Jul p 22
POEP earns funding for cancer prevention and detection, Oct p 41
POEP offers education module for treating special populations (Rounds), Jan p 20
POEP symposium to help primary care physicians (Rounds), Apr p 25; May p 19

Physician-Patient Relations

sacred secrets? new privacy laws could amend Hippocratic oath, Feb pp 33-36
spirit of Project WATCH alive in medical practices (Rounds), Jan p 20

Physicians

good Samaritans: law limits physicians' liability for providing charity health care, Jun pp 60-62
House Republicans threaten to release data bank info (Rounds), Jan p 22
job opportunities available at CHRI's HealthFind 2000 (Rounds), Jun p 28
photo essay emphasizes physicians' healing touch (Rounds), Sep p 23
physicians urged to thank teachers for their help (Rounds), Mar p 24
residents. See Texas Medical Association-Resident and Fellow Section
spirit of Project WATCH alive in medical practices (Rounds), Jan p 20
TMA physician directory additions and corrections (Rounds), Dec p 23
traditions and transformations: how Texas medicine changed in the 20th century, Jan pp 45-47
TSBME begins collecting physician profile data (Rounds), Sep p 17
where have all the doctors gone? (Commentary), Nov pp 11-12

Physician's Practice Patterns

practice-based learning for improvement: the pursuit of clinical excellence, Oct pp 53-60

Pitts, Paul (Newsmakers), Oct p 21
Podrazik, Eugene, Mar p 20 (photo)
POEP. See Physician Oncology Education Program (POEP)
Poliger-Hyman, Iris, Jun p 18
Political Systems

ethical capitalism is best (Letter), Mar p 9
junk the system (Letter), May p 10
profits versus patients (Letter), Aug p 9
response to letters on socialized medicine (Letter), May p 9

Politics

Campaign 2000: presidential politics, redistricting add to importance of Texas races, Feb pp 38-41
health care, not politics (Letter), Nov p 15
lobby your lawmakers during Capitol Salute (Rounds), Dec p 19
patients and medicine win in primary elections (Rounds), May pp 20-21
presidential health: Bush, Gore campaigns jockey for position on health issues, Sep pp 48-51

Population Surveillance

practice-based learning for improvement: the pursuit of clinical excellence, Oct pp 53-60

Porter, Kathy B. (Newsmakers), Jul p 18
Practice Management, Medical

modest raises predicted for physician office staff (Rounds), Jul p 21
TMA in the trenches: mini-consults (Rounds), Oct p 26
where have all the doctors gone? (Commentary), Nov pp 11-12

Pregnancy in Adolescence

new law requires parental notification for abortions on minors, Feb pp 26-31
parental notification: new law spares physicians but fractures Supreme Court, Nov pp 42-48
parental notification article criticized (Letter), Apr p 9

Prescriptions, Drug

avoiding herb-drug interactions, Aug p 51
bill would allow drug reimportation, Dec p 49
Mexican pharmaceutical laws, Dec p 50
pharmaceutical price differentials (Jaurez vs. Texas), Dec p 52
the power of the pen (From Your President), Aug p 6
prescribing a cure: Texas lawmakers look to reduce prescription drug spending, Dec pp 54-59
refills: a pharmacist's view, Aug p 50
resisting over-prescribing antibiotics, Aug p 47
southern exodus: is seeking health care south of the border a healthy practice?, Dec pp 48-52
survey prompts prediction of higher prescription costs (Rounds), Oct p 27
TMA Library resources, Aug p 49
top 15 pharmaceutical products declared at Laredo, Dec p 51
top 15 prescribed pharmaceuticals in 1999, Aug p 48
trust the doctor, not the drug companies (Commentary), Dec pp 11-12
TSBME does regulate (Letter), Aug pp 9-10
who's writing the prescriptions?, Aug pp 44-51

Preventive Health Services

community intervention to screen risk of cardiovascular diseases in a rural Texas community, Jul pp 50-55
HeartCare Partnership
more hospitals join HeartCare Partnership (Rounds), Jun p 33
partners receive recognition awards, Oct p 40
strives to improve quality (Rounds), Mar pp 22-23
TMA applies for innovation grants, Jun p 42
POEP earns funding for cancer prevention and detection, Oct p 41
Project WATCH
doctors should emphasize systolic blood pressure, Jul p 24
encounter form helps track heart disease, stroke risk (Rounds), Feb p 23
links inform physicians and patients (Rounds), Apr pp 26-27
promotes tobacco cessation programs (Rounds), Oct pp 26-27
seeks better children's physical health (Rounds), Nov p 25
spirit of Project WATCH alive in medical practices (Rounds), Jan p 20
targets children's cardiovascular health, diet, and activity (Rounds), Dec p 22
TMA Project WATCHes out for children's physical activity (Rounds), Sep pp 22-23
video is ready for local premieres (Rounds), Jun p 31
the quest for quality, Oct pp 35-42
TDH's Put Prevention into Practice (PPIP) program, Oct p 37
telephone counseling service helps smokers kick the habit (Rounds), Aug p 32
TMA Stroke Project stresses prevention, Oct p 42
tobacco money: Texas cashes in on a windfall, Jun pp 41-47
UT Southwestern launches heart disease prevention project (Rounds), May pp 26-27
you can do more to prevent and treat stroke (Commentary), May pp 11-12

Prisoners

dyslexia and criminal behavior (Commentary), Jun p 76
prevalence of dyslexia among Texas prison inmates, Jun pp 69-75

Privacy of Patient Data. See Confidentiality
Prochaska, James O., Mar p 19 (photo); Aug p 23 (photo)
Professional Competence

"to be suitable" (From Your President), Dec p 9

Professional Practice

antitrust relief: Congress poised to enter physician-health plan contracting fray, May pp 33-35
delegating authority: AG addresses relationship between physicians and CRNAs, Jul pp 46-48

Project WATCH. See Preventive Health Services
Pruitt, Basil A., Jr (Newsmakers), Mar p 13 (photo); Jul p 17 (photo)

Public Health

always a challenge for the Texas Department of Health, Jan p 42
Institute of Public Health Research at University of North Texas Health Science Center, Nov p 56
public health advances: living longer & better, Jan pp 39-43
public health research takes science out of the labs and to the people, May pp 52-55
southern exodus: is seeking health care south of the border a healthy practice?, Dec pp 48-52
Texans focus on future for Public Health Week (Rounds), Mar p 20
thanks to Texas physicians for help with rotavirus vaccine investigation (Letter), Feb p 9
TMA takes on public health, Jan p 44
top 10 US public health achievements, 1900-1999, Jan p 43

Public Relations

media tips, Jun p 54
physicians can help ensure the truth is out there on hospital discharge data, Jun pp 50-53

PubMed

PubMed Central goes online, Feb p 44
Web sites of interest (MedBytes), Jun p 32

Pujazon, Melissa (Newsmakers), Apr p 19

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Quality Assurance, Health Care See also Medical Errors

The American Medical Association and physician performance measurement: information for improving patient care, Oct pp 80-83
data used to improve quality of health care, Oct pp 75-79
information defines quality (Commentary), Oct pp 9-11
Institute of Medicine report focuses legislative attention on medical errors, Mar pp 26-31
the ORYX initiative: goals and potential application to physician quality improvement efforts, Oct pp 84-87
patient safety in America: comparison and analysis of national and Texas patient safety research, Oct pp 66-74
patient satisfaction is goal of TMA Physician Services, Oct p 41
practice-based learning for improvement: the pursuit of clinical excellence, Oct pp 53-60
quality in health care: what are the problems and what are the solutions?, Oct pp 61-65
the quest for quality, Oct pp 35-42
relevant Web sites (MedBytes), Oct p 29
the role of administrative data in measurement and reporting of quality of hospital care, Oct pp 48-52
the role of quality improvement organizations in reducing medical errors (Commentary), Mar p 28
symposium on quality in health care, Oct pp 45-47
TDH's Put Prevention into Practice (PPIP) program, Oct p 37
TMA quality watchdogs, Mar p 30
TMA tackles patient safety through team approach, Oct pp 38-39
TMF Outpatient Quality Improvement Project, Oct p 36
TMF to launch quality improvement project, Jul p 25

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Racht, Edward M. (Newsmakers), Feb p 16 (photo); Apr p 20
Radiology

radiology turf wars and antitrust law, Aug pp 64-68

Ram, C. Venkata S. (Newsmakers), Sep p 11 (photo)
Randle, James, Dec p 33 (photo)
Rapini, Ronald Peter (Newsmakers), Aug p 15
Rawlins, Mark, Dec p 35 (photo)
Ray, Priscilla

TMA Secretary/Treasurer comments on dues, Jan p 17 (photo)

Rayburn, William L. (Newsmakers), Jul p 18 (photo)
Read, William T. (Newsmakers), Feb p 16
Reading Disorder. See Dyslexia

Registries

Reporting cancer: TMA group improves the cancer registry, Aug pp 58-61

Religion

Society of Jesus, not Jesuits (Letter), Jun pp 9-10

Remedial Teaching

dyslexia and criminal behavior (Commentary), Jun p 76
prevalence of dyslexia among Texas prison inmates, Jun pp 69-75

Remmers, Raymond (Newsmakers), Dec p 13 (photo)
Research

careers of discovery, May p 43
in case you missed it: summaries of recent health care findings, Jan p 23; Feb p 23; Mar p 23; Apr p 27; May p 27; Jun p 31; Jul p 24; Aug p 28; Sep p 18; Oct p 28; Nov p 25; Dec p 19
ethics of authorship: road from research to publication is littered with ethical dilemmas, Feb pp 42-46
expanding the frontiers, May pp 37-43
public health research takes science out of the labs and to the people, May pp 52-55
research in Texas, May pp 39-42
research roundup: a short list of research from around the state, Sep p 47; Nov p 56
the science of success: research means revenues for Texas, May pp 46-50
survey: Texans strongly back medical research (Rounds), Dec p 16

Residency. See Internship and Residency
Resident and Fellow Section. See Texas Medical Association-Resident and Fellow Section
Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human

Prophylaxis against respiratory syncytial virus in high-risk infants: administration of immune globulin and epidemiological surveillance of infection, May pp 58-61

Retirement

prepare for future through tax, retirement, and estate planning, Apr pp 30-34

Richards, John H. (Newsmakers), Dec p 14 (photo)
Rickets

nutritional rickets still afflict children in North Texas, Jun pp 64-68

Risk Assessment

perioperative assessment and management of patients with coronary artery disease, Mar pp 58-66

Rivera, Manuel (Newsmakers), Mar p 14
Robinson, Chili (Newsmakers), Sep p 11
Rodriguez, Shelly Sekula, Aug p 15 (photo)
Rohack, J. James

Dr. Rohack becomes 135th TMA president (Rounds), Aug p 19 (photo)
speaks to House of Delegates, Nov p 20 (photo)
talking with the president, Jun pp 20-23

Ross, Patti (Newsmakers), Jul p 18
Rotavirus

thanks to Texas physicians for help with rotavirus vaccine investigation (Letter), Feb p 9

Rowell, Linda, Dec p 35 (photo)
Rural Health

community intervention to screen risk of cardiovascular diseases in a rural Texas community, Jul pp 50-55
genesis of the small district caucus (Commentary), Apr pp 13-14
health projects funded by tobacco settlement (Rounds), Sep p 21
job opportunities available at CHRI's HealthFind 2000 (Rounds), Jun p 28
sensible RAHC plan needed (Letter), Feb pp 9-10

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Safety

patient safety in America: comparison and analysis of national and Texas patient safety research, Oct pp 66-74

Salhab, Walid (Newsmakers), Feb p 15 (photo)
Sanders, Susan, Aug p 22 (photo)
Saylak, Daniel W. (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Schaffer, Randy (Newsmakers), Aug p 16
Schiller, Lawrence (Newsmakers), Dec p 14
Schmidt, Ed W., Aug p 23 (photo)
Schneider, F. David (Newsmakers), Oct p 21
Scholarships. See Fellowships and Scholarships
School Health Services

schoolyard scuffle: lawmakers, health commissioner spar over school health clinic funding, Aug pp 40-43

Schools, Medical See also Education, Medical

getting paid: TMA applies its payment equity initiatives to academic medical practices, Apr pp 52-54
science research areas of medical school Web sites (MedBytes), May p 24

Schorlemer, Robert E. (Newsmakers), Jul p 18
Scientific Misconduct

ethics of authorship: road from research to publication is littered with ethical dilemmas, Feb pp 42-46

Scott, Mariah, Sep p 15 (photo)
Screening. See Mass Screening
Scumpia, Simone (Newsmakers), May p 13 (photo)
Seldin, Donald (Newsmakers), Nov p 17 (photo)
Selva, Michael (Newsmakers), Feb p 16
Shafer, David R. (Newsmakers), Jul p 18
Shock, Traumatic

differential diagnosis and management of an infant presenting in shock with a history of sickle cell anemia and a recent fall, Sep pp 54-57

Shull, Robert (Newsmakers), May p 14; Oct p 21
Sickle Cell Anemia. See Anemia, Sickle Cell
Siddigi, Ather, Mar p 20 (photo)
Simpson, Michael H. (Newsmakers), Aug p 15
Sisley, Nina M. (Newsmakers), Jan p 14
Sloane, Robert W., Jr, Jan p 18 (photo)
Smoak, Randolph, Sep p 14 (photo)
Smoking See also Tobacco

surgeon general plans to cut smoking in half (Rounds), Oct p 25

Smoking Cessation

Project WATCH promotes tobacco cessation programs (Rounds), Oct pp 26-27
telephone counseling service helps smokers kick the habit (Rounds), Aug p 32

Snodgrass, W.T. (Newsmakers), Mar p 14
Social Class

area income as a predictor of preventable hospitalizations in Harris County Hospital District, Houston, Jan pp 58-62

Socialized Medicine. See State Medicine
Socioeconomic Status. See Social Class
Sockrider, Marianna M. (Newsmakers), Jan p 14
Solomon, Diane (Newsmakers), Mar p 13
Speer, Michael

Newsmaker, May p 14
presents Excellence in Science Teaching awards, Aug p 22 (photo)

Spitz, Margaret R. (Newsmakers), Dec p 14
Splenic Diseases

differential diagnosis and management of an infant presenting in shock with a history of sickle cell anemia and a recent fall, Sep pp 54-57

Sprague, Charles (Newsmakers), May p 14
Starr, Roxann, Dec pp 38-39 (photo)
State Medicine

ethical capitalism is best (Letter), Mar pp 9-10
health care: not a public good (Letter), Oct pp 13-14
junk the system (Letter), May p 10
a moral obligation (Letter), Mar p 10
profits versus patients (Letter), Aug p 9
response to letters on socialized medicine (Letter), May p 9

Steephen, Anita, Mar p 20 (photo)
Stone, Byron (Newsmakers), Jun p 18 (photo)
Stone, Marvin (Newsmakers), Dec p 13 (photo)
Stroke. See Cerebrovascular Disorders
Students, Medical

medical students attend POEP cancer programs (Rounds), Jul p 22
TMA Minority Scholarship Program helps deserving students, Mar pp 50-52

Surveys. See Health Care Surveys
Suter, M. Linda, Dec p 41 (photo)
Suter, Robert (Newsmakers), Mar p 14 (photo)
Swafford, Joseph (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Swann, Karl W. (Newsmakers), Aug p 16
Sweatt, James L., III (Newsmakers), Dec p 14
Swegler, Erica Williams (Newsmakers), Oct p 21
Syrquin, Maurice G. (Newsmakers), Jul p 17

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Talkington, Ken M. (Newsmakers), Feb p 16
Tallman, Richard (Newsmakers), May p 14
Tatum, G. Douglas (Newsmakers), Jul p 18
Taxes

online tax resources, Apr p 32
prepare for future through tax, retirement, and estate planning, Apr pp 30-34

Teaching

physicians urged to thank teachers for their help (Rounds), Mar p 24

Teenagers. See Adolescence
Telemedicine

telemedicine in Texas: where we are now, where we're going, Jan pp 48-51

Telephone

House of Delegates debates dues, cell phones, lawsuits (Rounds), Aug pp 18-21
telephone counseling service helps smokers kick the habit (Rounds), Aug p 32

Telephone Hotlines. <i>See Hotlines
Terrorism. See Violence
Testicular Neoplasms

a tale of two testicles (Commentary), Aug pp 13-14

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

research in Texas, May p 40

Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce (TABCC)

harsh words may lead to better physician-business relationship, Nov pp 30-33
measuring the mandates: putting a price tag on health insurance benefits, Jan pp 32-36

Texas Department of Health

always a challenge, Jan p 42
certifying death: health department seeks less cryptic causes, Sep pp 27-33
health projects funded by tobacco settlement (Rounds), Sep p 21
Put Prevention into Practice (PPIP) program, Oct p 37
schoolyard scuffle: lawmakers, health commissioner spar over school health clinic funding, Aug pp 40-43
TDH and CDC materials on antibiotic resistance, Apr p 50
thanks to Texas physicians for help with rotavirus vaccine investigation (Letter), Feb p 9

Texas Department of Insurance

clean claims: insurance commissioner adopts rules intended to speed up payment, Jul pp 26-31
insurance regulators adopt rules on HMO solvency requirements (Rounds), Jun pp 26-27
TDI posts insurance company information on the Internet (Rounds), Jul p 22

Texas Health Quality Institute

TMA quality watchdogs, Mar p 30

Texas Medical Association

Board of Councilors
House to vote on amending constitution (Rounds), Aug p 29
opinion on gifts from pharmaceutical industry, Apr p 43
CME program receives 4 years accreditation (Rounds), May p 23
Conferences
legislative studies, medicine's future, medical errors highlight TMA Winter Conference presentations (Rounds), Apr pp 22-24
medical issues in legislature focus of winter conference (Rounds), Dec p 17
medicine's relevance subject of TMA Winter Conference (Rounds), Feb p 18
Winter conference looks at the latest medical issues (Rounds), Jan p 23
Delegates to AMA
Texas action; Texans in action (Rounds), Feb p 21
House of Delegates
debates dues, cell phones, lawsuits (Rounds), Aug pp 18-21
Delegates authorize TMA participation in managed care suits (Rounds), Nov pp 20-21
House to vote on amending constitution for councilor districts (Rounds), Aug p 29
leaders elected (Rounds), Aug pp 21-22
legislative studies (Rounds), Jan p 18
members vote to support patient confidentiality (Rounds), Jan pp 17-18
to vote on constitutional amendment for name change of Resident Physician Section, (Rounds) Mar p 20
working for physicians: dues increase may be necessary (Rounds), Jan p 18
International Medical Graduate Section
IMG Section seeks participants (Rounds), Sep p 15
Leadership
eloquent voices (Letter), Jun p 11
genesis of the small district caucus (Commentary), Apr pp 13-14
it is worth the effort (Letter), Apr pp 14-15
Membership Dues
House of Delegates debates dues, cell phones, lawsuits (Rounds), Aug pp 18-21
Officers
Columbus physician, Tom B. Hancher, named TMA president-elect, Aug p 22 (photo)
Dr. Rohack becomes 135th TMA president (Rounds), Aug p 19 (photo)
talking with the president: Dr. Rohack looks ahead to year of challenges, Jun pp 20-23
from your president, Jul p 9; Aug p 6; Sep p 9; Oct p 6; Nov p 9; Dec p 9
public health programs, Jan p 44
Resident and Fellow Section
cost containment issues for residents and fellows, Oct pp 17-18
Executive Council positions, Jul pp 15-16
House to vote on constitutional amendment for name change of Resident Physician Section (Rounds), Mar p 20
physician involvement is key to changing the system, Apr pp 17-18
Small District Association of TMA
genesis of the small district caucus (Commentary), Apr pp 13-14

TexMed 2000/2001

exhibits win awards; sponsors named (Rounds), Aug p 24
features education, science, and recreational activities (Rounds), Mar pp 18-19
features education, specialty, scientific programs (Rounds), Apr p 25
need Memorial Day plan? visit San Antonio (Rounds), Feb p 25
Technology Track, May p 19
ten reasons to attend TexMed 2000 (Rounds), Jan p 22
TexMed 2000 make San Antonio the place to be Memorial Day weekend (Rounds), May pp 18-19
TexMed 2001 scheduled next May in Houston (Rounds), Dec p 17

TMA in the trenches

carrier meetings (Rounds), Oct p 26
mini-consults (Rounds), Oct p 26

TMA physician directory additions and corrections (Rounds), Dec p 23
TMA quality watchdogs, Mar p 30
TMA Summit 2000

patient safety, legal issues headline general session, Nov pp 22-23
scheduled for September 15-16 in Austin (Rounds), Jun p 28; Jul p 20; Aug pp 28-29
Summit 2000 to explore important issues (Rounds), Sep pp 14-15
Web Site. See Internet and World Wide Web

Texas Medical Association Foundation

approves grants for health initiatives (Rounds), Dec p 20
gets support for two health projects, Oct p 27 (photo)
hosts An Evening in Acapulco (Rounds), Aug p 23
major donors receive special recognition, Nov p 21 (photo)
thanks new major donors (Rounds), Apr p 27
welcomes new major donors (Rounds), Jul p 21

Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust

TMAIT offers medical savings accounts, Mar p 46
TMAIT offers new financial planning services, Nov p 24

Texas Medical Foundation

Champion of Health Award goes to Ron Anderson, Aug p 23 (photo)
data used to improve quality of health care, Oct pp 75-79
Outpatient Quality Improvement Project, Oct p 36
patient safety in America: comparison and analysis of national and Texas patient safety research, Oct pp 66-74
the role of quality improvement organizations in reducing medical errors (Commentary), Mar p 28
TMA quality watchdogs, Mar p 30
to launch quality improvement project, Jul p 25

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners

begins collecting physician profile data (Rounds), Sep p 17
state medical board names new director, Frank M. "Skip" Langley, Aug p 29 (photo)
TSBME does regulate (Letter), Aug pp 9-10
TSBME regulation needed for medical Web sites, May p 10

Texas Supreme Court

parental notification: new law spares physicians but fractures Supreme Court, Nov pp 42-48

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

research in Texas, May p 40

Texas Tech honors its founding dean, John A. Buesseler, Sep p 16 (photo)
Texas-Mexico Border

international health subject of San Antonio symposium (Rounds), Nov p 27
sensible RAHC plan needed (Letter), Feb pp 9-10
southern exodus: is seeking health care south of the border a healthy practice?, Dec pp 48-52

TexMed 2000. See Texas Medical Association-TexMed 2000
Thallium Radioisotopes

perioperative assessment and management of patients with coronary artery disease, Mar pp 58-66

Thompson, James C. (Newsmakers), Mar p 14
Thyroid Hormones

hypothyroxinemia of prematurity: rite of passage or therapeutic necessity?, Nov pp 60-63

Tobacco See also Smoking ; Smoking Cessation

cigar warnings (Rounds), Sep p 21
health projects funded by tobacco settlement (Rounds), Sep p 21
House of Delegates approves tobacco tax resolution, Nov pp 21-22
new tobacco guideline from US Surgeon General (Rounds), Sep p 21
Texas institutions plan tobacco proceeds expenditures, Jun pp 48-49
THECB awards new tobacco settlement grants, Jun p 45
TMA applies for innovation grants, Jun p 42
tobacco industry bound for bankruptcy?, Jun p 42
tobacco money: Texas cashes in on a windfall, Jun pp 41-47
tobacco tool kits offer patient counseling tips, Jun p 44

Tobey, Mark, Nov p 22 (photo)
Tolia, Nalin H. (Newsmakers), Apr p 20 (photo)
Tonn, Melissa (Newsmakers), Oct p 21
Tort Reform. See Legislation, Medical
Touch

photo essay emphasizes physicians' healing touch (Rounds), Sep p 23

Tunnell, Gary L. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Turner, Robert J., III (Newsmakers), Mar p 14

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Uncompensated Care

good Samaritans: law limits physicians' liability for providing charity health care, Jun pp 60-62

United States Congress

House Republicans threaten to release data bank info (Rounds), Jan p 22

University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth

Institute of Public Health Research being established, Nov p 56
research in Texas, May p 40

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

research in Texas, May p 41

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

research in Texas, May p 41

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

M.D. Anderson research targets minorities, Nov p 56
research in Texas, May p 41

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

grant battles blindness, Nov p 56
research in Texas, May p 42

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

NIH grant for type 2 diabetes therapy, Nov p 56
research in Texas, May p 42

UT Southwestern begins study of treatment-resistant depression (Rounds), Mar p 24
UT Southwestern launches heart disease prevention project (Rounds), May pp 26-27

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Vaccines

thanks to Texas physicians for help with rotavirus vaccine investigation (Letter), Feb p 9

Van Winkle, Lloyd (Newsmakers), Oct p 21
Varma, Surendra K. (Newsmakers), Mar p 14
Vascular Surgical Procedures

perioperative assessment and management of patients with coronary artery disease, Mar pp 58-66

Velasquez, Veronica, Dec p 35 (photo)
Verghese, Abraham, Sep p 15 (photo)
Vineyard, David D. (Newsmakers), Jul p 18
Violence

bioterrorism: it could happen here, Mar p 36
bioterrorism Web sites (MedBytes), Mar p 21
family violence group gives Texas a "C" (Rounds), Oct p 33
a new war: preparing for bioterrorism, Mar pp 33-39
the threat is real (Letter), Jun p 9

Vitamin D Deficiency

nutritional rickets still afflict children in North Texas, Jun pp 64-68

von Eschenbach, Andrew C. (Newsmakers), Jan p 14
Vu, Huan (Newsmakers), Feb p 16

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Wang, May Yung-Fun Woo (Newsmakers), Jun p 18
Warden, Russell (Newsmakers), Jun p 18
Wartman, Steven A. (Newsmakers), Mar p 15
Way, Bill V. (Newsmakers), Sep p 11 (photo)
Weaver, Rita, Dec p 36 (photo)
Weight Loss Agents. See Anti-Obesity Agents
Weinstein, Sheldon (Newsmakers), May p 14
Whitman, Jeffrey (Newsmakers), Jul p 17
Whitten, Charles W. (Newsmakers), Apr p 20 (photo)
Wigand, Jeffrey, Aug p 21 (photo)
Wilcox, Donald P., Nov p 22 (photo)
Wilder, Diane, Dec p 38 (photo)
Willerson, James T. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17; Nov p 17 (photo)
Williams, Lori, Dec p 36 (photo)
Williams, Mary, Dec p 38 (photo)
Williams, Temple (Newsmakers), Sep p 11
Wolinsky, Jerry S. (Newsmakers), Feb p 16
Wong, Lucas (Newsmakers), Jun p 18 (photo)
Woolam, Gerald L. (Newsmakers), Jan p 14 (photo)
Workers' Compensation

fighting the system, Dec p 45
TMA provides workers' comp education, Dec p 46
worker's comp facts, Dec p 44
workers' comp rights: court cases could limit employers' liability, Dec pp 42-46

World Health

international health subject of San Antonio symposium (Rounds), Nov p 27

World Wide Web. See Internet and World Wide Web
Writing

ethics of authorship: road from research to publication is littered with ethical dilemmas, Feb pp 42-46

Wynn, Susan, Aug p 27 (photo)

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Xanax. See Antianxiety Agents

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Yancy, Clyde (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Young, George Parker, Nov p 22 (photo)
Young-at-Heart Award

outgoing TMA President Alan C. Baum, receives Young-at-Heart Award, Aug p 21 (photo)

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Zenner, George O., Jr (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Zoghbi, Huda Y. (Newsmakers), Dec p 14


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