Texas Medicine 2002 Subject Index

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A

Abbott, Greg
Abbott, Sharp receive TEXPAC endorsement (Rounds), Jan p 18-19
Abnormalities
blood folate levels on the Texas-Mexico border, Nov pp 58-60
Academic Medical Centers
community-based medical education: two campuses, one faculty, one school, Aug pp 52-54
compensation planning in academic medicine, Aug pp 29-34
define 'enough:' TMA questions the need for new medical schools, Mar pp 54-58
state funding of academic medical centers in Texas: where does graduate medical education fit?, Aug pp 36-43
Acanthosis Nigricans
treating children with acanthosis nigricans, Aug p 68
Adnexitis
pelvic inflammatory disease in adolescents: a review, Feb pp 36-40
Adolescence
adolescent medicine (MedBytes), Feb p 23
adolescent substance use and abuse: current issues, Feb pp 31-35
pelvic inflammatory disease in adolescents: a review, Feb pp 36-40
performance-enhancing substances in adolescent athletes, Feb pp 41-46
providing health care to a unique population, Feb p 28
screening, diagnosis, and management of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in adolescents, Feb pp 47-50
survey shows young people going online for health info (Rounds), Feb pp 20-21
the Texas Medicine continuing education program, Feb p 29
the transition into adulthood for children and youth with special health care needs, Feb pp 51-58
Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital
ethnic and gender patterns for the five congenital disorders in Texas from 1992 through 1998, Sep pp 80-86
Adult
survey shows young people going online for health info (Rounds), Feb pp 20-21
the transition into adulthood for children and youth with special health care needs, Feb pp 51-58
Advertising
trust the doctor's judgment (Letter), Mar p 13
Aetna HealthFund
innovative insurance: employers are looking for lower cost, employee choices, Jun pp 46-48
Aetna U.S. Healthcare
online formularies (MedBytes), Jan p 22
African Americans
acceptance of African-American physicians in TMA (TMA Sesquicentennial: a look back at Texas Medicine ), Aug p 21
closing the health gap: two new initiatives combat racial, ethnic disparities in care, Jul pp 40-44
common fraud experienced by the elderly: findings from 1998 survey in Houston, Texas, Oct pp 46-50
dollars for scholars: TMA scholarship program tries to increase number of minority students, Sep pp 42-45
ethnic and gender patterns for the five congenital disorders in Texas from 1992 through 1998, Sep pp 80-86
sex and ethnic differences in hip fracture-related mortality in Texas, 1990 through 1998, Dec pp 56-59
Aged
common fraud experienced by the elderly: findings from 1998 survey in Houston, Texas, Oct pp 46-50
Alcohol Drinking
protecting our children from tobacco and alcohol (The AMA View), Feb pp 11-12
Aliens, Undocumented. See Emigration and Immigration
Allen, Bohn, Nov p 21 (photo)
Allen, Terry (Newsmakers), Dec p 15
Allergy. See Hypersensitivity
Allied Health Personnel
physicians say proposed midwifery rules put new mothers, infants at risk, Dec p 22
Rx battle: Texas psychologists to push for prescriptive authority in 2003, Dec pp 26-28
scope of practice perennial fight in legislature, Dec p 28
setting the 2003 agenda: Texas physicians gird for difficult legislative session, Jan pp 46-49
we must work together [prescribing by psychologists] (The AMA View), Dec p 13
American Medical Association
AAPS is a better bet (Letter), May p 9
all for one and one for all (The AMA View), Jun pp 15-16
AMA lacks credibility (Letter), Jan p 9
blame the AMA leaders (Letter), May p 9
Dr. Maves named new executive vice president (Rounds), Jan pp 20-21
the ecology of medical education in the United States-past, present, and future (The AMA View), Aug pp 5-6
go back to its roots (Letter), Jan p 9
House of Delegates
delegates pledge resources to tort reform as physicians warn of liability crisis (Rounds), Feb pp 18-20
delegates say liability reform is association's No. 1 legislative issue (Rounds), Aug pp 12-13
issues meriting actions, Aug pp 14-15
improve, don't reject AMA (Letter), Mar p 13
the irony of democracy (The AMA View), Jul p 6
the land of the free? (The AMA View), Apr pp 11-12
liability reform: we, and our patients, need it (The AMA View), Oct pp 9-10
new structure: an 'organization of organizations' (Rounds), Aug p 13
professional liability problems are not new (The AMA View), May pp 21-22
protecting our children from tobacco and alcohol (The AMA View), Feb pp 11-12
protecting our own (The AMA View), Sep pp 13-14
residents' work hours: not a new subject (The AMA View), Nov pp 15-16
strength with a common cause (The AMA View), Mar pp 15-16
Texans at the top, Aug p 13 (photo)
we must work together (The AMA View), Dec p 13
Anabolic Steroids
performance-enhancing substances in adolescent athletes, Feb pp 41-46
Anderson, Allan L. (Newsmakers), Apr p 13
Anemia, Sickle Cell
ethnic and gender patterns for the five congenital disorders in Texas from 1992 through 1998, Sep pp 80-86
Angelica, Traci
named Student Member of the Year (Rounds), Jun p 25
Animals, Domestic
ownership of cats or dogs does not increase exposure to Rickettsia typhi, Jun pp 56-57
Annual Session. See Texas Medical Association-TexMed 2002
Anthrax
anthrax, smallpox high on bioterrorism threat list, Sep p 33
Antibiotics
med students to vie in Antibiotic Bowl (Rounds), Dec pp 19-20
pelvic inflammatory disease in adolescents: a review, Feb pp 36-40
Antitrust Laws
the FTC hammer: Genesis reaches deal with feds over antitrust allegations, Oct pp 32-35
Appendicitis
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar p 35
Armstrong, John, Aug p 13 (photo)
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
AAPS is a better bet (Letter), May p 9
Athletics. See Sports
Awards and Prizes
Angelica, Traci, named Student Member of the Year (Rounds), Jun p 25
Burgess, Michael C., receives Young at Heart Award (Rounds), Jun p 25
Excellence in Science Teaching awards presented, Jun p 25
Homer, Ladon W., wins George T. Caldwell Award from Texas Society of Pathologists (Rounds), Mar p 22 (photo)
Pierce, Bobby, UT honors teacher who won TMA award (Rounds), Feb p 25
Resident and Fellow Section creates McNew award (Rounds), Dec pp 20-21
Stephenson, Betty, receives Distinguished Service Award, Jun p 24 (photo)
teaching awards honor science educators (Rounds), Oct p 15
TMA seeks nominations for Anson Jones Award (Rounds), Nov p 24
Torres, Natacha, receives 2002 TMA Minority Scholarship Award, Jun p 23 (photo)
Williams, Josie, receives C. Frank Webber Award (Rounds), Jun p 25 

B

Bailey, Charles W., Jr.
named president-elect, Jun pp 25-26 (photo)
Barroso, Alberto O. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Baum, Alan C.
Baum, Alan C., and Sandy Currie join TMAF board (Rounds), Jan p 24
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
technology's power & magic: transforming medical education, Jan pp 39-45
Benold, Douglas (Newsmakers), Jan p 15
Berry, Phil H., Jr. (Newsmakers), Jan p 15
Bioterrorism
anthrax, smallpox high on bioterrorism threat list, Sep p 33
are we prepared for bioterrorism?, Jan pp 26-30
bioterrorism (MedBytes), Sep p 96
bioterrorism fears: Texas prepares for an attack that could kill thousands, Sep pp 28-34
bioterrorism, prompt pay issues to be featured at TMA Winter Conference (Rounds), Jan p 18
bioterrorism toolkit available from TMA (TMA Advantage), Jan p 28
first line of defense (Rounds), Apr pp 22-23
health care needs better bioterrorism readiness (Rounds), Jun p 26
TMA library lists bioterrorism materials and Internet resources (Rounds), Sep p 34
Birth Defects. See Abnormalities
Blacks. See African Americans
Blanck, Ronald R. (Newsmakers), Jul p 13, Sep p 15
Blasingame, Francis James Levi (Bing)
former TMA president Dr. Blasingame dies (Rounds), Jan p 21
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
online formularies (MedBytes), Jan p 22
Bonner, Jack W., III (Newsmakers), May p 23
Border Health. See Texas-Mexico Border
Bordetella Infections
persistent pertussis: poor vaccination rates, waning immunity cause its resurgence, Jun pp 38-42
what is pertussis? (Healthy Ending), Jun p 68
Bourgeois, Keith A. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Boyce, Theodore R. (Newsmakers), Jan p 15
Boyd, Robert (Newsmakers), Sep p 15
Brady, Kimberly K. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Brindley, George Valter, Jr.
former TMA president Dr. Brindley dies, Sep p 19-20
Brindley, Glen O. (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Brotherton, Stephen, Feb p 19 (photo)
Brown, George W. (Newsmakers), Feb p 15
Brown, Lewis A. (Newsmakers), Sep p 15
Burgess, Michael C.
receives Young at Heart Award (Rounds), Jun p 25
Burns, Debra L. (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Burross, D. Clifford, Jan p 19 (photo)
Bush, George W., Feb p 24 (photo) 

C

California
liability reform: will California's MICRA plan work for us?, Oct pp 25-29
Campbell, R.L.
retires from House of Delegates (Rounds), Jun p 25
Cancer. See Neoplasms
Cardiovascular Diseases
cardiovascular disease guidelines and rehabilitation (MedBytes), Mar p 23
a citywide evaluation of identification of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in emergency department patients complaining of chest pain, Mar pp 82-88
CME opportunities (TMA Advantage), Mar p 28
[emergency medical team]: there when she needed them, Mar p 37
HeartCare Partnership
facilities receive HeartCare Partnership awards (Rounds), May p 27
four health facilities receive HeartCare Partnership awards (Rounds), Feb p 22
going electronic: HeartCare Partnership e-tool, Mar pp 27-28
issues recognition awards (Rounds), Aug p 20
stalking the no. 1 killer: Texas physicians attack cardiovascular disease on multiple fronts, Mar pp 26-30
Project WATCH
Education Board to require physical education (Rounds), Mar p 22
start the year off right by WATCHing your health (Healthy Ending), Jan p 72
TMA Foundation awards first WATCH community grant (Rounds), Aug p 18
TMA Foundation gets ProjectWATCH grant (Rounds), Jul pp 18-19
stalking the no. 1 killer: Texas physicians attack cardiovascular disease on multiple fronts, Mar pp 26-30
Carrico, C. James (Newsmakers), Apr p 13
Carruth, Dolores M. Hutto
Newsmakers, Sep p 15
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar p 38
Case Management
setting the 2003 agenda: Texas physicians gird for difficult legislative session, Jan pp 46-49
Casso, Ramiro (Newsmakers), Apr p 13
CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health). See Child Welfare
Cats
ownership of cats or dogs does not increase exposure to Rickettsia typhi, Jun pp 56-57
Cerebrovascular Disorders
TMA Stroke Project offers free CME, Aug p 21
Charitable Immunity and Liability Act (CILA)
protecting angels of mercy: volunteer physicians can face legal action, Dec pp 41-45
Chest Pain
a citywide evaluation of identification of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in emergency department patients complaining of chest pain, Mar pp 82-88
Child Mental Disorders. See Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Child Welfare
CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health)
CATCH catches on in Lubbock (Rounds), Feb p 21
stalking the no. 1 killer: Texas physicians attack cardiovascular disease on multiple fronts, Mar pp 26-30
what's the CATCH: changing children's lifestyle behavior, Mar pp 29-30
Education Board to require physical education (Rounds), Mar p 22
environmental toxicants subject of conference (Rounds), Oct p 15
mental health blues: physicians seek to focus attention, resources on children's mental health care, Apr pp 38-42
the transition into adulthood for children and youth with special health care needs, Feb pp 51-58
treating children with acanthosis nigricans, Aug p 68
Childbirth. See Labor, Obstetric
Chlamydia
pelvic inflammatory disease in adolescents: a review, Feb pp 36-40
Chronic Disease
the transition into adulthood for children and youth with special health care needs, Feb pp 51-58
Chumley, Delbert L. (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Cigarroa, Francisco G. (Newsmakers), Jul p 13, Sep p 15, Dec p 15
Cigarroa, Joaquin (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Cigarroa, Ricardo G. (Newsmakers), Sep p 15
CIGNA HealthCare
online formularies (MedBytes), Jan p 22
Claims. See Insurance Claim Reporting
Clanton, Mark (Newsmakers), Dec p 15
Clifton, Guy L. (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Clinical Competence
are you competent? TSBME takes a step toward mandating physician proficiency exams, Oct pp 20-23
lawyers win, patients lose [proposed competency testing] (Letter), Dec p 9
quality-of-care issue in liability reform, Oct p 29
skipping the proficiency test, Oct p 22
test your competency (Rounds), Dec p 20
testing general medical knowledge: the Special Purpose Exam (SPEX), Oct p 23
thanks TSBME [for competency exams] (Letter), Dec p 9
Clostridium Infections
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar pp 34-35
Coble, Yank C., Jr., Sep p 18 (photo)
Cockerell, Clay J. (Newsmakers), Sep p 16
Cohen, Benjamin L. (Newsmakers), Feb p 15, Mar p 17
Cohen, Martin (Newsmakers), Jul p 13
Colonic Neoplasms
colon cancer: you can beat it (Healthy Ending), Apr p 68
state law requires insurers to cover colon screening (Rounds), Mar p 24
Communicable Diseases See also Vaccination
hepatitis C: you may have it and not even know it (Healthy Ending), May p 64
persistent pertussis: poor vaccination rates, waning immunity cause its resurgence, Jun pp 38-42
a study of hepatitis A seropositivity in Dallas County, Texas, 1998 through 1999, Dec pp 50-55
Communication
e-mail medicine: patients, physicians find Internet is a valuable tool in medical care, Oct pp 41-44
Community-Institutional Relations
community-based medical education: two campuses, one faculty, one school, Aug pp 52-54
Competence. See Clinical Competence
Computer Communication Networks
e-mail medicine: patients, physicians find Internet is a valuable tool in medical care, Oct pp 41-44
Conferences. See Texas Medical Association
Confidentiality
e-mail medicine: patients, physicians find Internet is a valuable tool in medical care, Oct pp 41-44
HIPAA requirements. See Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
the Texas Supreme Court speaks: mental health professionals have no duty to warn or protect third parties, Nov pp 61-64
Congenital Diseases, Inborn. See Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Congress. See United States Congress
Consent. See Informed Consent
Contracts. See Managed Care Programs
Cook, Diane
a helping hand: TMA Physician Services aids physicians in setting up practices, Jan pp 50-54 (photo)
Cooley, Denton A. (Newsmakers), Sep p 15 (photo)
Coronary Artery Bypass
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar pp 36, 38
Cost Containment
online formularies (MedBytes), Jan p 22
pharma-lary: pharmaceutical companies lobby for a share of state business, Jan pp 32-36
Creatine
performance-enhancing substances in adolescent athletes, Feb pp 41-46
Crime Victims
common fraud experienced by the elderly: findings from 1998 survey in Houston, Texas, Oct pp 46-50
Culicidae
West Nile arrives: health officials develop plan to deal with mosquito-borne virus, Nov pp 48-51
West Nile Virus (MedBytes), Nov p 72
West Nile virus prevention and reporting, Nov p 50
Currie, Sandy
Baum, Alan C., and Sandy Currie join TMAF board (Rounds), Jan p 24
Curry, George (Newsmakers), Apr p 13 

D

Dallas County, Texas
a study of hepatitis A seropositivity in Dallas County, Texas, 1998 through 1999, Dec pp 50-55
Dalton, John (Newsmakers), Dec p 15
Dangerous Behavior
the Texas Supreme Court speaks: mental health professionals have no duty to warn or protect third parties, Nov pp 61-64
Davis, Ronald S. (Newsmakers), Sep p 16
Delivery, Obstetric
physicians say proposed midwifery rules put new mothers, infants at risk, Dec pp 36-39
protecting angels of mercy: volunteer physicians can face legal action, Dec pp 41-45
resuscitate or not? Supreme Court asked to decide who decides, Jun pp 34-37
Delivery of Health Care
a close call, Mar pp 39-40
closing the health gap: two new initiatives combat racial, ethnic disparities in care, Jul pp 40-44
[emergency medical team]: there when she needed them, Mar p 37
LBJ and his vision of medicine's future (Rounds), Sep p 21
living in fear: physicians face mounting liability insurance crisis, May pp 35-40
mental health blues: physicians seek to focus attention, resources on children's mental health care, Apr pp 38-42
muscling up: border physicians band together to fight for health care, Jun pp 30-33
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar pp 33-40
what good doctors do (Commentary), Nov p 13
DeVillenueve, Allan R. (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Diabetes Mellitus
barriers to student preventive practices during preclinical preceptorship (Commentary), Jun pp 13-14
researchers predict huge diabetes increase by 2050 (Rounds), Jan p 24
screening, diagnosis, and management of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in adolescents, Feb pp 47-50
treating children with acanthosis nigricans, Aug p 68
Diabetic Foot
barriers to student preventive practices during preclinical preceptorship (Commentary), Jun pp 13-14
Diagnosis
increasing physician impact on the prevention of domestic violence, Jan pp 58-61
Dickey, Nancy
to head A&M Health Science Center (Rounds), Jan p 25
Disabled Children
resuscitate or not? Supreme Court asked to decide who decides, Jun pp 34-37
the transition into adulthood for children and youth with special health care needs, Feb pp 51-58
Disabled Persons
Talking Book Week observed Sept. 22-28 (Rounds), Sep p 20
Disasters See also Bioterrorism
FEMA gives money to restore medical records (Rounds), Feb pp 24-25
UT-Houston gets grant to plan for future disasters (Rounds), May p 27
Dodd, Gerald, III (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Doerr, Hal, Jan p 40 (photo)
Dogs
ownership of cats or dogs does not increase exposure to Rickettsia typhi, Jun pp 56-57
Domestic Violence
increasing physician impact on the prevention of domestic violence, Jan pp 58-61
Doping in Sports
performance-enhancing substances in adolescent athletes, Feb pp 41-46
Dougherty, Joseph C. (Newsmakers), Dec p 15 (photo)
Dove, Amanda (Newsmakers), Apr p 13
Drug Costs
online formularies (MedBytes), Jan p 22
pharma-lary: pharmaceutical companies lobby for a share of state business, Jan pp 32-36
sample medications can help those in need (Commentary), Dec pp 11-12
trust the doctor's judgment (Letter), Mar p 13
Drug Industry
pharma-lary: pharmaceutical companies lobby for a share of state business, Jan pp 32-36
research or payoff ? (Letter), May p 10
short on shots: vaccine shortages making a bad situation worse, May pp 30-32
trust the doctor's judgment (Letter), Mar p 13
Drugs. See Pharmaceutical Preparations
Drutz, Jan (Newsmakers), Sep p 15
Dryden, S.H. "Bud"
[death of], editor's note, Jun p 6
Dunnington, Joel
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar pp 36, 38
DuPont, Herbert L., Feb p 15 (photo)
Durrett, Jean
wins teaching award (Rounds), Jun p 25
Duty to Warn
the Texas Supreme Court speaks: mental health professionals have no duty to warn or protect third parties, Nov pp 61-64
Dyck, Walter (Newsmakers), Jan p 15 (photo) 

E

Eades, Brian, Feb p 19 (photo)
Economics, Medical
beware of payment schemes and bad advice (Commentary), Jan pp 11-12
catch 22 renumbered: Texas physicians frustrated by clean claim requirements, Mar pp 48-52
defining 'fair:' attorney general asked to rule on payments to hospital-based physicians, Nov pp 44-46
fed up! angry AG, physicians take legal action over unpaid claims, Apr pp 34-36
the FTC hammer: Genesis reaches deal with feds over antitrust allegations, Oct pp 32-35
a helping hand: TMA Physician Services aids physicians in setting up practices, Jan pp 50-54 (photo)
how clean is clean? physicians say some health insurers demand too much info for a clean claim, Sep pp 22-26
innovative insurance: employers are looking for lower cost, employee choices, Jun pp 46-48
living in fear: physicians face mounting liability insurance crisis, May pp 35-40
no insurance-and no annual fee, Apr p 48
pharma-lary: pharmaceutical companies lobby for a share of state business, Jan pp 32-36
point of no return: restitution disappoints doctors, prompts aggressive insurers' reaction, Mar pp 42-46
policy canceled: Austin physician joins growing no-insurance movement, Apr pp 44-48
the tie that binds too tightly: doctors should be wary of linking private reimbursement to Medicare, Jul pp 36-39
Edison, Bruce D. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Education, Medical See also Students, Medical
community-based medical education: two campuses, one faculty, one school, Aug pp 52-54
compensation planning in academic medicine, Aug pp 29-34
define 'enough:' TMA questions the need for new medical schools, Mar pp 54-58
development of a rural training track for Texas, Aug pp 45-50
dollars for scholars: TMA scholarship program tries to increase number of minority students, Sep pp 42-45
the ecology of medical education in the United States-past, present, and future (The AMA View), Aug pp 5-6
medical education (MedBytes), Aug pp 19-20
patient safety and medical education: a partnership for the future, Aug pp 55-59
protecting our own (The AMA View), Sep pp 13-14
state funding of academic medical centers in Texas: where does graduate medical education fit?, Aug pp 36-43
the state of medical education in Texas, Aug p 28
technology's power & magic: transforming medical education, Jan pp 39-45
Education, Medical, Graduate
state funding of academic medical centers in Texas: where does graduate medical education fit?, Aug pp 36-43
Education, Special
the transition into adulthood for children and youth with special health care needs, Feb pp 51-58
Ehni, Bruce
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar pp 35-36
El Paso, Texas
define 'enough:' TMA questions the need for new medical schools, Mar pp 54-58
Elections. See Politics
Ellenbogen, Paul (Newsmakers), Jun p 17 (photo)
E-Mail
e-mail medicine: patients, physicians find Internet is a valuable tool in medical care, Oct pp 41-44
Emergency Medical Services See also Disasters
are we prepared for bioterrorism?, Jan pp 26-30
a citywide evaluation of identification of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in emergency department patients complaining of chest pain, Mar pp 82-88
protecting angels of mercy: volunteer physicians can face legal action, Dec pp 41-45
there when she needed them, Mar p 37
Emigration and Immigration
Houston DA shelves health care probe (Rounds), Feb p 22
Environmental Exposure
environmental toxicants subject of conference (Rounds), Oct p 15
Ergogenic Substances. See Doping in Sports
Ethics, Medical
disciplining doctors: TSBME tries to overcome limited resources to police physicians, Apr pp 30-33
get rid of bad doctors (Letter), Jun p 9
a medical license is a matter of public trust (Commentary), Apr p 33
Ethnic Groups
closing the health gap: two new initiatives combat racial, ethnic disparities in care, Jul pp 40-44
common fraud experienced by the elderly: findings from 1998 survey in Houston, Texas, Oct pp 46-50
dollars for scholars: TMA scholarship program tries to increase number of minority students, Sep pp 42-45
ethnic and gender patterns for the five congenital disorders in Texas from 1992 through 1998, Sep pp 80-86
sex and ethnic differences in hip fracture-related mortality in Texas, 1990 through 1998, Dec pp 56-59
Evans, Phil (Newsmakers), Dec p 15
Evans, Randolph (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Exercise
Education Board to require physical education (Rounds), Mar p 22
Expert Testimony
the expert's tale, Dec p 33
much ado about experts: medical associations try to rein in experts, tighten judges' discretion, Dec pp 30-34
we must work together (The AMA View), Dec p 13
Eye Injuries
management of traumatic hyphema in Texas, Apr pp 56-61 

F

Factor, Dennis J., Jun p 23 (photo)
Faculty, Medical
community-based medical education: two campuses, one faculty, one school, Aug pp 52-54
compensation planning in academic medicine, Aug pp 29-34
Family Practice
development of a rural training track for Texas, Aug pp 45-50
medical mismatch? market trends, lifestyle choices driving new physicians away from primary care, Jul pp 46-48
Family Violence. See Domestic Violence
Fatigue
rest for the weary: work limits to change medical training for residents and teaching hospitals, Nov pp 34-39
Fawcett, William, IV (Newsmakers), Apr p 13
Federal Trade Commission, United States
the FTC hammer: Genesis reaches deal with feds over antitrust allegations, Oct pp 32-35
Fees, Medical See also Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
analysis of workers' comp fees, Jul p 34
beware of payment schemes and bad advice (Commentary), Jan pp 11-12
a contract clause that isn't (but should be) in managed care contracts, Mar p 25
cooking up trouble: new workers' comp fee schedule leaves physicians stewing, Jul pp 29-34
defining 'fair:' attorney general asked to rule on payments to hospital-based physicians, Nov pp 44-46
full disclosure? TDI issues rules on how insurers determine physician payments, Nov pp 40-42
policy canceled: Austin physician joins growing no-insurance movement, Apr pp 44-48
the tie that binds too tightly: doctors should be wary of linking private reimbursement to Medicare, Jul pp 36-39
Feigin, Ralph D. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17 (photo), Oct p 11 (photo)
Fellowships and Scholarships
dollars for scholars: TMA scholarship program tries to increase number of minority students, Sep pp 42-45
minority scholarship fund drive set for September (Rounds), Aug p 21
Finkelman, Ross L. (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Finnegan, Maureen (Newsmakers), Aug p 9 (photo)
Fite, Diana L. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Fleming, William H., III (Newsmakers), (photo), Apr p 13
Fletcher, Thomas (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Folic Acid
blood folate levels on the Texas-Mexico border, Nov pp 58-60
Food, Fortified
blood folate levels on the Texas-Mexico border, Nov pp 58-60
Food, Genetically Modified
bon appétit: TMA panel concludes genetically modified foods are safe, Jun pp 50-52
Foot
barriers to student preventive practices during preclinical preceptorship (Commentary), Jun pp 13-14
Formularies
online formularies (MedBytes), Jan p 22
pharma-lary: pharmaceutical companies lobby for a share of state business, Jan pp 32-36
Fraser, Charles, Jr. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17 (photo)
Fraud
common fraud experienced by the elderly: findings from 1998 survey in Houston, Texas, Oct pp 46-50
judge allows discovery in HMO fraud lawsuit (Rounds), Oct pp 14-15
watch out for [mental disorder symptom] fakers (Letter), Sep p 9
Friedberg, Errol (Newsmakers), Nov p 17 (photo)
Fuentes, Francisco (Newsmakers), Sep p 15
Fungi
black mold and human illness, Nov pp 53-56
Council on Scientific Affairs says black mold and disease not linked (Rounds), Nov p 24 

G

Gaddy, Howell R., Jr., Jan p 15
Galactosemias
ethnic and gender patterns for the five congenital disorders in Texas from 1992 through 1998, Sep pp 80-86
Gant, Norman F. (Newsmakers), Jan p 15
Garcia, A. Tomas, III
Drs. Garcia, Grant join foundation board, Sep p 20
Newsmakers, Apr p 14
Garner, Lisa A. (Newsmakers), Sep p 16
Geda, Mary (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Generic Equivalency. See Therapeutic Equivalency
Genesis Physician Group
the FTC hammer: Genesis reaches deal with feds over antitrust allegations, Oct pp 32-35
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
ethnic and gender patterns for the five congenital disorders in Texas from 1992 through 1998, Sep pp 80-86
Genetic Engineering
bon appétit: TMA panel concludes genetically modified foods are safe, Jun pp 50-52
Genetics, Medical
genetic diseases (MedBytes), Jun p 29
Giesecke, Roni, Jan p 19 (photo)
Gilmer, William S. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Goldman, Stanford (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Goldstein, Joseph (Newsmakers), Dec p 15
Gonorrhea
pelvic inflammatory disease in adolescents: a review, Feb pp 36-40
Good Samaritan Law
protecting angels of mercy: volunteer physicians can face legal action, Dec pp 41-45
Gordy, Tracy R. (Newsmakers), Mar p 17
Gould, K. Lance (Newsmakers), Dec p 15
Grant, Earl L.
Drs. Garcia, Grant join foundation board, Sep p 20
Green, Gordon
Newsmakers, Apr p 13 (photo)
speaks on bioterrorism at winter conference, Feb p 20 (photo), Apr p 21 (photo)
Greenberg, Harvey (Newsmakers), Jul p 13
Gregory, R. Frederick (Newsmakers), Jan p 15 (photo)
Griffin, Robin
[emergency medical team]: there when she needed them, Mar p 37
Grimwood, Ronald E. (Newsmakers), Sep p 16
Griswold, John (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
Gross, Sheldon
Newsmakers, Dec p 16
testifies on need for tort reform, Aug p 13 (photo)
Guidelines. See Practice Guidelines
Gunby, Robert, Apr p 20 (photo) 

H

Haber, Julian (Newsmakers), Dec p 15
Hamilton, Carlos R., Jr. (Newsmakers), Jul p 13
Hancher, Tom B.
gives oath of office to Fred Merian, Jun p 20 (photo)
president's message, Mar p 69
Priscilla Ray hugs outgoing TMA president, Jun p 24 (photo)
Health
in case you missed it: summaries of recent health care findings, Jan p 25, Feb p 25, Mar p 24
declaration for health: TDH tackling public health concerns through public-private collaboration, Dec pp 47-48
survey shows young people going online for health info (Rounds), Feb pp 20-21
Health Care Delivery. See Delivery of Health Care
Health Care Surveys
prenatal HIV testing in private OB-GYN practices in Texas, May pp 50-55
Health Education See also Preventive Health Services
colon cancer: you can beat it (Healthy Ending), Apr p 68
don't procrastinate-vaccinate (Healthy Ending), Jul p 64
hepatitis C: you may have it and not even know it (Healthy Ending), May p 64
is prostate cancer screening for me? (Healthy Ending), Mar p 96
oral cancer: information to share with your patients, Aug p 25
prenatal care gives your baby a healthy start, Feb p 68
start the year off right by WATCHing your health (Healthy Ending), Jan p 72
survey shows young people going online for health info (Rounds), Feb pp 20-21
what is pertussis? (Healthy Ending), Jun p 68
Health Facilities
UT-Houston gets grant to plan for future disasters (Rounds), May p 27
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Action Plan, Sep pp 76-77
administrative requirements, Sep pp 61-62
are you a "covered entity?", Sep p 52
business associates under HIPAA, Sep pp 62-64
clean claims: what happens under HIPAA?, Sep p 24
clearinghouses, Sep pp 68-69
CME evaluation form, Sep p 78
CME information for home study program, Sep p 49
declining to release medical information and independent review (What's Happening with HIPAA), Aug pp 23-34
disclosures of protected health information, Sep pp 52-56
HIPAA glossary, Aug p 24, Sep pp 72-73
HIPAA study course included in this issue (Rounds), Sep p 19
managing medical records, Sep pp 64-66
modifications to HIPAA (What's Happening with HIPAA), Nov pp 27-28
notice of privacy practices, Sep pp 56-58
one step at a time: no need to panic ... yet (What's Happening with HIPAA), Jul pp 21-22
patient rights, Sep p 58-61
Privacy Rule, Sep pp 51-62
self-assessment for home study program, Sep pp 74-75
speaking with family and significant others, Sep p 56
steer clear of Privacy Rule penalties, Sep p 55
take the bull by the horns: a no-bull home study program, Sep pp 47-78
transaction and code set compliance, Sep pp 66-68
when protected information can be released (What's Happening with HIPAA), Dec p 24
who or what is a covered entity and why should you care (What's Happening with HIPAA), Oct pp 17-18
Health Maintenance Organizations See also Managed Care Programs
defining 'fair:' attorney general asked to rule on payments to hospital-based physicians, Nov pp 44-46
judge allows discovery in HMO fraud lawsuit (Rounds), Oct pp 14-15
Health Promotion. See Preventive Health Services
Heart Diseases. See Cardiovascular Diseases
HeartCare Partnership. See Cardiovascular Diseases
Hendler, Albert F. (Newsmakers), Dec p 15 (photo)
Hepatitis
hepatitis C: you may have it and not even know it (Healthy Ending), May p 64
a study of hepatitis A seropositivity in Dallas County, Texas, 1998 through 1999, Dec pp 50-55
Herd, James (Newsmakers), Jan p 15
Herring, J.A. (Newsmakers), Aug p 9 (photo)
Herzog, Steven P. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Hill, L. Leighton (Newsmakers), Apr p 14 (photo)
Hip Fractures
sex and ethnic differences in hip fracture-related mortality in Texas, 1990 through 1998, Dec pp 56-59
HIPAA. See Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Hispanic Americans
closing the health gap: two new initiatives combat racial, ethnic disparities in care, Jul pp 40-44
common fraud experienced by the elderly: findings from 1998 survey in Houston, Texas, Oct pp 46-50
dollars for scholars: TMA scholarship program tries to increase number of minority students, Sep pp 42-45
ethnic and gender patterns for the five congenital disorders in Texas from 1992 through 1998, Sep pp 80-86
sex and ethnic differences in hip fracture-related mortality in Texas, 1990 through 1998, Dec pp 56-59
HIV Infections
prenatal HIV testing in private OB-GYN practices in Texas, May pp 50-55
Hogue, Robert L. (Newsmakers), Oct p 11
Homer, Ladon W.
wins George T. Caldwell Award from Texas Society of Pathologists (Rounds), Mar p 22 (photo)
Homicide
increasing physician impact on the prevention of domestic violence, Jan pp 58-61
infanticide up close: reflecting on Andrea Yates (Commentary), Jun pp 11-12
Hospitals
leap or misstep? physicians concerned about employer-driven quality initiative, Apr pp 50-53
resuscitate or not? Supreme Court asked to decide who decides, Jun pp 34-37
UT-Houston gets grant to plan for future disasters (Rounds), May p 27
House of Delegates. See American Medical Association-House of Delegates; Texas Medical Association-House of Delegates
Houston, Texas
common fraud experienced by the elderly: findings from 1998 survey in Houston, Texas, Oct pp 46-50
Howard, Byron (Newsmakers), Apr p 14 (photo)
Hughes, Louis B. (Newsmakers), Aug p 9
Humana, Inc.
innovative insurance: employers are looking for lower cost, employee choices, Jun pp 46-48
online formularies (MedBytes), Jan p 22
Hunnicutt, Robert W. (Newsmakers), Jul p 13 (photo)
Hutchison, Kay Bailey, Jun p 24 (photo)
Hyer, Rex, Jan p 19 (photo)
Hypersensitivity
black mold and human illness, Nov pp 53-56
Council on Scientific Affairs says black mold and disease not linked (Rounds), Nov p 24
Hyphema
management of traumatic hyphema in Texas, Apr pp 56-61
Hypothyroidism
ethnic and gender patterns for the five congenital disorders in Texas from 1992 through 1998, Sep pp 80-86 

I

Immigration. See Emigration and Immigration
Immunization. See Vaccination
Independent Practice Associations
fed up! angry AG, physicians take legal action over unpaid claims, Apr pp 34-36
the FTC hammer: Genesis reaches deal with feds over antitrust allegations, Oct pp 32-35
Indigency. See Medical Indigency
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
ethnic and gender patterns for the five congenital disorders in Texas from 1992 through 1998, Sep pp 80-86
Infant, Premature
resuscitate or not? Supreme Court asked to decide who decides, Jun pp 34-37
Infanticide
infanticide up close: reflecting on Andrea Yates (Commentary), Jun pp 11-12
Infectious Diseases. See Communicable Diseases
Influenza Vaccine
flu shots worth it, new study says (Rounds), Oct p 15
Informed Consent
resuscitate or not? Supreme Court asked to decide who decides, Jun pp 34-37
Insurance Carriers
captive law firms: they're a trend emerging in professional liability defense, May pp 42-44
catch 22 renumbered: Texas physicians frustrated by clean claim requirements, Mar pp 48-52
fed up! angry AG, physicians take legal action over unpaid claims, Apr pp 34-36
fines, restitution don't keep health plans from delaying payments to physicians (Rounds), Oct p 14
full disclosure? TDI issues rules on how insurers determine physician payments, Nov pp 40-42
innovative insurance: employers are looking for lower cost, employee choices, Jun pp 46-48
living in fear: physicians face mounting liability insurance crisis, May pp 35-40
point of no return: restitution disappoints doctors, prompts aggressive insurers' reaction, Mar pp 42-46
state law requires insurers to cover colon screening (Rounds), Mar p 24
Insurance Claim Reporting
beware of payment schemes and bad advice (Commentary), Jan pp 11-12
catch 22 renumbered: Texas physicians frustrated by clean claim requirements, Mar pp 48-52
how clean is clean? physicians say some health insurers demand too much info for a clean claim, Sep pp 22-26
let physicians write the rules (Letter), May pp 9-10
point of no return: restitution disappoints doctors, prompts aggressive insurers' reaction, Mar pp 42-46
what happens under HIPAA?, Sep p 24
Insurance, Health See also Insurance Carriers ; Managed Care Programs ; Medicaid ; Medicare
drop all insurance (Letter), Jul pp 10-11
innovative insurance: employers are looking for lower cost, employee choices, Jun pp 46-48
no insurance-and no annual fee, Apr p 48
policy canceled: Austin physician joins growing no-insurance movement, Apr pp 44-48
state law requires insurers to cover colon screening (Rounds), Mar p 24
Insurance, Health, Reimbursement See also Insurance Claim Reporting
beware of payment schemes and bad advice (Commentary), Jan pp 11-12
bioterrorism, prompt pay issues to be featured at TMA Winter Conference (Rounds), Jan p 18
catch 22 renumbered: Texas physicians frustrated by clean claim requirements, Mar pp 48-52
a contract clause that isn't (but should be) in managed care contracts, Mar p 25
defining 'fair:' attorney general asked to rule on payments to hospital-based physicians, Nov pp 44-46
fed up! angry AG, physicians take legal action over unpaid claims, Apr pp 34-36
fines, restitution don't keep health plans from delaying payments to physicians (Rounds), Oct p 14
full disclosure? TDI issues rules on how insurers determine physician payments, Nov pp 40-42
the governor's veto of prompt pay bill and members' support of Rick Perry (Letter), Feb p 9
how clean is clean? physicians say some health insurers demand too much info for a clean claim, Sep pp 22-26
let physicians write the rules (Letter), May pp 9-10
point of no return: restitution disappoints doctors, prompts aggressive insurers' reaction, Mar pp 42-46
prompt pay panel discussion at TMA Summit 2002 (Rounds), Nov p 22-23
prompt pay: the sequel; Texas physicians preparing for another battle over late payments, Nov pp 30-32
setting the 2003 agenda: Texas physicians gird for difficult legislative session, Jan pp 46-49
TDI's promise [on prompt payment] (Rounds), Apr pp 21-22
the tie that binds too tightly: doctors should be wary of linking private reimbursement to Medicare, Jul pp 36-39
watch out for [mental disorder symptom] fakers (Letter), Sep p 9
who pays medical bills (TMA Sesquicentennial: a look back at Texas Medicine ), Nov p 29
Insurance, Liability See also Liability, Legal
captive law firms: they're a trend emerging in professional liability defense, May pp 42-44
Dr. Merian pledges to lead fight for patients, physicians (Rounds), Jun p 21
drawing a line in the sand (Commentary), Mar pp 9-10
House of Delegates addresses liability issues (Rounds), Jun pp 23-25
it could be worse, May p 39
liability crisis and future physicians (Letter), Jul pp 11-12
liability crisis registers with Texas voters (Rounds), Nov p 28
liability reform: will California's MICRA plan work for us?, Oct pp 25-29
living in fear: physicians face mounting liability insurance crisis, May pp 35-40
medical malpractice insurance (MedBytes), May p 26
reform torts now (Letter), Jun pp 9-10
Interiano, Benjamin (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Internet and World Wide Web
adolescent medicine (MedBytes), Feb p 23
bioterrorism (MedBytes), Sep p 96
cardiovascular disease guidelines and rehabilitation (MedBytes), Mar p 23
children's mental health (MedBytes), Apr p 24
e-mail medicine: patients, physicians find Internet is a valuable tool in medical care, Oct pp 41-44
genetic diseases (MedBytes), Jun p 29
innovative insurance: employers are looking for lower cost, employee choices, Jun pp 46-48
Internet prescribing requires proper goundwork, Oct p 43
medical education (MedBytes), Aug pp 19-20
medical liability reform (MedBytes), Oct p 64
medical malpractice insurance (MedBytes), May p 26
online formularies (MedBytes), Jan p 22
survey shows young people going online for health info (Rounds), Feb pp 20-21
technology's power & magic: transforming medical education, Jan pp 39-45
Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress (MedBytes), Dec p 68
West Nile Virus (MedBytes), Nov p 72
workers' comp on the Web, Jul p 31
workers' compensation (MedBytes), Jul p 19
Internship and Residency
current issues in work hours of house staff physicians (Commentary), May pp 13-15
development of a rural training track for Texas, Aug pp 45-50
residents' work hours: not a new subject (The AMA View), Nov pp 15-16
rest for the weary: work limits to change medical training for residents and teaching hospitals, Nov pp 34-39
veteran physicians have mixed feelings about shorter work hours for residents, Nov p 38
Iverson, Gregory (Newsmakers), Aug p 9 

J

Jennings, John
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar p 35
Johnson, C. Ray
TMAF gets three new board members (Rounds), Dec p 22
Johnson, Lyndon Baines
LBJ and his vision of medicine's future (Rounds), Sep p 21
Jones, Stanley C. (Newsmakers), Aug p 9
Jones, William E.
no insurance-and no annual fee, Apr p 48
Jurisprudence
captive law firms: they're a trend emerging in professional liability defense, May pp 42-44
fed up! angry AG, physicians take legal action over unpaid claims, Apr pp 34-36
the FTC hammer: Genesis reaches deal with feds over antitrust allegations, Oct pp 32-35
full disclosure? TDI issues rules on how insurers determine physician payments, Nov pp 40-42
infanticide up close: reflecting on Andrea Yates (Commentary), Jun pp 11-12
judge allows discovery in HMO fraud lawsuit (Rounds), Oct pp 14-15
living in fear: physicians face mounting liability insurance crisis, May pp 35-40
much ado about experts: medical associations try to rein in experts, tighten judges' discretion, Dec pp 30-34
point of no return: restitution disappoints doctors, prompts aggressive insurers' reaction, Mar pp 42-46
prompt pay enforcement actions, Mar p 46
resuscitate or not? Supreme Court asked to decide who decides, Jun pp 34-37
TDI consent orders and managed care contract clauses (Contract Clause of the Month), Jan p 20
the Texas Supreme Court speaks: mental health professionals have no duty to warn or protect third parties, Nov pp 61-64 

K

Kant, Andrew P. (Newsmakers), Sep p 16
Kenkel, Jeffrey (Newsmakers), May p 23
Kennedy, Bruce C. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Kercheville, Scott (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Kessler, Fred B. (Newsmakers), Aug p 9
Kidney Failure, Chronic
pharma-lary: pharmaceutical companies lobby for a share of state business, Jan pp 32-36
Kidney Neoplasms
are deaths from liver cancer, kidney cancer, and leukemia clustered in San Antonio?, Oct pp 51-56
King, Carey G., Jan p 15 (photo)
Klintmalm, Goran (Newsmakers), Jan p 15 

L

Labor, Obstetric
physicians say proposed midwifery rules put new mothers, infants at risk, Dec pp 36-39
protecting angels of mercy: volunteer physicians can face legal action, Dec pp 41-45
Lambeth, Misha
a helping hand: TMA Physician Services aids physicians in setting up practices, Jan pp 50-54 (photo)
Lane, Mark, Jun p 26 (photo)
Law and Lawsuits. See Jurisprudence ; Legislation, Drug ; Legislation, Medical
Lawyers
how much did the lawyers give [for gubernatorial race] (Letter), Nov p 9
lawyers win, patients lose [proposed competency testing] (Letter), Dec p 9
Leapfrog Group
leap or misstep? physicians concerned about employer-driven quality initiative, Apr pp 50-53
Legislation, Drug
Rx battle: Texas psychologists to push for prescriptive authority in 2003, Dec pp 26-28
take the offensive (Letter), Jul pp 9-10
Legislation, Medical See also Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) ; TEXPAC
bioterrorism, prompt pay issues to be featured at TMA Winter Conference (Rounds), Jan p 18
disciplining doctors: TSBME tries to overcome limited resources to police physicians, Apr pp 30-33
living in fear: physicians face mounting liability insurance crisis, May pp 35-40
Medicaid mess: growth in enrollment worsens funding problems, Jul pp 24-27
much ado about experts: medical associations try to rein in experts, tighten judges' discretion, Dec pp 30-34
muscling up: border physicians band together to fight for health care, Jun pp 30-33
patients' bill of rights, R.I.P.: liability stalemate dooms patient's rights legislation, Oct pp 36-38
physicians say proposed midwifery rules put new mothers, infants at risk, Dec pp 36-39
political brain drain: Legislature losing considerable expertise amid wave of retirements, Mar pp 60-62
politicizing prompt pay, Mar p 45
prompt pay panel discussion at TMA Summit 2002 (Rounds), Nov p 22-23
prompt pay: the sequel; Texas physicians preparing for another battle over late payments, Nov pp 30-32
protecting angels of mercy: volunteer physicians can face legal action, Dec pp 41-45
scope of practice perennial fight in legislature, Dec p 28
setting the 2003 agenda: Texas physicians gird for difficult legislative session, Jan pp 46-49
Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress (MedBytes), Dec p 68
Tort Reform
AMA delegates pledge resources to tort reform as physicians warn of liability crisis (Rounds), Feb pp 18-20
AMA delegates say liability reform is association's No. 1 legislative issue (Rounds), Aug pp 12-13
Dr. Merian pledges to lead fight for patients, physicians (Rounds), Jun p 21
House of Delegates addresses liability issues (Rounds), Jun pp 23-25
liability reform: we, and our patients, need it (The AMA View), Oct pp 9-10
liability reform: will California's MICRA plan work for us?, Oct pp 25-29
medical liability reform (MedBytes), Oct p 64
quality-of-care issue, Oct p 29
reform torts now (Letter), Jun pp 9-10
TMA Summit 2002 panel discussion (Rounds), Nov pp 21-22
Legislature, Texas
declaration for health: TDH tackling public health concerns through public-private collaboration, Dec pp 47-48
Medicaid mess: growth in enrollment worsens funding problems, Jul pp 24-27
political brain drain: Legislature losing considerable expertise amid wave of retirements, Mar pp 60-62
setting the 2003 agenda: Texas physicians gird for difficult legislative session, Jan pp 46-49
Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress (MedBytes), Dec p 68
Leukemia
are deaths from liver cancer, kidney cancer, and leukemia clustered in San Antonio?, Oct pp 51-56
Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute
a close call, Mar pp 39-40
Lewis, Jerry M., Feb p 15
Liability, Legal
AMA delegates pledge resources to tort reform as physicians warn of liability crisis (Rounds), Feb pp 18-20
AMA delegates say liability reform is association's No. 1 legislative issue (Rounds), Aug pp 12-13
captive law firms: they're a trend emerging in professional liability defense, May pp 42-44
Dr. Merian pledges to lead fight for patients, physicians (Rounds), Jun p 21
drawing a line in the sand (Commentary), Mar pp 9-10
the expert's tale, Dec p 33
House of Delegates addresses liability issues (Rounds), Jun pp 23-25
it could be worse, May p 39
liability crisis and future physicians (Letter), Jul pp 11-12
liability crisis registers with Texas voters (Rounds), Nov p 28
liability reform: we, and our patients, need it (The AMA View), Oct pp 9-10
liability reform: will California's MICRA plan work for us?, Oct pp 25-29
medical liability reform (MedBytes), Oct p 64
much ado about experts: medical associations try to rein in experts, tighten judges' discretion, Dec pp 30-34
patients' bill of rights, R.I.P.: liability stalemate dooms patient's rights legislation, Oct pp 36-38
professional liability problems are not new (The AMA View), May pp 21-22
protecting angels of mercy: volunteer physicians can face legal action, Dec pp 41-45
quality-of-care issue, Oct p 29
reform torts now (Letter), Jun pp 9-10
resuscitate or not? Supreme Court asked to decide who decides, Jun pp 34-37
setting the 2003 agenda: Texas physicians gird for difficult legislative session, Jan pp 46-49
TMA Summit 2002 panel discussion (Rounds), Nov pp 21-22
Library. See Texas Medical Association-Library
Licensure, Medical
disciplining doctors: TSBME tries to overcome limited resources to police physicians, Apr pp 30-33
a medical license is a matter of public trust (Commentary), Apr p 33
Lipscomb, Thomas S. (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
Liver Neoplasms
are deaths from liver cancer, kidney cancer, and leukemia clustered in San Antonio?, Oct pp 51-56
Lobbying
pharma-lary: pharmaceutical companies lobby for a share of state business, Jan pp 32-36
Lubbock, Texas
a citywide evaluation of identification of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in emergency department patients complaining of chest pain, Mar pp 82-88
TMA Foundation awards first WATCH community grant (Rounds), Aug p 18
Lynch, Edward C. (Newsmakers), Jan p 15 (photo) 

M

Malpractice See also Insurance, Liability ; Liability, Legal ; Medical Errors
captive law firms: they're a trend emerging in professional liability defense, May pp 42-44
the expert's tale, Dec p 33
incidence of malpractice cases (TMA Sesquicentennial: a look back at Texas Medicine ), May p 25
it could be worse, May p 39
living in fear: physicians face mounting liability insurance crisis, May pp 35-40
much ado about experts: medical associations try to rein in experts, tighten judges' discretion, Dec pp 30-34
protecting angels of mercy: volunteer physicians can face legal action, Dec pp 41-45
Managed Care Programs See also Insurance Claim Reporting ; Insurance, Health ; Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
Contracts
amending contracts (Contract Clause of the Month), Apr p 28
a contract clause that isn't (but should be) in managed care contracts, Mar p 25
not-so-silent PPOs (Contract Clause of the Month), Feb p 26
secured transactions (Contract Clause of the Month), May p 29
TDI consent orders and managed care contract clauses (Contract Clause of the Month), Jan p 20
online formularies (MedBytes), Jan p 22
Marks, Shirley F. (Newsmakers), Jul p 13 (photo)
Marx, Marilyn (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Mass Screening
colon cancer: you can beat it (Healthy Ending), Apr p 68
is prostate cancer screening for me? (Healthy Ending), Mar p 96
state law requires insurers to cover colon screening (Rounds), Mar p 24
treating children with acanthosis nigricans, Aug p 68
Matteson, Robert C. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Matthews, Janet
a helping hand: TMA Physician Services aids physicians in setting up practices, Jan pp 50-54 (photo)
Mattox, Kenneth L. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Maves, Michael D.
Dr. Maves named new AMA executive vice president (Rounds), Jan pp 20-21
May, William, Mar p 20 (photo)
McClusky, O. Edwin, Nov p 24 (photo)
McCulley, James (Newsmakers), Apr p 13
McGovern, John P.
TMA Foundation gets ProjectWATCH grant (Rounds), Jul pp 18-19 (photo)
McIlhaney, Joe (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
McMichael, Robert E. (Newsmakers), Aug p 9
McNew, J.T. "Lamar"
Resident and Fellow Section creates McNew award (Rounds), Dec pp 20-21
MedBytes. See Internet and World Wide Web
Medem (company)
e-mail medicine: patients, physicians find Internet is a valuable tool in medical care, Oct pp 41-44
Medicaid
budgetary problems, panel discussion at TMA Summit 2002 (Rounds), Nov p 23
Medicaid mess: growth in enrollment worsens funding problems, Jul pp 24-27
muscling up: border physicians band together to fight for health care, Jun pp 30-33
setting the 2003 agenda: Texas physicians gird for difficult legislative session, Jan pp 46-49
Medical Errors
Dr. Merian pledges to lead fight for patients, physicians (Rounds), Jun p 21-22
honesty best policy in discussing medical errors (Rounds), Apr p 22
leap or misstep? physicians concerned about employer-driven quality initiative, Apr pp 50-53
living in fear: physicians face mounting liability insurance crisis, May pp 35-40
patient safety and medical education: a partnership for the future, Aug pp 55-59
Medical Indigency
Houston DA shelves health care probe (Rounds), Feb p 22
sample medications can help those in need (Commentary), Dec pp 11-12
Medical Informatics
online informatics courses, Jan p 45
technology's power & magic: transforming medical education, Jan pp 39-45
Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA)
liability reform: will California's MICRA plan work for us?, Oct pp 25-29
Medical Records See also Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
declining to release medical information and independent review (What's Happening with HIPAA), Aug pp 23-34
disclosures of protected health information under HIPAA, Sep pp 52-56
FEMA gives money to restore medical records (Rounds), Feb pp 24-25
HIPAA Privacy Rule, Sep pp 51-62
increasing physician impact on the prevention of domestic violence, Jan pp 58-61
managing under HIPAA requirements, Sep pp 64-66
secured transactions (Contract Clause of the Month), May p 29
Medical Savings Accounts
innovative insurance: employers are looking for lower cost, employee choices, Jun pp 46-48
Medical Student Section, TMA
medical students take tobacco fight to the Web (Rounds), Jan p 21
Medical Students. See Students, Medical
Medically Underserved Area
development of a rural training track for Texas, Aug pp 45-50
Medicare
beware of payment schemes and bad advice (Commentary), Jan pp 11-12
Medicare cuts threaten patients and physicians (Rounds), Jun pp 22-23
patient care improves in Texas (Rounds), Nov p 29
the tie that binds too tightly: doctors should be wary of linking private reimbursement to Medicare, Jul pp 36-39
TMA opposition to creation of (TMA Sesquicentennial: a look back at Texas Medicine ), Jun p 28
TMF begins effort to improve Medicare preventive care (Rounds), Dec pp 19-20
what good doctors do (Commentary), Nov p 13
Mental Disorders
infanticide up close: reflecting on Andrea Yates (Commentary), Jun pp 11-12
mental illness not sinful (Letter), Nov pp 9-10
the Texas Supreme Court speaks: mental health professionals have no duty to warn or protect third parties, Nov pp 61-64
a vote for mental health (Letter), Dec pp 9-10
watch out for fakers (Letter), Sep p 9
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
children's mental health (MedBytes), Apr p 24
help for primary care physicians is available (TMA Advantage), Apr p 41
improve children's mental health (Letter), Jul p 12
mental health blues: physicians seek to focus attention, resources on children's mental health care, Apr pp 38-42
Merian, Fred
Dr. Merian becomes TMA president with pledge to lead fight for patients, physicians (Rounds), Jun pp 20-22 (photo)
opens TMA Summit 2002, Nov p 21 (photo)
pushing for change: Dr. Merian prepares to assume TMA presidency, Apr p 16-18 (photo)
Meril, Allen (Newsmakers), Aug p 9
Mexican Americans. See Hispanic Americans
Mexico. See Texas-Mexico Border
MICRA (Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act)
liability reform: will California's MICRA plan work for us?, Oct pp 25-29
Midwifery
physicians say proposed midwifery rules put new mothers, infants at risk, Dec pp 36-39
Military Medicine
House to consider membership bylaws amendment (Rounds), Jul p 17
Miller, D. Scott (Newsmakers), Sep p 16 (photo)
Minority Groups. See Ethnic Groups
Misconduct. See Professional Misconduct
Mold. See Fungi
Moore, Leslie (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
Mortality
are deaths from liver cancer, kidney cancer, and leukemia clustered in San Antonio?, Oct pp 51-56
sex and ethnic differences in hip fracture-related mortality in Texas, 1990 through 1998, Dec pp 56-59
Mosquitoes. See Culicidae
Mouth Neoplasms
oral cancer: information to share with your patients, Aug p 25
Murder. See Homicide  

N

Nahmias, Larry M. (Newsmakers), Mar p 17
Natural Disasters. See Disasters
Neal, Nancy, Jun p 21 (photo)
Negligence, Professional. See Malpractice
Neoplasms
anticancer license plates offered by TXDOT (Rounds), Apr p 27
are deaths from liver cancer, kidney cancer, and leukemia clustered in San Antonio?, Oct pp 51-56
colon cancer: you can beat it (Healthy Ending), Apr p 68
is prostate cancer screening for me? (Healthy Ending), Mar p 96
oral cancer: information to share with your patients, Aug p 25
physicians asked to help fight prostate cancer, Jun p 28
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar pp 33-34
state law requires insurers to cover colon screening (Rounds), Mar p 24
Neural Tube Defects
blood folate levels on the Texas-Mexico border, Nov pp 58-60
Ng, Yu-Tze (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Nickey, Laurance (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Nielsen, Jerri, Mar p 20 (photo)
Norman, J. Phillip
TMAF gets three new board members (Rounds), Dec p 22
Nurse Practitioners
setting the 2003 agenda: Texas physicians gird for difficult legislative session, Jan pp 46-49 

O

Obesity
stalking the no. 1 killer: Texas physicians attack cardiovascular disease on multiple fronts, Mar pp 26-30
Obstetrics
prenatal HIV testing in private OB-GYN practices in Texas, May pp 50-55
Occupational Therapy
proper prescription and monitoring of physical and occupational therapy (Commentary), May pp 17-18
Online Systems
innovative insurance: employers are looking for lower cost, employee choices, Jun pp 46-48
Ophthalmology
management of traumatic hyphema in Texas, Apr pp 56-61
Oral Neoplasms. See Mouth Neoplasms
Organized Medicine. See American Medical Association ; Texas Medical Association  

P

Pacific Life and Annuity
how clean is clean? physicians say some health insurers demand too much info for a clean claim, Sep pp 22-26
PacifiCare of Texas Inc.
fed up! angry AG, physicians take legal action over unpaid claims, Apr pp 34-36
Partin, James R. (Newsmakers), Jul p 13
Patient Rights
patients' bill of rights, R.I.P.: liability stalemate dooms patient's rights legislation, Oct pp 36-38
resuscitate or not? Supreme Court asked to decide who decides, Jun pp 34-37
Patient rights
under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Sep p 58-61
Patient-Physician Relations. See Physician-Patient Relations
Patients
a close call, Mar pp 39-40
Dr. Merian pledges to lead fight for patients, physicians (Rounds), Jun p 21-22
[emergency medical team]: there when she needed them, Mar p 37
leap or misstep? physicians concerned about employer-driven quality initiative, Apr pp 50-53
living in fear: physicians face mounting liability insurance crisis, May pp 35-40
patient safety and medical education: a partnership for the future, Aug pp 55-59
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar pp 33-40
Pearl, Gregory (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. See Adnexitis
Pertussis. See Whooping Cough
Peters, Paul (Newsmakers), Apr p 13
Pets. See Animals, Domestic
Pharmaceutical Industry. See Drug Industry
Pharmaceutical Preparations See also Prescriptions, Drug
online formularies (MedBytes), Jan p 22
pharma-lary: pharmaceutical companies lobby for a share of state business, Jan pp 32-36
research or payoff ? (Letter), May p 10
Rx battle: Texas psychologists to push for prescriptive authority in 2003, Dec pp 26-28
sample medications can help those in need (Commentary), Dec pp 11-12
trust the doctor's judgment (Letter), Mar p 13
Pharmacies
new pharmacy rules effective on June 1 (Rounds), Jul pp 17-18
take the offensive (Letter), Jul pp 9-10
Phenylketonurias
ethnic and gender patterns for the five congenital disorders in Texas from 1992 through 1998, Sep pp 80-86
Phosphorus
pharma-lary: pharmaceutical companies lobby for a share of state business, Jan pp 32-36
Physical Education and Training
Education Board to require physical education (Rounds), Mar p 22
Physical Examinations
new forms for athletic physicals (Letter), Jul p 9
Physical Fitness
Education Board to require physical education (Rounds), Mar p 22
Physical Therapy Techniques
proper prescription and monitoring of physical and occupational therapy (Commentary), May pp 17-18
Physician Misconduct. See Professional Misconduct
Physician Services. See Texas Medical Association-Physician Services
Physician Shortage Area. See Medically Underserved Area
Physician-Patient Relations
e-mail medicine: patients, physicians find Internet is a valuable tool in medical care, Oct pp 41-44
the Texas Supreme Court speaks: mental health professionals have no duty to warn or protect third parties, Nov pp 61-64
Physicians
building bridges where they matter (From Your President), Apr p 9
competence of. See Clinical competence
current issues in work hours of house staff physicians (Commentary), May pp 13-15
disciplining doctors: TSBME tries to overcome limited resources to police physicians, Apr pp 30-33
Drafting of physicians for Vietnam War (TMA Sesquicentennial: a look back at Texas Medicine ), Jul p 18
get rid of bad doctors (Letter), Jun p 9
increasing physician impact on the prevention of domestic violence, Jan pp 58-61
a medical license is a matter of public trust (Commentary), Apr p 33
protecting angels of mercy: volunteer physicians can face legal action, Dec pp 41-45
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar pp 33-40
what good doctors do (Commentary), Nov p 13
Physicians Benevolent Fund
PBF helps medical families through crises (Rounds), Dec p 19
Physicians, Family
medical mismatch? market trends, lifestyle choices driving new physicians away from primary care, Jul pp 46-48
Pierce, Bobby
UT honors teacher who won TMA award (Rounds), Feb p 25
Politics
Abbott, Sharp receive TEXPAC endorsement (Rounds), Jan p 18-19
the big 4-0: TEXPAC celebrates a milestone anniversary, May pp 45-48
filling out the lineup: TEXPAC-backed candidates could have major impact on 2003 health care debate, Sep pp 36-40
the governor's veto of prompt pay bill and members' support of Rick Perry (Letter), Feb p 9
how much did the lawyers give [for gubernatorial race] (Letter), Nov p 9
pharma-lary: pharmaceutical companies lobby for a share of state business, Jan pp 32-36
political brain drain: Legislature losing considerable expertise amid wave of retirements, Mar pp 60-62
TEXPAC-backed candidates score victories in Republican, Democratic primaries (Rounds), May pp 24-25
winter conference mixes politics, prompt pay, bioterrorism, patient communications, Apr p 20-21
Practice Guidelines
cardiovascular disease guidelines and rehabilitation (MedBytes), Mar p 23
Practice Management, Medical
a helping hand: TMA Physician Services aids physicians in setting up practices, Jan pp 50-54
living in fear: physicians face mounting liability insurance crisis, May pp 35-40
need help with your practice? (TMA Advantage), Jan p 53
no insurance-and no annual fee, Apr p 48
policy canceled: Austin physician joins growing no-insurance movement, Apr pp 44-48
Prairie View A&M University
define 'enough:' TMA questions the need for new medical schools, Mar pp 54-58
Preceptorship
barriers to student preventive practices during preclinical preceptorship (Commentary), Jun pp 13-14
Preferred Provider Organizations
innovative insurance: employers are looking for lower cost, employee choices, Jun pp 46-48
not-so-silent PPOs (Contract Clause of the Month), Feb p 26
Pregnancy See also Delivery, Obstetric
prenatal care gives your baby a healthy start, Feb p 68
prenatal HIV testing in private OB-GYN practices in Texas, May pp 50-55
Prescriptions, Drug See also Pharmaceutical Preparations
Dr. Merian pledges to lead fight for patients, physicians (Rounds), Jun p 21-22
Internet prescribing requires proper goundwork, Oct p 43
new pharmacy rules effective on June 1 (Rounds), Jul pp 17-18
Rx battle: Texas psychologists to push for prescriptive authority in 2003, Dec pp 26-28
sample medications can help those in need (Commentary), Dec pp 11-12
take the offensive (Letter), Jul pp 9-10
we must work together [prescribing by psychologists] (The AMA View), Dec p 13
Prescriptions, Non-Drug
proper prescription and monitoring of physical and occupational therapy (Commentary), May pp 17-18
Preskitt, John (Newsmakers), Apr p 13, Dec p 16
Preventive Health Services See also Health Education
CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health)
CATCH catches on in Lubbock (Rounds), Feb p 21
stalking the no. 1 killer: Texas physicians attack cardiovascular disease on multiple fronts, Mar pp 26-30
what's the CATCH: changing children's lifestyle behavior, Mar pp 29-30
Project WATCH
Education Board to require physical education (Rounds), Mar p 22
start the year off right by WATCHing your health (Healthy Ending), Jan p 72
TMA Foundation awards first WATCH community grant (Rounds), Aug p 18
TMA Foundation gets ProjectWATCH grant (Rounds), Jul pp 18-19
TMA Foundation awards public health grants (Rounds), Dec pp 21-22
TMA Stroke Project offers free CME, Aug p 21
TMF begins effort to improve Medicare preventive care (Rounds), Dec pp 19-20
Primary Health Care
medical mismatch? market trends, lifestyle choices driving new physicians away from primary care, Jul pp 46-48
setting the 2003 agenda: Texas physicians gird for difficult legislative session, Jan pp 46-49
Pringle, Peggy
a helping hand: TMA Physician Services aids physicians in setting up practices, Jan pp 50-54 (photo)
Privacy of Patient Data. See Confidentiality ; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Professional Misconduct
disciplining doctors: TSBME tries to overcome limited resources to police physicians, Apr pp 30-33
get rid of bad doctors (Letter), Jun p 9
Professional Practice
beware of payment schemes and bad advice (Commentary), Jan pp 11-12
building bridges where they matter (From Your President), Apr p 9
disciplining doctors: TSBME tries to overcome limited resources to police physicians, Apr pp 30-33
the irony of democracy (The AMA View), Jul p 6
a medical license is a matter of public trust (Commentary), Apr p 33
no insurance-and no annual fee, Apr p 48
policy canceled: Austin physician joins growing no-insurance movement, Apr pp 44-48
Project WATCH. See Preventive Health Services
Prompt Pay. See Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
Prostate-Specific Antigen
is prostate cancer screening for me? (Healthy Ending), Mar p 96
Prostatic Neoplasms
is prostate cancer screening for me? (Healthy Ending), Mar p 96
physicians asked to help fight prostate cancer, Jun p 28
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar pp 33-34
Psychology
Rx battle: Texas psychologists to push for prescriptive authority in 2003, Dec pp 26-28
we must work together [prescribing by psychologists] (The AMA View), Dec p 13
Psychotherapy
the Texas Supreme Court speaks: mental health professionals have no duty to warn or protect third parties, Nov pp 61-64
Psychotic Disorders
infanticide up close: reflecting on Andrea Yates (Commentary), Jun pp 11-12
Public Health See also Health Education ; Preventive Health Services
are we prepared for bioterrorism?, Jan pp 26-30
bioterrorism fears: Texas prepares for an attack that could kill thousands, Sep pp 28-34
blood folate levels on the Texas-Mexico border, Nov pp 58-60
bon appétit: TMA panel concludes genetically modified foods are safe, Jun pp 50-52
closing the health gap: two new initiatives combat racial, ethnic disparities in care, Jul pp 40-44
declaration for health: TDH tackling public health concerns through public-private collaboration, Dec pp 47-48
improved partnerships (Rounds), Apr p 23
muscling up: border physicians band together to fight for health care, Jun pp 30-33
San Antonio conference to address health issues (Rounds), May p 27
short on shots: vaccine shortages making a bad situation worse, May pp 30-32
TMA Foundation awards public health grants (Rounds), Dec pp 21-22
West Nile arrives: health officials develop plan to deal with mosquito-borne virus, Nov pp 48-51
West Nile virus prevention and reporting, Nov p 50
Public Relations
building bridges where they matter (From Your President), Apr p 9 

Q

Quality Assurance, Health Care
disciplining doctors: TSBME tries to overcome limited resources to police physicians, Apr pp 30-33
leap or misstep? physicians concerned about employer-driven quality initiative, Apr pp 50-53
Medicare patient care improves in Texas (Rounds), Nov p 29
quality-of-care issue in liability reform, Oct p 29
what good doctors do (Commentary), Nov p 13
Quenzer, Fred A., Jr., Apr p 14 

R

Ram, C. Venkata (Newsmakers), Mar p 17
Ratliff, Bill, Nov p 21 (photo)
Ray, Priscilla, Jun p 24 (photo)
Read, Don R. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Reddy, Guru T. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Redrow, Mark (Newsmakers), Dec p 15
Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC). See Academic Medical Centers
Rehabilitation
cardiovascular disease guidelines and rehabilitation (MedBytes), Mar p 23
Reimbursement Mechanisms. See Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
Renagel
pharma-lary: pharmaceutical companies lobby for a share of state business, Jan pp 32-36
Research
in case you missed it: summaries of recent health care findings, Jan p 25, Feb p 25, Mar p 24
research or payoff ? (Letter), May p 10
Residency. See Internship and Residency
Residents and Fellow Section, TMA
resident, fellow section creates McNew award (Rounds), Dec pp 20-21
Resuscitation
resuscitate or not? Supreme Court asked to decide who decides, Jun pp 34-37
Rickettsia typhi
ownership of cats or dogs does not increase exposure to Rickettsia typhi, Jun pp 56-57
Riley, William (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Risk Factors
adolescent substance use and abuse: current issues, Feb pp 31-35
a citywide evaluation of identification of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in emergency department patients complaining of chest pain, Mar pp 82-88
pelvic inflammatory disease in adolescents: a review, Feb pp 36-40
Rivera, Victor M. (Newsmakers), Mar p 17
Robin, Sidney T.
policy canceled: Austin physician joins growing no-insurance movement, Apr pp 44-48
Rodriguez, Melita "Gigi"
wins teaching award (Rounds), Jun p 25
Rodriguez, Shelley Sekula, Feb p 15 (photo)
Rohack, Jim (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
Rural Health
development of a rural training track for Texas, Aug pp 45-50
Rylander, Carole Keeton, Nov p 23 (photo) 

S

Safety
Dr. Merian pledges to lead fight for patients, physicians (Rounds), Jun p 21-22
increasing physician impact on the prevention of domestic violence, Jan pp 58-61
living in fear: physicians face mounting liability insurance crisis, May pp 35-40
patient safety and medical education: a partnership for the future, Aug pp 55-59
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
compensation planning in academic medicine, Aug pp 29-34
Sanchez, Eduardo, Feb p 20 (photo), Apr p 21
Sanchez, Tony, Nov p 22 (photo)
Schilling, Helen M. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Schmidt, David R. (Newsmakers), Aug p 9
Scholarships. See Fellowships and Scholarships
Schools, Medical See also Education, Medical
compensation planning in academic medicine, Aug pp 29-34
define 'enough:' TMA questions the need for new medical schools, Mar pp 54-58
state funding of academic medical centers in Texas: where does graduate medical education fit?, Aug pp 36-43
technology's power & magic: transforming medical education, Jan pp 39-45
Schydlower, Manuel (Newsmakers), Feb p 15
Screening. See Mass Screening
Selden, Audrey, Feb p 20 (photo), Apr p 21 (photo)
Sex
ethnic and gender patterns for the five congenital disorders in Texas from 1992 through 1998, Sep pp 80-86
sex and ethnic differences in hip fracture-related mortality in Texas, 1990 through 1998, Dec pp 56-59
Sex Offenses
disciplining doctors: TSBME tries to overcome limited resources to police physicians, Apr pp 30-33
PHR committee helps doctors with sexual boundary problems (TMA Advantage), Apr p 32
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
pelvic inflammatory disease in adolescents: a review, Feb pp 36-40
prenatal HIV testing in private OB-GYN practices in Texas, May pp 50-55
Shah, K. T. (Newsmakers), May p 23
Sharp, John
Abbott, Sharp receive TEXPAC endorsement (Rounds), Jan p 18-19
speaks at TMA Summit 2002, Nov p 22 (photo)
Shepherd, James, Jan p 15
Sherrer, Gary, Sep p 18 (photo)
Sick Building Syndrome
black mold and human illness, Nov pp 53-56
Skolnick, Alan W. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Sleep Deprivation
current issues in work hours of house staff physicians (Commentary), May pp 13-15
rest for the weary: work limits to change medical training for residents and teaching hospitals, Nov pp 34-39
Smallpox
anthrax, smallpox high on bioterrorism threat list, Sep p 33
panel recommends no mass vaccination for smallpox, Sep p 31
smallpox: mass vaccinations or not?, Jun pp 43-44
smallpox still a danger (Letter), Nov pp 10-11
Smith, Alice (Newsmakers), Dec p 15
Smoking
medical students take tobacco fight to the Web (Rounds), Jan p 21
protecting our children from tobacco and alcohol (The AMA View), Feb pp 11-12
report on smoking as health hazard (TMA Sesquicentennial: a look back at Texas Medicine ), Oct p 15
Snyder, Ned, III, (Newsmakers), Nov p 17 (photo)
Snyder, Rush A., Jr. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Solis, Ricardo
a helping hand: TMA Physician Services aids physicians in setting up practices, Jan pp 50-54 (photo)
Special Purpose Exam (SPEX)
are you competent? TSBME takes a step toward mandating physician proficiency exams, Oct p 23
Specialties, Medical
medical mismatch? market trends, lifestyle choices driving new physicians away from primary care, Jul pp 46-48
Spit Tobacco Prevention Network (STOPN)
anti-spit tobacco effort seeks physician volunteers (Rounds), Jan p 29
Sports
new forms for athletic physicals (Letter), Jul p 9
performance-enhancing substances in adolescent athletes, Feb pp 41-46
Stachybotrys
black mold and human illness, Nov pp 53-56
Council on Scientific Affairs says black mold and disease not linked (Rounds), Nov p 24
Stal, Samuel (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
State Medicine
LBJ and his vision of medicine's future (Rounds), Sep p 21
Stephenson, Betty
Newsmakers, Jan p 15
receives Distinguished Service Award, Jun p 24 (photo)
Stone, Marvin J. (Newsmakers), Sep p 16
Strate, Susan M.
TMAF gets three new board members (Rounds), Dec p 22 (photo)
Stroke. See Cerebrovascular Disorders
Students, Medical See also Education, Medical
Angelica, Traci, named Student Member of the Year (Rounds), Jun p 25
barriers to student preventive practices during preclinical preceptorship (Commentary), Jun pp 13-14
dollars for scholars: TMA scholarship program tries to increase number of minority students, Sep pp 42-45
med students to vie in Antibiotic Bowl (Rounds), Dec p 22
medical mismatch? market trends, lifestyle choices driving new physicians away from primary care, Jul pp 46-48
medical students take tobacco fight to the Web (Rounds), Jan p 21
minority scholarship fund drive set for September (Rounds), Aug p 21
technology's power & magic: transforming medical education, Jan pp 39-45
Suarez, Philip
presents grant from Blue Cross to TMA Foundation, Jun p 26 (photo)
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar pp 34-35
Substance Abuse See also Doping in Sports
adolescent substance use and abuse: current issues, Feb pp 31-35
Surveys. See Health Care Surveys
Suter, Robert E. (Newsmakers), Mar p 17
Sutton, Beth H. (Newsmakers), Apr p 13
Sutton, Philip G. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14

T

Talking Book Program
Talking Book Week observed Sept. 22-28 (Rounds), Sep p 20
Tarasoff Principle. See Duty to Warn
Taxes
setting the 2003 agenda: Texas physicians gird for difficult legislative session, Jan pp 46-49
Taylor, Mark (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Teaching
teaching awards honor science educators (Rounds), Oct p 15
UT honors teacher (Bobby Pierce) who won TMA award (Rounds), Feb p 25
Technology
technology's power & magic: transforming medical education, Jan pp 39-45
Teenagers. See Adolescence
Telemedicine
telemedicine not needed (Letter), Feb p 9
Tenery, Robert M. (Newsmakers), Jan p 15
Terrorism. See Bioterrorism
Texas Alliance for Patient Access (TAPA)
liability reform: will California's MICRA plan work for us?, Oct pp 26-29
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Dickey, Nancy, to head A&M Health Science Center (Rounds), Jan p 25
technology's power & magic: transforming medical education, Jan pp 39-45
Texas Association of Business
Dr. Merian pledges to lead fight for patients, physicians (Rounds), Jun p 20-21
Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce (TABCC)
building bridges where they matter (From Your President), Apr p 9
get rid of bad doctors (Letter), Jun p 9
Texas Department of Health
bioterrorism fears: Texas prepares for an attack that could kill thousands, Sep pp 28-34
declaration for health: TDH tackling public health concerns through public-private collaboration, Dec pp 47-48
pharma-lary: pharmaceutical companies lobby for a share of state business, Jan pp 32-36
Texas Department of Insurance
catch 22 renumbered: Texas physicians frustrated by clean claim requirements, Mar pp 48-52
defining 'fair:' attorney general asked to rule on payments to hospital-based physicians, Nov pp 44-46
fed up! angry AG, physicians take legal action over unpaid claims, Apr pp 34-36
full disclosure? TDI issues rules on how insurers determine physician payments, Nov pp 40-42
how clean is clean? physicians say some health insurers demand too much info for a clean claim, Sep pp 22-26
point of no return: restitution disappoints doctors, prompts aggressive insurers' reaction, Mar pp 42-46
TDI's promise [on prompt payment] (Rounds), Apr pp 21-22
Texas Medical Association
Action
Action goes electronic starting in January (Rounds), Dec p 19
publication of newsletter announced (TMA Sesquicentennial), Dec p 22
Annual Report: "America's best medical society," Mar pp 69-79
Conferences
bioterrorism, prompt pay issues to be featured at TMA Winter Conference (Rounds), Jan p 18
liability reform, prompt pay, bioterrorism highlight Summit 2002 (Rounds), Sep pp 18-19
TMA strategic priorities are focus of September summit, Aug pp 16-17
TMA Summit 2002 writes the game plan for dealing with major health care issues (Rounds), Nov pp 20-23
TMA Summit to focus on association's strategic priorities (Rounds), Jul pp 16-17, Sep p 19
TMA to mark sesquicentennial with events, annual winter conference (Rounds), Dec p 18
winter conference mixes politics, prompt pay, bioterrorism, patient communications (Rounds), Apr pp 20-23
winter conference to feature bioterrorism, prompt pay (Rounds), Feb p 20
get rid of bad doctors (Letter), Jun p 9
House of Delegates
addresses liability issues (Rounds), Jun pp 23-25
to consider membership bylaws amendment (Rounds), Jul p 17
leaders chosen (Rounds), Jun pp 24-25
resolutions approved (Rounds), Nov p 24
Library
joins TexShare Program (Rounds), Jul p 19
lists bioterrorism materials and Internet resources (Rounds), Sep p 34
offers electronic resources on TMA Web site (Rounds), Mar pp 21-22
offers new service subscription package (Rounds), Jan pp 24-25
TMA's e-resources service receives good reviews (Rounds), May p 25
Medical Student Section
medical students take tobacco fight to the Web (Rounds), Jan p 21
Membership
House to consider bylaws amendment (Rounds), Jul p 17
Officers
Bailey, Charles W., Jr., named president-elect, Jun pp 25-26 (photo)
Blasingame, Francis James Levi (Bing), former TMA president dies (Rounds), Jan p 21
Brindley, George Valter, Jr., former TMA president dies, Sep p 19-20
leaders chosen by House of Delegates (Rounds), Jun pp 24-25
Merian, Fred
Dr. Merian becomes TMA president (Rounds), Jun pp 20-22 (photo)
prepares to assume TMA presidency, Apr p 16-18 (photo)
perception versus reality (Letter), May p 10
Physician Services
a helping hand: TMA Physician Services aids physicians in setting up practices, Jan pp 50-54
need help with your practice? (TMA Advantage), Jan p 53
Physicians Benevolent Fund
PBF helps medical families through crises (Rounds), Dec p 19
Residents and Fellow Section
resident, fellow section creates McNew award (Rounds), Dec pp 20-21
Sesquicentennial: a look back at Texas Medicine (Rounds)
acceptance of African-American physicians in TMA, Aug p 21
Action newsletter announced, Dec p 22
drafting of physicians for Vietnam War, Jul p 18
LBJ and his vision of medicine's future, Sep p 21
malpractice cases, May p 25
Medicare Law, Jun p 28
report on smoking as health hazard, Oct p 15
who pays medical bills, Nov p 29
Sesquicentennial Events
January party to celebrate TMA's sesquicentennial (Rounds), Nov pp 28-29
TMA to mark sesquicentennial with events, annual winter conference (Rounds), Dec p 18
TexMed 2002
April in Dallas: physicians to gather at the Adam's Mark Hotel for TexMed 2002 (Rounds), Mar pp 20-21
TexMed 2002 offers educational, fun-filled trip to 'Big D,' Apr pp 26-27
Web Site. See Internet and World Wide Web
Texas Medical Association Foundation
awards first WATCH community grant (Rounds), Aug p 18
awards public health grants (Rounds), Dec pp 21-22
Baum, Alan C., and Sandy Currie join TMAF board (Rounds), Jan p 24
Foundation gala scheduled for April 19 in Dallas (Rounds), Mar p 21
Garcia, Tomas and Earl L. Grant join foundation board (Rounds), Sep p 20
receives grants from Texas donors (Rounds), Feb p 22
Strate, Susan M., J. Phillip Norman, and C. Ray Johnson named to board (Rounds), Dec p 22
TMA Foundation gets ProjectWATCH grant (Rounds), Jul pp 18-19 (photo)
Texas Medical Center, Houston
FEMA gives money to restore medical records (Rounds), Feb pp 24-25
Texas Medical Foundation
TMF begins effort to improve Medicare preventive care (Rounds), Dec pp 19-20
Texas-Mexico Border
blood folate levels on the Texas-Mexico border, Nov pp 58-60
muscling up: border physicians band together to fight for health care, Jun pp 30-33
San Antonio conference to address health issues (Rounds), May p 27
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
are you competent? TSBME takes a step toward mandating physician proficiency exams, Oct pp 20-23
disciplining doctors: TSBME tries to overcome limited resources to police physicians, Apr pp 30-33
lawyers win, patients lose [proposed competency testing] (Letter), Dec p 9
quality-of-care issue in liability reform, Oct p 29
thanks TSBME [for competency exams] (Letter), Dec p 9
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
define 'enough:' TMA questions the need for new medical schools, Mar pp 54-58
technology's power & magic: transforming medical education, Jan pp 39-45
Texas Workers' Compensation Commission (TWCC). See Workers' Compensation
TexMed 2002. See Texas Medical Association-TexMed 2002
TEXPAC
Abbott, Sharp receive TEXPAC endorsement (Rounds), Jan p 18-19
the big 4-0: TEXPAC celebrates a milestone anniversary, May pp 45-48
filling out the lineup: TEXPAC-backed candidates could have major impact on 2003 health care debate, Sep pp 36-40
protect your patients and profession-join TEXPAC!, May p 47
TEXPAC-backed candidates score victories in Republican, Democratic primaries (Rounds), May pp 24-25
winter conference mixes politics, prompt pay, bioterrorism, patient communications, Apr p 20-21
Therapeutic Equivalency
new pharmacy rules effective on June 1 (Rounds), Jul pp 17-18
take the offensive (Letter), Jul pp 9-10
Tobacco
anti-spit tobacco effort seeks physician volunteers (Rounds), Jan p 29
medical students take tobacco fight to the Web (Rounds), Jan p 21
protecting our children from tobacco and alcohol (The AMA View), Feb pp 11-12
Todd, Susan, Jun p 21 (photo)
Tonn, Melissa D. (Newsmakers), Mar p 17
Torres, Elizabeth (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Torres, Natacha
minority scholarship fund drive set for September (Rounds), Aug p 21
receives 2002 TMA Minority Scholarship Award, Jun p 23 (photo)
Tort Reform. See Legislation, Medical ; Liability, Legal
Tunnell, Gary L. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
Typhus, Endemic, Flea-Borne
ownership of cats or dogs does not increase exposure to Rickettsia typhi, Jun pp 56-57 

U

United Healthcare
online formularies (MedBytes), Jan p 22
United States Congress
Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress (MedBytes), Dec p 68
United States Federal Trade Commission
the FTC hammer: Genesis reaches deal with feds over antitrust allegations, Oct pp 32-35
United States-Mexico Border. See Texas-Mexico Border
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth
define 'enough:' TMA questions the need for new medical schools, Mar pp 54-58
technology's power & magic: transforming medical education, Jan pp 39-45
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
technology's power & magic: transforming medical education, Jan pp 39-45
UT-Houston gets grant to plan for future disasters (Rounds), May p 27
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
community-based medical education: two campuses, one faculty, one school, Aug pp 52-54
University of Texas Medical Branch
technology's power & magic: transforming medical education, Jan pp 39-45
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
technology's power & magic: transforming medical education, Jan pp 39-45 

V

Vaccination
an analysis of the reactivity of vaccines administered in Texas from 1991 through 1999, Jul pp 50-54
don't procrastinate-vaccinate (Healthy Ending), Jul p 64
flu shots worth it, new study says (Rounds), Oct p 15
ImmTrac system (Rounds), Nov p 23
panel recommends no mass vaccination for smallpox, Sep p 31
persistent pertussis: poor vaccination rates, waning immunity cause its resurgence, Jun pp 38-42
regulations contribute to vaccine shortage (Letter), Jul p 10
short on shots: vaccine shortages making a bad situation worse, May pp 30-32
smallpox: mass vaccinations or not?, Jun pp 43-44
smallpox still a danger (Letter), Nov pp 10-11
Vanzant, Robert C. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Violence
the Texas Supreme Court speaks: mental health professionals have no duty to warn or protect third parties, Nov pp 61-64
Volunteer Protection Act of 1997
protecting angels of mercy: volunteer physicians can face legal action, Dec pp 41-45
von Eschenbach, Andrew C.
Dr. von Eschenbach to head National Cancer Institute, Feb p 24 (photo)
Votteler, Theodore Paul (Newsmakers), Jun p 17 

W

Wakefield, Peggy L. (Newsmakers), May p 23
Walsh, Nicolas E. (Newsmakers), Jun p 18
Watters, Bill (Newsmakers), Aug p 9
Weiner, Joslyn B. (Newsmakers), Dec p 15 (photo)
Wentworth, Jeff, Jan p 19 (photo)
West Nile Virus
West Nile arrives: health officials develop plan to deal with mosquito-borne virus, Nov pp 48-51
West Nile Virus (MedBytes), Nov p 72
West Nile virus prevention and reporting, Nov p 50
Wheeler-Hall, Karen
wins teaching award (Rounds), Jun p 25
Whitaker, Jack
sick doctors: Texas physicians find themselves on the wrong end of the IV, Mar pp 33-34
White, Gary (Newsmakers), Apr p 13
Whittlesey, Dee, Jun p 26 (photo)
Whooping Cough
diagnosing pertussis, Jun p 41
persistent pertussis: poor vaccination rates, waning immunity cause its resurgence, Jun pp 38-42
what is pertussis? (Healthy Ending), Jun p 68
Wildrick, David
a close call, Mar pp 39-40 (photo)
Wilen, Saul B. (Newsmakers), Oct p 11, Nov p 17
Willens, Mitchell L. (Newsmakers), Apr p 13, Nov p 17, Dec p 16
Willerson, James T. (Newsmakers), Jun p 18
Williams, Josie
on AMA House of Delegates reference committee, Feb p 19 (photo)
receives C. Frank Webber Award (Rounds), Jun p 25
Williams, Sheryl L. (Newsmakers), Nov p 17 (photo)
Work Schedule Tolerance
current issues in work hours of house staff physicians (Commentary), May pp 13-15
rest for the weary: work limits to change medical training for residents and teaching hospitals, Nov pp 34-39
Workers' Compensation
analysis of workers' comp fees, Jul p 34
cooking up trouble: new workers' comp fee schedule leaves physicians stewing, Jul pp 29-34
the irony of democracy (The AMA View), Jul p 6
look what happened in Nevada (Letter), Sep pp 9-10
workers' compensation information (MedBytes), Jul p 19
World Insurance
how clean is clean? physicians say some health insurers demand too much info for a clean claim, Sep pp 22-26
World Wide Web. See Internet and World Wide Web
Wright, David (Newsmakers), Oct p 11
Wynn, Susan Rudd, Jun p 23 (photo), Nov p 22 (photo)

Y

Yancey, Clyde (Newsmakers), Nov p 17 (photo)
Yates, Andrea
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