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A

Abernathy, E. Maxey (Newsmakers), Jul p 15 (photo)
Acosta, Carlos (Newsmakers), Feb p 17
Activism

physician activism needed (Letter), Jan p 11

Acupuncture

try hypnotherapy and acupuncture [for smoking cessation] (Letter), Apr pp 9-10

Adolescence

hepatitis B and C among adolescents at an STD clinic on the US-Mexico border, Oct pp 52-56
Medicaid available to youths leaving foster care (Rounds), Dec p 20

Advance Directives

making wishes come true (Healthy Ending), Aug p 80

Advertising

truth in advertising: physicians question insurers' marketing tactics, Apr pp 48-52

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AHRQ guide helps deliver clinical preventive services (Rounds), Dec p 15

Alcoholism

UT-San Antonio joins alcoholism study (Rounds), May p 26

Aliens, Undocumented. See Emigration and Immigration

Allison, Joel

new members join foundation board, Jun pp 22-23

Alpern, Robert (Newsmakers), Apr p 15 (photo)

Alternative Medicine

asking the right questions: medical students learn to treat patients, not just diseases, Apr pp 54-57
complementary therapies for cancer patients: what works, what doesn't, and how to know the difference, Feb pp 68-73
try hypnotherapy and acupuncture [for smoking cessation] (Letter), Apr pp 9-10
use of alternative and complementary therapies for pediatric asthma, Jun pp 64-68

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease: recent advances in etiology, diagnosis and management, Dec pp 50-58
Web sites about (MedBytes), Dec p 16

Ambulatory Care

observation or inpatient? how to determine when outpatient observation is appropriate, Oct pp 46-48

American Medical Association

AMA endorses new ethics code, federation structure (Rounds), Feb p 21
Berry, Phil H., receives AMA's Benjamin Rush Award, Feb p 21 (photo)
Board of Trustees
Anderson sues trustees, Aug p 23
Dr. Jim Rohack elected to AMA Board of Trustees (Rounds), Aug pp 22-23 (photo)

House of Delegates actions during 150th annual meeting (Rounds), Aug pp 22-24
five Texas resolutions adopted, Aug p 23

maybe AMA should be more like TMA (Commentary), Nov pp 9-10
TMA Delegates. See Texas Medical Association -- Delegates to AMA

Americans with Disabilities Act

lawsuit using ADA challenge settled as jury considers verdict (Rounds), Jan p 22

Anderson, E. Ratcliffe

AMA Executive Vice President speaks at winter conference, May p 21 (photo)
Anderson sues AMA trustees, Aug p 23

Anderson, Lee S. (Newsmakers), Aug p 19

Animal Diseases

evaluating rabies exposure, Apr pp 60-63

Annual Session. See Texas Medical Association-TexMed 2001

Anorexia

symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

Antibiotic Resistance

a dose of advice about antibiotics (Healthy Ending), Mar p 84
judicious use of antibiotics: TMA's public health priorities, Jun p 43

Anxiety

symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

Arbitrating. See Negotiating

Arnett, Frank C., Jr. (Newsmakers), Sep p 19

Asthma

use of alternative and complementary therapies for pediatric asthma, Jun pp 64-68

Attorneys

turning the tables: bill would give physicians recourse against frivolous lawsuits, Apr pp 28-32

Automobile Driving

safety council says cell phones distracting [while driving] (Rounds), Oct pp 15-16

Awards and Prizes

Berry, Phil H., receives AMA's Benjamin Rush Award, Feb p 21 (photo)
Burross, D. Clifford, receives Young-at-Heart Award, Jul p 21 (photo)
Davis, Milton V., receives TMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Jul pp 20-21 (photo)
Excellence in Science Teaching awards presented, Jul p 21 (photo)
Medical Student Section awards (Rounds), Jul p 21 (photo)
Perez, Maya, receives second TMA Minority Scholarship Award, Jul p 22 (photo)
Tarrant County program receives TMAF award (Rounds), Nov p 20
Texas Medicine's Best awards presented at TMA Summit 2001, Nov p 16 (photo)
Wynn, Susan Rudd, receives C. Frank Webber, MD Award, Jul p 21 (photo)

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B

Baker, Mark A. (Newsmakers), Aug p 19

Bankruptcy

creditor hotline, Oct p 26
IPA's financial problems may leave physicians out of luck, Oct pp 24-29
signs of trouble should prompt [physician] action, Oct p 27
Web sites on bankruptcy (MedBytes), Oct p 17

Barad, Ashis, May p 22 (photo)

Barnett, Stephen (Newsmakers), Oct p 11

Bartos, Justin V. (Newsmakers), Oct p 11 (photo)

Baum, Elmer (Newsmakers), Sep p 19

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Baylor researchers examine high blood pressure data (Rounds), Oct p 19
immeasurable losses: Baylor and UT-Houston lose more than animals and equipment, Sep pp 58-62

Beasley, R. Palmer (Newsmakers), Jun p 13

Beaudet, Arthur L. (Newsmakers), Oct p 11

Becker, Philip A. (Newsmakers), Jan p 20

Beglis, David M. (Newsmakers), Jul p 15

Behrens, Kenyon (Newsmakers), Sep p 19

Berry, Phil H., Jr.

Newsmaker, Jan p 19 (photo); Oct p 11 (photo)
receives AMA's Benjamin Rush Award, Feb p 21 (photo)

Berthelsen, Spencer R. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13

Bioterrorism

bioterrorism applications of telemedicine, Dec p 46
Disease Prevention News offers public health news (Rounds), Nov p 25
Web sites on bioterrorism (MedBytes), Nov p 22

Blanck, Ronald (Newsmakers), Sep p 19 (photo)

Blood Pressure

Baylor researchers examine high blood pressure data (Rounds), Oct p 19

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Blue Cross blues: physicians worried about new attitude, Mar pp 31-36

Bomer, Elton

Texas Department of Health: business practices evaluation, Dec p 40

Bonner, Jack W., III (Newsmakers), May p 13

Boone, Timothy B. (Newsmakers), Feb p 17 (photo)

Border Health. See United States-Mexico Border

Boston, Don (Newsmakers), Apr p 15

Bowden, Charles L. (Newsmakers), Oct p 11

Breast Neoplasms

breast cancer: screening and early detection, Feb pp 74-78

Brunicardi, Charles

surviving the flood: Houston's Texas Medical Center copes with disaster, Sep pp 47-53

Bupropion

techniques for smoking cessation: what really works?, Feb pp 63-67

Burross, D. Clifford

receives Young-at-Heart Award, Jul p 21 (photo)

Bush, Barbara, Mar p 14 (photo)

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

Butts, Donald R. (Newsmakers), Apr p 15 (photo)

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C

Cachexia

symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

Cain, Phillip T. (Newsmakers), Apr p 16

Cancer. See Neoplasms

Carcinoma, Basal Cell

nonmelanoma skin cancer: today's epidemic, Feb pp 56-58

Carcinoma, Squamous Cell

nonmelanoma skin cancer: today's epidemic, Feb pp 56-58

Cardiovascular Diseases

HeartCare Partnership asking the heart questions: new computer programs helps physicians monitor heart care, May pp 39-42
HeartCare Partnership electronic tool at a glance, May p 41
HeartCare Partnership recognizes health facilities (Rounds), Jan p 29
Project WATCH Baylor researchers examine high blood pressure data (Rounds), Oct p 19
benefits of exercise (Rounds), Nov p 21
helps to fight heart disease, May pp 25-26
start the year off right by WATCHing your health (Healthy Ending), Jan p 84
WATCH your health and your life (Healthy Ending), Sep p 84

Web sites on heart diseases (MedBytes), May p 23

Carmack, Adrienne, May p 22 (photo)

Casscells, S. Ward, III (Newsmakers), Apr p 15

Cellular Phones. See Telephone

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

HCFA gets new name and three new business centers (Rounds), Aug pp 24-25

Cerebrovascular Disorders

special report addresses stroke-related issues (Rounds), May p 22
stroke prevention essentials, May pp 57-62
TMA Stroke Project offers online CME (TMA Advantage), May p 59

Cervix Neoplasms

optimum screening interventions for gynecologic malignancies, Feb pp 49-55
Pap tests for women over 65 recommended (Rounds), Nov p 25

Chandler, George E., Nov p 16 (photo)

Chenven, Norman (Newsmakers), Mar p 11 (photo)

Child

new programs for children living with life-threatening conditions, Aug pp 60-63
unhealthy children: TMA leading the charge to change the future today, Jan pp 54-58
use of alternative and complementary therapies for pediatric asthma, Jun pp 64-68

Child Welfare

diabetes on a rampage: Texas physicians mount a prevention effort, Nov pp 43-48
National Child Identification Program helps protect children (Rounds), Oct p 16
Project WATCH
new legislation will return physical activity to schools (Rounds), Aug pp 25-26
TMA endorses bill to restore school PE programs, Apr p 24
state education board endorses CATCH program (Rounds), Nov pp 20-21
unhealthy children: TMA leading the charge to change the future today, Jan pp 54-58

Chronic Disease

managing the pain of advanced chronic disease, Aug pp 38-41
unhealthy children: TMA leading the charge to change the future today, Jan pp 54-58

Ciarochi, Fred F. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13

Claims. See Insurance Claim Reporting

Clanton, Mark (Newsmakers), Dec p 13

Clinical Trials

clinical trials for drug treatment and investigational surgery (MedBytes), Jun p 20
the price of progress: getting insurers to cover new procedures is often difficult, Jun pp 56-59
the selenium and vitamin E prostate cancer prevention trial, Sep p 24

Cocanour, Christine

surviving the flood: Houston's Texas Medical Center copes with disaster, Sep pp 47-53

Cockerell, Clay (Newsmakers), Sep p 20

Coin, Dale (Newsmakers), Jan p 19

Colorectal Neoplasms

any screening beneficial (Letter), Apr p 9
colorectal cancer screening: the old and the new, Feb pp 46-48

Communicable Diseases

border health and physicians (Letter), Jun pp 9-10
flu vaccine system: no more on-time delivery, Nov pp 50-54
hepatitis B and C among adolescents at an STD clinic on the US-Mexico border, Oct pp 52-56
hepatitis C: you may have it and not even know it (Healthy Ending), May p 76
prepare yourself and your family for the flu season (Healthy Ending), Nov p 76
the screaming silence: new public health epidemic has just begun to roar, Mar pp 42-46
trends in the incidence of hepatitis A in Texas, 1986 through 1997, Mar pp 68-72

Communication

clear communication needed in patient safety discussions (Rounds), Nov pp 19-20

Complementary Medicine. See Alternative Medicine

Computers

the paperless office, Apr pp 40-41
PDA basics, Apr p 38
personal digital assistants (PDAs), use by residents, Apr pp 13-14
technological healing: physicians are using technology for their patients and their practices, Apr pp 35-41
technology in the medical workplace (MedBytes), Apr p 26
TMA Library offers access to electronic resources (TMA Advantage), Apr p 39
tools and answers on the TMA Web site (TMA Advantage), Apr p 37

Conferences. See Texas Medical Association -- Conferences

Confidentiality

HIPAA regulations top concern of health groups (Rounds), Jun p 23
the privacy debate: HIPAA regulations take effect but the battle is far from over, Jun pp 34-37

Conflict of Interest

controversies in professionalism: accepting gifts from patients (Commentary), Dec pp 9-11
Texas Medicine Editorial Committee adopts conflict of interest policy (Rounds), Jan p 27

Congress. See United States Congress

Conscious Sedation

symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

Constipation

symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

Contracts. See Managed Care Programs

Corlin, Richard F., Sep p 22 (photo); Nov p 17 (photo)

Cornyn, John, May p 21 (photo)

Cost of Health Care. See Health Care Costs

Costanzi, John J. (Newsmakers), Jun p 13 (photo)

Craniocerebral Trauma

heads up for healthy heads (Healthy Ending), Jun p 80

Credentialing

common credential form for initial application (Rounds), Jan p 26

Culotta, Stanley (Newsmakers), Aug p 19 (photo)

Cunningham, Joe (Newsmakers), Dec p 13 (photo)

Curling, Susan Dobbs (Newsmakers), Feb p 17

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D

Data Collection

Dr. Handel responds to hospital reporting requirements (Letter), Jan pp 12-13
dump the data dump (Letter), Jan pp 11-12

Davis, Milton V.

former TMA president receives TMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Jul pp 20-21 (photo)

Davis, Ronald (Newsmakers), Sep p 20
Death See also Terminal Care

the doctor's letter of condolence (Commentary), Aug pp 12-16

Death Certificates

do "conditions contributing to the death" clarify the predictors of infant mortality in Texas?, Jul pp 58-63
the importance of infant mortality statistics (Commentary), Jul p 64

Delclos, Luis (Newsmakers), Nov p 15 (photo)
Delirium

symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

Delivery of Health Care

reduce care or raise taxes: state lawmakers may have to make a tough political choice, May pp 28-32
stop the dollar worshiping (Letter), Feb pp 13-14

Dementia

Alzheimer's disease: recent advances in etiology, diagnosis and management, Dec pp 50-58

Denman, Peyton L. (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
Denney, Robert G. (Newsmakers), Jan p 20
Depression

is it blues or depression? (Healthy Ending), Dec p 68

DeStaffany, Nelson D. (Newsmakers), Jan p 20
Diabetes Mellitus, Non-Insulin-Dependent

criteria for diagnosing diabetes, Nov p 47
diabetes on a rampage: Texas physicians mount a prevention effort, Nov pp 43-48
educational tools, Nov p 48
risk factors and screening recommendations, Nov p 46
screening recommendations for children, Nov p 47
state health department offers diabetes video (Rounds), Oct p 16
unhealthy children: TMA leading the charge to change the future today, Jan pp 54-58
U.S. and Texas standards of care, Nov p 45

Dickey, Nancy, Sep p 22 (photo); Nov p 19 (photo)
Dieckert, J. Paul (Newsmakers), Apr p 16
Diet

unhealthy children: TMA leading the charge to change the future today, Jan pp 54-58

Dietschy, John (Newsmakers), Sep p 19 (photo)
Disabled Persons

lawsuit using ADA challenge settled as jury considers verdict (Rounds), Jan p 22

Disasters. See Natural Disasters ; Terrorism
Discharge Data. See Patient Discharge
Disease Prevention News

offers public health news (Rounds), Nov p 25

Dislocations

the often overlooked posterior dislocation of the shoulder, Nov pp 62-67

Dobbs-Curling, Susan (Newsmakers), May p 13
Dombroski, Derek G. (Newsmakers), Jul p 15
Domestic Violence

are you a victim of domestic violence? (Healthy Ending), Oct p 64

Driving. See Automobile Driving
Droge, Molly (Newsmakers), Jan p 19
Drug Therapy

clinical trials for drug treatment and investigational surgery (MedBytes), Jun p 20

Dudgeon, Howard R., Jr.

former TMA president Dr. Dudgeon dies (Rounds), Feb p 25

Duke, James "Red"

surviving the flood: Houston's Texas Medical Center copes with disaster, Sep pp 47-53

Duncan, Lewis (Newsmakers), Jun p 14
Dyspnea

symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

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E

Earthquakes

Texas medical student aids Indian earthquake victims, Jun pp 60-61

Eckert, E. Randy (Newsmakers), Apr p 15
Economics, Medical

bankruptcies: IPA's financial problems may leave physicians out of luck, Oct pp 24-29
delegated networks: their relationship with insurers causes concern, Jul pp 46-49
no bundle of joy: TMA seeks to reduce bundling and downcoding, May pp 44-48
paper tiger: physicians hope to sharpen the teeth of clean claims rules, Jan pp 49-52
physicians wonder about impact of workers' comp reform, Nov pp 36-40
the price of progress: getting insurers to cover new procedures is often difficult, Jun pp 56-59
second-guessing the insurers: independent review process appears to be working, Jan pp 30-36
staying in debt: stalled loan relief program has physicians waiting in line, Oct pp 41-44
truth in advertising: physicians question insurers' marketing tactics, Apr pp 48-52

Education, Medical See also Students, Medical

asking the right questions: medical students learn to treat patients, not just diseases, Apr pp 54-57
physician shortages: report shows plenty of physicians , but some specialty shortages, May pp 50-54
scholarship program benefits minorities (TMA Advantage), May p 52
staying in debt: stalled loan relief program has physicians waiting in line, Oct pp 41-44
the strength of our profession (From Your President), Mar p 9
teaching to heal: are we keeping pace in producing physicians who can keep pace?, Mar pp 48-51
trends in medical and graduate medical education, May p 53

Education, Medical, Continuing

EPEC Texas: update 2001-being there when it counts (Commentary), Aug pp 11-12

Edwards, Betty Jo (Newsmakers), Feb p 17
Elections. See Politics
Ellenbogen, Paul (Newsmakers), Jul p 15
Emergencies. See also Natural Disasters

Web sites on disasters and emergencies (MedBytes), Sep p 27

Emigration and Immigration

health versus money: state wrestles with treatment of undocumented immigrants, Oct pp 34-38
latest census statistics for Texas, Oct p 38

Emmett, Michael (Newsmakers), Apr p 16
Emotions

emotional impact of retirement on physicians, Sep pp 66-71
insights into physician retirement, Sep pp 72-74

End of Life Care. See Terminal Care
Endometrial Neoplasms

optimum screening interventions for gynecologic malignancies, Feb pp 49-55

Erdner, Jeff (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
Esterl, Robert (Newsmakers), Oct p 11
Ethics, Medical

AMA endorses new ethics code, federation structure (Rounds), Feb p 21
controversies in professionalism: accepting gifts from patients (Commentary), Dec pp 9-11
ethics-the taproot of professionalism (From Your President), Feb p 6
health versus money: state wrestles with treatment of undocumented immigrants, Oct pp 34-38
questions of medical ethics (Letter), Sep p 12
voice of experience (Letter), Jul pp 9-10

Ethnic Groups

use of alternative and complementary therapies for pediatric asthma, Jun pp 64-68

Evans, Randy (Newsmakers), May p 13
Exercise

benefits of exercise (Project WATCH), Nov p 21
new legislation will return physical activity to schools (Project WATCH), Aug pp 25-26
PSAs address childhood obesity, physical activity (Project WATCH), Jun p 23
TMA endorses bill to restore school PE programs (Project WATCH), Apr p 24
unhealthy children: TMA leading the charge to change the future today, Jan pp 54-58

Expert Testimony

the doctor as witness: medicine on trial (Commentary), Jul p 13
Dr. Pettigrove responds (Letter), Sep pp 11-12
truth important in malpractice cases (Letter), Sep p 11

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F

Family Violence. See Domestic Violence
Feigin, Ralph D. (Newsmakers), Feb p 17 (photo); Mar p 11, Apr p 15
Financial Support for Medical Students. See Training Support
Firearms

TMA Summit general session ranges from prompt pay to gun violence, Nov pp 16-18

Fleming, William H., III (Newsmakers), Feb p 17; May p 13 (photo)
Fletcher, Thomas (Newsmakers), Jul p 15
Floods. See Natural Disasters
Fort Bend Alliance

honored for Project WATCH (Rounds), Jul p 25

Foster, Daniel W. (Newsmakers), May p 13 (photo)
Foster Home Care

Medicaid available to youths leaving foster care (Rounds), Dec p 20

Fowler, Grant C. (Newsmakers), Sep p 19
Frankel, Lawrence S. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Fuentes, Francisco (Newsmakers), Apr p 15

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G

Gainer, Barbara (Newsmakers), Jul p 15
Ganske, Greg, Sep p 22 (photo); Nov p 17 (photo)
Garcia, A. Tomas, III (Newsmakers), Feb p 17
Garner, Lisa (Newsmakers), Sep p 20
Garretson, Melissa J., Aug p 22 (photo)
Garson, Arthur, Jr (Newsmakers), Jan p 19
Gartsman, Gary (Newsmakers), Apr p 15
Garza, David E. (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
Genetic Predisposition to Disease

genetic evaluation of cancer: the importance of family history, Feb pp 40-45

Genetic Screening

genetic evaluation of cancer: the importance of family history, Feb pp 40-45

Genital Neoplasms, Female

optimum screening interventions for gynecologic malignancies, Feb pp 49-55

Gifts

controversies in professionalism: accepting gifts from patients (Commentary), Dec pp 9-11

Goldberg, Leonard (Newsmakers), Sep p 20
Goldman, Stanford (Newsmakers), Jul p 15
Goodman, Louis J., Feb p. 22 (photo)
Gordon, William W. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Gramm, Phil

fruit basket turnover: Gramm retirement, redistricting provide challenges, opportunities, Nov pp 56-59

Greenberg, Stephen B. (Newsmakers), May p 13
Grief

the doctor's letter of condolence (Commentary), Aug pp 12-16

Guckian, James D. (Newsmakers), Apr p 16
Guerrero, Martin

new members join foundation board, Jun p 22-23 (photo)
receives Texas Medicine's Best award, Nov p 16 (photo)

Gugenheim, Joseph J. (Newsmakers), Jun p 13 (photo)
Guidelines

cancer pain guidelines help determine treatment plan (Rounds), Jun p 17
guidelines or physicians' judgment? Milliman USA health care guidelines come under fire, Jul pp 35-39
observation or inpatient? how to determine when outpatient observation is appropriate, Oct pp 46-48
what Milliman says about its guidelines, Jul p 37

Gunby, Robert (Newsmakers), May p 13
Guns. See Firearms
Gynecologic Neoplasms. See Genital Neoplasms, Female

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H

Haley, Robert (Newsmakers), Jan p 19 (photo)
Hall, Robin (Newsmakers), Mar p 11 (photo)
Hamilton, Carlos R. (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
Hancher, Tom B.

to be sworn in at TexMed 2001, Mar p 14 (photo)
comments on TMA's legislative successes, Nov p 18 (photo)
a presidential conversation: Dr. Hancher reaffirms physicians' value, family support, May pp 16-19
sworn in as 2001-02 TMA president (Rounds), Jul p 22 (photo)

Handel, Paul B. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Hardy, David (Newsmakers), Jan p 19
Hartmann, Aubrey C. (Newsmakers), Sep p 20
Hassle Factor Log. See Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
Head Protective Devices

heads up for healthy heads (Healthy Ending), Jun p 80

Health

in case you missed it: summaries of recent health care findings, Jan p 24; Feb p 30; Mar p 17; Apr p 25; May p 24; Jun p 26; Jul p 28; Aug p 26; Sep p 26; Oct p 22; Nov p 26; Dec p 20

Health Care Costs

Congress, legislature facing tough issues (From Your President), Jan p 9
reduce care or raise taxes: state lawmakers may have to make a tough political choice, May pp 28-32
stop the dollar worshiping (Letter), Feb pp 13-14

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

HCFA gets new name and three new business centers (Rounds), Aug pp 24-25

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIPAA regulations top concern of health groups (Rounds), Jun p 23
the privacy debate: HIPAA regulations take effect but the battle is far from over, Jun pp 34-37

Health Maintenance Organizations. See also Managed Care Programs

delegated networks: their relationship with insurers causes concern, Jul pp 46-49
second-guessing the insurers: independent review process appears to be working, Jan pp 30-36

Heart Diseases. See Cardiovascular Diseases
HeartCare Partnership. See Cardiovascular Diseases
Hepatitis A

trends in the incidence of hepatitis A in Texas, 1986 through 1997, Mar pp 68-72

Hepatitis B

hepatitis B and C among adolescents at an STD clinic on the US-Mexico border, Oct pp 52-56

Hepatitis C

combating misinformation, Mar p 46
educational opportunities (TMA Advantage), Mar p 45
hepatitis B and C among adolescents at an STD clinic on the US-Mexico border, Oct pp 52-56
hepatitis C: the 'silent epidemic,' Mar p 44
hepatitis C: you may have it and not even know it (Healthy Ending), May p 76
the screaming silence: new public health epidemic has just begun to roar, Mar pp 42-46
the strength of our profession (From Your President), Mar p 9
Web sites on hepatitis C (MedBytes), Mar p 18

Herbalism. See Medicine, Herbal
Hereditary Diseases

genetic evaluation of cancer: the importance of family history, Feb pp 40-45

Heritage Southwest Medical Group

delegated networks: their relationship with insurers causes concern, Jul pp 46-49

Herzog, Steven P. (Newsmakers), May p 13
Hinchey, William W., Jul p 22 (photo)
Hines, Stella (Newsmakers), Nov p 15 (photo)
HIPAA. See Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Hodge, Ernest (Newsmakers), Oct p 11
Hogue, Robert L. (Newsmakers), Oct p 11
Holidays

is it blues or depression? (Healthy Ending), Dec p 68

Holistic Health

asking the right questions: medical students learn to treat patients, not just diseases, Apr pp 54-57

Holman, Gerald H. (Newsmakers), Sep p 19
Homicide

infanticide happens when no real mental health care exists (Commentary), Sep pp 15-17

Hong, Waun Ki (Newsmakers), Jul p 15
Hospice Care. See also Terminal Care

providing hospice care in rural Texas, Aug pp 52-55
spiritual care at the end of life, Aug pp 56-59
symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

Hospitalization

guidelines or physicians' judgment? Milliman USA health care guidelines come under fire, Jul pp 35-39
observation or inpatient? how to determine when outpatient observation is appropriate, Oct pp 46-48

Hospitals

Dr. Handel responds to hospital reporting requirements (Letter), Jan pp 12-13
dump the data dump (Letter), Jan pp 11-12
health versus money: state wrestles with treatment of undocumented immigrants, Oct pp 34-38
snapshot of hospital districts around the state, Oct p 37

HotLines: connect to TMA, Jan p 27; Feb p 25; Mar p 21; Apr p 25; May p 22; Jun p 22; Jul p 25; Aug p 28; Oct p 22; Nov p 21

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

Houston, Texas

surviving the flood: Houston's Texas Medical Center copes with disaster, Sep pp 47-53

Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library

immeasurable losses: Baylor and UT-Houston lose more than animals and equipment, Sep pp 58-62

Hoverman, Isabel V. (Newsmakers), Apr p 16
Howard, Byron, Jul p 23 (photo)
Huber, Gary L. (Newsmakers), Jan p 20
Huffman, Larry (Newsmakers), Jun p 14
Humana, Inc.

family practitioner awarded $20 million in Humana retaliation case (Rounds), Jan p 23

Hurley, Mary (Newsmakers), Sep p 20
Hypertension

Baylor researchers examine high blood pressure data (Rounds), Oct p 19

Hypnosis

complementary therapies for cancer patients: what works, what doesn't, and how to know the difference, Feb pp 68-73
try hypnotherapy and acupuncture [for smoking cessation] (Letter), Apr pp 9-10

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I

Immigration. See Emigration and Immigration
Immunization

don't procrastinate-vaccinate! (Healthy Ending), Jul p 76
flu vaccine system: no more on-time delivery, Nov pp 50-54
recommended immunization schedule, Sep p 25
TDH puts booster shots on hold (Rounds), Oct p 15
TMA works to improve the immunization rates in Texas (Rounds), Oct p 14
TMA's public health priorities, Jun p 43

Independent Practice Associations

Bankruptcy
creditor hotline, Oct p 26
IPA's financial problems may leave physicians out of luck, Oct pp 24-29
signs of trouble should prompt [physician] action, Oct p 27
delegated networks: their relationship with insurers causes concern, Jul pp 46-49

Indigency. See Medical Indigency
Infant Mortality

do "conditions contributing to the death" clarify the predictors of infant mortality in Texas?, Jul pp 58-63
the importance of infant mortality statistics (Commentary), Jul p 64

Infanticide

infanticide happens when no real mental health care exists (Commentary), Sep pp 15-17

Infectious Diseases. See Communicable Diseases
Influenza

2001-02 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations, Nov p 53
flu facts, Nov p 52
flu vaccine system: no more on-time delivery, Nov pp 50-54
prepare yourself and your family for the flu season (Healthy Ending), Nov p 76
vaccination: how we're doing, Nov p 54

Inpatients

observation or inpatient? how to determine when outpatient observation is appropriate, Oct pp 46-48

Insurance, Health. See also Managed Care Programs

Blue Cross blues: physicians worried about new attitude, Mar pp 31-36
common credential form for initial application (Rounds), Jan p 26
"Essential Elements for a Quality Health Plan" produced by TMA (Rounds), Mar p 15
HIPAA regulations top concern of health groups (Rounds), Jun p 23
insurer telephone systems are a hang-up for physicians, Dec pp 33-37
the price of progress: getting insurers to cover new procedures is often difficult, Jun pp 56-59
truth in advertising: physicians question insurers' marketing tactics, Apr pp 48-52
UNICARE leadership conferences (Letter), Jan p 13

Insurance, Health, Reimbursement

AMA offers information on downcoding and bundling, May p 46
bankruptcies: IPA's financial problems may leave physicians out of luck, Oct pp 24-29
binding arbitration not always preferable to lawsuits, Sep pp 38-41
delegated networks: their relationship with insurers causes concern, Jul pp 46-49
full disclosure: finding out what insurers pay is not always easy, Mar pp 38-41
guidelines or physicians' judgment? Milliman USA health care guidelines come under fire, Jul pp 35-39
Hassle Factor Log tracks payment problems (TMA Advantage), Dec p 37
Hassle Factor Logs identify problems (TMA Advantage), Mar p 34
insurance companies fined by the Texas Department of Insurance, Sep p 35
insurer telephone systems are a hang-up for physicians, Dec pp 33-37
Lab Corp. suit against physician is dismissed (Rounds), Oct p 15
Legislation
bloody Sunday: prompt pay bill veto stuns, angers Texas physicians, Sep pp 32-37
prompt pay déjà vu: interim study to keep physician payment issues on front burner, Dec pp 22-24
prompt pay fight takes two tracks, Nov pp 28-33
surviving the veto: TMA offers advice on getting paid without HB 1862, Sep pp 42-45
major TMA tools and resources on prompt payment (TMA Advantage), Sep p 44
no bundle of joy: TMA seeks to reduce bundling and downcoding, May pp 44-48
paper tiger: physicians hope to sharpen the teeth of clean claims rules, Jan pp 49-52
the price of progress: getting insurers to cover new procedures is often difficult, Jun pp 56-59
second-guessing the insurers: independent review process appears to be working, Jan pp 30-36
TDI pledges to correct prompt payment problems (Commentary), Jul pp 11-12
TMA in the trenches: carrier meetings (Rounds), Jan p 25
TMA Summit general session ranges from prompt pay to gun violence, Nov pp 16-18

Insurance Claim Reporting

paper tiger: physicians hope to sharpen the teeth of clean claims rules, Jan pp 49-52
surviving the veto: TMA offers advice on getting paid without HB 1862, Sep pp 42-45

Internet and World Wide Web

Alzheimer's disease (MedBytes), Dec p 16
bankruptcy (MedBytes), Oct p 17
bioterrorism (MedBytes), Nov p 22
border health (MedBytes), Jul p 24
cancer (MedBytes), Feb p 24
clinical trials for drug treatment and investigational surgery (MedBytes), Jun p 20
disasters and emergencies (MedBytes), Sep p 27
heart disease (MedBytes), May p 23
hepatitis C (MedBytes), Mar p 18
keeping up with legislation by e-mail and Internet (MedBytes), Jan p 26
managed care lawsuit-related Web sites, Jun p 30
Medem offers physicians free home page on World Wide Web (TMA Advantage), Jun pp 16-17
technology in the medical workplace (MedBytes), Apr p 26
terminal care (MedBytes), Aug p 29
tools and answers on the TMA Web site (TMA Advantage), Apr p 37
unions on the Web, May p 36

Internship and Residency

getting started, Jan pp 15-17
personal digital assistants (PDAs), Apr pp 13-14

Intestinal Obstruction

symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

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Jansa, Arthur M. (Newsmakers), May p 13
Johnson, Scott (Newsmakers), Oct p 11
Jones, Daniel (Newsmakers), Sep p 19 (photo)
Jones, Edith Irby (Newsmakers), Apr p 16; Oct p 11
Jurisprudence

bankruptcies: IPA's financial problems may leave physicians out of luck, Oct pp 24-29
bill would give physicians recourse against frivolous lawsuits, Apr pp 28-32
Expert Testimony
the doctor as witness: medicine on trial (Commentary), Jul p 13
Dr. Pettigrove responds (Letter), Sep pp 11-12
truth important in malpractice cases (Letter), Sep p 11
health versus money: state wrestles with treatment of undocumented immigrants, Oct pp 34-38
Insurance
binding arbitration not always preferable to lawsuits, Sep pp 38-41
full disclosure: finding out what insurers pay is not always easy, Mar pp 38-41
guidelines or physicians' judgment? Milliman USA health care guidelines come under fire, Jul pp 35-39
Lab Corp. suit against physician is dismissed (Rounds), Oct p 15
lawsuit using ADA challenge settled as jury considers verdict (Rounds), Jan p 22
Managed Care Programs
court of last resort: TMA takes legal action to stop managed care abuses, Jun pp 28-32
family practitioner awarded $20 million in Humana retaliation case (Rounds), Jan p 23
fighting back: lawsuits give physicians, patients weapons against managed care abuse, Feb pp 32-35
prompt pay fight takes two tracks, Nov pp 28-33
questions of medical ethics (Letter), Sep p 12
TWCC withdraws controversial fee guideline, Dec pp 26-30

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Kang, Eugene Y.J. (Newsmakers), Mar p 11
Kercheville, Scott (Newsmakers), Jan p 20
Kirk, Lynn (Newsmakers), Oct p 11 (photo)
Kirksey, Thomas D. (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
Kitchens, Lloyd W., Jr. (Newsmakers), Apr p 16
Kleinerman, Eugenie S. (Newsmakers), May p 13
Knight, Alfred B. (Newsmakers), Apr p 16
Koops, Beverly (Newsmakers), Jan p 19
Kranz, Gene

autographs Kathryn Luke's flight suit, Jul p 23 (photo)
speaker at TexMed 2001, Feb p 29 (photo); Mar p 14 (photo)

Kubala, Mark, Sep p 23 (photo)

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Labor Unions. See also Negotiating

Henderson physicians seek joint negotiations, May p 35
labor pains: unionizing physicians, May pp 33-37
PRN affiliates with Austin physician group (Rounds), Jun p 18
unions on the Web, May p 36

Laboratory Corporation of America

Lab Corp. suit against physician is dismissed (Rounds), Oct p 15

Lamble, Peter, Jul p 21 (photo)
Lanier, Bobby Q.

Fort Worth physician heads up TMA Foundation (Rounds), Jun p 21 (photo)

Law and Lawsuits. See Jurisprudence ; Legislation, Medical
Lazar, Martin L. (Newsmakers), Jul p 15
Legislation, Medical

bill would give physicians recourse against frivolous lawsuits, Apr pp 28-32
Congress, legislature facing tough issues (From Your President), Jan p 9
Congress still wrestling with competing patients' rights bills, Jul pp 30-33
HIPAA regulations top concern of health groups (Rounds), Jun p 23
keeping up with legislation by e-mail and Internet (MedBytes), Jan p 26
Managed Care Programs
bloody Sunday: prompt pay bill veto stuns, angers Texas physicians, Sep pp 32-37
fast track to nowhere? Patients' Bill of Rights, Mar p 24
managed care under repair: physicians eye improvements to previously passed reforms, Mar pp 22-28
prompt pay déjà vu: interim study to keep physician payment issues on front burner, Dec pp 22-24
prompt pay fight takes two tracks, Nov pp 28-33
prompt pay veto was a nasty surprise (From Your President), Sep p 9
surviving the veto: TMA offers advice on getting paid without HB 1862, Sep pp 42-45
Medicaid
reduce care or raise taxes: state lawmakers may have to make a tough political choice, May pp 28-32
shoring up Medicaid: lawmakers boost physicians' fees despite budget woes, Oct pp 29-33
soaring Medicaid costs putting lawmakers in budget crunch, Apr pp 43-46
medical issues in legislature focus of winter conference (Rounds), Feb p 20
new legislation will return physical activity to schools (Rounds), Aug pp 25-26
paper tiger: physicians hope to sharpen the teeth of clean claims rules, Jan pp 49-52
physicians wonder about impact of workers' comp reform, Nov pp 36-40
politics versus policies: redistricting, budget, partisanship..., Jan pp 39-46
the privacy debate: HIPAA regulations take effect but the battle is far from over, Jun pp 34-37
the struggle of the profession-WATCH out for your patients (From Your President), Apr p 6
Telemedicine
extending telemedicine: legislation expands its usage and reimbursement potential, Dec pp 42-46
telemedicine legislative summary, Dec p 45
Texas delegation packs clout in Congress (Rounds), Jun p 18
winter conference participants hear presentation on state budget, patient rights (Rounds), May pp 20-22

Legislature, Texas

politics versus policies: redistricting, budget, partisanship..., Jan pp 39-46
redistricting: where politicians eat their young, Jan pp 42-43
reduce care or raise taxes: state lawmakers may have to make a tough political choice, May pp 28-32
shoring up Medicaid: lawmakers boost physicians' fees despite budget woes, Oct pp 29-33
soaring Medicaid costs putting lawmakers in budget crunch, Apr pp 43-46

Length of Stay

guidelines or physicians' judgment? Milliman USA health care guidelines come under fire, Jul pp 35-39

Levy, Marlon (Newsmakers), Oct p 11 (photo)
Library. See Texas Medical Association-- Library
Licensure, Medical

Sept. 1 date for mandatory profile data (Rounds), Aug p 24

Loe, Hardy (Newsmakers), Jun p 13
Lopez, Jose A. (Newsmakers), Mar p 11 (photo)
Lowry, Joseph (Newsmakers), Jun p 13
Lowry, Wallace E. (Newsmakers), Apr p 16
Luke, Kathryn, Jul p 23 (photo)

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Mabry, Richard (Newsmakers), Mar p 11 (photo)
Malone, C. Bruce, III, Feb p. 22 (photo)
Malpractice. See also Medical Errors

bill would give physicians recourse against frivolous lawsuits, Apr pp 28-32
Expert Testimony
the doctor as witness: medicine on trial (Commentary), Jul p 13
Dr. Pettigrove responds (Letter), Sep pp 11-12
truth important in malpractice cases (Letter), Sep p 11

Managed Care Programs

common credential form for initial application (Rounds), Jan p 26
Contracts
access to medical records (Contract Clause of the Month), Aug p 30
basic elements of a contract (Contract Clause of the Month), Jul p 27
binding arbitration not always preferable to lawsuits, Sep pp 38-41
clauses that survive termination of managed care contracts (Contract Clause of the Month), Jun p 25
covenants not to compete (Contract Clause of the Month), Sep pp 29-30
covered services clause of managed care contracts (Contract Clause of the Month), Jan p 28
definitions in managed care contracts (Contract Clause of the Month), Dec p 18
managed care contract provisions regarding overpayment, Apr pp 23-24
the "most favored nation clause" (Contract Clause of the Month), May p 25
the nondiscrimination clause of managed care contracts (Contract Clause of the Month), Mar p 20
policies and procedures in managed care contracts (Contract Clause of the Month), Oct p 20
termination clauses in managed care contracts (Contract Clause of the Month), Feb p 27
Texas Department of Insurance rules and managed care contract clauses (Contract Clause of the Month), Nov pp 24-25
truth in advertising: physicians question insurers' marketing tactics, Apr pp 48-52
delegated networks: their relationship with insurers causes concern, Jul pp 46-49
guidelines or physicians' judgment? Milliman USA health care guidelines come under fire, Jul pp 35-39
Jurisprudence
binding arbitration not always preferable to lawsuits, Sep pp 38-41
court of last resort: TMA takes legal action to stop managed care abuses, Jun pp 28-32
examples of managed care abuses sought, Jun p 31
family practitioner awarded $20 million in Humana retaliation case (Rounds), Jan p 23
fighting back: lawsuits give physicians, patients weapons against managed care abuse, Feb pp 32-35
lawsuit using ADA challenge settled as jury considers verdict (Rounds), Jan p 22
lawsuit-related Web sites, Jun p 30
Legislation
bloody Sunday: prompt pay bill veto stuns, angers Texas physicians, Sep pp 32-37
Congress still wrestling with competing patients' rights bills, Jul pp 30-33
fast track to nowhere? Patients' Bill of Rights, Mar p 24
managed care under repair: physicians eye improvements to previously passed reforms, Mar pp 22-28
prompt pay déjà vu: interim study to keep physician payment issues on front burner, Dec pp 22-24
prompt pay fight takes two tracks, Nov pp 28-33
prompt pay veto was a nasty surprise (From Your President), Sep p 9
surviving the veto: TMA offers advice on getting paid without HB 1862, Sep pp 42-45
TDI pledges to correct prompt payment problems (Commentary), Jul pp 11-12
second-guessing the insurers: independent review process appears to be working, Jan pp 30-36
the struggle of the profession-WATCH out for your patients (From Your President), Apr p 6
voice of experience (Letter), Jul pp 9-10

Marks, Shirley (Newsmakers), Jan p 20
Martin, James (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Mason, Robert W.H., Apr p 21 (photo)
Mass Screening

Diabetes Mellitus
risk factors and screening recommendations, Nov p 46
screening recommendations for children, Nov p 47

Neoplasms

American Cancer Society screening recommendations (Healthy Ending), Feb p 88
any screening beneficial (Letter), Apr p 9
breast cancer: screening and early detection, Feb pp 74-78
colorectal cancer screening: the old and the new, Feb pp 46-48
early detection of prostate cancer: is PSA a reliable option?, Feb pp 59-62
optimum screening interventions for gynecologic malignancies, Feb pp 49-55

Matthews, Jonathan

receive Outstanding Student of the Year Award, Jul p 21 (photo)

Mattox, Kenneth L.

Newsmakers, May p 13
surviving the flood: Houston's Texas Medical Center copes with disaster, Sep pp 47-53

Mazow, Malcolm L. (Newsmakers), Feb p 17
McCleskey, Ralph M., Jr. (Newsmakers), Jun p 13
McCoy, Dan (Newsmakers), May p 13
McCulley, James (Newsmakers), Jan p 19 (photo); Apr p 15 (photo)
McFarlane, Robert F. (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
McGovern, John P. (Newsmakers), Mar p 11; Oct p 12 (photo)
McMichael, James P. (Newsmakers), Jan p 20
McMichael, Melinda C. (Newsmakers), Oct p 12
MedBytes. See Internet and World Wide Web
Medicaid

Medicaid available to youths leaving foster care (Rounds), Dec p 20
NHIC offers checklist for Compass21 implementation (Rounds), Aug p 25
PCCM (primary care case management): what is it?, Oct p 33
reduce care or raise taxes: state lawmakers may have to make a tough political choice, May pp 28-32
shoring up Medicaid: lawmakers boost physicians' fees despite budget woes, Oct pp 29-33
soaring Medicaid costs putting lawmakers in budget crunch, Apr pp 43-46

Medical Errors

clear communication needed in patient safety discussions (Rounds), Nov pp 19-20

Medical Indigency

health versus money: state wrestles with treatment of undocumented immigrants, Oct pp 34-38

Medical Records

managed care contracts and access to medical records (Contract Clause of the Month), Aug p 30
the paperless office, Apr pp 40-41
the privacy debate: HIPAA regulations take effect but the battle is far from over, Jun pp 34-37

Medical Select Management (MSM)

bankruptcies: IPA's financial problems may leave physicians out of luck, Oct pp 24-29

Medically Underserved Area

saving country doctors: proposed program would relieve, retain, and recruit rural physicians, Jan pp 60-65

Medicare

Congress, legislature facing tough issues (From Your President), Jan p 9
improper Medicare payments drop, OIG audit shows (Rounds), May pp 24-25
observation or inpatient? how to determine when outpatient observation is appropriate, Oct pp 46-48

Medicine, Herbal

use of alternative and complementary therapies for pediatric asthma, Jun pp 64-68

Mental Health Services

infanticide happens when no real mental health care exists (Commentary), Sep pp 15-17

Merian, Frederick L.

Dr. Merian to become TMA president in 2002 (Rounds), Jul p 20 (photo)

Mexico. See United States-Mexico Border
Meyer, Paul G. (Newsmakers), Mar p 11
Migraine

heads up for healthy heads (Healthy Ending), Jun p 80

Miller, D. Scott (Newsmakers), Sep p 20
Minna, John (Newsmakers), Jan p 19 (photo)
Mitchell, Jere (Newsmakers), Feb p 17
Moore, Charles (Newsmakers), Apr p 16
Morale

survey indicates decline in physician morale (Rounds), Sep p 26

Moreno, Carlos (Newsmakers), Jun p 13
Mortality

do "conditions contributing to the death" clarify the predictors of infant mortality in Texas?, Jul pp 58-63
the importance of infant mortality statistics (Commentary), Jul p 64

Mourning. See Grief
Murder. See Homicide

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National Child Identification Program

ID program helps protect children (Rounds), Oct p 16

National Heritage Insurance Co.

NHIC offers checklist for Compass21 implementation (Rounds), Aug p 25

Natural Disasters

how I survived the flood of 2001, Sep pp 54-55
immeasurable losses: Baylor and UT-Houston lose more than animals and equipment, Sep pp 58-62
surviving the flood: Houston's Texas Medical Center copes with disaster, Sep pp 47-53
Texas medical student aids Indian earthquake victims, Jun pp 60-61
Web sites on disasters and emergencies (MedBytes), Sep p 27

Naul, L. Gill (Newsmakers), Jul p 15

Nausea

symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

Neal, Nancy

new TMA Alliance president takes oath of office, Jul p 23 (photo)

Negligence, Professional. See Malpractice
Negotiating

binding arbitration not always preferable to lawsuits, Sep pp 38-41
Henderson physicians seek joint negotiations, May p 35
PRN affiliates with Austin physician group (Rounds), Jun p 18

Neoplasms

American Cancer Society screening recommendations (Healthy Ending), Feb p 88
any screening beneficial (Letter), Apr p 9
breast cancer: screening and early detection, Feb pp 74-78
cancer: what primary care physicians need to know (Commentary), Feb p 9
cancer is focus of special February symposium issue (Rounds), Jan p 29
cancer pain guidelines help determine treatment plan (Rounds), Jun p 17
cancer registries: TMA's public health priorities, Jun p 43
colorectal cancer screening: the old and the new, Feb pp 46-48
complementary therapies for cancer patients: what works, what doesn't, and how to know the difference, Feb pp 68-73
early detection of prostate cancer: is PSA a reliable option?, Feb pp 59-62
genetic evaluation of cancer: the importance of family history, Feb pp 40-45
M.D. Anderson receives SPORE research grant (Rounds), Jun p 18
nonmelanoma skin cancer: today's epidemic, Feb pp 56-58
optimum screening interventions for gynecologic malignancies, Feb pp 49-55
techniques for smoking cessation: what really works?, Feb pp 63-67
Web sites on cancer (MedBytes), Feb p 24

Nguyen, Phuc, May p 22 (photo)
Nickey, Laurance

crossing a new frontier: one physician's vision of border health is now a binational reality, Jul pp 40-44
Newsmakers, Jun p 13 (photo)

Nicotine

techniques for smoking cessation: what really works?, Feb pp 63-67

Nielsen, Nancy, Feb p 20 (photo)
Nino, Donald R. (Newsmakers), Oct p 12
Noon, George P. (Newsmakers), Jan p 20; May p 13

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Obesity

Project WATCH
PSAs address childhood obesity, physical activity (Rounds), Jun p 23
seeks to trim obesity ranks (Rounds), Mar pp 16-17
unhealthy children: TMA leading the charge to change the future today, Jan pp 54-58

Observation

observation or inpatient? how to determine when outpatient observation is appropriate, Oct pp 46-48

O'Malley, Michael P., Jul p 21 (photo)
Ovarian Neoplasms

optimum screening interventions for gynecologic malignancies, Feb pp 49-55

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PacifiCare of Texas Inc.

delegated networks: their relationship with insurers causes concern, Jul pp 46-49

Pain

cancer pain guidelines help determine treatment plan (Rounds), Jun p 17
managing the pain of advanced chronic disease, Aug pp 38-41

Pak, Charles (Newsmakers), Jan p 19 (photo)
Palliative Care. See also Terminal Care

new programs for children living with life-threatening conditions, Aug pp 60-63
research opportunities in palliative medicine, Aug pp 64-68
symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

Pandya, Amit G. (Newsmakers), Sep p 20
Papanicolaou Smear. See Vaginal Smears
Pascua-Lim, Elvira (Newsmakers), Mar p 11
Patel, Shilpen

Texas medical student aids Indian earthquake victims, Jun pp 60-61

Patient Advocacy

the struggle of the profession-WATCH out for your patients (From Your President), Apr p 6

Patient Care

clear communication needed in patient safety discussions (Rounds), Nov pp 19-20

Patient Discharge

Dr. Handel responds to hospital reporting requirements (Letter), Jan pp 12-13
dump the data dump (Letter), Jan pp 11-12

Patient Education

American Cancer Society screening recommendations (Healthy Ending), Feb p 88
are you a victim of domestic violence? (Healthy Ending), Oct p 64
don't procrastinate-vaccinate! (Healthy Ending), Jul p 76
a dose of advice about antibiotics (Healthy Ending), Mar p 84
heads up for healthy heads (Healthy Ending), Jun p 80
hepatitis C: you may have it and not even know it (Healthy Ending), May p 76
is it blues or depression? (Healthy Ending), Dec p 68
making wishes come true (Healthy Ending), Aug p 80
prepare yourself and your family for the flu season (Healthy Ending), Nov p 76
Project WATCH
start the year off right by WATCHing your health (Healthy Ending), Jan p 84
WATCH your health and your life (Healthy Ending), Sep p 84
you can save a life by donating your organs (Healthy Ending), Apr p 72

Patient-Physician Relations. See Physician-Patient Relations
PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants). See Computers
Peel, Deborah C. (Newsmakers), Sep p 19 (photo)
Perez, Maya

receives second TMA Minority Scholarship Award, Jul p 22 (photo)

Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). See Computers
Persse, David

surviving the flood: Houston's Texas Medical Center copes with disaster, Sep pp 47-53

Peterson, Mary Dale (Newsmakers), Jan p 20
Pharmaceutical Industry

ignore the ads (Letter), Feb p 14
regulation now misguided (Letter), Feb p 14
stop the dollar worshiping (Letter), Feb pp 13-14

Pharmacists

HHS report finds shortage of licensed pharmacists (Rounds), Feb p 29

Phillips, Linda G. (Newsmakers), May p 13
Physician Assistants

physician assistants in Texas, Jan pp 68-73

Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (PELRP)

staying in debt: stalled loan relief program has physicians waiting in line, Oct pp 41-44

Physician Shortage Area. See Medically Underserved Area
Physician-Patient Relations

asking the right questions: medical students learn to treat patients, not just diseases, Apr pp 54-57

Physicians

controversies in professionalism: accepting gifts from patients (Commentary), Dec pp 9-11
Directories
TMA 2001-2002 directory available in July (Rounds), May p 24
TMA physician directory additions and corrections (Rounds), Dec p 15
physician activism needed (Letter), Jan p 11
a presidential conversation: Dr. Hancher reaffirms physicians' value, family support, May pp 16-19
Retirement
emotional impact of retirement on physicians, Sep pp 66-71
insights into physician retirement, Sep pp 72-74
saving country doctors: proposed program would relieve, reain, and recruit rural physicians, Jan pp 60-65
staying in debt: stalled loan relief program has physicians waiting in line, Oct pp 41-44
the strength of our profession (From Your President), Mar p 9
Supply and Distribution
growth rates of the supply of Texas physicians and other health care professionals, May p 54
physician shortages: report shows plenty of physicians , but some specialty shortages, May pp 50-54
rural physician workforce, May p 54
supply and distribution trends in Texas, May p 53
Texas versus U.S. trends, May p 51
survey indicates decline in physician morale (Rounds), Sep p 26
voice of experience (Letter), Jul pp 9-10

Physicians for Responsible Negotiation (PRN)

PRN affiliates with Austin physician group (Rounds), Jun p 18

Pierce, Bobby

recipient of TMA Excellence in Science Teaching Award, Jul p 21 (photo)

Politics

fruit basket turnover: Gramm retirement, redistricting provide challenges, opportunities, Nov pp 56-59
physician activism needed (Letter), Jan p 11
politics versus policies: redistricting, budget, partisanship..., Jan pp 39-46
redistricting: where politicians eat their young, Jan pp 42-43
Texas delegation packs clout in Congress (Rounds), Jun p 18
TEXPAC works (Letter), Jul p 9

Powell, Don W. (Newsmakers), Oct p 12
Powell, Larry, Apr p 40 (photo)
Practice Management, Medical

general counsel's office revises Transitions: Legal Considerations in Selling or Closing a Medical Practice (Rounds), Sep p 23
getting started (Residents and Fellows), Jan pp 15-17
voice of experience (Letter), Jul pp 9-10

Preventive Health Services

AHRQ guide helps deliver clinical preventive services (Rounds), Dec p 15
diabetes on a rampage: Texas physicians mount a prevention effort, Nov pp 43-48
Project WATCH
Baylor researchers examine high blood pressure data (Rounds), Oct p 19
benefits of exercise (Rounds), Nov p 21
Fort Bend Alliance honored for Project WATCH (Rounds), Jul p 25
helps to fight heart disease, May pp 25-26
PSAs address childhood obesity, physical activity (Rounds), Jun p 23
seeks to trim obesity ranks (Rounds), Mar pp 16-17
start the year off right by WATCHing your health (Healthy Ending), Jan p 84
state education board endorses CATCH program (Rounds), Nov pp 20-21
TMA endorses bill to restore school PE programs, Apr p 24
WATCH your health and your life (Healthy Ending), Sep p 84
unhealthy children: TMA leading the charge to change the future today, Jan pp 54-58

Privacy of Patient Data. See Confidentiality
Professional Practice

emotional impact of retirement on physicians, Sep pp 66-71
staying in debt: stalled loan relief program has physicians waiting in line, Oct pp 41-44
survey indicates decline in physician morale (Rounds), Sep p 26

Project WATCH. See Preventive Health Services
Prostate Neoplasms

early detection of prostate cancer: is PSA a reliable option?, Feb pp 59-62
M.D. Anderson receives SPORE research grant (Rounds), Jun p 18
the selenium and vitamin E prostate cancer prevention trial, Sep p 24

Prostate-Specific Antigen

early detection of prostate cancer: is PSA a reliable option?, Feb pp 59-62

Provan, Robert, Nov p 16 (photo)
Psychomotor Agitation

symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

Public Health. See also United States-Mexico Border

AHRQ guide helps deliver clinical preventive services (Rounds), Dec p 15
asking the heart questions: new computer programs helps physicians monitor heart care, May pp 39-42
choosing a new Texas commissioner of health, Jun p 46
crossing a new frontier: one physician's vision of border health is now a binational reality, Jul pp 40-44
current TMA public health initiatives (TMA Advantage), Jun p 47
diabetes on a rampage: Texas physicians mount a prevention effort, Nov pp 43-48
elements of a strong public health system, Jun p 45
flu vaccine system: no more on-time delivery, Nov pp 50-54
health authority qualifications and duties, Jun p 54
health versus money: state wrestles with treatment of undocumented immigrants, Oct pp 34-38
local health authorities, Jun pp 50-54
new commissioner urges changed perception, administration of public health, Dec pp 38-41
public health regions of Texas, Jun p 44
the screaming silence: new public health epidemic has just begun to roar, Mar pp 42-46
the state of public health: experts fear the system is in peril, Jun pp 41-48
stroke prevention essentials, May pp 57-62
TMA's public health priorities, Jun p 43
unhealthy children: TMA leading the charge to change the future today, Jan pp 54-58

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Quality of Health Care

regulation now misguided (Letter), Feb p 14
second-guessing the insurers: independent review process appears to be working, Jan pp 30-36
stop the dollar worshiping (Letter), Feb pp 13-14

Quality of Life

emotional impact of retirement on physicians, Sep pp 66-71

Quantum Southwest Medical Associates

bankruptcies: IPA's financial problems may leave physicians out of luck, Oct pp 24-29

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Rabies

evaluating rabies exposure, Apr pp 60-63

Rahman, Parvaiz (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
Ram, C. Venkata (Newsmakers), Dec p 13 (photo)
Rapini, Ron (Newsmakers), Sep p 20
Ray, Priscilla

to host city chairs of TMA Foundation gala, Sep p 23 (photo)
Newsmakers, Jan p 20 (photo)

Redistricting. See Politics
Reed, Kevin, Nov p 19 (photo)
Rege, Robert (Newsmakers), Jan p 19 (photo)
Registries

TMA's public health priorities, Jun p 43

Religion and Medicine

asking the right questions: medical students learn to treat patients, not just diseases, Apr pp 54-57
medicine and spirituality (Letter), Apr p 10
spiritual care at the end of life, Aug pp 56-59
spirituality is valuable (Letter), Jun p 9

Research

in case you missed it: summaries of recent health care findings, Jan p 24; Feb p 30; Mar p 17; Apr p 25; May p 24; Jun p 26; Jul p 28; Aug p 26; Sep p 26; Oct p 22; Nov p 26; Dec p 20
HHS to fund UT-San Antonio research on U.S.-Mexico border health care (Rounds), Dec pp 14-15
immeasurable losses: Baylor and UT-Houston lose more than animals and equipment, Sep pp 58-62
research opportunities in palliative medicine, Aug pp 64-68
research-not for the fainthearted, Sep p 62

Residency. See Internship and Residency
Restlessness. See Psychomotor Agitation
Resuscitation Orders

making wishes come true (Healthy Ending), Aug p 80

Retirement

emotional impact of retirement on physicians, Sep pp 66-71
general counsel's office revises Transitions: Legal Considerations in Selling or Closing a Medical Practice (Rounds), Sep p 23
insights into physician retirement, Sep pp 72-74

Richards, R. W. "Ricky," Nov p 16 (photo)
Riley, Wayne J. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13 (photo)
Riley, William (Newsmakers), May p 13
Roberts, Cathey (Newsmakers), Sep p 20 (photo)
Rodriguez, Shelly Sekula, Sep p 20 (photo)
Rohack, J. James

Newsmaker, Nov p 15
outgoing president waves cowboy hat, Jul p 19 (photo)
Texan elected to AMA Board of Trustees, Aug pp 22-23 (photo)
TMA president speaks at winter conference, May p 21 (photo)

Rohrich, Rod (Newsmakers), Oct p 11 (photo)
Ronaghan, Catherine A. (Newsmakers), Apr p 16
Rural Health

extending telemedicine: legislation expands its usage and reimbursement potential, Dec pp 42-46
providing hospice care in rural Texas, Aug pp 52-55
rural physician workforce, May p 54
saving country doctors: proposed program would relieve, retain, and recruit rural physicians, Jan pp 60-65
staying in debt: stalled loan relief program has physicians waiting in line, Oct pp 41-44

Russell, Peggy (Newsmakers), May p 13

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Sammons, James H.

death claims two former TMA presidents (Rounds), Aug pp 28

Sanchez, Eduardo

appointed state health commissioner, Nov p 18 (photo)
biographical sketch, Dec p 41
new commissioner urges changed perception, administration of public health, Dec pp 38-41 (photo)

Sartwelle, Tom, Sep p 23 (photo)
School Health Services

state education board endorses CATCH program (Rounds), Nov pp 20-21
unhealthy children: TMA leading the charge to change the future today, Jan pp 54-58

Schulze, John Paul

family practitioner awarded $20 million in Humana retaliation case (Rounds), Jan p 23
fighting back: lawsuits give physicians, patients weapons against managed care abuse, Feb pp 32-35

Schydlower, Manuel (Newsmakers), Aug p 20 (photo)
Screening. See Genetic Screening ; Mass Screening
Scroggins, John W. (Newsmakers), Feb p 17
Sedation. See Conscious Sedation
Selden, Audrey, Nov p 16 (photo)
Selenium

the selenium and vitamin E prostate cancer prevention trial, Sep p 24

September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Attack. See Terrorism
Seton Hospital, Austin, Texas

labor pains: unionizing physicians, May pp 33-37

Sex Education

surgeon general urges thoughtful sex talk (Rounds), Sep p 25

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

hepatitis B and C among adolescents at an STD clinic on the US-Mexico border, Oct pp 52-56

Shah, Sohail R., Jul p 21 (photo)
Sholkin, Mark

surviving the flood: Houston's Texas Medical Center copes with disaster, Sep pp 47-53

Shoulder Dislocation

the often overlooked posterior dislocation of the shoulder, Nov pp 62-67

Shroff, Nick

new members join foundation board, Jun p 22-23 (photo)

Shulman, David G. (Newsmakers), Mar p 11
Sims, Ann (Newsmakers), Jul p 15
Skin Neoplasms

nonmelanoma skin cancer: today's epidemic, Feb pp 56-58

Sloan, Lance A. (Newsmakers), May p 14
Smith, Michael D. (Newsmakers), Jan p 20
Smoak, Randolph, Feb p 21 (photo)
Smoking Cessation

techniques for smoking cessation: what really works?, Feb pp 63-67
try hypnotherapy and acupuncture (Letter), Apr pp 9-10

Snyder, Ned, III (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Socarraz, Christine de, Mar p 16 (photo)
Sparks, John

surviving the flood: Houston's Texas Medical Center copes with disaster, Sep pp 47-53

Speer, Michael, Jul p 21 (photo)
Spirituality and Medicine. See Religion and Medicine
Spit Tobacco Prevention Network (STOPN)

anti-spit tobacco effort seeks physician volunteers (Rounds), Jan p 29

Stein, Fernando (Newsmakers), Jun p 13
Stenholm, Charles, May p 21 (photo)
Stone, Marvin J. (Newsmakers), Apr p 16
Strate, Susan, Nov p 19 (photo)
Stroke. See Cerebrovascular Disorders
Students, Medical. See also Education, Medical

medical students gather for "Taking Care of Kids" event, May p 22 (photo)
staying in debt: stalled loan relief program has physicians waiting in line, Oct pp 41-44
Texas medical student aids Indian earthquake victims, Jun pp 60-61

Substance Abuse

hepatitis B and C among adolescents at an STD clinic on the US-Mexico border, Oct pp 52-56

Suicide

suicide in Travis County, Texas, from 1994 through 1998, May pp 64-68

Surgical Procedures, Operative

clinical trials for drug treatment and investigational surgery (MedBytes), Jun p 20
the price of progress: getting insurers to cover new procedures is often difficult, Jun pp 56-59

Swegler, Erica W. (Newsmakers), Oct p 11

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Tarrant County

Teen Videofest contest wins TMAA award (Rounds), Nov p 20

Technology. See also Computers

technological healing: physicians are using technology for their patients and their practices, Apr pp 35-41

Teenagers. See Adolescence
Telemedicine

defining telehealth, Dec p 44
extending telemedicine: legislation expands its usage and reimbursement potential, Dec pp 42-46
telemedicine legislative summary, Dec p 45

Telephone

safety council says cell phones distracting [while driving] (Rounds), Oct pp 15-16

Telephone Hotlines. See Hotlines
Terminal Care

EPEC Texas: update 2001-being there when it counts (Commentary), Aug pp 11-12
Internet and Web sites (MedBytes), Aug p 29
making wishes come true (Healthy Ending), Aug p 80
managing the pain of advanced chronic disease, Aug pp 38-41
new programs for children living with life-threatening conditions, Aug pp 60-63
a nursing home visit (Commentary), Aug pp 9-10
'On Our Own Terms'-one year later, Aug pp 34-35
providing hospice care in rural Texas, Aug pp 52-55
research opportunities in palliative medicine, Aug pp 64-68
spiritual care at the end of life, Aug pp 56-59
symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

Terrorism

bioterrorism applications of telemedicine, Dec p 46
Disease Prevention News offers public health news (Rounds), Nov p 25
don't blame the innocent (Commentary), Nov p 13
TMA Delegates urge public health role in terrorism response (Rounds), Nov pp 18-19
TMA stands with our fellow Americans (From Your President), Oct p 6
Web sites on bioterrorism (MedBytes), Nov p 22

Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR)

bloody Sunday: prompt pay bill veto stuns, angers Texas physicians, Sep pp 32-37

Texas Department of Health

business practices evaluation: report by Elton Bomer, Dec p 40
new commissioner urges changed perception, administration of public health, Dec pp 38-41
state health department offers diabetes video (Rounds), Oct p 16

Texas Department of Insurance

delegated networks: their relationship with insurers causes concern, Jul pp 46-49
no bundle of joy: TMA seeks to reduce bundling and downcoding, May pp 44-48
prompt pay fight takes two tracks, Nov pp 28-33
TDI pledges to correct prompt payment problems (Commentary), Jul pp 11-12
Texas Department of Insurance rules and managed care contract clauses, Nov pp 24-25

Texas Medical Association

Annual Report: TMA watches out for you, Mar pp 53-65

Conferences
medical issues in legislature focus of winter conference (Rounds), Feb p 20
TMA Summit 2001 features new meeting time (Rounds), Jul p 23; Aug p 26
TMA Summit 2001 to highlight quality, Internet medicine (Rounds), Sep pp 22-23
TMA Summit general session ranges from prompt pay to gun violence, Nov pp 16-18
TMA Winter Conference scheduled for Feb. 16 (Rounds), Dec p 15
winter conference participants hear presentation on state budget, patient rights (Rounds), May pp 20-22

Delegates to AMA
other issues merit action (Rounds), Feb p 22
Texas action; Texans in action (Rounds), Feb p 22

Financial Management
we're watching your money (Commentary), Oct p 9
House of Delegates
actions during TMA Summit 2001, Nov pp 18-19
Delegates urge public health role in terrorism response (Rounds), Nov pp 18-19
House backs immunization effort; votes to reduce fall interim sessions (Rounds), Jul pp 18-19 (photo)
interim session changed (Rounds), Jul pp 18-19
leaders elected (Rounds), Jul p 19
to vote on constitutional amendment consolidating functions of Organized Medical Staff Section and Council on Health Service Organizations (Rounds), Jul p 23
Library
reinventing the library, Jul pp 50-54
ten largest medical libraries in Texas, Jul p 54
TMA Library resources, Jul p 52

Officers
death claims two former TMA presidents (Rounds), Aug pp 28
Dr. Merian to become TMA president in 2002 (Rounds), Jul p 20
former TMA president Dr. Dudgeon dies (Rounds), Feb p 25
a presidential conversation: Dr. Hancher reaffirms physicians' value, family support, May pp 16-19
Tom B. Hancher sworn in as 2001-02 TMA president (Rounds), Jul p 22 (photo)

Physician Directory
TMA 2001-2002 directory available in July (Rounds), May p 24
TMA physician directory additions and corrections (Rounds), Dec p 15

the Texas Medical Association: how do we do it? (From Your President), May p 10
the Texas Medical Association: what do we do for you? (From the EVP), May pp 11-12
Texas Medicine. See Texas Medicine
TexMed 2001
TexMed 2001 liftoff set May 3 in Houston (Rounds), Mar pp 14-16; Apr pp 20-21
TexMed 2001 scheduled next May in Houston, Jan p 24; Feb p 29
TMA in the trenches: carrier meetings (Rounds), Jan p 25
Web Site. See Internet and World Wide Web

Texas Medical Association Alliance

Fort Bend Alliance honored for Project WATCH (Rounds), Jul p 25
new president Nancy Neal takes oath of office, Jul p 23 (photo)

Texas Medical Association Foundation

benefit set May 4 in Houston (Rounds), Jan p 25
charter major donor wall installed, Jun p 22
Fort Worth physician, Bobby Q. Lanier, heads up TMA Foundation (Rounds), Jun p 21
foundation gets three grants for TMA programs (Rounds), Oct p 19
Nalin Tolia presents Medical Community Grant to Christine de Socarraz, Mar p 16
new members join foundation board, Jun pp 22-23
Tarrant County program receives TMAF award (Rounds), Nov p 20
TMA Foundation benefit called major success (Rounds), Sep p 23

Texas Medical Center, Houston

surviving the flood: Houston's Texas Medical Center copes with disaster, Sep pp 47-53

Texas Medicine

association begins readership survey (Rounds), Dec p 20
cancer is focus of special February symposium issue (Rounds), Jan p 29
change in design underway (Editorial), Mar p 6
Editorial Committee adopts conflict of interest policy (Rounds), Jan p 27
physician sought for Editorial Committee (Rounds), Nov p 21
special report addresses stroke-related issues (Rounds), May p 22

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners

Sept. 1 date for mandatory profile data (Rounds), Aug p 24

Texas Workers' Compensation Commission

TWCC withdraws controversial fee guideline, Dec pp 26-30

Texas-Mexico Border. See United States-Mexico Border
TexMed 2001. See Texas Medical Association-TexMed 2001
TEXPAC

TEXPAC works (Letter), Jul p 9

Third Coast (hospital management company)

labor pains: unionizing physicians, May pp 33-37

Thomas, Charles R., Jr. (Newsmakers), Sep p 20; Oct p 12
Thomas, R. Russell, Jr. (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
Thompson, Stanley (Newsmakers), Jul p 15 (photo)
Tissue Donors

you can save a life by donating your organs (Healthy Ending), Apr p 72

Tobacco. See also Smoking Cessation

tobacco and Nazis [sponsorship of public events by tobacco industry] (Letter), Jun p 9

Tobacco, Smokeless

anti-spit tobacco effort seeks physician volunteers (Rounds), Jan p 29

Tolia, Nalin H., Mar p 16 (photo)
Training Support

staying in debt: stalled loan relief program has physicians waiting in line, Oct pp 41-44

Transplantation

you can save a life by donating your organs, Apr p 72

Travis County, Texas

suicide in Travis County, Texas, from 1994 through 1998, May pp 64-68

Tripp, Larry E. (Newsmakers), Jan p 20
Trophoblastic Neoplasms

optimum screening interventions for gynecologic malignancies, Feb pp 49-55

Tuberculosis

border health commission tackles TB in first meeting (Rounds), Feb p 25

Tunnell, Gary L. (Newsmakers), May p 13

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U

Unger, Roger (Newsmakers), Jun p 14
UNICARE Life & Health Insurance Company

building better relationships (Letter), Jan p 13

Unions. See Labor Unions
United States Congress

Texas delegation packs clout in Congress (Rounds), Jun p 18

United States-Mexico Border

border health and physicians (Letter), Jun pp 9-10
border health commission tackles TB in first meeting (Rounds), Feb p 25
border health issues on the Web (MedBytes), Jul p 24
crossing a new frontier: one physician's vision of border health is now a binational reality, Jul pp 40-44
hepatitis B and C among adolescents at an STD clinic on the US-Mexico border, Oct pp 52-56
HHS to fund UT-San Antonio research on U.S.-Mexico border health care (Rounds), Dec pp 14-15
major border sister cities, Jul p 42
TMA efforts to establish U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, Jul p 44
U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, Jul p 43

United States-Mexico Border Health Commission

mission and components, Jul p 43
TMA efforts to establish U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, Jul p 44

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

immeasurable losses: Baylor and UT-Houston lose more than animals and equipment, Sep pp 58-62

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

HHS to fund UT-San Antonio research on U.S.-Mexico border health care (Rounds), Dec pp 14-15
UT-San Antonio joins alcoholism study (Rounds), May p 26

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

M.D. Anderson receives SPORE research grant (Rounds), Jun p 18

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

UTMB medical students to host annual 5K run (Rounds), Mar p 17

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern fellows train at Jerusalem hospital (Rounds), Apr p 21

Uzzell, Steve, Sep p 22 (photo)

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V

Vaccination. See Immunization
Vaginal Neoplasms

optimum screening interventions for gynecologic malignancies, Feb pp 49-55

Vaginal Smears

Pap tests for women over 65 recommended (Rounds), Nov p 25

Valenti, Jack, Feb p 20 (photo); May p 21 (photo)
van Heuven, W.A.J. (Newsmakers), Nov p 15
Vital Statistics

do "conditions contributing to the death" clarify the predictors of infant mortality in Texas?, Jul pp 58-63
the importance of infant mortality statistics (Commentary), Jul p 64

Vitamin E

the selenium and vitamin E prostate cancer prevention trial, Sep p 24

Vomiting

symptom management in hospice and palliative care, Aug pp 42-51

Votteler, Theodore Paul (Newsmakers), Nov p 15
Vulvar Neoplasms

optimum screening interventions for gynecologic malignancies, Feb pp 49-55

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W

Walthall, Walter, Jr.

death claims two former TMA presidents (Rounds), Aug pp 28

Warden, Russell (Newsmakers), Jun p 14
Warneke, Michael L.

Lab Corp. suit against physician is dismissed (Rounds), Oct p 15

Weinberg, Warren (Newsmakers), Apr p 15 (photo)
Weinstein, Gary L. (Newsmakers), Oct p 12
Werner, Judith K. (Newsmakers), Apr p 16
White, Raleigh R., IV (Newsmakers), Apr p 16
Wiebe, Robert (Newsmakers), Jan p 19
Wilcox, Donald P., Nov p 16 (photo)
Williams, Josie (Newsmakers), Jun p 14 (photo)
Williams, R. Sanders (Newsmakers), Feb p 17
Wooming, George (Newsmakers), Sep p 20
Workers' Compensation

physicians wonder about impact of workers' comp reform, Nov pp 36-40
TWCC withdraws controversial fee guideline, Dec pp 26-30
updated workers' comp guide now for sale (Rounds), Oct p 19

World Trade Center Attack, September 11, 2001. See Terrorism
World Wide Web. See Internet and World Wide Web
Wynn, Susan Rudd

comments on physicians working during Sept. 11 events, Nov p 18 (photo)
presents TMA Distinguished Service Award to Milton V. Davis (Rounds), Jul p 20 (photo)
presents TMA Minority Scholarship to Maya Perez, Jul p 22 (photo)
receives C. Frank Webber, MD Award, Jul p 21 (photo)

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X

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Y

Yang, Keyi (Newsmakers), May p 13
Yates, Scott, Apr p 40 (photo)
Yee, Tommy (Newsmakers), May p 13

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Z

Zamora-Quezada, Jorge, Nov p 16 (photo)

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