Texas children suddenly thrust into the state’s foster care system will receive a necessary health check by a physician sooner, potentially addressing life-threatening issues.
More than 30,000 Americans develop one of several kinds of cancer each year caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) — some of which will kill them. Fortunately, physicians say a too-seldom-used vaccine can protect people from HPV-caused cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and oropharynx (head and neck).
TMA's new white paper answers many questions on a tough new law that protects physicians from being forced to undergo maintenance of certification (MOC).
Texas physicians should be on the lookout for measles cases in people who might’ve been exposed to the virus at three U.S. airports recently.
The Texas Medical Association continues to track key regulatory changes that could affect your practice, and recently submitted comments on the Texas Medical Board’s proposed rule for the use of opioid antagonists.
If you are working to improve the vaccination rates among your patients, don’t underrate your electronic health record (EHR) as a tool.
No matter how comfortable you are with texting, remember, texting patients’ hospital orders is not an acceptable practice.
Make it through the challenges of forming an accountable care organization (ACO) for just a couple of years, and the money your groups save can be spectacular — into the millions under the right circumstances.
The logistics of entering a valid in-hospital DNR order are about to become considerably more complex. A law taking effect in April lays out new requirements affecting physicians in hospitals or health care facilities.
Dr. Fitz, a gastroenterologist had been the school’s executive vice president for academic affairs, provost, and dean since 2009.
Surprise! The path to increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates lies in the patient-physician relationship ¾ in this case, it’s the parent-physician relationship ¾ new research found.
Across the state yesterday, TEXPAC-backed candidates beat back well-funded attacks from outside their districts to win their parties’ nomination for re-election. The results of Tuesday’s party primary elections once again prove that all politics is local.
Oral health is a key indicator of overall health. Given that, physicians and lawmakers should not brush aside a recent report by the Texas Health Institute.
Texas Medicine recently caught up with Dr. Pinckard, who has been the chief medical examiner at the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office since 2015.
If patients ask for copies of their electronic protected health information (PHI), the fees you charge must be reasonable and cost-based, according to federal and state regulations.
Texas Medical Association has thrown its support behind a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives that would help states combat maternal deaths.
A former president of a Houston-based pharmaceutical company has been convicted on charges stemming from a drug diversion scheme.
If you’ve been inspired by the work and dedication of one of your colleagues, celebrate that physician by making a charitable donation to the TMA Foundation in his or her honor by March 30 – National Doctor’s Day.
The ever-widening and ever-nastier split within the state’s antiabortion movement is a proxy for the fight for control of the Texas Republican Party. This election cycle, the nasty action is coming in several House races.
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