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Throat Cancer Increasing; Doctors Urge Vaccination to Prevent It
Doctors are diagnosing more throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV also causes other cancers, such as cervical, but throat cancer is quickly becoming the most common. The good news: the HPV vaccination, if people receive it early enough, can prevent most of these cancers, which are found in the tonsils and base of the tongue.

TMA to Give 2,300 Texas Kids a Bike Helmet in April
The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give away more than 2,300 free bicycle helmets to children in April — designated as Child Safety Month in Texas — to protect them from brain and head injuries. TMA physicians and other volunteers will give Texas kids free bicycle helmets at giveaway events across the state. They also will teach parents and children the importance of properly fitting the helmet for best protection.

TPHC Praises Bill to Make State College Campuses and Offices Tobacco-Free
Statement by Eduardo Sanchez, MD, chair of the Texas Public Health Coalition and former Texas commissioner of health, in support of legislation filed to make Texas state college campuses and state agencies tobacco-free.

TMA to Give Nearly 1,000 Helmets in March: Brain Injury Awareness Month
The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give children nearly 1,000 free bicycle helmets in March — designated as Brain Injury Awareness Month — to protect them from head injuries. TMA physicians and other volunteers will host helmet giveaway events across the state to teach parents and children the importance of wearing a helmet while riding, especially one that fits properly.

Cancer-Prevention Vaccination Now Easier, Just as Effective
Preventing cancer just got a little easier. Adolescents under age 15 now need only two shots to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), rather than three doses of vaccine as physicians previously recommended. HPV causes several cancers that sicken and kill both men and women, and the shots prevent HPV.

Physicians to Flock to Capitol for First Tuesdays Event
More than 200 physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members from across Texas will fill the Capitol to urge legislators to back laws that protect patients’ access to care, preserve public health, and more during the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) initial First Tuesdays at the Capitol advocacy day.

Physician-Legislators to Host First Capitol Walk With a Doc Texas Event
Texas physician-legislators will host the first-ever Walk With a Doc event at the Texas Capitol, to promote physical activity. TMA physicians across Texas regularly host similar walks in their communities, as part of a successful national program.


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