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TMA Survey Finds Most Physicians Use Electronic Records
A newly released Texas Medical Association (TMA) survey of the state’s physicians shows nearly three-quarters of them are using an electronic health record (EHR) to capture your health information.

Flu Shot Boosts Your Health, Protects Others
It’s a fact: People will be hospitalized because of the flu this year, and many — 49,000 based on annual estimates — will die. But taking action now might help prevent that from happening in your community.

Walk With a Doc Texas Physicians Join “Step It Up” Challenge
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, issued a nationwide, two-week “Step It Up” challenge to get people to commit to move more, and track their steps. The challenge runs Oct. 13-26. Dozens of physicians across Texas who already host monthly Walk With a Doc Texas (WWAD) events are seizing this opportunity to rally their patients and neighbors to lace ‘em up and get out there to meet the challenge.

TMA Tries to Lift New Medicare Burden From Small Practices
According to Texas Medicine magazine, the new government requirement is putting a strain on smaller medical practices — and over time, could force some doctors to retire or surrender their small medical practice. That could reduce patients’ access to doctors’ care.

Improve Naloxone Distribution to Curb Overdoses
Opinion column (op-ed) by Don R. Read, MD, president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), on improving distribution of naloxone in Texas to potentially save the lives of people who overdose on drugs.

Physicians Urge Greater Patient Access to Anti-Overdose Drug
As opioid drug overdoses continue to take a toll nationally, Texas physicians continue the push to spread naloxone ― a medication to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose — to every corner of the state, according to the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) September Texas Medicine magazine.


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