Stories written by Tammy Wishard

Hats Off to Hard Hats - 05/15/2019

In honor of the Hard Hats for Little Heads' 25th year, the Texas Medical Association and TMA Foundation will pass around a bicycle helmet during TMA’s House of Delegates meeting Saturday, May 18, to raise $10,000 to support the program next year.


Be Wise Protecting Lubbock Seniors Against Pneumonia - 05/09/2019

Would you like a side of pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine with your lunch? Senior citizens in Lubbock are getting that option, thanks to a collaboration among the Lubbock County Medical Society Alliance, the City of Lubbock Health Department, and Lubbock Meals on Wheels. The effort is funded by a Local Impact Grant from the Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise – Immunize℠ program.


Outreach 101: TMA Programs Help You Give Back - 04/26/2019

Whether you’re an outreach newbie or a seasoned veteran, discover TMA’s ready-made, outreach programs at the TMA Outreach Programs meeting Friday, May 17, during TexMed 2019 in Dallas. The meeting will be from 2 pm to 3 pm in the Westcott Room on the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole.


Join TMA in Protecting Kids’ Heads - 04/15/2019

Do kids in your community ride bikes without a helmet? Do they wear a helmet, but in a way that won’t protect them? If so, the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads is a ready-made, turnkey program available to help you protect local kids.


Host a Local Hard Hats for Little Heads Event - 04/01/2019

As Hard Hats celebrates its 25th birthday this year, TMA invites physician cyclists to share their passion for fitness and safety by hosting a helmet giveaway.


Celebrate 25 Years of Keeping Texans’ Heads Safe - 02/26/2019

It’s time to light the birthday candles because TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway program is turning 25. If you haven’t hosted an event before, this is your year because the Texas Medical Association will award 25 helmets at no cost to 25 TMA family members who host their first event or host one in a county where Hard Hats hasn’t been.


Be Wise Grant Helps San Angelo Prevent Cancer - 02/05/2019

College students must make a lot of decisions for themselves. For students at Angelo State University (ASU) in San Angelo, the decision to get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV)  came easier thanks to the Concho Valley County Medical Society and TMA’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program.


Last Call: Nominate Outstanding Health News - 01/09/2019

Tomorrow (Jan. 10) is your last chance to let the Texas Medical Association know which health and medical news stories from 2018 are worthy of TMA’s Anson Jones, MD, Awards.


Nominate Health News Stories That Hit the Mark - 12/20/2018

As you reflect on the news of 2018, take a minute to nominate top Texas health and medical coverage for a Texas Medical Association Anson Jones, MD, Award.


Physician, Med Student Journalists: Enter TMA Journalism Contest - 12/03/2018

Did you or a colleague publish a health care article or blog? Enter your work today in TMA's journalism competition, the Anson Jones awards. Any news story published or broadcast in 2018 in Texas is eligible. TMA will accept entries until noon on Jan. 10, 2019.


TMA Honors Health News Reporting - 11/26/2018

Since 1957, TMA has honored outstanding health reporting by Texas print, television, radio, online, and physician journalists with its Anson Jones, MD, Awards. In 2018, Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje of the San Antonio Express-News was named Texas Health Reporter of the Year for a package of stories that touched on the opioid crisis and the effects of the Texas Legislature’s defunding of Planned Parenthood on women’s health.


TMA Fights Flu One Shot at a Time - 11/12/2018

The last flu season claimed the lives of more than 11,000 Texans. To help make this season less severe, the Texas Medical Association has come out fighting with Be Wise — ImmunizeSM  flu shot clinics supported through the TMA Local Impact Grants program.


Keep Your Community Safe With Free Bicycle Helmets - 08/23/2018

October is Hard Hats for Little Heads Month. Pediatricians and family physicians can get a special benefit for hosting events in October.


Protect Children’s Heads With Free Bicycle Helmets - 08/23/2018

TMA has designated October as Hard Hats for Little Heads Month. Help keep your community safe by hosting a bicycle-helmet giveaway event.


Stop Flu — Host a Shot Clinic With TMA’s Help - 08/17/2018

To change the trajectory of the upcoming flu season, the Texas Medical Association invites physicians to host a Be Wise — ImmunizeSM  flu shot clinic in October, and also urge patients to get vaccinated early.


Help Kids Stay Safe: Host a Helmet Giveaway - 04/23/2018

With help from TMA, Texas physicians gave away 29,000 bicycle helmets last year. TMA invites physicians, county medical societies, medical students, and TMA Alliance members to make – or rather, prevent -- more of an impact in 2018 by hosting their own giveaways.


TMA Grants Give Shot in the Arm for Vaccination Clinics - 01/30/2018

Just as Beatrice the Bee helps ease the sting at Texas Medical Association-backed shot clinics statewide, a TMA Be Wise — ImmunizeSM Local Impact Grant of up to $2,500 can help take the sting out of hosting a local vaccination clinic.