Stories from Texas Medicine, July 2018

Talk to Patients About: Meningococcal Disease - 07/02/2019

Talk to Patients About: Meningococcal Disease


Predict and Prevent: Using Statistics to Stop Child Abuse - 12/07/2018

Fort Worth physician uses statistics to stop child abuse before it occurs.  


Protections Preserved for University-Employed Physicians - 07/17/2018

The Texas Supreme Court blocked a challenge to liability protections for physicians employed by state medical schools, a legal victory for TMA. Thanks to the court’s decision, physicians employed by a government institution, like a publicly funded medical school, still can perform clinical duties at a non-government facility, like a private hospital, without giving up immunity from lawsuits.


Unmatched Talent - 07/10/2018

TMA's physician leaders aren't ready for alternative licensing path for unmatched medical graduates. "The issue is not the need for a separate licensure path. The issue is residency spots, and we need to remain focused on this.”


Congenital Conundrum - 07/05/2018

Physicians fight Texas’ stubborn rates of congenital infections. Syphillis, CMV, and HIV are the top three.


“We don’t want to go back to those days, ever.” - 07/02/2018

TMA Alliance member James Duerr is as passionate as the doctors he advocates for.


Corporate Encroachment - 07/02/2018

Recent complaints suggest threats to Texas’ ban on corporate practice.