Stories from Texas Medicine, May 2021

A Healthy Knowledge: Improving Patients' Health Literacy - 07/23/2021

The more literate patients are about health matters, the easier it is for physicians to treat them.


The ABCs of Health: Physician Leadership on School Health Advisory Councils (SHACs) - 07/20/2021

Physician leadership on school health advisory councils, or SHACs, can improve local policies.


Longer Coverage, Longer Lives: COVID-19 Relief Bill Could Help With Medicaid Postpartum Coverage - 05/24/2021

TMA urges Texas to keep pregnant women on Medicaid 12 months postpartum following federal enticement in COVID-19 relief bill.


From the Valley to the Top: Incoming President E. Linda Villarreal, MD - 05/07/2021

When incoming TMA President E. Linda Villarreal, MD, tells you, “My passion is medicine,” purer truth is hard to imagine. The Edinburg internist has pursued medicine – and the betterment of the profession – through every conceivable end and repeated personal trials.


I Think I'll Wait: Talking Through Vaccine Hesitancy - 05/02/2021

How to validate patients’ concerns and promote COVID-19 vaccination.


Fite Finds Points of Pride in COVID-Plagued Presidency - 05/01/2021

Outgoing TMA President Diana L. Fite, MD's COVID-Plagued Presidency