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Mosquito Bites Can Lead to Deadly Diseases - 06/13/2018

As summer heats up, you may find yourself swatting that occasional seasonal annoyance, the mosquito. For most people, the bite is just a temporary irritation; but for some, it can be life-changing — even life-threatening.


Baylor College of Medicine Physician to Host First Local Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 04/30/2018

Houston residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Arindam Sarkar, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine for the group’s first Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Seven Texas Communities Receive Vaccination Grants - 04/26/2018

Seven communities across Texas are receiving disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM Local Impact Grants program.


Six Texas Communities Receive Vaccination Grants - 04/26/2018

Six communities across Texas were awarded grants to help physicians and community organizations provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans. The grants totaling more than $11,500 were provided by the Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM  program.


HPV Vaccination Prevents Cancers in Men, Too - 04/25/2018

For years, scientists have touted the HPV vaccination’s power to reduce cervical cancer in women. Now, during Men’s Health Week, Texas physicians urge men to get vaccinated against HPV to prevent cancers. HPV causes several cancers in men and women, including oropharyngeal (cancers of the head and neck such as the throat and mouth), penile, anal, cervical and vaginal. Some cases are fatal.


NET Health Wins Grant For HPV Vaccinations - 04/25/2018

The Northeast Texas Public Health District Health Immunization Coalition received a $1,995 grant from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s)  Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program to provide HPV vaccinations to more than 100 adolescents and young adults. The grant is helping the coalition with its ongoing effort to eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases in its community.  


TMA to Give More Than 6,000 Bicycle Helmets to Texas Children - 04/23/2018

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) will give away 6,151 free bicycle helmets to Texas children in October, more helmets than TMA has ever given in a month, to celebrate the 20th birthday of its Hard Hats for Little Heads program.


Doctors Urge Prevention, Give Bike Helmets - 04/23/2018

Thousands of children across Texas now have a simple device to keep them out of the emergency department — or a worse fate — thanks to physicians in their communities. Doctors in 144 counties across Texas have given more than 235,000 free bicycle helmets to kids in their hometowns, led by a few standout doctors who champion the cause. 


TMA Offers August Vaccinations, Bike Helmet Giveaways - 04/23/2018

Texas doctors are offering vaccination clinics and bike helmet giveaways this month to help patients prevent disease and injuries. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) provides vaccination clinics for children, adolescents, adults, plus bike helmet giveaways for children.


TMA to Give 2,500 Children Helmets in May — Bike Month - 04/23/2018

Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give away 2,500 free bicycle helmets in May — designated as Bike Month — to protect children 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, especially one that fits properly.


TMA to Give Bicycle Helmets in March — Brain Injury Awareness Month - 04/23/2018

The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give away more than 1,500 bicycle helmets in March — which is designated as Brain Injury Awareness Month — to protect children from head injuries and encourage fitness.


TMAF Receives Grant From BCBSTX - 04/23/2018

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) announced today that its philanthropic arm, TMA Foundation (TMAF), received a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) through the health plan’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative. 


TMA Gives Away More Than 2,500 Bicycle Helmets in April - 04/23/2018

The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give away more than 2,500 free bicycle helmets in April — designated as Child Safety Month in Texas — to protect children from head injuries.


TMA to Give Away 2,350 Bike Helmets in April - 04/23/2018

The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give away 2,350 free bicycle helmets to children in April — designated as Child Safety Month in Texas — to protect them from head injuries.


TMA to Give Children Helmets in May - Bike Month - 04/23/2018

The Texas Medical Association's (TMA's) Hard Hats for Little Headsprogram will give away more than 3,000 free bicycle helmets in May - designated as Bike Month - to protect children from head injuries.


Brain Injury Awareness Month Now in March - 04/23/2018

Brain Injury Awareness Month has moved to March. It previously was celebrated in October. TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads program encourages physicians, medical students, and alliance members to give free helmets to children in their community during Brain Injury Awareness Month.


TMA to Give Away Bicycle Helmets at Ridgetop Elementary - 04/23/2018

To protect children from head injuries and encourage fitness, the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give around 100 bicycle helmets to children at the Ridgetop Elementary Fall Festival.


Legislature Honors Physician for Starting Helmet Program - 04/23/2018

Larry C. Driver, MD, of Houston, was recognized by the Texas House of Representatives on Thursday for launching Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway program, in honor of two recent milestones.


HPV Vaccination Trims Infection Rate; Could Prevent Cancer - 04/20/2018

A new study shows a vaccination is helping children and young women avoid a common cancer-causing virus. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, when given to preteens and young adults, can help prevent them from getting cancer years later.


Vaccinations Help Spread Holiday Cheer, Not Illness - 04/20/2018

‘Tis the season to gather and share pumpkin pie, fun with family and friends, and, unfortunately, bugs that can make people very sick. Physicians urge everyone to get a few key vaccinations now — before holiday gatherings — to help keep holidays healthy for the whole family, from the babies to the grandparents.


Cancer-Prevention Vaccination Now Easier, Just as Effective - 04/20/2018

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.


Mom’s Shots Help Prevent Illness in Baby - 04/20/2018

Protecting newborns from two serious, possibly deadly illnesses — whooping cough (or pertussis) and flu — starts with Mom before baby is born. As we honor moms this Mother’s Day, the physicians of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) urge pregnant moms and moms-to-be to get recommended shots to protect themselves and their babies.


Grants Enable Six Texas Cities to Fight Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses - 04/20/2018

People in six Texas communities will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to special grants from the Texas Medical Association’s ( TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $13,500 in grants to physicians and TMA Alliance (TMAA) chapters to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


Throat Cancer Increasing; Doctors Urge Vaccination to Prevent It - 04/20/2018

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.


Free Meningitis Shots for Incoming Del Mar College Students - 04/20/2018

Students planning to enroll in Del Mar College this fall can receive a free meningococcal vaccination, required by Texas law for first-time students to protect them and their fellow students from bacterial meningitis.