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CDC Issues New Recommendations on Possible Adenovirus-Hepatitis Cases - 05/25/2022

As cases of pediatric hepatitis climb across the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its previous health alert on the threat with more recommendations for clinicians.


Monkeypox Cases Resurface; CDC Urges Vigilance - 05/24/2022

With cases of monkeypox recently reported in several countries that don’t normally have that virus – including at least one confirmed case in the U.S. – federal health authorities are advising physicians to be on the lookout for the characteristic rash usually associated with monkeypox.


CDC Probing Monkeypox Case in Dallas - 05/24/2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a case of monkeypox in a person who was diagnosed with the virus after traveling from Nigeria to Dallas.


CDC Signs Off on COVID Booster for Ages 5-11 - 05/20/2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization advisory committee has approved Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses for children aged 5 to 11.


Grant Applications Once Again Open to Help Promote Vaccines - 05/17/2022

In the face of persistent vaccine hesitancy, more than ever, medicine needs its soldiers to promote the safety, efficacy, and importance of vaccinations. You can receive help with a grant from the Texas Medical Association Foundation as part of Vaccines Defend What Matters, TMA’s multimedia public health education and advocacy effort to increase vaccination rates in Texas.


Two North Texas Health Entities Receive TMA Foundation Health Awards - 05/16/2022

Two North Texas health entities have won the 2022 Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award. Project Access Tarrant County received the Top Award, and the Texas Health Physicians Group Virtual Visits Initiative received the Secondary Award.


Vaccine Equity Gains: COVID-19 Vaccine Rate Disparities Narrow Amid Physician-Led Outreach - 05/13/2022

When the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in mid-December 2020, many physicians, advocates, and community leaders worried the health disparities laid bare by the pandemic would repeat themselves.  But improved data collection and innovative outreach efforts – many of them led by Texas physicians and medical students – have helped close these gaps.


Texas No. 1 in Congenital Syphilis Cases: How All Docs Can Help - 05/11/2022

With Texas leading the nation in the number of congenital syphilis cases, a Texas Medical Association collaboration on new resources aims to help all physicians understand the growing public health threat and tackle it head on through improved diagnosis and treatment of the disease.


Texas Physician COVID Profiles - 05/10/2022

Read about the experiences of some Texas physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.


After Successful Gala, Help TMA Foundation Set a Funding Record for TMA Public Health Programs - 05/09/2022

The Texas Medical Association Foundation’s (TMAF’s) support of community public health initiatives around the state got a gigantic boost at TexMed 2022 in April, where TMAF’s 29th annual gala, Crossroads of Culture, raised more than $400,000. But the foundation is still shooting to shatter its all-time annual funding record – and you can help.


Eight Texas Communities Receive Vaccination Grants - 05/02/2022

Eight communities across Texas will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program.  The program awarded grants totaling nearly $18,000 to physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance chapters (comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses), who often partner with other local organizations to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans.  


Mom’s Gift of Vaccination Protects Baby From Whooping Cough - 05/02/2022

Moms do all they can to keep their babies safe and healthy. As we celebrate Mother’s Day, the physicians of Texas Medical Association (TMA) urge pregnant moms and moms-to-be to get vaccinated against whooping cough, or pertussis.   


Talk to Patients About: Should I Get Vaccinated if I’ve Had COVID-19? - 05/01/2022

There is a lot of misinformation about vaccines, so each month Texas Medicine highlights common concerns that patients raise about immunizations. This material is designed to help you talk to your patients and help them understand the benefits of vaccines. Find


Talk to Patients About: Natural Immunity vs. Vaccine Immunity for COVID-19 - 05/01/2022

Catching COVID-19 can provide people with a degree of immunity from being reinfected with the disease in the future. This prompts some to opt against vaccination and instead risk getting sick to obtain this “natural immunity” on the assumption they will get a mild case and it will protect them from future illness.


Grab Your Tickets for Friday’s TMA Foundation Annual Gala - 04/25/2022

Don’t miss your chance to party with friends and colleagues this Friday, April 29, at the Texas Medical Association Foundation’s (TMAF’s) 29th annual gala at the Hilton-Americas Houston, held as part of TexMed 2022.


2022 TMAF Gala - 04/22/2022

Join Your CMS and Alliance Friends at TexMed in Houston The world is changing but one thing we can be proud of is the incredible diversity around us.


Mandatory Monthly COVID Vaccine Inventory Reporting Starts in May - 04/22/2022

Beginning in May, COVID-19 vaccinators will be required to make monthly reports of their vaccine inventory by the fifth of each month, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has told Texas Medicine Today.


Get Your Tickets Now for TMAF’s Annual Gala - 04/13/2022

Angie Donahue and David J. Donahue, MD, are annual sponsors of the Texas Medical Association Foundation gala because they know their gift, along with those of others, will help build a healthier Texas.


Vaccine Program Grantees Serving the Underserved - 04/12/2022

Underserved, uninsured, and Latino patients across Texas will benefit from three programs focusing on vaccinations and vaccine education awarded funds in the first round of the Texas Medical Association’s 2022 Vaccines Defend What Matters grant program.


A Healthy Education: Med Students Promote Vaccines, Education Across Texas - 04/07/2022

Medical students win grants to promote vaccines, education across Texas.


State Recruiting Docs to Give COVID Preexposure Drug Evusheld - 04/05/2022

State health officials want to spread the word about Evusheld, a monoclonal antibody treatment that helps prevent COVID-19 infection among immunocompromised patients at high risk of progression to severe cases, including hospitalization and death.


Emergency Doc Finds Building Patient Trust More Difficult During COVID - 04/05/2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic languishes into its third year, physicians continue to bear the brunt of its impact, from unpredictable surges to worsening burnout. Craig Meek, MD, an emergency medicine physician in East Texas and president of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians, has observed another more profound effect, which he suspects is changing the profession in irrevocable ways.


Make Sure Your COVID Vaccine Temp Calibration Is Current - 04/05/2022

All COVID-19 vaccinators must have proper storage unit temperature-monitoring equipment to keep their vaccine supplies viable – including current certificates of temperature calibration – or they won’t get their vaccine orders, the Texas Department of State Health Services has announced.


DSHS Taking Preorders of Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Kids as Young as 6 Months - 04/05/2022

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is requesting that COVID-19 vaccine administrators preorder Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years while it awaits emergency use authorization from the federal government.


TMA Is Here For Medical Students Who Need Financial Help - 04/05/2022

It’s a common dose of reality for many aspiring physicians: “I got accepted to medical school! Now how will I pay for it?”