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Act Now to Promote Bicycle Safety in October - 08/22/2019

You can help promote bicycle safety in your community through the Texas Medical Association's Hard Hats for Little Heads program. TMA has everything you need for your helmet giveaway event, from helmets and publicity tools to educational materials.


Talk to Patients About: Hib - 08/12/2019

Talk to your patients about Haemophilus influenzae type b – or Hib, which, despite its name, does not cause influenza. However, Hib causes several severe illnesses, particularly meningitis, mostly in children younger than 5.


Baylor Scott & White Health to Host its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 08/05/2019

Killeen residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Joshua Kilpatrick, MD, of Baylor Scott & White Health for the hospital’s first Killeen Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Embee Lifestyle Docs to Host Its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 08/05/2019

Bellaire residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Bandana Chawla, MD, and Munish Chawla, MD, of Embee Lifestyle Docs for the clinic’s first Bellaire Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Q&A: SeattleMamaDoc Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, Headlines TexMed 2019 - 08/02/2019

Digital innovator, Seattle pediatrician Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, will share her expertise at the May 17 opening general session at TexMed 2019 in Dallas. The title of Dr. Swanson’s talk: “How Technology is Transforming Health Care and the Physician-Patient Relationship.” Her answer to that question: “Rapidly and at a pace that’s hard for us to keep up.”


A Focused Leader: Incoming TMA President David Fleeger, MD - 08/02/2019

Incoming TMA President David Fleeger, MD, sets his sights on protecting the patient-physician relationship and equipping physicians for sea changes affecting medicine.


Talk to Patients About: Meningococcal B - 08/02/2019

Meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine is the new kid on the block for children and adolescents, having won Food and Drug Administration approval in 2014. This presents a problem for physicians: Because there is an older vaccine for the other types of meningococcal bacteria, many patients who’ve had that vaccine wrongly believe they’re also protected against MenB.


Texan Continues String of Woman AMA Presidents - 08/02/2019

After 151 years of all-male leadership at the American Medical Association, a family physician from Texas broke through the glass ceiling on June 17, 1998. Twenty-one years later, another Texas physician is set to become the AMA’s sixth woman president – and its third in a row.


Vaccinations Available for Tarrant County Kids, Adults - 08/01/2019

Uninsured and underinsured Tarrant County residents can get low-cost vaccinations to prepare for school, and to prevent harmful and potentially deadly diseases. The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise – ImmunizeSM program will join efforts with the Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County (ICTC) to provide vaccinations to local kids, as well as adults.


Keep Hib Germs Away: Vaccination Can Prevent Serious Childhood Illness - 08/01/2019

Many things aren’t harmful until they are. This applies to the Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) bacteria: It typically can live in our noses and throats without causing harm, but if Hib moves to other parts of the body, it can cause serious illness or even death.


Brownsville Medical Alliance to Host its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 07/30/2019

Brownsville residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Bradley W. Nordyke, MD, of Brownsville Medical Alliance for the clinic’s first Brownsville Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Montgomery County Kids to Receive School Vaccinations - 07/29/2019

Montgomery County incoming schoolchildren can get free vaccinations at the Don’t Miss the Bus back-to-school event. Area kindergartners through 12th-graders can get a well check, along with vaccinations required for school to prevent harmful and potentially deadly diseases.


TMA Awards Minority Medical Student Scholarships, 2019 - 07/29/2019

Thirteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association (TMA). TMA awarded the scholarships to the students today in Dallas at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference.


Program Overview - 07/24/2019

Guidelines, application process, and costs for the TMA Leadership College.


And the Winners Are … - 07/23/2019

Sixteen first-time event hosts will participate in TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads in October, and kids in nine new Texas locations will receive a free bike helmet. These winners in TMA’s 25 for 25 campaign will help mark a quarter-century for the bike helmet giveaway program during Hard Hats for Little Heads Month.


Maple Primary Care to Host First Anniversary Walk With a Doc Texas Event Sunday - 07/22/2019

 Farmers Branch residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Manvinder Kainth, MD, and colleagues from Maple Primary Care for Farmer’s Branch’s first anniversary Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


RFS Executive Council - 07/19/2019

Resident and Fellow Section Executive Council


Hard Hats for Little Heads Event Ideas - 07/18/2019

Ideas for a Successful Event


Texas Losing Ground in Disease-Prevention Battle, Physicians Warn - 07/17/2019

Some Texas physicians say the anti-vaccination movement is creating skepticism that could undermine the state’s ability to prevent a widespread disease outbreak. The state has fended off outbreaks in the past because a majority of Texans are vaccinated, but soaring vaccine exemptions could leave Texans vulnerable.


Help Celebrate 25 Years of Keeping Texas Children Safe - 07/17/2019

Since 1994, Texas physicians and others have given out more than 325,000 bicycle helmets to children across the state through the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program. We’re celebrating the program’s 25th birthday in October, and you can be a part of the festivities.


Plant-Based DFW to Host its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 07/15/2019

Dallas residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Rizwan H. Bukhari, MD, of Plant-Based DFW for its first Dallas Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Frequently Asked Questions - 07/10/2019

Hard Hats for Little Heads FAQs


Talk to Patients About: Texas School Vaccinations - 07/08/2019

All Texas public schools (and most private schools) and colleges require students to have certain shots before they can attend classes.


Talk to Patients About: Diphtheria - 07/08/2019

 Diphtheria infected more than 200,000 and killed 15,000 in the U.S. in 1920, but the growing use of vaccines during that decade caused rates to drop, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says. In the 1940s, the diphtheria vaccine was combined with tetanus and pertussis, and the shot became routine for children. Between 2004 and 2017, only two U.S. cases were reported, CDC says.


Talk to Your Patients About: Meningococcal B - 07/08/2019

Texas Medicine recently highlighted Meningococcal B, a bacterial infection that can affect the blood, brain, and spinal cord with lasting effects like learning difficulties, hearing loss, or limb amputation. The Meningococcal B vaccine is relatively new, having won Food and Drug Administration approval in 2014.