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Texas Medicine Issues First Endorsements for 2020 - 12/11/2019

Gearing up for the 2020 primary elections, the political action arm of the Texas Medical Association endorsed one candidate seeking an open seat in the Texas Senate and three running for open Texas House seats.


Give the Gift of Good Health This Holiday Season - 11/25/2019

Help your loved ones spread good health this holiday season by making a gift in their name to the Texas Medical Association Foundation. Gifts made to the foundation on or before Dec. 31 (or postmarked no later than Dec. 31) are eligible for 2019 tax benefits according to federal law.


How Practice Owners Can Control Health Insurance Costs During Open Enrollment - 11/22/2019

If you’re a practice owner whose health insurance is up for renewal during Health Insurance Open Enrollment, Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, there are ways to control the cost of your health insurance. The health insurance advisors at TMA Insurance Trust know of a lesser-known option that you can use to keep group plan cost within budget.


Join Discussion on Treating Opioid Addiction - 11/13/2019

To help you gain a better understanding of opioids, the Nueces County Medical Society (NCMS) Alliance is hosting a symposium on addiction, prevention, treatment, and recovery later this month.


TMA PracticeEdge ACOs Tops for State, National Medicare Savings - 11/11/2019

Three accountable care organizations formed through TMA PracticeEdge were among state and national leaders in generating Medicare savings during the 2018 Medicare Shared Savings Program performance year.


TMA Foundation Grants Support Better Health Across Texas - 11/07/2019

Residents of eight Texas counties will benefit from nearly $22,500 in Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) grant funding to help them live better, healthier lives. TMAF recently awarded funds to four county medical societies and three county chapters of the TMA Alliance (a volunteer, community service and advocacy organization comprising physicians, spouses, and partners).


Keep Texans Safe And Healthy; Support Community Projects - 11/05/2019

Each year, local medical societies or alliance chapters may apply for up to $7,500 in matching funds from the TMAF Medical Community Grants program. The TMA Foundation Board approves the grant funding during its meeting in September.


TMA Grants Will Help Texans Fight Flu - 10/18/2019

As early flu season predictions suggest this one might be rough, people in communities across Texas will be protected from influenza, or flu, thanks to grants from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise – ImmunizeSM program. TMA has awarded more than $30,000 in grants to physicians, TMA Alliance (TMAA) volunteers, and medical student chapters to provide flu shots at no cost to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


Know any Outstanding Science Teachers? Nominate Them for a TMA Grant - 10/15/2019

By now, most Texas schools are back in session, which means plenty of great science teachers have begun educating the next generation of physicians. You can help those outstanding educators become even better teachers by nominating them for the Texas Medical Association’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching.


TMA Foundation Increases Champion of Health Award - 10/09/2019

All across Texas, school districts, volunteers, elected officials, and regular people have created programs that promote healthy lives and healthy communities. For 2020, the Texas Medical Association Foundation is helping programs like these even more by increasing the grants awarded them through the John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award.


It’s Not Too Early to Plan for the TMA Foundation’s Annual Gala - 09/09/2019

The 2020 Texas Medical Association Foundation gala – scheduled for Friday, May 1, in Fort Worth – will recognize Fort Worth for its vibrant art scene and honor the unique ways in which physicians treat each patient.


Unlocking Doors: Minority Scholarship Program Connects Students with Mentors - 09/04/2019

When the Texas Medical Association founded its Minority Scholarship Program in 1998 to diversify the physician workforce, Dr. Ramamurthy became both a contributor and a mentor to students who receive the scholarships. “When you’re mentoring students, one of the things that you want them to understand is that you’re somebody they can talk to who is not only there as a teacher, but as a friend,” she said. Other top donors to the Minority Scholarship serve voluntarily as mentors to student awardees. TMA encourages those arrangements because they can benefit both parties.


Beware of Scam Email Sent to TMA Members - 08/21/2019

An unauthorized email that claimed to be from the Texas Medical Association recently was sent to some TMA members stating that the individual member’s dues statement and insurance policy update was included. If you received this email, please know that it did not originate from nor was it authorized by TMA or the TMA Insurance Trust, and you should discard it.


With Your Help, TMA Foundation Improved Health Throughout Texas - 08/02/2019

“Good health is priceless. That’s why your charitable gifts to TMA Foundation are so valuable.” That’s the message from Susan M. Pike, MD, president of the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF), in its 2018 Annual Report.


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.


Time Is Running Out to Apply for a TMAF Grant - 07/03/2019

Helping your community to be healthier couldn’t be easier. Just apply for a Texas Medical Association Foundation grant that can help fund an immunization clinic, health fair, smoking cessation program, and more. To apply for a grant, submit a letter of intent by July 15, and a completed application by July 31. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions the week of Sept. 16.


Fort Worth Physician Surprised With TEXPAC June Bratcher Award - 05/21/2019

TEXPAC, the political action committee of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), surprised Fort Worth obstetrician-gynecologist G. Sealy Massingill, MD, with the 2019 TEXPAC June Bratcher Award for Political Action, for outstanding support of a political campaign to help organized medicine.


TMA, Associated Organizations Elect Leaders - 05/21/2019

Members of the Texas Medical Association, TMA Foundation, and TMA Alliance elected new leaders during TexMed 2019 in Dallas over the weekend.


Don't Miss Out: Tickets To TMA Foundation Gala Selling Fast - 04/16/2019

The Texas Medical Association Foundation’s 26th Annual Gala – BIG & BRIGHT! – will be the most fun you’ve ever had at TexMed. Purchase your tickets or table today for the retro state-fair themed event, which is scheduled for 6:30 to 10:30 pm Friday, May 17, in conjunction with TexMed 2019 at the Hilton Anatole Dallas.


TMA Grant Helps Austinites Prevent Whooping Cough - 04/10/2019

Austinites in a medically underserved area will receive vaccinations to prevent whooping cough and tetanus, thanks to a grant from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise – Immunize℠ program.


Apply For Grant Money for Community Health Initiatives - 04/04/2019

Apply now for a grant from the TMA Foundation that can help pay for initiatives such as a drive-through immunization clinic or community health fair. TMAF accepts applications from county medical societies and alliance and medical student chapters for community health improvement programs.


Alert: Scammers Demanding Bogus Fines For Drug Purchases - 04/01/2019

The Texas Medical Association and the Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) are warning physicians about scammers posing as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent trying to defraud doctors into paying a nonexistent federal fine for allegedly intercepting illegal prescription drugs the doctor had sent through the mail.


TMA Foundation Establishes Two New Scholarship Funds - 03/08/2019

The Texas Medical Association Foundation is pleased to announce two new scholarship funds established by Houston pathologist Roberto J. Bayardo, MD, in memory of his wife, Agniela (Annie).


TMA Grant Helps Elderly Lubbockites Prevent Pneumonia - 03/07/2019

Senior citizens in Lubbock will receive vaccinations to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia, thanks to a grant from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise – Immunize℠ program. TMA recently awarded a $2,200 grant to the Lubbock County Medical Society (CMS) Alliance to help provide the free vaccinations.


Your Gifts Will Help Keep Texans Healthy Throughout 2019 - 02/25/2019

Helping Texans increase their physical activity, protect themselves from serious diseases, and learn about how herbal and folk medical remedies are related to conventional prescribed medicines. What do these programs have in common? They are among the 2019 TMA initiatives made possible through Texas Medical Association Foundation grants.