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Texas Medicine is available to TMA members and presents timely information on public health, medicolegal issues, medical economics, science, medical education, and legislative affairs affecting Texas physicians and their patients.


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This issue takes a look the initial rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to physicians and health care workers. Some of the hurdles along the way have shined a light on system inefficiencies and may open the door for fixes that are on the Texas Medical Association's legislative agenda this session. Plus ... Legal landmines when it comes to end-of-life care present serious challenges for physicians taking care of patients in their last days.

Spotlight on Vaccines: The uneven rollout of COVID-19 vaccines created at least one bright spot for Texas physicians: It highlighted how the state could make vaccination more efficient. County medical societies stepped in to fill gaps in the state’s mass efforts to get physicians and health care workers vaccinated. And ongoing hiccups with vaccine distribution and tracking continue to frustrate Texas physicians, namely with the state’s vaccine registry, ImmTrac2, and rising vaccine exemptions – top fixes on the Texas Medical Association agenda this legislative session. 

Physician Entrepreneur: Physicians should not only embrace new technology, they should help lead in the creation of it, says cardiologist and entrepreneur Manish Chauhan, MD. 

Vaccines:Talk to Patients About: ImmTrac2

 Wrong Directive: Challenges to Texas laws governing end-of-life care, whether through legislative rewrites or judicial override, are nothing new. The recent success of those challenges is. And these legal shifts raise significant concerns for physicians and their ability to exercise their medical judgment in these difficult situations. 

Another Great Match: In 2020, almost all Texas medical graduates matched with residency positions. Plus, USMLE eliminates the Step 2 clinical skills test.        

Accelerating RPM: Adoption of remote patient monitoring speeds up as COVID-19 promotes use of digital tools. 

Outrageous Overreach: Medicine fights broad, invasive documentation requests. 

Also in this issue …

06 History of Medicine: Bubonic plague
12 Rounds
48 FAQ: E-prescribing of controlled substances


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Index to Texas Medicine

Medical terminology is based on usage of MeSH, the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings, which are used in Index Medicus. If a term does not appear in MeSH, then the author's usage or common usage is preferred.

Each index consists of three parts: the subject index, the author index, and the index of deaths.

Texas Medicine, Volume 114, 2018

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Texas Medicine, Volume 113, 2017

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Texas Medicine, Volume 112, 2016

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Texas Medicine, Volume 111, 2015


Texas Medicine, Volume 110, 2014

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Texas Medicine, Volume 109, 2013  


Texas Medicine, Volume 108, 2012  

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 Texas Medicine, Volume 107, 2011

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 Texas Medicine, Volume 106, 2010

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 Texas Medicine, Volume 105, 2009

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 Texas Medicine, Volume 104, 2008

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 Texas Medicine, Volume 103, 2007

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 Texas Medicine, Volume 102, 2006

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 Texas Medicine, Volume 101, 2005

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 Texas Medicine, Volume 100, 2004

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 Texas Medicine, Volume 99, 2003

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 Texas Medicine, Volume 98, 2002

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 Texas Medicine, Volume 97, 2001

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 Texas Medicine, Volume 96, 2000

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February 28, 2021