August 16, 2019
What could a TMA Membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients
The phrase “public health” elicits numerous images: first responders at a natural disaster, disease detectives peering through microscopes, posters, videos and flyers urging parents to vaccinate their children against deadly diseases, anti-smoking campaigns. Public health is all of this and more. It’s state and local government agencies, and individual physicians, working to detect, respond to, and prevent what’s bad for the health of Texans. Read More
Just as Alan Tyroch, MD, sat down to breakfast in Las Vegas on the morning of Aug. 3, celebrating his mother in-law’s 90th birthday, a gunman walked into a Walmart hundreds of miles away in his hometown of El Paso and opened fire, ultimately killing 22 people and injuring 24 more. Over the following minutes, as shooting victims were rushed to hospitals throughout El Paso, Dr. Tyroch – chief of surgery and trauma medical director at University Medical Center of El Paso – was coordinating and delegating duties via text to the hospital’s numerous surgeons, physicians, residents, and other health care professionals. Read More
Explore the recent effects of tort reform in Texas from the perspective of a physician who was hit with – and eventually overcame – a major liability lawsuit in TMA’s e-book, Tangled Sutures: A Tale of Triumph and Loss in a Professional Liability Lawsuit Read More
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The December issue follows a group of UTMB medical students thrown into extreme situations in order to learn how to practice extreme medicine. The two-week course was offered through the school's preventive medicine department. Plus, read about the medical and economic ripple effects of Texas' uninsured rate, the worst in the nation.
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