Even as new Zika virus cases have been reported this week in Texas, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (TAOG) sent an alert this week to OB-Gyns and family physicians to watch for patients infected with the virus, and take action.
Grant funding set aside by the 2015 Texas Legislature is playing a key role in adding hundreds of new physician residency training slots for Texas’ medical school graduates in 2016.
A new study shows a vaccination is helping children and young women avoid a common cancer-causing virus. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, when given to preteens and young adults, can help prevent them from getting cancer years later.
In a 2015 legislative session marked by new state leadership, new money, and big shifts in how Texas' major health care agencies oversee care delivery, the House of Medicine remained as steady as ever in its mission to ensure physicians can give their patients the best care possible. That resolve paid off in significant victories.
Aetna seeks to acquire Humana Inc. in a deal focused largely on buying up Humana’s Medicare Advantage business. If the $37 billion Aetna-Humana merger is approved, the newly combined entity would have a significant impact across Texas — and 13 other states — likely enhancing Aetna’s market power to concerning levels per the federal government’s own standards, according to a comprehensive American Medical Association (AMA) analysis.