By David Doolittle
TMA is asking the Texas Legislature to consider supporting a multifaceted strategy to provide comprehensive coverage to uninsured and underinsured Texans, a population whose rolls have swelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its economic effects.
State health officials have begun distributing COVID-19 vaccines across the state, based on guiding principles that prioritize essential health care workers and vulnerable populations. Here are 10 things to know about administering the vaccines that have received an EUA from the FDA so far.
Registration is now open for TexMed 2021, the Texas Medical Association’s annual conference that attracts thousands of physicians of all specialties from around the state. This year’s conference will be held completely virtually on May 14 and 15.
By Joey Berlin
By Sean Price
The malaise in physician practice long known as burnout – a term doctors increasingly balk at – has been exacerbated by the pandemic, as an extensive survey by the Physicians Foundation recently showed. Although proposed solutions offer hope, doctors have toiled through everything from the day-to-day stress of overwork and the fear of contracting coronavirus themselves, to the lack of adequate PPE, and the politicization of the virus. It’s added up to members of the profession becoming exhausted, fearful, and sometimes despondent. Plus ... learn how some physicians are helping to take on an increasing social determinant of health: food insecurity.
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