Table of Contents: October 2010

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Vol. 106, Issue No. 10 - October 2010

COVER STORY (pages 20-24)

Foot Fight
The Texas Medical Association and the Texas Orthopaedic Association have prevailed in their lengthy legal battle with podiatrists over the definition of the foot. In August, the Texas Supreme Court denied the podiatrists' motion for rehearing of its earlier decision not to review an appellate court's rejection of the podiatry board's rule allowing podiatrists to treat ankle injuries.  By Crystal Conde

MEDICAL EDUCATION (pages 27-30) 

The New CME
Focus shifts to physician performance. By Ken Ortolon  

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT   (pages 33-38)  

Measure Twice, Cut Once
Be careful choosing an EMR. By Crystal Conde

MEDICAL ECONOMICS   (pages 39-43)          

Access Granted
HHSC improves Medicaid for children. By Ken Ortolon

PUBLIC HEALTH   (pages 45-51)  

Center of Attention
New program improves prenatal care.   By Crystal Conde

THE JOURNAL (page 53)

County-Level Socioeconomic Status and Cancer Rates in Texas, 2001-2005 (full text) (abstract)

By David R. Risser, PhD, MPH; Eric A. Miller, PhD; Melanie A. Williams, PhD; and Lewis E. Foxhall, MD

ROUNDS  (pages 13-19)

TEXPAC Endorses Governor Perry for Reelection
Border Physicians Take Medicare, Health Concerns to Washington
TMA Fall Conference Oct. 15-16
TMA Demystifies Health System Reform
Congress Approves Medicaid Funds
TDI: Post Drug Formularies Online
FDA Warns Against Unapproved IUDs
Grandfathered Insurance Plans


 Letters (pages 7-10)
Newsmakers (page 15)
Deaths (page 17)
Information for Authors (page 54)
Portrait (page 56)

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