Table of Contents: March 2012

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Volume 108, Number 3 – March 2012

COVER STORY (pages 20-25)

Healing the Heroes
Thousands of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are returning home wounded, both physically and psychologically. Many of them desperately need health care that simply is not available. Now, an Austin-based veterans advocacy group is working to improve the access to and quality of health care for veterans. By Ken Ortolon


NPP Partners
They can improve care, the bottom line. By Crystal Conde


Electing to Serve
Doctors, alliance members seek office. By Ken Ortolon

LAW (pages 41-44)

Transparency Triumphs
Judge rules for physicians, against hospital. By Crystal Conde


Too Much Change
TMA urges CMS to keep TrailBlazer. By Ken Ortolon

PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 49-54)

"Us Versus Disease"
New state epidemiologist takes office. By Crystal Conde

ROUNDS (pages 9-17)

ICD-10 Will Change Your Practice, Expert Warns
Physicians Embrace Social Media
TMA, ACS Join Cancer Study
Medicaid HMO Expansion: Are You Ready?
TexMed 2012 May 18-19 in Dallas
House to Vote on Amendments at TexMed 2012
Dr. Tenery Explores Medicine's Soul in New Book
Foundation Cites New Major Donors


Newsmakers (page 12)
Deaths (pages 13-15)
Commentary: Stopping Colon Cancer(page 55)
Portrait (page 56)

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