Table of Contents: July 2012

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Number 108, Issue 7 – July 2012  

COVER STORY (pages 18-25) 

A Steep Price to Pay
Texas physicians fear that sharp funding cuts in state family planning services and changes in a state health program for women will threaten women's access to vital preventive services. They urge lawmakers to restore money to programs that provide low-income women with recommended screenings and birth control. By Crystal Conde 

MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 27-31) 

A Tough Call 
Leaving Medicare tempting, possibly costly. By Ken Ortolon  


Zip It! 
Privacy protection strengthened. By Crystal Conde 


Safety Concerns 
TMA opposes chiropractic sports exams. By Ken Ortolon 


Healthy Vision 2020 
TMA's vision for a healthy future. 

ROUNDS (pages 11-17) 

House of Delegates Urges End to Reduced "Dual-Eligible" Payments 
New President Wants More Members 
Dr. Brotherton Chosen TMA President-Elect 
Katrina Physician Talks Ethics in Crisis Care 
Dr. Connally Receives Top TMA Award 

JOURNAL (page 47) 

The Past and Present of Malaria in Houston (abstract) (full text) 

By Paola Carrasco, BS, and Wayne X Shandera, MD 


Commentary: Embracing Humanism (pages 7-8)    

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