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07/30/15 DCHHS Health Advisory: Increase in Cyclospora Infections
Since July 8, 2015, 14 confirmed Cyclospora infections have been reported to Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS)...read more.
     
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07/21/15 DCHHS Health Advisory (#2): West Nile Virus
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection confirmed in Dallas County for this season. This resident of zip code 75217 was diagnosed with West Nile Fever (WNF)...read more
     
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Texas Medicine Scores for Patients and Physicians in 2015 Legislature
A lineup that swung for the fences — combined with a solid defense and some outstanding pitching — led Texas medicine to an outstanding season at the top of the standings in the 2015 Texas Legislature...read more.
     
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Texas Leading Challenge to New Smog Standards
Intent on wringing more smog from the nation's skies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is just months away from imposing new ozone standards meant to lessen pollution from the nation's cars, factories and power plants widely believed to worsen asthma, lung and heart disease...read more in this Texas Tribune article published 06/26/15.
     
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AMA Calls for Two-Year ICD-10 Grace Period
The AMA has unanimously adopted a Texas-backed proposal to ask the federal government for a two-year ICD-10 grace period...read more.
     
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05/26/15 Active Tracing and Monitoring of Contacts Associated With the First Cluster of Ebola in the US
Free Abstract published in the Annals of Internal Medicine
Background: Following hospitalization of the first patient with Ebola diagnosed in the United States on 28 September 2014, contact tracing methods for Ebola were implemented...read more
     
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Dallas Physician to Lead TMA Foundation
Congratulations to DCMS member Deborah Fuller, MD, a Dallas ob-gyn, on being elected president of the TMA Foundation, succeeding Sealy Massingill, MD, of Fort Worth. She was elected at TexMed in Austin May 1-2.
     
 
upcoming events
August
 
SAY CHEESE!
RCL Portrait Design will be taking complimentary professional photos for DCMS members at area hospitals. If your current photo in the DCMS Directory needs updating, call 1-800-951-8712 to schedule your appointment. View August dates and hospital locations.
 
 
 
September
Retired Physicians Club Luncheon - Sep 16
DCMS Past President Shelton Hopkins, MD will present “Traveling Through World War I” at the September Retired Physicians Club luncheon.
 
 

North Texas Giving Day - Sep 17
DCMS Foundation is proud to participate in the 2015 North Texas Giving Day powered by Communities Foundation of Texas.
 
 

C-FCMS/DCMS Joint Networking Social - Sep 17
DCMS members! Join your colleagues from Collin-Fannin County Medical Society for a networking social at BJ's Brewhouse from 6 – 8 p.m. Click here for details.
 
 

TMA Fall Conference is Sept 25-26
2015 TMA Fall Conference will be held at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. This is a free member benefit that offers members the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and TMA staff as well as hear a recap of this year’s legislative session and participate in discussions about Texas health care.