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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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05/21/15 DCHHS Health Advisory: West Nile Virus
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting confirmation by their laboratory of the first positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito trap for 2015 in Dallas County, which was collected May 20, 2015...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.
     
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05/11/15 Merger Planned for Health Exchanges
The big health information exchanges of Dallas and San Antonio — the North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership and Healthcare Access San Antonio — are planning a merger that would bring together the electronic health records of millions of Texans along the Interstate 35 corridor… read more
     
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DCMS Members in the News
Congratulations to DCMS members, Drs. Don R. Read, Richard W. Snyder, II, and John T. Carlo, who were elected to leadership positions in TMA and AMA and to Dr. Donald W. Seldin who received the TMA Distinquished Service Award during the TexMed conference in Austin May 1-2.
   
 
upcoming events
July
 
DCMS Reel Docs at Studio Movie Grill - Jul 12
Take your family to lunch and a movie with your DCMS colleagues and their families. Seats are limited. RSVP required.
 
 
 
August
DCMS Medical Student Dinner - Aug 23
SAVE THE DATE! Join your colleagues at the 40th annual DCMS Medical Student Dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. If you can’t attend, please consider sponsoring a student to attend the dinner. Click here for more information.
 
 
 
September
SAVE THE DATE - Sep 17
DCMS Foundation is proud to participate in the 2015 North Texas Giving Day powered by Communities Foundation of Texas.
 
 

BCBS Mini Conferences – Sept 23
BCBS is excited to offer 30-minute mini conferences for physicians and/or staff members.