Contents tagged with cancer
By Joey Berlin
The Texas Public Health Coalition and diligent physicians earned significant victories during the 84th Texas Legislature in their drive to reduce tobacco and electronic cigarette use.
Lawmakers also provided the Texas Department of State Health Services with a likely bump in chronic disease prevention funding, and an effort to keep children’s immunization records in the state registry through their early adult years made its way into law.more
By Lamia Kadir, M.D.
Private practice, Austin
As our patients head to the beach for their final flirt with summer, let’s remind ourselves that melanoma is on the march. The incidence of melanoma of the skin, the most commonly fatal form of skin cancer, is increasing faster than any other potentially preventable cancer in the United States.
Remembering risk factorsmore
Major risk factors necessitate a full body skin exam and teaching of the thorough skin self exam by a family physician or dermatologist.
AAFP immunization resources Family physicians play an integral role in influencing patients’ decisions to be vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases. To help facilitate … more
Free patient resource on cancer available to TAFP members
Patient Resources Publishing offers TAFP members the opportunity to receive copies of the Patient Resource Cancer Guide … more
TAFP leaders appointed to state cancer board
TAFP members Mark Chassay, M.D., of Austin and Leo Cigarroa, M.D., of Laredo have been named to the Scientific and Prevention Advisory Council of the … more
Texas ranks 46th in overall health in 2008
Texas sunk nine places to rank 46th healthiest state in the country in America’s Health Rankings 2008, an annual analysis of national health on a state- … more