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Monday, March 2, 2009

TEXAS IN THE HEALTH CELLAR: PODCAST TMA

The latest America’s Health Rankings shows Texas has lost serious ground in the fight against obesity and tobacco use. The newest installment of Podcast TMA looks deeper at the issue, as reported in the cover story of the March issue of Texas Medicine. Kim Edwards, MD, an Austin pediatrician and chair of the Texas Pediatric Society's Obesity Committee, and Jeffrey Levin, MD, chair of TMA’s Council on Public Health and a Tyler occupational medicine physician, discuss the Rankings report findings and suggest how Texas can improve its overall public health performance.

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