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The way you tweet could affect your health. That's the conclusion drawn by a recent study and an Austin doctor tells KLBJ's Perry Watson why it has merit.
An Austin doctor agrees with new research that shows your cholesterol intake may not be as bad for you as you've been led to believe. Dr. Wang says "...the second part of that recommendation and one that's kind of been ignored over the years is to be sure not to replace fat...
A new study shows the number of hours you should sleep has changed. KLBJ's Perry Watson tells us what that means.
A local state lawmaker is among a group of Democratic state legislators launching a campaign to restore access to a full range of reproductive health care. State Representatives Mary Gonzalez from the West Texas town of Clint, and Jessica Farrar from Houston, are among those...
A Central Texas doctor has a message for local residents about a national problem, one that claims thousands of American lives each year. The seminar will be held in the Learning Center at Seton Medical Center Williamson, 201 Seton Parkway in Round Rock. Free parking is...
As they've done in past legislative sessions, Texas doctors are descending on the State Capitol this week to bend the ears of state lawmakers about issues they'd like to see addressed. Dr. Curran says many Texans have little access to medical care and when they get access, they...
(from Travis County) In 2014, Travis County saw 13 infant suffocation deaths, including 11 associated with the risk factor of bed-sharing, the highest number of infant sleep-related deaths since 2010. Six of these deaths occurred during the winter months of January, February and...
Drug-resistant bacteria affect millions of Americans and many die as a result, but an Austin doctor says a new antibiotic has been discovered and could be a game-changer. But as KLBJ's Perry Watson explains, the new discovery has a down side. Dr. Metzger also notes that if the...
For the first time in 14 years, Texas has a new governor and as KLBJ's Perry Watson reports...one Austin-based organization believes he can do something about a problem he inherited. Martin says the same scenario, regarding Medicaid expansion leading to job creation, could have...