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Flu season has returned with a vengeance, prompting the CDC to declare an epidemic.
Cases of the flu are on the rise across the state and a local E-R doctor tells KLBJ's Perry Watson the same trend is occurring here in Central Texas, but common sense can help you prevent it. Dr. Tobleman notes that washing your hands is a simple, but successful way to avoid...
If you've been feeling under the weather in recent days or weeks, an Austin doctor says it could be caused by something you paid for and brought into your home. Dr. Miller also says "There are more than 50 varieties of mold that can grow on the leaves and the needles of the...
A recent move by Congress means a controversial ban by the federal government will be coming to an end and a local non-profit says Texas lawmakers should take notice. Espinoza says he wants to clear up some misconceptions about its use. "This is no legalization. We are not...
The Texas Medical Association is pushing for Texas to become a smoke-free state and the agency's head says even if that doesn't happen, there are things that can be done to move in that direction. Here's a list of TMA's concerns/proposals: ✓Enact regulation of electronic...
A local hospital is tackling what some consider a controversial topic and making history in a nearby county in the process. Gresham says the move is part of the shift in the approach to health care. "We're calling it human care...we want to extend it out into the community.....
A huge donation will allow an Austin clinic to make some big changes, which includes increasing the number of low-income patients it sees. (from People's Community Clinic, PCC) The new headquarters clinic will be located at 1101 Camino La Costa. After purchasing the facility,...
Open enrollment for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act is near the end of month one, but as KLBJ’s Perry Watson reports…there are some things people need to know going forward.
When state lawmakers return to Austin next month, one of the issues they'll likely tackle deals with women's health. As KLBJ's Perry Watson reports, that ball is already rolling. Dr. Realini says the savings that are "...projected from consolidating the Women's Health Program...