Medical News

Confusion leads a Central Texas doctor to weigh in on a study about the percentage of pre-schoolers taking medication for a disorder commonly diagnosed in children. Dr. Berg also notes, "Even if you look in the older age groups, in the four to 10-year-old age group, about 6.5%...
An Austin hospital is the first in Central Texas to utilize a new method to control epilepsy. Dr. Modur says once the procedure is completed a patient is provided equipment, including a laptop, to monitor their brain activity. He says the technology can be used in patients whose...
An Austin doctor says he understands why actress Angelina Jolie opted for the surgery, after she had already undergone a double mastectomy.
Spring is here and people are getting out more, but a Central Texas E-R doctor tells KLBJ's Perry Watson...so are rattlesnakes. Dr. Tobleman says snakes don't want to have anything to do with people,anymore than people want anything to do with snakes. So if you see one, don't do...
The head of the Texas Medical Association says Congress again has a chance to pass a measure that keeps doctors...and a segment of their patient population...from getting the short end of the stick. Dr. King says the flawed formula has been repeatedly "kicked down the road" by...
It's a condition that affects kids, but can also cause problems for adults, especially older adults. Dr. Geck says scoliosis can cause problems with the lungs and other organs. He says if left untreated, older adults can experience additional symptoms, "...degeneration of the...
Technology will soon allow some Austin employees to access a physician anytime, anywhere, and avoid a trip to the doctor's office or the ER. Even with text messages and video consultations, Dr. Childers says doctors may still opt to see a patient in his or her office, especially...
(Pictured left: Austin Moy, PhD Cockrell School of Engineering at UT, accepted the award on behalf of James Tunnell. right: Dr. Jason Reichenberg) An Austin dermatologist and a University of Texas engineering professor are winners at the SXSW Interactive Awards. Dr. Reichenberg...
A state lawmaker wants to end what he calls a turf war in the medical field and has a plan to cut through some of the red tape faced by people with disabilities. That plan involves a bill filed by State Representative Allen Fletcher from Cypress and would allow chiropractors to...