Medical News

New labeling standards are now in effect for an ingredient found in some food products that really wasn't regulated. KLBJ's Perry Watson has details. Shurley also notes that "For things to be labeled gluten-free, the product has to have less than 20 parts per million of gluten...
A local, state lawmaker spent the past several weeks traveling across the state to find out what health issues Texas women are concerned about. Howard says she also heard a number of stories from women who were struggling to get health care. She says one is a mom who's doing all...
A local doctor talks about a new study that shows an interesting finding about the benefits of a commonly-used, over-the-counter medication. Dr. Chadha also notes that researchers "also looked at other cancers, prostate cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer". He says there...
Thousands of Texans who signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act could be at risk of losing that coverage. KLBJ’s Perry Watson explains. (from Insure Central Texas) With the September 5 deadline only three weeks away, Foundation Communities’ enrollment center at...
In light of the apparent suicide of actor Robin Williams, a Central Texas doctor tells KLBJ's Perry Watson what typically contributes to such an act. Dr. Browne also notes that while drugs or alcohol may appear to make a person feel better, turning to chemicals always comes with...
Texas doctors are being targeted as part of a nationwide scam and the head of the Texas Medical Association is speaking out about it.
A new study looks at the effect of concussions on loss of consciousness and an Austin doctor points out something surprising about the findings. Additional information from the study: Most concussions resulting from player-to-player collisions occurred on the front of the head (...
Texas children will be heading back to school soon and a Central Texas doctor says before they do, they should head to their doctor's office...to make sure their shot records are current. He says “another vaccine recommended for children going into junior high would be the HPV...
With the recent passage of VA reform legislation, the head of the Texas Medical Association says Texas doctors and those across the nation got what they wanted, but time will tell if it does the trick.