Medical News

The new president of the yet-to-be-built teaching hospital on the U-T campus says she's excited about the facility, but even more excited about the staff. Vasquez says she's looking forward to attracting promising medical students to Austin and keeping them here. "The literature...
Something you've seen for years at shopping malls and airports is now being used in the medical field...by an Austin clinic. KLBJ's Perry Watson explains. Noble says additional goals to using the kiosks include: o Reduced wait time for patients. o Fewer errors caused because of...
State health officials are addressing an issue that many believe has been put on the back burner, and as KLBJ's Perry Watson reports, they're making an effort to change that. Van Deusen also says "Speak Your Mind Texas" will address a number of questions regarding the topic. “...
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.