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For years Texas has experienced a shortage of doctors, but as KLBJ's Perry Watson tells us, a new report shows that trend is beginning to change. The report also shows: - Only Utah surpassed Texas in percentage growth of doctors who treat patients - On a per capita basis, Texas...
Can you tell if your child is overweight or obese? A new study shows some parents can't and an Austin pediatrician tells KLBJ's Perry Watson that could lead to future health issues. (from American Academy of Pediatrics) In a study in the September 2014 Pediatrics (published...
The American Heart Association's new policy recommendations on the use of E-cigarettes are out and a Central Texas doctor is in full agreement with the guidance. (from the AHA) Echoing its recent comment letter on the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed tobacco oversight...
How much salt is in your diet? An Austin doctor says too much is not good for you, but too little can also lead to problems. Dr. Tucker also notes that too little sodium is not a problem for most Americans. He says people may not realize they're buying it and it comes "from two...
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...