Health

A new study show eight and nine-year-olds, as well as teens, are dealing with a problem often associated with college and professional baseball players. An Austin doctor tells KLBJ's Perry Watson what's causing it. Dr. Smith says the injuries and pain kids deal with have to do...
A former U.S. Senate majority leader, who's also a surgeon, is in Austin and tells KLBJ's Perry Watson he's here to talk to state lawmakers about a medical issue that affects millions across the state. Frist says Texas lawmakers need to have all the facts before making any...
The head of the Texas Medical Association says a bill passed by the Texas Senate could be the first step in addressing the shortage of doctors in the state. Dr. King says with three new Texas medical schools set to open in the next two years, including one in Austin, by the year...
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...