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If your new year's resolutions included a new diet, the latest rankings are out and a local cardiologist shares his thoughts on those at the top of the list. Dr. Rodgers says the key is choose a good diet (like one that's high in nutrients and low in calories) and stick with it...
A clinical trial involving patients at an Austin hospital came up negative, but the study's local principal investigator tells KLBJ's Perry Watson all was not lost. Dr. Milling also notes there's always a positive side to research, even when the study doesn't yield the desired...
An Austin doctor weighs in on a new study that shows an old program may be the answer to a health problem many believe has reached epidemic proportions in this country. Dr. Pont also says, "We know that kids in Headstart programs get good nutrition, and likely better nutrition,...
As the 84th session of the Texas Legislature gets underway, the head of the Texas Medical Association says his organization will be looking to state lawmakers to address some critical issues affecting health care. Regarding the doctor shortage, Dr. King says the state is adding...
If you live in Texas and don't have health insurance, you may have to pay a penalty when you file your tax return. KLBJ's Perry Watson explains.
A new study reveals some surprising results about rest and recovery from a concussion and a local pediatrician is among those who say what it revealed...is not what you would expect.
The state's chief accountant issues his biennial revenue estimate and tells Texas lawmakers what's available for them to spend as they begin another legislative session. Comptroller Glenn Hager says it's estimated that general revenue-related collections will be $...
Officials with the Texas Association of Business say they support proposed legislation that would send a clear message to Texans collecting unemployment insurance benefits. The bill filed by Republican State Representative Cindy Burkett from Sunnyvale says anyone who fails or...
Senator Donna Campbell is proposing legislation that would reinforce 2nd Amendment rights and strengthen a law that says where concealed handgun license holders can carry their weapons. She says the bill would stop government entities from illegally posting signs that prohibit...