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HHS, formerly known as Hospital Housekeeping Systems, is relocating its downtown Austin headquarters to Dripping Springs. John Stokes, VP of Marketing, says it makes good business sense. “We decided that we‘ve outgrown two office spaces here over the last five years. We’ve been...
For the first time in 14 years, Texas has a new governor and as KLBJ's Perry Watson reports...one Austin-based organization believes he can do something about a problem he inherited. Martin says the same scenario, regarding Medicaid expansion leading to job creation, could have...
Kate Lowery with Whole Foods says the Austin-based grocer is making plans to open a number of stores in the Midwest. “We’re excited to announce that we’re opening four stores by mid-year, by May, in Chicago, part of seven stores we have planned right now.” Lowery says the three...
State Representative Dan Flynn from the East Texas town of Canton says he filed a bill last session that would regulate the sale of raw milk. He says currently the only place it can be purchased is on the farm. His bill would change that. “Let the farmer take it to the farmer’s...
Austin had what's being referred to as a robust, home sales market in 2014. So what's 2015 look like? According to Barb Cooper, president of the Austin Board of Realtors, it should include more of the same. She says this year's economic forecast includes a strong...
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...