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For the first time, Austin Bergstrom International Airport saw one million travelers in July. The airport's Jim Halbrook talks about the busiest month in ABIA's history. “That month we had 1, 006, 417 passengers through the airport. That was up nine percent compared to...
Refining an old treatment may be just what the doctor ordered to help men dealing with the second most common form of cancer they face. Dr. Giesler also notes that despite fewer side-effects and a shorter recovery time, many men won’t choose cryotherapy because only two percent...
Signs have already been posted in stores, and as of September 1st, Whole Foods Market will no longer accept personal checks. The store's Rachel Malish talks about the reasons for the change. “It’s a very small percentage of our shoppers who are still using personal checks...
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...