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A bill before state lawmakers would put to an end to a practice that occurs in lawsuits involving asbestos...a practice many believe is motivated by greed. The focus of the discussion is a measure (HB 1492) sponsored by New Braunfels State Representative Doug Miller. Jennifer...
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...
(from Stansbury Public Relations) The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) announced Pflugerville ranks among the top cities in the Austin area for greater ethnic diversity, higher wages and lower unemployment rate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American...
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%...
With warmer weather now here, a local hospital official wants to raise awareness about a potential tragedy that claims the lives of children every year. Poehlmann says distractions are what lead parents to forget to drop their infants off at day care. She says they may be...
The disparity in the number of minorities in the tech industry is being addressed by a program backed by Google and an Austin man is one of the success stories. Rojo says in the year 2040, there will be shift in the majority in tech jobs. He thinks every industry should reflect...
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.