Posted on · Doctors in the Rio Grande Valley have stepped up their observation of pregnant women following the first suspected case of locally-transmitted Zika.
Posted on · In the wake of the election, President Obama’s signature health care law is back in the spotlight. Republicans, including prominent Texans, have wanted to repeal the Affordable Care Act since it was signed into law in 2010.
Posted on · The fourth open enrollment period for the federal health insurance program is in full swing. People who can’t get insurance through an employer, Medicaid or Medicare can now buy private insurance through the Affordable Care Act until Jan. 31.
Posted on · An analysis for The Associated Press shows large population hubs in Texas will see sharp increases in premiums under the federal health exchange, but the sting won't be felt as deeply in some more rural settings.
Posted on · As parents of newborns have been following pediatric recommendations of putting their babies to sleep on their backs to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, there has been a steep rise in babies with misshapen skulls.
Posted on · In October, 44 women graduated from a intensive two-year program. But they didn't go through the course to get a degree or a chance at a new career. The program taught the women how to be better mothers.
Posted on · Whoever wins this presidential election will have a lot of big decisions to make within their first year in office.
Posted on · Organizers say the goal is to dispose of drugs safely and to keep them out of the hands of kids.
Posted on · But they'll have to wait a while. The portion of the $394 million Congress allocated to help pregnant women find out more quickly if they have Zika isn't expected to get to strained labs until 2017.
Posted on · Blue Marble Health explains how even industrialized nations are economically harmed by parasites, worms and other debilitating “diseases of poverty.”
Posted on · Most people associate the human papilloma virus (HPV) with cervical cancer. But HPV causes a number of cancers, including a type of throat cancer that is surging in men.
Posted on · U.S. regulators approved a vaccine to protect against the human papilloma virus (HPV) in 2006, but cancer experts say misconceptions and stigma continue to hamper acceptance by both doctors and parents.
Posted on · One expert worries that a breakdown in form can lead to serious injury. Devotees say that you just need to keep "an open mind."
Posted on · Like many states, Texas faces shortages of doctors and other health workers. A conference at the Texas Medical Center explored the research behind several possible solutions, such as “grand-aides” and dental therapists.
Posted on · Gay Nord returns to her hometown of Houston from San Antonio, where she was president and CEO of Methodist Hospital.