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Entergy Asks Customers to Minimize Energy Use

Posted on · 150,000 Entergy customers have power back but officials are asking them to minimize their energy use today. Even though the power is flowing they are still working on getting the plants fully operational. Late last night, high winds took down 16 electricity transmission lines. Entergy Spokesperson Mike Rogers say that caused what’s called a voltage […]

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Harris County Shows Progess in Children’s Issues

Posted on · Child advocates gathered in Houston today to take a step back to see what progress has been made and what work remains regarding children’s issues in Harris County. The Center for Public Policy Priorities tracks how children are fairing in Harris County and across the nation by looking at numbers. For example, how many children […]

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Hospital and Art Museum Partner in Healing

Posted on · Houston’s art and medical community are finding new ways to work together. The latest is the Healing Arts exhibit in the Methodist Hospital in the Medical Center. Enter the Methodist Hospital and you are greeted with more than just a stark medical building lobby a fountain and person playing a baby grand piano greet the […]

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Employers See Jump in Healthcare Costs

Posted on · Healthcare costs for employers in the Houston area jumped about 12 percent in the past year. The Houston Business Group on Health has been tracking for the past ten years how employers are handling health benefits. 137 companies responded to this year’s survey. Those businesses employ more than 216,000 people locally and more than 450,000 […]

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CDC Recommends New Meningitis Vaccine

Posted on · The next time a teenager or college-bound student heads to the doctor’s office, a new vaccine will be recommended. The Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics are recommending a new meningitis vaccine. Meningococcal meningitis kills ten percent of those infected and permanently disables another 15 percent. It’s deadliest in healthy adolescents […]

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Doctors Treating Medicare Patients to See Pay Cuts

Posted on · Payments to physicians in the Medicare program are set to be cut 26 percent over the next six years. That has medical associations in Texas asking the congressional delegation to change the formula that reimburses physicians. Currently the formula that is used to determine physician payments is tied to the gross domestic product and the […]