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Health
12:03 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Texas Launches Health Site For Low-Income Women

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Today Texas lawmakers unveiled a new website designed to connect women with health services around the state. Lawmakers say that in the past, accessing these programs wasn’t easy.


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Ebola
12:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Perry Calls For Ebola Travel Ban; McLennan County Says Stay Calm

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Today Texas Governor Rick Perry called for air travel to be banned from countries hit hard by the Ebola virus. In a press conference, Perry urged President Obama to make a travel ban between West African countries and the U.S., and also suggested that more needs to be done to limit travel within the U.S.


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Health
3:49 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Texas A&M Plans Nursing Program to Help Sexual Assault Victims

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Todd Wiseman, Texas Tribune

Originally published on Tue May 20, 2014 5:54 pm

Only 35 percent of injured sexual assault victims in the U.S. receive medical care, according to a new study that suggests not enough nurses are trained to help victims and conduct forensic exams.

But there’s an effort to change that.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center is working on a forensic nursing program that would boost the number of the state’s nurses trained to help rape victims seek care and justice.

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Foster Care
3:47 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

The Rate of Texas Foster Care Youths On Meds is Falling – And Could Fall More

A new Texas law could reduce the rate of medicated foster kids even more. It's been falling for about 10 years.
Liang Shi for KUT

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 9:34 am

President Obama recently called for millions in new spending aimed at reducing the number of foster care children being prescribed psychotropic medications.

In Texas, the percentage of children on these medications has been dropping in recent years, but concerns remain.

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Health
2:20 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

The Vegetables Most Americans Eat Are Drowning In Salt And Fat

This isn't exactly what a healthy serving of veggies looks like.
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Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 4:02 pm

Popeye and our parents have been valiantly trying to persuade us to eat our veggies for decades now.

But Americans just don't eat as many fruits and vegetables as we should. And when we do, they're mainly potatoes and tomatoes — in the not-so-nutritious forms of french fries and pizza, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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