Pew Study Finds Texas Among States Missing Opportunity to Prevent Tooth Decay and Reduce Health Costs
By Editor on January 16, 2013
A majority of states, including Texas, are not doing enough to use a proven strategy for preventing tooth decay, unnecessarily driving up health care costs for families and taxpayers according to a new report by the Pew Center on the States.
By Editor on September 4, 2012
Harvesting stem cells from adult patients and then re-injecting them into the same patient has been a routine therapy in U.S. medicine for decades. The New York Stem Cell Summit, in conjunction with several Houston-based medical institutions, is launching the first Houston Stem Cell Summit.
By Editor on August 22, 2012
A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Texas can end financing for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before there is a trial over a new law that bars state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers.
By Editor on August 11, 2012
San Antonio’s Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) at Fort Sam Houston, part of the United States Army Medical Command, has been named as “A Top Wired Hospital in the United States” according to the 2012 Most Wired Survey by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine.
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By Editor on August 6, 2012
Researcher have been awarded $48.2 million in grants to investigate cancer-related projects as well as to recruit pre-eminent cancer researcher. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded grants to UT Southwestern Medical Center are part of $114 million allocated for 45 projects and scientific recruits at Texas-based academic institutions and private firms.
Posted in Featured, Research & Education | Tagged cancer grants, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, CPRIT, Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, research, Texas, UT Southwestern Medical Center | Leave a response
By Editor on July 25, 2012
Thirteen states are moving to cut Medicaid by reducing benefits, paying health providers less or tightening eligibility, even as the federal government prepares to expand the insurance program for the poor to as many as 17 million more people.
Last Place Health Care Governor Won’t Implementing State Insurance Exchange or Expand Medicaid in Texas
By Editor on July 10, 2012
“If anyone was in doubt, we in Texas have no intention to implement so-called state exchanges or to expand Medicaid under Obamacare,” exclaimed a defiant Perry whose health insurance is paid by taxpayers.
Posted in Featured, Health News Texas | Tagged Affordable Healthcare Act, Health News Texas, Medicaid, Obamacare, Rick Perry, Seton Healthcare Family, Texas, Texas Hospital Association | Leave a response
By Editor on July 3, 2012
A new Medicaid initiative will provide pregnant women at high risk of delivering premature infants with access to a 24-hour help line and other resources to increase their chances of carrying their babies full term, leading to healthier babies and lower costs for the state.
By Editor on June 22, 2012
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the problem of the uninsured is no exception. The Houston metropolitan area has one of the highest rates of uninsured people in America, and a health safety net imploding under the demands of too many people and too few resources.
By Editor on April 10, 2012
Memorial Hermann Hospital System of Houston and Methodist Hospital of San Antonio sat a the top of the TMF Health Quality Institute Health Care Quality Improvement Award by achieving gains in key clinical areas designated as national health care priorities.
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