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Austin woman warns of the dangers of heart disease

Austin woman warns of the dangers of heart diseaseAn Austinite is hoping her near-death experience will help bring awareness about the #1 killer of women: heart disease.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Study: Hot flashes can endure for more than a decade

Study: Hot flashes can endure for more than a decadeA study of nearly 1,500 women printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine shows that symptoms of menopause can continue for more than 14 years.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Why bodybuilders are pounding down breast milk

Why bodybuilders are pounding down breast milkWhy bodybuilders are pounding down breast milk
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Huston-Tillotson, UT partnering on health and wellness center

Huston-Tillotson, UT partnering on health and wellness centerThe schools announced a partnership Tuesday dedicated to helping underserved residents of Austin.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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CDC: 30 million in U.S. have diabetes, 1/4 are unaware

CDC: 30 million in U.S. have diabetes, 1/4 are unawareAlmost 30 million Americans have diabetes and a quarter of them don't even know it. That's almost 10% of the population
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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DoD spends $84M a year on Viagra, similar meds

DoD spends $84M a year on Viagra, similar medsMore than half of the prescriptions were classified as "psychogenic," meaning the dysfunction was related to psychiatric rather than physical causes.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
News

ACA open enrollment ends Sunday night

ACA open enrollment ends Sunday nightInsure Central Texas says the ACA enrollment process is going far more smoothly this year, but there are still obstacles.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Syphilis cases remain high in Travis County

Syphilis cases remain high in Travis CountyAccording to the article, the incidence rates for Travis County and Texas have been slowly increasing since 2004.
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'Diabulimia' preys on diabetics with body image issues

'Diabulimia' preys on diabetics with body image issuesAt 19, Stacy Russell, a type one diabetic, discovered what she thought was a magic trick to losing the freshman 15.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Few days left to sign up for health insurance

Few days left to sign up for health insuranceFew days left to sign up for health insurance
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Embryo testing advances help moms avoid high risk births

Embryo testing advances help moms avoid high risk birthsDoctors say genetic embryo testing has improved from 30-50 percent accuracy to 90 percent, helping women whose health won't allow multiple gestation births.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Mom's "angry as hell" Facebook post about measles goes viral

Mom's "angry as hell" Facebook post about measles goes viralWhen Jennifer Hibben-White learned that she and her newborn son Griffin may have been exposed to measles, she didn't take it quietly. It made her angry -- "angry as hell" -- and she wanted everyone to know it.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Lawmakers look to strengthen control after Ebola cases

Lawmakers look to strengthen control after Ebola casesState's top disease fighters say legislation filed this session would leave Texas better prepared for next outbreak.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Texas

Father who lost son fights to save student-athletes

Father who lost son fights to save student-athletesThe roughly 1 million student-athletes in Texas could soon face a new requirement before they take the field: An electrocardiogram to find a potential heart problem.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

1 in 5 adults with epilepsy suffer severe ADHD symptoms

1 in 5 adults with epilepsy suffer severe ADHD symptomsA study released in January found ADHD symptoms are magnified much more for one out of every five patients.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Umbilical cord membrane used in Achilles surgery

Umbilical cord membrane used in Achilles surgerySurgeon says healing powers of amniotic and umbilical membrane helps to promote better and quicker healing following Achilles tendon surgery.
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Girl born pregnant with twin fetuses

Girl born pregnant with twin fetusesBeing born pregnant is so rare it has only been documented 200 times, but it does happen. Now researchers are reporting this week in the Hong Kong Medical Journal on the November 2010 case of a newborn girl thought to have two tumors in her abdomen that were found to...
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Deadline approaching to sign up for Obamacare

Deadline approaching to sign up for ObamacareTime is running out to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Cedar Season

Austin makes top sneezing city list

Austin makes top sneezing city listAustin makes top sneezing city list
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Consumer

BBB offers advice on what to do after a data breach compromises your identity

BBB offers advice on what to do after a data breach compromises your identityBBB offers advice on what to do after a data breach compromises your identity
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Health

Poll: Do you vaccinate your children every year?

Poll: Do you vaccinate your children every year?Poll: Do you vaccinate your children every year?
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Vaccination debate heats up as measles outbreak spreads

Vaccination debate heats up as measles outbreak spreadsAs the measles outbreak spreads across the country, discussion focuses whether parents should vaccinate their kids.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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Outpatient total hip replacement surgery in Round Rock

Outpatient total hip replacement surgery in Round RockImagine having total hip replacement surgery in the morning and being back home that afternoon. That's now a reality at one Central Texas healthcare facility. Ironically, the key to this cutting edge procedure is that the muscle is not cut at all.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Egg reserve testing can be altered by birth control meds

Egg reserve testing can be altered by birth control medsWoman considering starting a family may undergo a test to determine their egg reserve. Taking birth control at the same time can lead to false results
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  • 1 month ago
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Think you have a penicillin allergy? You probably don't

Think you have a penicillin allergy? You probably don'tA study performed on 384 patients in Florida who said they were allergic to penicillin revealed almost 94 percent are not allergic.
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  • 1 month ago
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Device helps detect hard-to-diagnose acid reflux

Device helps detect hard-to-diagnose acid refluxAn Austin-based company is behind a new tool to help diagnose a particularly tough kind of acid reflux called LPR.
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  • 1 month ago
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Dell Family Foundation donates $25M to name teaching hospital

Dell Family Foundation donates $25M to name teaching hospitalFunding for Seton's new downtown teaching hospital received a major boost Tuesday after the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation announced a $25 million matching grant to help cover the remaining costs and name the hospital.
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  • 1 month ago