Category: Healthy Living

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Texans Signing Up For Obamacare Plans Face More Obstacles This Year

Texans Signing Up For Obamacare Plans Face More Obstacles This Year

After federal cutbacks to outreach efforts, advocates like Foundation Communities in Austin are having to shoulder more of the burden to get pote ...
New Study Shows Breast Cancer Death Rate Drops Nearly 40 Percent Over A 25-Year Period

New Study Shows Breast Cancer Death Rate Drops Nearly 40 Percent Over A 25-Year Period

Breast cancer screening played a major role in the decline of mortality rates. Shutterstock While breast cancer is still the second leading ca ...
A Question Of Flushability: Wet Wipes Swirl Down The Drain And End Up In Federal Court

A Question Of Flushability: Wet Wipes Swirl Down The Drain And End Up In Federal Court

View Slideshow1 of 3 Cyrus says maintence like "de-ragging" and hauling waste like wet wipes to the landfill in 2015 cost $165,000 dollars. Court ...
New Texas Law Gives Women Greater Access To Advanced Breast Cancer Screening

New Texas Law Gives Women Greater Access To Advanced Breast Cancer Screening

Images from a 3D mammogram Breast Health Center A new state law this year requires commercial insurers to cover 3D mammograms, a more advanced ...
Open EnrollmentFor Health Care Begins In Texas — Here’s What You Need To Know

Open EnrollmentFor Health Care Begins In Texas — Here’s What You Need To Know

Krunja / Shutterstock Starting Wednesday, Texans can enroll in health care coverage for 2018 on healthcare.gov through Dec. 15. This is th ...
Acute Pancreatitis: How Obesity Can Contribute To A Common But Deadly Condition

Acute Pancreatitis: How Obesity Can Contribute To A Common But Deadly Condition

Shutterstock Another good reason to watch your weight: Experts say obesity has likely contributed to a common, but potentially fatal conditio ...
While North Texans Sign Up For Health Care, People Who Design The Plans Meet In Dallas

While North Texans Sign Up For Health Care, People Who Design The Plans Meet In Dallas

Health care executives from more than 30 states and six countries are at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas this week trying to predict the future of h ...
Why Carbs And Some Fats Make The Best Brain Food

Why Carbs And Some Fats Make The Best Brain Food

Shutterstock We often think about our diet in terms of what it can do for our heart and our waistline, but the right nutrients also provide t ...
To Ease Crushing Debt, More Med Students Are Choosing To Study In ‘Dirt Cheap’ Texas

To Ease Crushing Debt, More Med Students Are Choosing To Study In ‘Dirt Cheap’ Texas

Kelly Johnson studies for an exam in the house she bought to become a Texas resident. She estimates she'll save $50,000 on tuition over the next ...
FDA Approves New, More Effective Vaccine For Shingles

FDA Approves New, More Effective Vaccine For Shingles

GlaxoSmithKline via Associated Press The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new vaccine for shingles. Zostavax has been the only pro ...
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