Topic: Health

Obamacare Survived. Now We Need to Solve the “Medicaid Gap”

June 26, 2015
Nurse and Patient

Obamacare is here to stay. So what now?Texas should take advantage of generous federal matching funds available to states that expand their Medicaid programs to cover people earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

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Health Communication Needs to Change

May 15, 2015
Vaccination

Most health communications strategies focus on disseminating factual information. The problem is getting people to take action, and providing facts alone doesn’t work.

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A Benefit to Same-Sex Marriage that Nobody is Talking About

May 13, 2015
Holding Hands

Extending marriage rights to same-sex couples will improve America’s health. As a researcher studying how same-sex married couples influence each other’s health, I find that same-sex spouses do many of the same things that heterosexual spouses do to influence each other’s long-term health.

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Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

June 25, 2014

If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you're not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active and more obese in counties where summers are hot, especially if they are also humid or rainy.

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UT Austin Launches Construction of New Dell Medical School

April 21, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin has launched construction of the new Dell Medical School in the southeastern portion of campus.

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