Topic: Health

As Austin Grows, So Does Its Needs

April 5, 2016
City of Austin

As a city that prides itself on balancing our weird, progressive heart with our newfound business nature, we can and should do more to address the needs of our most vulnerable.

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Zika Virus Shows Why We Need to Improve Health Communication

Feb. 26, 2016
Mosquito

Health literacy is a major concern facing the U.S. health care system, and it needs to get better soon. Simple, clear communication is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for promoting health behavior change.

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One Question Will Ensure Veterans Get Good Health Care

Jan. 6, 2016
Veteran & Doctor Handshake

Rather than asking, “Are you a veteran," We need to ask “Have You Ever Served in the Military?” The change sounds small, but the effect could big.

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Coming Soon: A Genetic Revolution in Weight Loss

Dec. 23, 2015
Weight-loss

The next big advance in weight loss might be to use an individual's genetic data to customize diets and physical activity plans, an approach known as "precision weight loss."

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NIH Grant to Prevent Fetal Exposure to Alcohol, Marijuana

Oct. 27, 2015
Woman Smoking

A $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work test a health intervention to reduce fetal exposure to alcohol, marijuana and tobacco during early pregnancy.

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