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

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

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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