Topic: Health

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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Study Examines Seniors' Social Life and Health

Sept. 28, 2015
Seniors Playing Cards

UT Austin will receive a $2.4 million grant over the next five years from the National Institute on Aging to study how social interactions improve the health of older adults. 

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Get Ready to See More Social Workers at Private Companies

Aug. 20, 2015
Corporate Social Worker

Social work has evolved from a profession focusing on people living in poverty to one associated with governmental programming to one offering counseling and health-related services in nonprofit and private-practice settings. But now there is a new emerging trend: Social workers are moving into corporate America. This is a good thing and get ready to see more of it.

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