Topic: Public health

Abortion Demand Increases with Zika Virus Advisories

June 22, 2016

Requests for abortions increased significantly in Latin American countries that issued warnings to pregnant women about complications associated with Zika virus infection. 

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Global Public Health Messages Should Tell Stories

Oct. 5, 2015
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Global public health agencies such as the CDC should use storytelling techniques to get audiences to share key public health messages, according to a UT health communication scholar. 

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UT Austin Named a Leading Healthy Campus in the U.S.

Sept. 29, 2015

UT Austin was named a winner of the inaugural 2015 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award, which recognizes the university as one of the healthiest campuses in the nation.

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School of Nursing Receives Funds to Provide Health Care for Low-Income Central Texans

July 15, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has received a two-year $703,000 grant from the St. David's Foundation to fund services at the UT School of Nursing Wellness Center, which provides health care for low-income, uninsured residents of Central Texas.

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New Study Says Schools Should Play Primary Role in Boosting Students' Physical Health

May 23, 2013

A new report issued today by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and developed by two University of Texas at Austin professors, says schools should play a key role in ensuring all students have the opportunity to engage in at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity each

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