Health and Wellness

UT Austin's College of Engineering to participate in MentorNet

Oct. 10, 2000

The College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will participate this fall in MentorNet, an innovative electronic mentoring service for women pursuing careers in engineering and the sciences.

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New manual seeks to help managers deal with mental illness in workplace

Sept. 22, 2000

In recent years, the issues surrounding mental illness in the workplace have confused and frustrated supervisors, managers and employees alike. Many organizations -- forced to balance diverse legal, organizational and employee demands -- have often found themselves struggling with paralysis or discontent in the workplace.

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Potential drug therapy may bring hope to post-menopausal female sexual dysfunction sufferers

June 26, 2000

A new drug candidate undergoing clinical tests at The University of Texas at Austin has shown significant results in treating female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) in post-menopausal women. Results of the tests were announced by UT psychologist Cindy Meston Saturday (June 24) at the 26th conference of the International Academy of Sex Research in Paris, France.

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UT Austin nursing study brings better health care to Texas by improving breast cancer screening rates among African American women

April 26, 2000

Breast cancer remains a serious public health challenge in the United States with more than 175,000 new cases and 43,000 associated deaths estimated for 1999. It is the most common type of cancer among American women, accounting for one of every three cancers diagnosed in the United States. And even though great strides have been made in scientific knowledge about the disease, the exact cause of breast cancer still eludes researchers.

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UT Austin to participate in National Alcohol Screening Day

April 3, 2000

University Health Services of The University of Texas at Austin will be part of colleges and universities nationwide participating in National Alcohol Screening Day on Thursday (April 6). The day is designed to educate students about the risks of heavy drinking. University Health Services (UHS) will offer information about alcohol abuse, how to know if your drinking has become a problem, and what to do if you think a friend may have a problem with alcohol.

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