Health and Wellness

Older Mexican Americans face serious deficiencies in health care coverage

July 29, 2002

Substantial racial and ethnic disparities in income and assets among the elderly exist in the United States and consequently many older Mexican-Americans are facing serious deficiencies in health care coverage, according to a study involving two researchers from The University of Texas at Austin.

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University of Texas at Austin nursing school leads effort in mass casualty education

July 25, 2002

Not even Florence Nightingale could have anticipated the creation of a new course at The University of Texas at Austin called “Disaster Nursing.”

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University of Texas at Austin nursing school leads effort in mass casualty education

July 15, 2002

The School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin will be one of the first schools in the nation to offer a course on how to minister to victims of a mass casualty event when it offers “Disaster Nursing” beginning July 18.

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New Texas generic drug law could save patients millions, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin say

June 28, 2002

A new Texas generic drug law could potentially save patients and drug benefit programs as much as $257 million a year, say University of Texas at Austin researchers who have spent years studying the economic impact of increasing generic substitutions.

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University of Texas at Austin nursing research looks at ways to curb rising number of sexually transmitted diseases among homeless youth

June 24, 2002

A University of Texas at Austin nursing researcher has received $1.2 million to continue her study into the sexual health practices of homeless adolescents, a group which already is at significantly higher risk than other youth of contracting and transmitting sexually transmitted diseases.

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