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TDH: 5/17/11
Council health committee readies fluoride confab
"...And now for something completely different. Are you ready for..."

May 17, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 7/22/10 (Updated)
Council committee convenes
"...Until then, check out this week's bountiful news coverage, and peep the B&C highlights below...."

July 22, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Bill of the Week: Combating Postpartum Depression
Between 2011 and 2012, nearly 200 Texas mothers died within a year of giving birth
" other U.S. states," reported one study. The state health department's Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force also showed..."

April 21, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Cold as ICE
Sheriff Greg Hamilton stoutly defends the 'Secure Communities' deportation mill. But growing public and official opposition is working to shut down the line.
"...There's Carmen, whose husband was deported last February, leaving her to care for..."

July 4, 2014 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Senate Hearing on Abortion Regs Bill Underway
Hearing expected to last 16 hours
"...Senate staffers had a procedure for registering witnesses up and running like a well-oiled machine hours before the Health..."

July 8, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Enough Providers for WHP Clients?
Lawmakers want to know what HHSC has planned
"...How exactly would a new Texas Women's Health Program continue to serve more than 100,000 clients without..."

April 24, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

This Is Your City Budget
More police, vanishing grants, rising costs, and ... Jazzercise?
"...manager's proposed budget – that annual assessment of local revenues and expenses, timed to coincide with the city of Austin's..."

Sept. 2, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Sunset Shuffle
Legislature moves the massive Health and Human Services review back two years
"...Legislature, lawmakers are already filling their calendars for 2011 and beyond, as the big Health and Human Services Sunset..."

May 31, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

How Many Cats Did Austin Save Last Year?
By the numbers, shelter and animal advocate efforts show significant progress
"...What should the City Council – and Austin­ites generally – believe about the animal shelter and..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Pro-Lifer to Oversee Nation's Family-Planning Program
"...oversee the nation’s family-planning program at the Department of Health and Human Services – from where nearly $300 million..."

Nov. 20, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Feds Approve Texas’ Plan to Expand Medicaid to Postpartum Moms
Texas is one of the last states to offer new moms coverage
"...since the Texas legislature passed a law aiming to expand Medicaid access to moms 12 months postpartum and now,..."

Jan. 17, 2024 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

Abbott Signed Medicaid for New Moms Into Law, but It Might Not Happen Anyway
Gears of bureaucracy turn slowly (and sometimes not at all)
"...session after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Democrats and Republicans alike said it was time to show support..."

Sept. 1, 2023 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Public Notice – Free Lunch: Yes or No?
A potpourri of virtual events and programs
"...fundraiser luncheon, this year commemorating 50 years of providing health care for those in need, at noon on Tuesday,..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

After Cutting Medicaid, State Raids Planned Parenthood
Provider may seek legal recourse
"...enrollment, representatives of the inspector general’s office at the Health and Human Services Commission stormed affiliate clinics in Houston,..."

Oct. 23, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

House Republican Sneaks in Anti-Abortion Amendments
House GOP sought to slip anti-choice amendments in unrelated bill
"...meant to improve operations at the Department of State Health Services, against the wishes of bill author Rep. Four..."

April 24, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines
School finance debate heats up, HHSC consolidation on hold?, and more
"...found unconstitutional (see "Texas School Funding," Sept. 5, 2014). And a recent study by the National Education Agency found..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

With 500,000 People Kicked Off Medicaid, Local Legislators Demand Investigation
Rep. Doggett points to worsening maternal mortality crisis
"...kicked off of Medicaid in the last four months, and most of them were improperly rejected, according to whistleblowers..."

Sept. 8, 2023 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Playback: Patio Smoking Ban in Flames
The Central Health Equity Policy Council's efforts to ban smoking on smoking patios meets with community resistance
"...a decade ago when smoking was outlawed in bars and restaurants, flared up again with the Central Health Equity..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Working the Budget
Council and staff review the preliminary numbers, with crossed fingers all around
"...but the possibility of a November transportation bond package, and what it might contain. If there is to be..."

June 10, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

News Ticker: March 28
All the news that's fit to blog
"...Texas House quenches its thirst, Big Tex gets laryngitis, and an Austin apartment goes up in smoke. Public health..."

March 28, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Feds Table New Drug Testing Guidelines
"...A proposal by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services to expand drug testing of federal..."

Nov. 21, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

CHIPs Are Down
Millions of children could lose their health care, thanks to Congress
"...County kids – may no longer have access to health care if Congress doesn't act soon. Tied up conceiving..."

Nov. 3, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Perils of Big Data
The up- and downsides of student information collection
"...of tongues at SXSWedu. That name is inBloom – and it will be invoked with a worrying shudder...."

March 6, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

About AIDS
HIV testing: free and easy!
"...But where to go? Does your regular doctor even understand the correct procedure? It's a cinch their test isn't..."

Oct. 21, 2005 Column by Sandy Bartlett

Anti-Choice Grifter’s Mischief Costs Texas Taxpayers $1.6M
State asks for its money back after Round Rock-based anti-abortion group fritters away women's health funds
"...Texas' woefully terrible decision to grant its precious women's health funds to an unqualified anti-abortion ideologue continues to cost..."

Nov. 15, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Anti-Choice Bill SB 8
Health providers hope to strike down second-trimester abortion ban
"...They promised a fight and now they’re delivering...."

July 20, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Bills on the Move
The heat is on in the state's House and Senate
"...• A weakened version of the Sandra Bland Act, named after the 28-year-old black woman who..."

May 19, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Planned Parenthood's Standoff to Save Medicaid Continues
Hearing concludes Thursday, with a ruling expected before the weekend
"...If there’s one common theme state attorneys share in..."

Jan. 19, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Then There's This: Bond Election Crib Sheet
Here's a thumbnail of the seven bond propositions, from transportation to film
"...election season, to be sure, what with all the candidates on the ballot, the big push for a medical..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Point Austin: The City's Tired Story
Fleet Services may be cleaning up those tires, but there's still a big mess
"...has uncovered tire "disposal" practices at the city's Fleet Services department that are at best incompetent and negligent –..."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Column by Michael King

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