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Health Advocates Deliver Thousands of Comments to Oppose Texas' Pre-Abortion Booklet Revisions
Austin Rep. Donna Howard calls state-sponsored booklet "propaganda"
"...Skinner decided to undergo abortion. Before the procedure, her health provider was forced to hand her a state-mandated booklet..."

July 27, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Last Chance for This Round of Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment
Sign up now for one of the few things Trump hasn't destroyed
"...GOP have said about and done to the Affordable Care Act, it’s still here, and it’s still working. But..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Ken Paxton Lies in Letter on Women's Health
"...A March 22 letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton..."

March 30, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Health Department Wants Fetal Remains Buried, Cremated
State officials waste no time in proposing new abortion restrictions
"...time proposing new obstacles for abortion providers. The state health department quietly suggested regulations that would require fetal remains..."

July 15, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

To Your Health
Jim Heffley's death, on November 26, was a loss not only to his large circle of family, friends, and colleagues but to all of us in the extended Austin community who were lucky enough to benefit from his extraordinary professional expertise
"...in person or, since 2001, via his "To Your Health" columns in The Austin Chronicle. Jim was always way..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Column by Anne S. Lewis

State Health Department Makes Fetal Tissue Rule Final
Anti-choice rule takes effect Dec. 19
"...comments, and major pushback from pro-choice advocates, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission finalized a new rule on..."

Nov. 28, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Take Care of the Troops
"...the Red Cross to come in and inspect the health care of our soldiers. Last year I wrote Sens...."

Feb. 28, 2007 Postmarks

To Your Health
Clues to your health may be found in your fingernails
"...early as 400BC taught that the nails reflect the health of the whole body. Strong and healthy-looking nails reveal..."

April 9, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Twitter Abuzz Over Texas Women's Health
"...is "Planned Parent­hood" synonymous with "abortion"; so is "women's health."..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Feature by Monica Riese

Texas Women's Health Program Back in Court
Planned Parenthood files new suit in state court
"...ban Planned Parenthood from participation in the Texas Women's Health Program, a state judge has entered a temporary restraining..."

Oct. 27, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Chronicle Needs Health Writers
"...disappointed that the AC doesn’t seem to feel that health issues are newsworthy. So I find it particularly irritating..."

April 29, 2015 Postmarks

To Your Health
Why is calcium added to so many foods while other nutrients (like magnesium) aren't?
"...and wholesome. In 1994 Congress passed the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act with several provisions that made significant..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

New Health Clinic Opens to Serve Travis County’s “Eastern Crescent”
CommUnityCare brings care closer to thousands at Hornsby Bend site
"...https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2020-03-09/new-health-clinic-opens-to-serve-travis-countys-eastern-crescent/..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

To Your Health
Is there an effective way to treat nosebleeds through nutrition?
"...nosebleed life-threatening, and this is usually due to another health problem, such as high blood pressure or use of..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
What is the latest thinking on coenzyme Q-10 supplements?
"...with diet modification, physical exercise, and prescription medications. The health care of the future is likely to take a..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
There are several causes of water retention or edema, which research suggests may contribute to high blood pressure and other health complications
"...suggests may contribute to high blood pressure and other health complications. Most often a high sodium intake is blamed..."

July 15, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
As 'nanotechnology' enters into the field of medicine, what is now called 'blood spot testing' may emerge as the future of blood testing
"...or blood hormone levels should be made with your health care provider. Some peptide hormones can be tested only..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
As 'nanotechnology' enters into the field of medicine, what is now called 'blood spot testing' may emerge as the future of blood testing
"...or blood hormone levels should be made with your health care provider. Some peptide hormones can be tested only..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
My bowel habits have been poor all my life, and seem to worsen as I get older. I am well aware of the importance of good elimination. How can I do better?
"...the great healers have noted the connection between good health and proper digestion and elimination, processes that take place..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Why can't I just completely eliminate fat from my diet?
"...formed from certain essential fats. In many ways our health depends on both the amount and the specific kind..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
My sister, who is schizophrenic but doing better on medication, is beginning to exhibit some odd behaviors. It started with her blinking a lot, and now she arches her eyebrows, makes chewing motions, and grimaces for no reason. Is this part of her mental problem?
"...helpers. In the 1960s at the North Nassau Mental Health Center in New York, schizophrenics were treated with the..."

Nov. 30, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Out of the blue my eight-month-old son has begun having seizures. We thought he was going to die, but thankfully, DilantinTM has stopped the seizures. What is causing this, and is there anything else I can do to control them?
"...and protein, and requires the supervision of a knowledgeable health care provider. The ketogenic diet purposely induces high blood..."

July 13, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

HIV Wellness Center to Host Holistic Health Fair Jan. 17
about AIDS
"...an opportunity to sample a wide variety of holistic health care services this Saturday, January 17. This free event..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Column

To Your Health
What is the difference between l-glutamine and glutamine, and the same for the other amino acids?
"...effective as imipramine. You should always check with your health care provider before trying DL-phenylalanine...."

June 23, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Not only are eggs delicious, they're also good for you
"...study that involved more than 100,000 nurses and other health care professionals during a period of 14 years found..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
What is the best drinking water to consume while pregnant?
"...could save thousands of lives annually and dramatically reduce health care costs...."

Aug. 26, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
What are the benefits of taking the 'fancy' form of folic acid, 5-methyl tetrahydrofolate, and how would I know if it is better for me if I decide to try it?
"...that reveals the mutations is expensive, and relatively few health care providers are comfortable interpreting the results, but an..."

May 6, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
The benefits of MicroLactin in treating osteoarthritis
"...antigen-specific immune milk, which may represent an innovation in health care...."

July 2, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Are the tannins in my tea bad for me?
"...congestive heart failure, a rapidly growing burden on the health care system. In one study, drinking tea with meals..."

April 30, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Should L-glutamine powder be taken with meals or between them?
"...If you want to take glutamine, check with your health care provider to rule out Reye's syndrome or other..."

April 23, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

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