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To Your Health
Travel is no fun any longer because of motion sickness. With vacation approaching I would like to head off this problem for my whole family. Where do I start?
"...age 6. These friendly bacteria normally live in a healthy gut and inhibit the overgrowth of disease-causing bacteria. Adults..."

March 1, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Where else can a teetotaler get the benefits of red wine?
"...that a few glasses of wine each week is healthy. Is this true?..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Health Dept. Holds Second Hearing on Fetal Burial Rule
At this point, it’s hard to imagine State Health Services turning back
"...had been in effect, Blinkhorn wouldn't have sought medical care because the costs associated with the regulation would've been..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Child Care Center or Baby Jail?
State allows family detention centers to skirt the rules and become child care centers
"...things differently. DFPS, which is part of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, last month approved licensing family..."

March 18, 2016 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Supports Strayhorn on Foster Care System
" a surprise to Texas officials [“Strayhorn Blasts Foster Care System,” News, June 30]. What is surprising is that..."

July 5, 2006 Postmarks

Health and Human Services: Making Do With Less
Health and Human Services takes another hit
"...Among the myriad 2011-12 functions of the Health and Human Services Department, Director Carlos Rivera reports more..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Strayhorn Blasts Foster Care System
Comptroller releases findings of two-year investigation
" double jeopardy when they enter the state's foster care system, Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn charged last week in..."

June 30, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

"Spring Into Health!" March 21 with Nutrition and Exercise
about AIDS
"..."Spring Into Health!" will offer a morning of enjoyment and information about..."

March 20, 1998 Column

Whole Woman’s Health Reopens
Reproductive health provider sees 40 patients on first days back in business
"...elsewhere. After more than a decade as a reproductive health provider offering services to 60,000 patients from its flagship..."

May 19, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

To Your Health
What's behind the rumor that there are again threats to the availability of food supplements?
"...availability of food supplements? I thought the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act took care of that...."

Dec. 24, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Qmmunity: Health Equity During COVID-19
An intersectional framework to how we live and help others is essential for a healthier, more equitable future
"...As the coronavirus spreads, another public health threat is exposed: inequity. Indeed, COVID-19, the disease caused..."

April 3, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Council: Child Care “Scandal” Highlights City’s Own Failures
CMs also mull fate of APL’s Recycled Reads
"...crosshairs over allegations that she required other staffers to care for her son, including taking him to and from..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

To Your Health
Knee pain now hampers my ability to run. I have exercised vigorously in the past and I believe a lack of exercise would affect my health and life span. Can food supplements help?
"...I believe a lack of exercise would affect my health and life span. Can food supplements help?..."

May 4, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

State Health Department Makes Fetal Tissue Rule Final
Anti-choice rule takes effect Dec. 19
"...Texas' Health and Human Services Commission finalized a rule Monday that..."

Dec. 2, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Women's Health: Our Bodies, Their Laws
State Affairs' nine "wise men" decide what's good for Texas women.
"...Women's health and reproductive-rights advocates haven't had much legislative clout since..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

To Your Health
Caring for the special needs of premature babies
"...premature infants have many special needs that make their care different from that of full-term infants. For instance, because..."

July 22, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Why the F--- Should We Care?
"...this blue city, is "Why the fuck should I care? Keeping your business profitable is not a problem that..."

April 20, 2005 Postmarks

To Your Health
I was born six weeks premature, and as a result I have some visual problems. I'm now 28 years old and I need to make a decision soon about starting a family. I've been concerned that there might be problems if I had a premature baby. Can these problems be avoided now?
"...A. Enormous strides have been made in the care of premature babies since you were born, resulting in..."

April 26, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Is there a reliable and inexpensive way to test a home for radon?
"...are available in most hardware stores and online. Take care to buy an unexpired kit since they are not..."

June 16, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
What makes certain individuals more attractive to mosquitoes than others, and what can we do to repel them?
"...pure vanilla that is sold in Mexico, although some health food stores carry it or can order it for..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Support Love, Care, and Concern for Humans and Animals
"...Friends' “goal is to match Austin Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center clients with dogs from Town Lake..."

Oct. 30, 2007 Postmarks

Naishtat Files Bill to Protect Pregnant Women's End of Life Care
Bill would strengthen end-of-life directives for pregnant women
"...other Texans when making end-of-life decisions by ridding the health and safety code of a rule that requires pregnant..."

March 13, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

The Luv Doc: Cheech and Chong Child Care
Is being high around kids an acceptable pastime?
"...Dear Tight Ass: Being high around kids isn’t a..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Column by The Luv Doc

To Your Health
How to keep irritable bowel syndrome under control
"...Even if your primary care physician has made a diagnosis of IBS, you might..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Treatments and causes of asthma attacks
"...published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine in May 2002 concluded that people who got..."

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

To Your Health
Is my 'natural' shampoo damaging my hair?
"...(sodium laureth sulfate, SLES) are found in most skin/hair care products...."

Nov. 26, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Is there any therapy to help deal with precocious puberty?
" "precocious puberty." The pediatrician said to watch her carefully for a few months. Is there any therapy to..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
How can I reduce the amount of chlorine absorbed during showering?
"...Q. My water filter in my kitchen takes care of the chlorine in my drinking water, but now..."

July 16, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I am nearing menopause and really worried about osteoporosis now that we know hormone replacements carry an increased risk of cancer and heart disease. What are the alternatives?
"...noted, a reduction in the amount used often takes care of the problems while benefits continue. A 2-ounce tube..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I notice bleeding gums when I brush my teeth. My dentist is concerned and wants me to come more often for cleaning. Am I really risking the loss of my teeth if I don't, and what else will help me preserve my teeth?
" invest in both professional cleaning and augmented home care...."

April 5, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

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