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I feel very blessed to come from a family that lives long and generally healthy lives. I am 40 and still feel good, but my doctor recommended I take an aspirin tablet every day to prevent heart problems. What are the pros and cons?
"...come from a family that lives long and generally healthy lives. I am 40 and still feel good, but..."

April 6, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I have lived in Texas for 20 years. I have a great tan and have always supposed this protected me against skin cancer. Am I right?
"...These are superficial cancers that can be easily taken care of by a dermatologist or oncologist...."

March 23, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I don't know what to believe about vitamin C! It was always promoted as safe and helpful for flu and colds, and now I hear that it may increase the risk of cancer and heart disease. Is it worth that risk just to take care of a cold?
"...disease. Is it worth that risk just to take care of a cold?..."

March 16, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Laboratory testing is one of the most important aspects of modern medicine
"...tests may be an almost invisible side of medical care to patients, but they help your doctor make decisions..."

July 21, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Information on and how to treat Guillain-Barre syndrome
"...attack myelin, the "insulation" that surrounds nerves (see Intensive Care Medicine for Oct. 31, 2005, pp. 1401-1408). It may..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I have tested positive for Group B Strep and I am pregnant, what should I do?
"...some of whom did not. The authors concluded, after careful analysis of their data, that the use of IV..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Treating fibromyalgia
"...reported on the use of GH replacement therapy in carefully selected fibromyalgia patients. GH injections were given for nine..."

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

To Your Health
Are there natural alternatives to the prescription cholesterol-lowering medications?
"...top of the list when it comes to natural care. Exactly how to improve your diet may require some..."

June 18, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I am very concerned about my 12-year-old son. He mopes around the house, doesn't seem to have hobbies or friends, and the friends he does have are rather unsavory characters. I was like that when I was a teenager, but I don't want him to suffer like I did, even to the point of having suicidal thoughts. How can I help him?
"...Depression is usually a temporary problem. Taking care of depression may prevent the permanent problem of suicide...."

Oct. 11, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
My mother often asked me if I had a bowel movement every day, but now that I am on my own, it's more like two to three per week. How can I get back to a daily BM without getting hooked on laxatives?
"...together these nutrients will do more than simply take care of sluggish elimination...."

Nov. 23, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I recently had my annual physical, and my pap smear was abnormal. My doctor will do another test in six weeks, but I am a little worried. Does this mean I have cancer?
"...Pap test may be your motivation to take better care of yourself. Everything you do to improve the test..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Questions of Church-State Separation at Dell Seton Medical Center
Do the hospital’s ties to the Catholic church and limits on women’s reproductive health care compromise Dell Med students' training?
"...the way to a local partnership between Catholic-based Seton Health­care Family and Travis County's Central Health. The two entities..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

From 'Abstinence-Only' to Plan Z
Reproductive health care for young Texas women is limited, costly ... or nonexistent
"...and her three siblings. The family couldn't afford private health insurance, but the kids were covered by the Medicaid..."

Oct. 11, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

From 'Abstinence-Only' to Plan Z
Reproductive health care for young Texas women is limited, costly ... or nonexistent
"...and her three siblings. The family couldn't afford private health insurance, but the kids were covered by the Medicaid..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Take Two Aspirin and Ping Me in the Morning
Heath care: an oral future
"...and readying a crucial block of President Obama's Affordable Care Act...."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

The Med School Solution
A medical school, a teaching hospital, and a new health care system?
"...19, the presid­ent and CEO of Travis County Central Health, Patricia Young Brown, woke to find her face spread..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

The New Texas Family Planning
Slashed budgets and anti-abortion politics undermine women's health care
"...Street clinic, which has offered family planning and reproductive health services to low-income and uninsured women since the early..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Custody Battle at Brackenridge
Seton's plan to build its own pediatrics facility throws a monkey wrench into the proposed hospital district.
"...more satisfying moments at the helm of the Seton Healthcare Network. Two weeks earlier, Seton had touched off shock..."

Nov. 22, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Dr. Perry vs. Obamacare
Whatever Gov. Tough Guy says, Texas health care is about to get a federal upgrade
"...Obamacare is dead in Texas, right?..."

July 27, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

No Real Alternative
In the name of "promoting childbirth," the state finds yet another way to deny health care to thousands of Texas women
"...R-Bryan, called for consideration a rider attached to the health and human services appropriations bill by Republican Tommy Williams..."

Jan. 26, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Least That Money Can Buy
Prison health care is caught between growing demand and shrinking resources
"...at UTMB report that despite recent reforms in prison health care, patients still complain of delays in getting care...."

July 16, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Point Austin: Getting Wello
Join the fight for universal health care
"...Everyone has a personal lunatic U.S. health-care story...."

July 6, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Perry's Tantrum
Perry's health care rejection blames everyone but himself for lousy government
"...on whether Texas would comply with the new federal health care law. Indeed, the DMN's Robert Gar­­rett reported "a..."

July 13, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: They're Not 'Pro-Life'
The health care cuts are anti-women and anti-family
"...• 22: Texas clinics – providing preventive health care services to women – completely defunded..."

Feb. 3, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Page Two: Dreams for Sale
On magic, gremlins, and health care reform
"...two businesses that both pay 100% of full-time employees' health insurance, I am aware of and involved with this..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Column by Louis Black

Point Austin: Healthy Town Hall
While we wait for federal reform, the health-care work goes on
"...Time for some good news about health care...."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Yes, They Did
You've got health care – even in Texas
"...as the U.S. House was preparing to enact comprehensive health care reform, Austin Con­gressman Lloyd Doggett marked the historic..."

March 26, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Let Them Eat Sprouts!
John Mackey weighs in on health care – and recommends lots of spinach
"...a Wall Street Journal op-ed denouncing the proposed national health care reforms pending in Congress as socialism (one can..."

Aug. 21, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Dismantling Family Planning Pt. 2
House budget amendment would subvert access to reproductive services
"...Chisum, R-Pampa, is now proposing an amendment that women's health care advocates say would completely undo the state's system..."

April 16, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Sicko
Professional gadfly Michael Moore alights on the topic of the shortcomings of the American health-care system, and crafts his most widely accessible film to date.
"...on the topic of the shortcomings of the American health-care system and, with this subject, crafts his most widely..."

June 29, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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