December 9, 2013 4:32 pm
Pumps, Pipes, Valves and Nozzles: Houston Engineers Gather For Annual Cross-Industry Tech Swap
Experts from Houston's three major industries — energy, medicine and NASA — gathered today at Houston Methodist Hospital to swap ideas about technology. The popular conference, called Pumps & Pipes, is now in its seventh year.
December 2, 2013 5:15 pm
Houston Commemorates Progress And Loss During World AIDS Day
Houston commemorated World AIDS Day with a bittersweet celebration at the Thomas Street Health Center, the county's HIV clinic just north of downtown.
November 29, 2013 2:14 pm
One In Eight Texas Kids Lack Health Insurance
Texas still ranks at the top when it comes to the number of children without health insurance. According to a new study, the number of uninsured children recently dropped by two percent, but Texas kids are still more likely to be uninsured than the national average.
November 26, 2013 5:00 pm
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Praises Houston For Promoting Health Law
While the nation prepares for Thanksgiving, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took a moment to thank local and state officials who are trying to implement the Affordable Care Act — despite a problematic web site and resistant Republicans in many states, including Texas.
November 21, 2013 5:22 pm
Analysis Of 'Cancelled' Plans Under Health Law Shows Who Exactly Affected
Reports about insurance companies withdrawing health policies that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act have aroused passions on both sides of the political aisle. A new analysis tries to put that phenomenon in perspective.
November 18, 2013 12:59 pm
Houstonians Confused About Twists And Turns Of Affordable Care Act
The final phase of the Affordable Care Act has been anything but smooth, starting with the failure of the federal insurance website when it debuted October first. And the confusion only increased this week with a surprise announcement from President Obama.
November 14, 2013 4:35 pm
Texas Policy Holders Might Not Be Affected By New Obamacare Change
The Obama Administration is changing the Affordable Care Act. The change may allow insurance companies to restore some cancelled plans for people who buy their own individual health policies. But will they in Texas, where the situation is a little different?
November 14, 2013 6:30 am
The Story Of Dengue: A Closer Look At A Re-Emerging Virus In Houston
Recently scientists determined that the tropical virus known as dengue has been circulating in Houston. Dengue is a serious illness worldwide, it's transmitted by mosquito bite, and there's no treatment or vaccine. Recently local scientists found it in stored blood samples in a Houston lab. But what does that mean for Houstonians today?
November 13, 2013 5:09 pm
Fewer Than 3,000 Texans Enroll During First Month Of Obamacare Marketplace
Federal health officials have announced how many people so far have picked a new health plan under the Affordable Care Act. The numbers capture people who applied on paper and through the troubled website Healthcare.gov. How did uninsured Texans fared during the first month of enrollment?
November 7, 2013 5:43 pm
Obamacare 'Navigators' In Political Tug Of War In Texas
Texas officials are calling for more state regulation of federal contract workers who are on the ground promoting the Affordable Care Act. The existence of these workers, known as healthcare 'navigators,' has become politicized.
November 5, 2013 5:20 pm
Rice Creates New Department To Highlight Nanotech Revolution
Rice University has established a new department to emphasize its prominence in the field of materials science and nano-technology.
November 4, 2013 4:49 pm
Texas Abortion Fight Goes To US Supreme Court
Abortion rights groups in Texas have made an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The coalition is trying to reverse the requirement that abortion doctors get hospital admitting privileges.
November 1, 2013 3:59 pm
Texas Abortion Law Undergoes Another Reversal This Week
The controversial Texas abortion law has undergone another reversal. Three days after a judge blocked part of the law, an appeals court reversed the block.
October 31, 2013 4:16 pm
Research Money Will Flow Again From State Fund To MD Anderson
The state agency that funds cancer research is back in business, after a wave of scandals and investigations. It now has the power to once again award taxpayer-funded grants. Scientists at MD Anderson Cancer Center are thrilled.
October 28, 2013 5:13 pm
Judge Strikes Down Part Of New Texas Abortion Law
A federal judge has blocked part of a new Texas law governing abortion providers. The law passed this summer after state Sen. Wendy Davis's filibuster.
October 17, 2013 5:42 pm
Dengue in Houston: What You Need To Know
Scientists have determined that dengue fever has popped up in the Houston area. Dengue is a dangerous tropical virus carried by mosquitoes. It's the first time it's been identified in a major U.S. city.
October 14, 2013 5:30 am
New Science Leads To More Vaccine Options This Flu Season
Flu season is officially here, with new options and developments in vaccines. Because last winter's flu outbreak was particularly severe, infectious disease experts are urging people to get immunized.
October 10, 2013 3:45 pm
Texas' Biggest Health Insurer Offers Obamacare Plans And Free Health Fair
The government's new website for the uninsured, HealthCare.gov, continues to be plagued with problems. But health groups are still out there promoting the law, like the state's largest insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield.
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