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Feds Reject Texas Request For Insurance Waiver

Posted: 01/27/2012 - The federal government has rejected a request by Texas to be excluded from a new law that would limit how much health insurance companies can spend on overhead.

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Texas A&M Health Science Center Convocation Recognizes Nancy Dickey

Posted: 01/23/2012 - The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) hosted its biennial academic convocation Friday (Jan. 20) to celebrate its achievements and future endeavors. An evening gala raised private donations and profits to establish the Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., Endowed Scholarship in recognition of her 10-year anniversary as institution president.

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US Wants Effective Alzheimer's Treatment by 2025

Posted: 01/17/2012 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for developing effective ways to treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease by 2025.

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Recall: Mix-up Pulls Excedrin, Bufferin, Other Meds Off Shelves

Posted: 01/10/2012 - Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis issued a recall of Excedrin, Bufferin, NoDoz and Gas-X on Sunday, citing concerns that some bottles of the over-the-counter medications contain tablets of other Novartis products.

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The 8 Germiest Places in the Mall

Posted: 11/25/2011 - During the craziness of the holidays, the last thing you want is to get sidelined with a cold, flu, stomach bug -- or worse. But while you're checking items off your shopping list, you may be exposing yourself to germs -- like flu viruses, E. coli, and staph -- that can make you sick.

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Meningitis Vaccine Update

Posted: 11/21/2011 - On January 1, 2012, new state meningitis vaccine requirements go into effect for certain students entering college. Local health departments were notified today by the Texas Department of State Health Services of changes to the vaccine administration policy.

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