Updated: 06/03/2013 - Actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close are among those gathering Monday at the White House for a conference on mental health, organized as part of President Barack Obama's response to last year's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
Posted: 05/31/2013 - The government says Medicare's giant hospital trust will not be exhausted until 2026, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund is unchanged at 2033.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - Helping to alleviate the state and national shortages in the health care workforce, the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) graduated 597 students at commencement ceremonies earlier this month across the state.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - France's health ministry says a French patient has died of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS - the first death in the country of the disease identified last year.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - The deadly new respiratory infection hitting patients with ties to the Middle East, a coronavirus known as MERS , may remain in patients longer than doctors previously thought, according to a new study. That means patients who are suspected of having the disease may need to be quarantined for longer periods to rule out they still aren't infected.
Posted: 05/28/2013 - Texas school teachers would receive training to identify mental illness in their classrooms under a measure that has cleared the Texas Legislature.
Updated: 05/22/2013 - Due to a reduction in pressure due to a line break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the Hearne water system to notify some of its customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
Posted: 05/20/2013 - The Brazos County Health Department's investigation into the E Coli outbreak is wrapping up.
Posted: 05/16/2013 - A report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests that lowering sodium below 2,300 milligrams per day may be harmful to your health.
Posted: 05/16/2013 - Scientists have successfully changed skin cells into embryonic stem cells, marking the first time human stem cells were cloned by transferring the nucleus of another cell.
Updated: 05/15/2013 - Federal investigators say dozens of people have been charged in Medicare scams that collectively billed the taxpayer-funded program about $223 million in bogus charges.
Updated: 05/14/2013 - The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer.
Posted: 05/14/2013 - Susan Templer wasn't supposed to make it to 2012 or 2013.
Posted: 05/14/2013 - LOS ANGELES (AP) - Angelina Jolie says she's had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that makes it extremely likely she'll get breast cancer.
Updated: 05/13/2013 - The Texas House has approved raising to 18 the minimum age for using a tanning facility.
Posted: 05/13/2013 - U.S. health officials say last year was the worst ever for West Nile virus deaths.
Posted: 05/13/2013 - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was sold to the American people on the ambitious premise that it would improve the health of millions of Americans and save tens of thousands of lives through preventative care.
Updated: 05/13/2013 - The government has filed a last-second appeal that will delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription.
Posted: 05/13/2013 - Two respiratory viruses in different parts of the world have captured the attention of global health officials — a novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu spreading in China.