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A Baffling New Drug Plan In Texas Town

Bush administration officials in Washington say that Medicare's new prescription drug programme is progressing very well, filling more than three million // prescriptions a day and cutting costs for each beneficiary by an average of 50 percent. But in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, the scenario is quite different. ..A lot of patients complain that they have difficulty getting the drugs they n...

Texas Lends a Hand for “Own Your Future” Health Campain

Texas had been selected by the federal Department of Health and Human Services to participate in an extensive health campaign.//The initiative, called “Own your future” carries a potent message; to encourage the planning of care strategies among state residents. ....Gov Perry while announcing the details of the campaign said, “This campaign will focus on encouraging Texans age 45 to 65 to begin t...

Smoking in Public Places Banned, In Texas

Sen. Rodney Ellis, Houston state senator, announced on Thursday that he proposed to introduce a bill that would ban smoking in all public places. // ....The bill is better known as "Texas Smoke-Free Workplace Law." ....Smoking in bars, restaurants and other public places would be banned under legislation. ..Ellis made his announcement on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the American Cancer S...

North Texas Surgeons Lead Robotically Assisted Laparoscopic Surgeries.

North Texas surgeons lead robotically assisted laparoscopic surgeries. A robot can easily gain access to some inaccessible places in the body. Laparoscopic surgeons at// UT Southwestern Medical Center successfully performed robotically assisted laparoscopic gastric-bypass and colon-resections surgeries. .... Laparoscopic surgeries, are performed via several tiny holes rather than one long incisi...

Texas Requires Cancer Vaccine for Girls

Gov. Rick Perry ordered Friday that schoolgirls in Texas must be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, making Texas the first state// to require the shots. ..The girls will have to get Merck & Co.'s new vaccine against strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. ..Merck is bankrolling efforts to p...

Texas Youth Commission Reeling Under Multiple Charges

The Texas Youth Commission’s (TYC) facilities continue to reel under allegations of ward neglect and abuse, after the Dallas Morning News unearthed sordid// details about the agency. .. Leaders of the state continue the investigations of sexual and physical abuse of the juvenile inmates, as well as gross neglect of their health. There has also been allegations of wrong prescriptions and lo...

Students of Texas A&M University Going Trans-Fat Free

Next to join the bandwagon of those giving trans-fat the miss, is Texas A&M University. The university has made a campus-wide change to the company// line-Whole Harvest Culinary Oils. This change is expected to be felt or rather, consumed at the 30-odd eateries on campus. ..Students eat at campus facilities, which range from cafeteria-style dining halls, restaurants and food court specialties, t...

Texas Lawmakers Give The Boot To Cervical Cancer Vaccine

A vote against vaccination of sixth-grader girls to prevent cervical cancer, has come in the face of its sponsor-Texas Governor Rick Perry. //The move sees that Texas will not, become the first state to require sixth-grade girls to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. .. Yesterday, the Texas House gave the go ahead to the Senate bill opposing the move of...

Texas Passes Bill To Halt Order Mandating HPV Vaccine for School Girls

The Texas House on Wednesday voted 135-2 to pass (HB 1098) a Senate-approved bill that would prevent mandatory vaccination for middle school girls in the state until 2011, the New York Times reports.// ....Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Feb. 2 issued an executive order that mandates that all girls entering the sixth grade beginning in September 2008 receive an HPV vaccine. Perry has said the executive o...

Mother Hangs Herself and Three Children in Texas

Depression resulting from broken families continues to take a heavy toll. The horrid news of a young Texan mother hanging herself and her three children has sent shockwaves across the state. ......Gilberta Estrada, 25, apparently hanged three of her small daughters and herself in a closet using pieces of clothing and sashes, authorities said Tuesday. A fourth child, an 8-month-old daughter, was...

Seven Children Ordered Removed from Squalid Home in Texas

Yet another case of grossly mismanaged household in US has come to light . ...A Texas judge on Wednesday ordered seven young children removed from their home in Lubbock after authorities discovered it was infested with rats and filled with garbage, including stacks of dirty diapers nearly 4 feet high in closets. ...Authorities went to the dilapidated house after the 26-year-old Gloria Ramirez c...
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