Apr 5th 2017 | Posted in Healthcare by Kirk Yoshida

Madison County, Kentucky Judge Reagan Taylor has had a longstanding dream for an innovative, comprehensive attack on the substance abuse epidemic. With the help of a public-private partnership (P3) the program would allow people in the early stages of substance abuse to be provided with initial detox and then long-term addiction recovery. After this treatment, […]

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Oct 21st 2016 | Posted in Healthcare by Priscilla Loebenberg

Zika experts are spreading the word across Texas about the dangerous virus carried by mosquitos. Department of State Health Services (DSHS) officials have presented educational sessions in Arlington and Eagle Pass; and more sessions are planned in Corpus Christi, Cameron County, Beaumont and El Paso. The agency is also running a media campaign to increase […]

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Aug 19th 2016 | Posted in Healthcare by Priscilla Loebenberg

The Texas House of Representatives Select Committee on Mental Health, chaired by Rep. Four Price, met this week to hear testimony about substance abuse, homelessness, veterans and other topics related to improving the ways mental and behavioral health services may be improved in Texas. In the last legislative session, a Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council […]

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Jun 10th 2016 | Posted in Healthcare by Peter Partheymuller
TEconomby/BIO report on the biotechnology industry

The biotech industry in Texas is focused on academic research and the health care and medical device fields. The state’s universities, led by nationally ranked schools like The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, conducted $3 billion worth of bioscience academic R&D in 2014.

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May 20th 2016 | Posted in Healthcare by Peter Partheymuller
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This week, CPRIT’s leaders awarded 35 grants worth $79.2 million to academic researchers and product development researchers. Those grants pushed the institute’s total awards past two important milestones. There have been more than 1,000 grants awarded for just more than $1.5 billion now, pushing CPRIT over the midway point in terms of its authorized funding.

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Oct 23rd 2014 | Posted in Healthcare by Mary Scott Nabers
Photo credit: UT Dell Medical School

If all the stars align, Texas could soon have new medical schools in various stages of development at four public universities. The University of Texas System is currently the only higher education system in the country that is developing two medical schools at the same time – at The University of Texas at Austin and the newly created University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).

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Oct 17th 2014 | Posted in Healthcare by Texas Government Insider
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Two nurses being treated in a Dallas hospital after they were infected with the Ebola virus have been moved from a Dallas hospital to other facilities outside the state. One was transferred to a high-level containment facility for treatment at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The other was transferred to Emory University Hospital […]

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