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Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Health officials confirm first Zika virus case in Hays County

The Hays County Local Health Department has received confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a local, travel-associated case of Zika virus infection in Hays County.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

CTMC acquires new MRI machine

Central Texas Medical Center has invested in a new magnetic resonance imaging machine with a larger, 28-inch bore designed to be more comfortable for patients who suffer from claustrophobia.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Support breast cancer awareness at Party on the Patio on Oct. 6

FROM SUBMITTED REPORTS Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) will host its annual Party on the Patio event on October 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hays County BBQ, located at 1612 S. Interstate 35 in San...

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

CTMC to host annual BabyFest expo

Central Texas Medical Center will host its seventh annual BabyFest — an exposition of products and services for mothers and babies — from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Abbott asks feds for Zika funding, guidance

As Texas braces for a possible Zika virus outbreak via local mosquito populations, Gov. Greg Abbott asked federal health officials Wednesday to review the state’s plan to combat the disease, which has been linked to serious birth...

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Travis County officials confirm first case of Zika virus

Travis County health officials on Thursday confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in the county.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Price Center, CTMC offer free weekly series on ‘active aging’

The Price Center will host a weekly interactive health and wellness program presented by Central Texas Medical Center’s CREATION Health Institute beginning next month.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Two more physicians sign on with CTMC’s Live Oak Health Partners

Live Oak Health Partners, a physicians network owned by Central Texas Medical Center, has added new two family practitioners to its roster. The group’s 20 primary care doctors and specialists staff clinics and offices in San Marcos,...

Monday, May 19th, 2014

CTMC adds less invasive weight loss surgery to specialties

Central Texas Medical Center for the first time is deploying its da Vinci surgery robot to assist in performing weight loss procedures on clinically and morbidly obese patients.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Unsolicited Advice: For a healthier heart, get to stepping

In the first entry in the Mercury’s UNSOLICITED ADVICE community blog, Seton Medical Center cardiologist TANNON CARROLL shares simple tips for getting more exercise.

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