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Friday, May 2nd, 2014

CTMC dishing out healthy summer recipes with free cooking class

Central Texas Medical Center will host a free healthy cooking demonstration at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 in the CTMC Community Classroom, 1305 Wonder World Drive in San Marcos.

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

CTMC to award $10K in scholarships to locals

Central Texas Medical Center will award ten $1,000 scholarships to local high school seniors this year, continuing a program the hospital started in 1997.

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Animation: How the health insurance marketplace works

The online health insurance marketplace that the federal government launched on Oct. 1 offers dozens of health plans and tax credits. Some consumers have found the application process confusing and technically frustrating. This Tribune animation explains how the...

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

More Texans signing up for health plans but enrollment still tiny

By the end of November, 14,000 Texans had purchased coverage through healthcare.gov — the second-highest number in the U.S. but a statistically insignificant participation rate in a state with more than 26 million residents.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

CTMC surgeon performs 500th procedure with robot

A little more than 18 months after Central Texas Medical Center plunked down $2 million for a da Vinci robotic surgery system, more than 500 patients have undergone procedures employing the cutting-edge instrument.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

In Texas, uncertainty about health plan cancellation uproar

Many Texans in individual health care plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act have been spared cancellation notices. But for the Texans whose plans have been dropped, health care experts are encouraging them to proceed...

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Hays County offers free vaccinations to flood victims

The Hays County Local Health Department is offering free tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccinations to flood victims and volunteers who are not current on their vaccinations.

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Updated: Court rules abortion restriction unconstitutional

Less than 24 hours before new abortion regulations were set to take effect in Texas, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Monday blocked implementation of one provision challenged by abortion providers and partially blocked a second provision,...

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Texas student to see healthier snacks in 2014

Public school students in Texas looking to recharge with a snack during the day may find fruits and vegetables instead of sugary, high-fat snacks in the vending machines next year.

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Kohl to speak at Texas State

Harold W. "Bill" Kohl will speak at Texas State next week about the world's "physical inactivity pandemic."

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