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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Group targets abortion waiting period requirement

The Texas House Women’s Health Caucus has announced plans to try to repeal the 24-hour waiting period imposed by the abortion sonogram law that legislators approved in 2011.

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Video: Hundreds crowd capitol to ‘rally for life’

The state's Republican leaders each took turns at the microphone on Saturday afternoon to rouse what Gov. Rick Perry called a record crowd at the annual Texas Rally for Life. Attendees marched up Congress Avenue to the...

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Regents approve master’s degree in nursing for Texas State

The Texas State University System Board of Regents has authorized Texas State University to offer a new masters degree program to help address a critical healthcare issue in Texas: The need for more primary care providers.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

McDonald starts construction on Wimberley Medical Plaza

Developer Robert McDonald and anchor tenant Central Texas Medical Center broke ground last week on the Wimberley Medical Plaza at Old Kyle Road and FM 3237.

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Seton hosting third community health fair

A range of basic health screenings and information will be available to Hays County area residents at Seton Medical Center Hays' Community Health Fair this weekend.

Monday, October 8th, 2012

New PET/CT tech at CTMC more sensitive, accurate

Central Texas Medical Center has secured access to an advanced PET/CT system that officials say is on par with technology used at MD Anderson Cancer Center and other elite medical operations.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Local physicians group adds three doctors

Three new doctors have signed on with Live Oak Health Partners, a local primary and specialty care medical group owned by Central Texas Medical Center.

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Verbatim: Local reaction to Supreme Court decision upholding healthcare law

Statements from LAMAR SMITH, LLOYD DOGGETT, SUSAN NARVAIZ, JASON ISAAC and SAM HUENERGARDT.

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Doggett: SCOTUS ruling on healthcare ‘significant victory’

UPDATED 10:31 a.m. JUNE 28: U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, an Austin Democrat whose district includes Hays County, released this statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on landmark healthcare legislation: This is a significant victory for every...

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Seton offers free heart screenings for young athletes

Seton Medical Center Hays is offering free electrocardiogram heart screenings for student athletes ages 14 to 18 years old this weekend.

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