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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.

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...

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Functional Girl:
De-stressing basics

Functional Girl CJ LEGARE offers a frazzled reader simple steps maintaining peace of mind. ALSO: How to control rosacea flare-ups.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Functional Girl: Three store brand products you need in your arsenal

In her weekly advice column, Functional Girl CJ LEGARE shares some of her favorite generic products that she says are just as good as the pricey name brand.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Functional Girl: How do I treat puffy eyes? Plus: Mexican lasagna recipe

Functional Girl CJ LEGARE offers tried-and-true tips for treating puffy eyes without wildly expensive creams and salves.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Functional Girl: A brilliant white smile that doesn’t cost much green

Functional Girl CJ LEGARE offers tips on brightening up your pearly whites without breaking the bank. Plus: How to apply makeup for a professional setting.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Hays among Texas’ healthiest counties, study says

Other central Texas counties that made the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute ranking include Travis, Comal and Williamson, which came in first.