is completing her practicum with the Texas Tribune for her Masters in Public Health program at UT, where she is studying health promotion, health communication, and health disparities. She works on the Trib+Health newsletter, and is enjoying the opportunity to further explore health journalism.
Another study found that dementia is less prevalent than in the past, mirroring smaller studies which showed the same thing. But none have determined what caused the shift or whether it will continue. Full Story
A long-anticipated bill designed to increase funding for medical research, new drugs and mental health treatment was approved by the U.S. House and is expected to pass the U.S. Senate and be signed into law by the end of the month. Full Story
Forest Park Medical Center’s luxury hospitals operated a $40 million kickback scheme involving more than half a billion dollars in fraudulent claims, according to a grand jury that indicted 21 people, including several physicians. Full Story
In this week’s Q&A, we interview Michael Heffernan, the director of GuidaBot LLC R&D and Fannin Innovation Studio Principal, about the GuidaBot robotic-arm project and its healthcare implications. Full Story