Vol 2, Issue 20

An exam room at ChoiceWorks, formerly Whole Woman's Health Clinic, on June 27, 2016, the day the U.S. Supreme Court struck down portions of HB 2 restricting women's access to abortions in Texas.
An exam room at ChoiceWorks, formerly Whole Woman's Health Clinic, on June 27, 2016, the day the U.S. Supreme Court struck down portions of HB 2 restricting women's access to abortions in Texas.

Texas Not Budging on Rule Requiring Burial or Cremation of Fetal Remains

Despite intense outcry from the medical community and reproductive rights advocates, Texas isn't budging on a proposed rule to require the cremation or burial of fetal remains.

Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech on Sept. 16, 2016 at Rice University's Tudor Fieldhouse about the White House Cancer Moonshot, an initiative Biden leads that aims to double the rate of progress toward a cure for cancer.
Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech on Sept. 16, 2016 at Rice University's Tudor Fieldhouse about the White House Cancer Moonshot, an initiative Biden leads that aims to double the rate of progress toward a cure for cancer.

At Rice, Biden Unveils Latest 'Cancer Moonshot' Ideas

Vice President Joe Biden, in a speech Friday at Rice University, announced the next steps in his ambitious drive to facilitate a cure for cancer, unveiling new proposals to raise awareness of clinical trials. 

Dr. Charles Cox, pediatric neurosurgeon at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and co-director of the Red Duke Memorial Hermann Trauma Institute.
Dr. Charles Cox, pediatric neurosurgeon at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and co-director of the Red Duke Memorial Hermann Trauma Institute.

The Q&A: Charles Cox

In this week's Q&A, we interview Charles Cox, a pediatric neurosurgeon at UTHealth and co-director of the Red Duke Memorial Hermann Trauma Institute.

Fitness instructor Sgt. Joey Chavarria illustrates proper lifting technique during a cross-training class in the gym at the DPS office in Austin, Texas. May 14, 2014.
Since the passage of a 2007 law allowing state employees a 30-minute exercise break three times per week, state agencies have begun offering lunchtime workout programs. Last month, the Texas Department of Public Safety took home the "fittest large agency" prize in the state's GetFitTexas challenge.
Fitness instructor Sgt. Joey Chavarria illustrates proper lifting technique during a cross-training class in the gym at the DPS office in Austin, Texas. May 14, 2014.
Since the passage of a 2007 law allowing state employees a 30-minute exercise break three times per week, state agencies have begun offering lunchtime workout programs. Last month, the Texas Department of Public Safety took home the "fittest large agency" prize in the state's GetFitTexas challenge.

Diet or Exercise: Which Helps the Middle-Aged Heart More?

A new study found that diet, exercise, or a combination of the two were about equally successful for heart health as long as the patient lost weight.