Health Care

 

 

Texas Legislature Set to (Slightly) Expand Medical Marijuana Access

by | Thu, May 23, 2019 at 12:13 CST
Only Texans with intractable epilepsy can currently use medical cannabis. As new legislation heading toward the governor’s desk adds a few more conditions to the list, advocates wish lawmakers had gone further and Republicans fret about a "slippery slope."
by

Texas Republicans Dismiss Research as They Move to Further Defund Planned Parenthood

Jane Nelson, the Senate’s chief budget writer, praised the Legislature’s funding of women’s health programs despite state data and other research that shows they are not meeting the needs of poor women.

Reproductive health advocates have long pointed to Texas as a cautionary tale of what happens when lawmakers prioritize defunding Planned Parenthood and boostin...Read More

rio grande valley, diabetes by

Life and Limb

Each diabetic amputation represents not just a personal tragedy, but a failure of the U.S. health-care system.

by Sophie Novack March 1, 2019  Daniel Zamora still remembers the smell. At first he didn’t realize anything was wrong. A small blister appeared on his lef...Read More

Top