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Released: 18-Mar-2020 12:05 AM EDT
‘Breastfeeding Gap’ Exists Among Mexican-Origin Women Living in Texas
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Mexican women born and educated in Mexico who now live in Texas breastfeed longer than those born and educated in the United States. That’s the finding from new research from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) at The University of Texas at Austin, which points to a “breastfeeding gap” among some Mexican-origin women living in Texas.

Newswise: Hold the phone: Smartphone video makes it easier to diagnose epilepsy and psychogenic seizures
Released: 4-Mar-2020 1:40 PM EST
Hold the phone: Smartphone video makes it easier to diagnose epilepsy and psychogenic seizures
International League Against Epilepsy

What if there was a tool to help with faster, more accurate diagnosis of both psychogenic seizures and epilepsy? And what if this tool was simpler and less expensive than video EEG, and available almost everywhere?

19-Feb-2020 8:50 AM EST
Thousands of uninsured kidney disease patients strain Texas emergency departments each year
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

More than 10,000 uninsured patients sought care at Texas emergency departments for lifesaving kidney dialysis in 2017, incurring more than $21.8 million in hospital costs, according to researchers from UTHealth.

Newswise: Reducing the epilepsy treatment gap in Pakistan: Start small, stay flexible, never give up
Released: 17-Feb-2020 11:55 AM EST
Reducing the epilepsy treatment gap in Pakistan: Start small, stay flexible, never give up
International League Against Epilepsy

In retrospect, Pakistan's effort to reduce the treatment gap can appear painstakingly planned, like the blueprints for a shopping complex or a neighborhood. But the secret of the country's success is not rooted in elaborate planning. Nor did it rely on generous funding or government support.

Newswise: Epilepsy education at Disneyland: Spreading awareness, changing lives
Released: 6-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
Epilepsy education at Disneyland: Spreading awareness, changing lives
International League Against Epilepsy

At Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland, thousands of families and physicians mix epilepsy education, information, and advocacy with enjoying a day at "the happiest place on earth."

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Released: 5-Feb-2020 11:45 AM EST
Fort Worth Medical Community Joins Hands on New Graduate-level, School-affiliated Physician Residency Program
Baylor Scott and White Health

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth and the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine will be collaborating on an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited physician resident training program that will eventually train more than 150 physicians annually. The collaboration will be a boon not only for the medical community in Fort Worth, but also for residents of North Texas as it helps to address a growing need for physicians in the Fort Worth area.

Newswise: Should People with Epilepsy Ever Stop Taking Medication?
Released: 3-Feb-2020 8:05 AM EST
Should People with Epilepsy Ever Stop Taking Medication?
International League Against Epilepsy

Medication controls seizures in many people with epilepsy. The drugs are not a cure, but seizures don't always last a lifetime. After years without seizures, is it safe for some people to gradually come off their medications?

Released: 15-Jan-2020 2:20 PM EST
Texas Abortion Patients’ Attempts to End Their Pregnancy on Their Own is Higher than the National Rate, New Study Finds
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Seven percent of Texas abortion patients in the study reported trying to self-manage abortion before coming to a clinic for services. Women cited cost and long distance to clinics as reasons for choosing to self-manage abortion.

Released: 2-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST
Wichita Falls surgeon Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, was recently elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the College’s Clinical Congress 2019.


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