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Parkland’s Homeless Outreach Medical Services Program has grown to serve nine thousand people a year.

Health Clinics On Wheels Reach The Neediest In Dallas


In North Texas, we’re all about convenience. The drive-through Starbucks, burger joint, even drive-through bank. Still, there aren’t any drive-through health clinics. But there are clinics on wheels — they’re run by Parkland Health & Hospital System. The clinics have been crisscrossing Dallas for more than a decade, serving the people in the community who need it most.

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The Gender Gap In Top Medical Journals: Why More Men Get Top Billing


Women are graduating from medical school in greater numbers than ever before. In 1970, women made up under 10 percent of graduates. Today, it’s nearly 50 percent. When it comes to who is getting published in top medical journals, though, women are behind. Doctors say the gender gap in medical research isn’t just an academic concern — it has implications for our health.

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Meet the Team

KERA News

Lauren Silverman

Lauren Silverman

Reporter/Blogger

Lauren Silverman is the Health, Science & Technology reporter/blogger at KERA News. She is also the primary backup host for KERA’s Think and the statewide news show Texas Standard. While at KERA Lauren has received a variety of awards; an honorable mention for Texas Health Journalist of the Year from the Texas Medical Association, several regional Edward R. Murrow awards, as well as the Texas Veterans Commission’s Excellence in Media Awards in the radio category.

Before joining KERA Lauren worked at NPR’s weekend All Things Considered in Washington D.C. There, she produced national stories on everything from the politics of climate change to the future of online education. While at All Things Considered, Lauren also produced a piece on neighborhood farms in Compton, California that won a National Association of Black Journalism’s “Salute to Excellence Award.”

Sam Baker

Sam Baker

Senior Editor/Morning Edition Host

Sam Baker, KERA’s host of Morning Edition since 1991, also produces and hosts Vital Signs, a weekly series focusing on practical issues about health. He also edits radio commentaries, has produced station versions of the NPR series This I Believe and StoryCorps, and hosted KERA-TV’s Emmy Award-winning public affairs program On the Record.

A native of Beaumont, Texas, Sam spent six years in commercial television news and three years as Morning Edition host and News Director at KWGS-FM in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He won a 2008 regional Emmy for KERA’s Sharing the Power: A Voter’s Voice Special, and has earned honors from the Texas Associated Press, Oklahoma Associated Press, Dallas Press Club and Public Radio News Directors, Inc (PRNDI). Sam has served on the boards of PRNDI and Southwest Transplant Alliance, and was host/producer of Jazz in Words and Music for Reading and Radio Resources, an audio service for the visually-impaired.


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ABOUT THIS BLOG

“Breakthroughs” is a KERA News project devoted to the latest innovations in health, science and technology — with a North Texas accent. We’ll focus on medical breakthroughs rooted in hospitals, clinics and labs throughout North Texas. We’ll explore the science labs and tech centers that anchor the region. And we’ll have some fun. You’ll find stories on everything from doctors using proton beams to treat cancer to patients using iPhone apps to monitor eye disease to a boat made of recycled water bottles that crossed the Pacific and landed for good in downtown Dallas. You have a key role in this blog: Share your stories, suggestions and questions – tweet #KERAbreakthroughs.

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