It’s the most aggressive and rapid growing form of brain tumors. But researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a protein called RIP 1 that may slow down glioblastomas. Dr. Amyn Habib, an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, is senior author of the study in Cell Reports. In this installment of KERA’s Vital Signs, he explains how the protein works.
Monthly Archives: September 2013
Need help figuring out which health insurance plan on the marketplace is right for you? That’s where the Texas “navigators” come in. These in person assisters will help thousands across North Texas sign up for health insurance. Meet Sandra Luz, one navigator leading a team in Dallas.
In the world of food science and health, it doesn’t get much more controversial than genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Unless you’re looking to drum up a debate, it’s not a topic I would bring up at a big dinner party. Everyone seems to have a different take on the benefits and drawbacks of GMOs. A new documentary screening this weekend in Dallas, called “GMO OMG,” explores the concerns of farmer and consumers worldwide.
Since the state of Texas isn’t providing any money or staff to help people sign up for Obamacare, cities like Houston are tapping federal funds and city coffers. KUHF’s Carrie Feibel reports Enroll America is part of a coalition of organizations trying to get the word out about the health insurance marketplace scheduled to open Oct. 1.
Latinos are Texas’ fastest-growing population group. They make up 38 percent of the population today, and are on track to become the majority by around 2030. A new report shows cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanic Texans under the age of 76.
In just a few days, Texans will be able to start going online to check out health insurance options as part of the Affordable Care Act. And today an all-star cast headlined by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius came to Dallas to pitch the new marketplace.Read more at KERA News
This fair might not have corny dogs or deep fried lattes, but it will offer a free bag of healthy groceries and an all-you-can learn Obamacare buffet.
Another mass shooting has put mental health on the national agenda. Here in North Texas, the search for how to best provide resources for the mentally ill continues. Thursday, Sept. 26, The University of North Texas will host a free forum focused on erasing the stigma of mental illness.
We’re getting an idea of what health insurance may cost through the Affordable Care Act marketplace that opens in Texas next week. A report released today puts a dollar figure to ‘affordable’ health insurance. Read More
We still may not know how much health insurance plans purchased through the federal marketplace will cost, but we do know there are some limits. Under Obamacare, insurance premiums can only increase by 10 percent from one year to the next. Veronica Zaragovia of KUT News explains how the new federal regulations will impact health insurance rates in Texas.