Monthly Archives: January 2014

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins discussed the health insurance marketplace last month in Dallas.

HHS Secretary Sebelius To Visit With Dallas NAACP Friday


Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson will discuss ways Texans can learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act on Friday at Paul Quinn College. They will also hear from Dallas-area residents about their experience signing up for coverage in the Marketplace.

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Cyber Security Institute & Innovation Gym Gets 7.75 Million At SMU


A $7.75 million gift from Darwin Deason will launch the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security and support the Deason Innovation Gym in Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering.

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The KERA radio story.

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Link To Pesticide Exposure and Alzheimer’s Disease — UT Southwestern Research


Researchers from UT Southwestern were part of a team that has linked the banned pesticide DDT to Alzheimer’s, according to a small new study in the  journal JAMA Neurology. Although the use of DDT has been banned in the US for more than 40 years, many other parts of the world still use it as a pesticide. This is the first study to establish a positive association of neurodegenerative damage caused by the chemicals.

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Vital Signs: New FDA Recommendations About Acetaminophen


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended against doctors prescribing combination drugs with more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen. That’s the pain reliever and fever reducer also used in many over-the-counter medications. Too much acetaminophen can cause liver damage. But in the week’s Vital Signs, Dr. Glenn Hardesty of Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital tells Sam Baker he thinks there’s more to the agency’s decision.

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#TXHealthTech Twitter Chat: Health Startup Accelerators


#TXHealthTech twitter chat this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central time.

Health technology startups are taking off in North Texas. Entrepreneurs from across the country are coming here to take advantage of the capital, creativity and connections between the worlds of medicine and tech.

What are they making?
Everything from an iPhone case pill dispenser to a non-invasive blood glucose testing device.

Get a look inside the health tech startup boom, and figure out how to find your place in it, by joining KERA’s #TXHealthTech twitter chat this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central time. Details below!

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