Posts written by Lauren Silverman

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North Texas Breast Milk Bank: A Decade Of Growth


The Mother’s Milk Bank in Fort Worth is something between a blood bank and a dairy processing plant. When it opened almost a decade ago, the bank provided just a few hundred ounces of milk to fragile babies each month. Now, it sends out 40,000 ounces of milk each month. And demand is growing.

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The Future Of Aging In Texas


By the year 2050, one in five Americans will be 65 or older. Texas has the third largest population of older adults in the U.S. and the population will jump to 20 percent of its overall population in the next decade. This weekend, The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging is in Dallas for its annual conference, where they’ll talk about how the “silver tsunami” is going to change America’s landscape. Nearly 1000 people will attend the conference, and Former First Lady Laura Bush will give a keynote address on Tuesday.

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The da Vinci robotic system was first introduced in 1999. Today, it's one of many robotic systems used to perform minimally-invasive surgery.

A Glimpse Into The Future Of Robot-Assisted Surgery At The Aspen Ideas Festival


A robot named da Vinci was born a decade and a half ago. And since then, doctors have used the system to perform more than a million surgeries worldwide. It has revolutionized the way surgeons remove tumors. The next big leap? Da Vinci’s cousins nipping out those tumors before they become a problem.

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Brownsville, TX is one of six communities to receive the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2014 Culture of Health Prize.

Texas Border Community Wins Health Award At Aspen Ideas Festival


A Texas border town is not the first place that comes to mind as a health-care pioneer. But despite waves of immigration and border challenges, Brownsville was chosen this week as one of six communities out of 250 around the country that’s created a – quote – culture of health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation presented the honor – and a $25,000 dollar check – to each community at this week’s Aspen Ideas Festival.

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