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Breaking news… Oct. 26-30

Dell Seton Medical Center still on track for May 2017

Posted: October 28th, 2015
By David Scott, KXAN

Work on the downtown, $295 million Dell Seton Medical Center is on schedule and on budget, thanks to advanced planning. In 19 months, Austin will no longer be the largest city in America without a teaching hospital.

Central Health reveals plans for Brackenridge

Posted: October 26th, 2015
By Kara Nuzback, Community Impact News

Central Health held two open houses Oct. 26, showcasing plans for the Brackenridge campus, a redevelopment of the old Brackenridge hospital and surrounding area into a hub of healthy activity. This will include a pedestrian market in the center of the campus with food vendors and retail space.


Cooper: Obesity rates will decline – if Texas makes the investment

Posted: October 23rd, 2015
By Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper – Special to the American-Statesman

In a special to the American-Statesman, Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper argues that a recent UT study claiming that a program funded by Texas Legislature failed to reduce obesity rates is premature in its conclusion. Properly funding quality physical education will surely produce favorable results.