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Breaking news… Sept. 26-30

Johnston: Dell Medical School proving promise to help the vulnerable

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016
By S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston – Special to the American-Statesman

Although the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is in its infancy, it is already demonstrating its value to Travis County. Along with Central Health and other community partners, the new school is already helping low-income and uninsured residents by improving access and outcomes, reducing costs, and boosting health across the community.

Texas Medicaid cuts to children’s therapy providers to go forward

Posted: Friday, Sept. 23, 2016
By Julie Chang – American-Statesman Staff

After a yearlong legal battle, millions of dollars in cuts to the state Medicaid program that provides therapy to disabled children is moving forward. The Supreme Court announced that it will not be hearing the case, leaving the cuts to go into effect.

How to avoid unnecessary medical treatments that can harm patients

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016
By Christopher Moriates, Dallas News

Dell Medical School’s Christopher Moriates points to ineffective and unnecessary blood transfusion practices that need to be remedied by the medical community to help both the donors and the patients who are treated.