The school district claimed in a letter that they believed that the bleeding incidents were caused by “severe anxiety;” the woman and her doctor have documentation showing that it was an emergency stemming from a problem with her IUD. But should it even matter what exactly caused her medical emergency?
The hot-button public health issue has some support from unexpected corners in Texas.
9-year-old Alexis Bortell’s doctors prescribed her medical marijuana to treat her life-threatening epileptic seizures. But she can’t get it filled in her home state of Texas—at least, not yet.
The Population Institute’s annual report card has been posted, and Texas failed in a big way.
The controversial abortion law is still not fully in effect—but with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing arguments this week, it’s final fate gets closer.
She doesn't have Ebola.
It's a new ballgame now.
Does Wendy Davis’s Ad Cross the Line in Mentioning the Accident that Put Greg Abbott in a Wheelchair?
Davis's latest ad has caused a lot of controversy. Is she wrong in bringing up Abbott's accident?
Ebola! Ebola! Ebola! Ebola! Ebola! Ebola! Ebola! Did you click on this seven times?
After the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the injunction issued by a lower court, access to abortion services in Texas are limited to a handful of clinics in just the four largest cities in the state. Is this the new normal?
The law of the land meets the law of unintended consequences.
On a panel about the "Women's Health Debate," Texas House candidate Molly White insisted to Dukes that women who haven't had abortions couldn't understand their impact—so Dukes revealed her own history with the procedure.
The big news out of the gubernatorial campaign has got a lot of people talking—but is it anything worth saying?
After the great ape fell ill, two doctors from Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub Intensive Care Unit donated their services to save her life.
Joe Fischer fell from a deer stand five years ago and broke four vertabrae in his back—but his robotic exo-skeleton has him back on his feet.
Cosmo reporter Jill Filipovic came to Texas to ask people about abortion, found that some people were uncomfortable talking with a stranger about their private medical and sexual history, and declared that we had "created a culture of shame and silence."
Lance Armstrong may hold as many Tour De France titles as everyone reading this right now, but people with cancer still find the guy inspiring.
On the list of sunscreen-related dangers, that's probably not the biggest worry most people have.
Nobody exercises more, eats healthier, or has better insurance coverage than folks in the Killeen area, but Austinites still report the highest levels of happiness.
The story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch—the North Texas neurosurgeon responsible for the death of two patients and the paralysis of four others—saw an interesting twist this week when the current Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful used his office to intervene in three lawsuits against the hospital that allowed him to
After winning the legal fight to have his brain-dead wife removed from life support, Erick Munoz may find himself gearing up for yet another battle in the courts—this time over who has to foot the bill for the hospital's actions.
An employee at the store, which famously celebrates breasts, told her to go to the alley out back instead.
Brittany Norwood, a twenty-year-old undergrad at the University of Houston who claims she is pregnant with the Texans' running back's baby, is taking him to court in pursuit of a restraining order and accusing him of pressuring her to have an abortion.
At the risk of getting yelled at by Jenny McCarthy supporters, now might be a good time to get a flu shot, y'all.
Pro-choice activists haven't had much to celebrate during a particularly rough past several months, as legislatures in Texas and around the country have voted to restrict abortion access. But last night in Albuquerque, they scored a win.
Last night, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit granted an emergency motion to stay the injunction against HB2. Here's what that means in non-legalese.
Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis, Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst, and more engaged in hour-long interview and Q&A sessions at this weekend's Texas Tribune Festival. Here's what they said.
Senator Cruz took to the floor of the Senate for 21 hours as he expressed his disapproval of Obamacare.
Barbie Thomas lost her arms when she was two years old but that didn't stop her from becoming a professional bodybuilder.
There will likely be more cases of Whooping Cough in Texas this year than there were in the entire United States in 1976.
Chubby? Single? Maybe you should try moving to Carrollton or Spring, as these suburbs of Dallas and Houston landed on a dating site's list of the "Top 10 Cities for Big & Beautiful Boomers."
San Antonio joins Chicago as the first two cities to get health-conscious soda vending machines.
After several legal twists, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that Texas can now block Planned Parenthood from its Women’s Health Program.
The state legislature slashed women's health funding by two thirds last session in an attempt to target Planned Parenthood. Now, a total of sixty clinics have closed, and only twelve of them were run by that organization.
Dallas County will begin spraying for mosquitoes after West Nile deaths in the state this year reach seventeen.
Chief executive Nancy Brinker announced she will step down from her position in the company, but is it too little too late?
TEXAS MONTHLY invited state senator Dan Patrick and state representative Donna Howard to tweet chat with executive editor Mimi Swartz about our August cover story on women's health.
A preliminary report from the FDA contains telling observations about Celltex, the company that Rick Perry worked with last year for his experimental back surgery.
Texas med schools stump against a proposal to accept students from the Caribbean into clinical rotations in the state.
Texas can now exclude Planned Parenthood from its Women's Health Program, after an appeals court judge reversed a lower court's injunction.
A Victoria hospital makes headlines for its policy of not hiring severely obese employees, but it's not the only company in Texas to engage in this type of discrimination.
Texas's senior Senator pushed for Rick Perry and the Obama Administration to work out their differences to ensure the Women’s Health Program can serve low-income women.
A new state rule that bars Planned Parenthood clinics from being part of the Texas Women's Health Program took effect yesterday. So what does that mean for the program's future?
In Men's Health magazine's survey of the country's most dangerous areas to drive, six Texas cities landed in the top twenty.
Doonesbury takes on the controversial sonogram law this week, devoting six pen-and-ink comic strips to the legislation, but several newspapers around the country are boycotting the strip.
The healthy 82-year-old grandmother of an ABC News producer goes undercover and reveals Medicare fraud in McAllen, "the town Medicare dollars built."
When a world-class athlete like Austin’s Lance Armstrong gets cancer, it’s a shock—for him, and for every man who has ever considered himself invincible.
The ride of his life.
Lance Armstrong tops our list of the dreamers and doers leading the way in science, sports, politics, music, art, food, education, and, of course, Dallas shopping.
Wichita Falls was about as average a town as you could imagine. Except within the gates of the state hospital.