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National Prematurity Awareness Month

National Prematurity Awareness Month: Dispelling Five Common Pregnancy Myths

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, a time for families to think about the health of expectant mothers and babies, and how to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery. One out of 10 babies nationwide each year is born prematurely, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While preterm births represent […]

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Texas Ranks 33rd According to 2016 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report

In the country’s annual health checkup, this year Texas moved up one spot to 33, compared with other states, according to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report. Hawaii ranks as the healthiest state in 2016 for the fifth straight year, followed by Massachusetts (2), Connecticut (3), Minnesota (4) and Vermont (5). The health of […]

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United Health Foundation and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Work to Improve Access to Care for the Hispanic Community

According to the recently released America’s Health Rankings Spotlight: Prevention, Hispanic adults are not receiving as many key clinical preventive health services – such as immunizations, cholesterol checks or colorectal cancer screenings – as non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black adults. To address the issue, United Health Foundation and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley […]

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Senior Health Rankings

Texas ranks 41st for seniors in America’s Health Rankings

“With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone,” quipped Oscar Wilde more than a century ago. This old adage may hold true for seniors around the state and nation, when it comes to their health and well being, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call […]

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