Archive for: health

 

UT Now Offering Sexual Assault Forensic Exams

UT-Austin students who are survivors of sexual assault can now get free post-assault forensic exams on campus. The new policy, which went into effect on Nov. 16,...

 
 

‘The Sensitives’ Reveals a Little-Known and Controversial Illness [Watch]

The Sensitives is a documentary, but its trailer feels more like a missive from the world of science fiction. Two gaunt men stare out the windows of a van at...

 
 

UT Researchers: Running May Help Treat PTSD

The physical benefits of exercise, particularly running, have long been established. But researchers have begun to expand the understanding of mental benefits...

 
 

Football and Brain Injury: “Something Needs to Change”

Doctors diagnose more than 200 concussions in NFL players each year. That’s unacceptable, says Shyam Popat, BA ’15, especially considering the long-term consequences...

 
 

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Through the Unthinkable

The UT social workers who help the sickest children have one of the hardest jobs in the world. Toby is finally asleep. Three years old, with a surfer’s tousled...

 
 

Searching for Hard-Hitting Solutions to Traumatic Brain Injury

Earlier this season, former UT quarterback David Ash made the decision to quit after suffering a series of concussions so severe that team doctors told Ash that...

 
 

Robin Williams’ Death: It’s Time to Unmask “Masked” Depression

“The guy who laughs the loudest is likely the most depressed.” That sentence, shared with me by a close friend, is ringing all too true after Robin Williams’...

 
 

UT Study Shows Link Between Climate and Obesity

Can’t bear to drag yourself to the gym in today’s 91-degree Central Texas heat? There’s now scientific validation for that age-old excuse. According...

 
 

Getting Kids Active [Podcast]

Physical inactivity now leads to as many deaths as cigarette smoking. UT epidemiologist Harold Kohl talks about his research on this public health crisis—plus...

 
 

College Degrees Keep the Doctor Away

Everyone knows that a college degree can help you get a better job. But what about lengthening your life? Jennifer Karas Montez, PhD ’11, and UT sociologists Robert...

 
 
 
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