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Nicole Villalpando


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Past articles by Nicole:

Texas children's clinic loses doctors amid gender-affirming care inquiry

Adolescent Medicine clinic provided care for teens and young adults with a variety of diagnoses including gender dysphoria and eating disorders. → Read More

Here's what Nick Jonas had to say about diabetes, fatherhood and upcoming concerts at SXSW

Nick Jonas has partnered with Dexcom to promote continuous glucose monitors and access to diabetes treatments. Here's what else he shared at SXSW. → Read More

Dell Children's, Texas Children's name new leaders to run their North Austin hospitals

Veterans of children's hospitals in Seattle, Memphis come to Austin. → Read More

Can we talk menopause at SXSW? Actress Judy Greer, TV star Stacy London say: Yes, we must

South by Southwest message: Women have to advocate for themselves on perimenopause and menopause and invest in solutions. → Read More

Will I have a heart attack? CT scan looks at calcium in the arteries to assess your risk

Heart scan can be beneficial to helping people change behaviors or better managing cholesterol and blood pressure. → Read More

In freeze, on wilderness rescues, EMS finds people in need by using What3Words

App locates people by assigning unique three-word combinations to 10-foot-by-10-foot squares, which is easier to use than GPS coordinates. → Read More

Texas State receives $1 million in federal funds to improve mental health in Travis County through data

Funds will help train organizations on how to use data to look at impact of social determinates of health and inform how to improve care. → Read More

Trio of foundations improving health locally by making grants

Black Mamas ATX, Via Hope and Black Men's Health Clinic some of dozens of organizations receiving grants. → Read More

What is hospice? Understanding President Jimmy Carter's path for end-of-life care

Know when to choose hospice, how to choose it, and what it means. → Read More

Former Austin mayor Lee Leffingwell survives aortic aneurysm after catching it early

The flu saved former Austin mayor Lee Leffingwell's life. An x-ray in March 2022 showed something surprising: an aortic aneurysm. → Read More

New Austin pediatric clinic Lirios gives free care — from doctor visit to prescriptions

In-kind donations and grants help fund this clinic for Austin families without insurance or who can't afford insurance. → Read More

Central Health's demographics report: a story of poverty and health access in Travis County

Report: Fewer people enrolled, about half never seek care from hospital district. → Read More

What is this dementia Bruce Willis has? How frontotemporal lobe is different from Alzheimer's

This kind of dementia can affect language or behavior, but not usually memory, and happens earlier in life. → Read More

Caring for your parents isn't fun, but Kim and Mike Barnes are ready to talk about it. Are you?

TV news couple Kim and Mike Barnes are set to speak at GPS: Navigation for Caregivers Conference about their website Parenting Aging Parents. → Read More

Ready for the Austin Marathon? Know how to prep, avoid injuries

Ready to run the Austin Marathon on Sunday? Don't forget to tune into your body for signs of injury before, during and after a race. → Read More

A valentine of gratitude: Love continues to grow after Alzheimer's diagnosis for Austin couple

Joe and Ellen Bell adapted to disease with new ways of communicating, seeking support and medication advances. → Read More

New homes, new hope and $1.4 million raised by Season for Caring

Statesman's annual charity program will help hundreds of families throughout the year. → Read More

11 in Travis County taken to San Antonio hospital to treat carbon monoxide poisoning

Know how to prevent poisoning during next winter event. → Read More

Austin-area hospitals, dialysis centers able to maintain operations during ice storm

Impact on medical care not as devastating as 2021 freeze, local health officials say. → Read More

Ice storms leave 171,000 Austin Energy customers without power; thaw coming Thursday

The National Weather Service's winter storm warning for the Austin metro area and the Hill Country was set to expire at 6 a.m. Thursday. → Read More