Nicole Villalpando, Austin American-Statesman

Nicole Villalpando

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Nicole:

Nurses at Ascension Seton hospital in Austin vote for union, seek work changes

Hospital is first in Austin metro area to see nurses vote to form a union. → Read More

Regular checks are key to diagnosing diabetes early, Austin-area doctor says

Catching it early is key to managing the condition, says Dr. Connie Pham of Kyle. → Read More

New test can show just how allergic your kids might be to peanuts

Previous tests could only point to an allergy not if one peanut would kill you or 10 peanuts would make you itchy. → Read More

For first time, Central Health budget proposal has direct care for Travis County residents

Travis County's hospital district Central Health is set to vote on a 2023 budget with a lower tax rate and increased funding for care. → Read More

COVID-19 cases steady in Austin as new boosters roll out; other epidemics being watched

Infectious disease doctors tracking COVID-19, monkeypox while worrying about flu and polio. → Read More

FDA authorizes new COVID-19 booster shot to target omicron variant. What you need to know

Roll out of shots await CDC signoff in coming days. → Read More

Texas sees first monkeypox-related death as disease continues spreading

The Texas Department of State Health Services is investigating what role monkeypox played in a patient's death in Harris County. → Read More

Monkeypox cases rise in Travis County; more than 100 confirmed

Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases continue to drop in the Austin metro area.. → Read More

Travis, Williamson counties drop to low level of COVID-19 spread

Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties are at the medium level for COVID-19 spread. → Read More

Seeking 'precision therapy': Dell Children's steps into global pediatric leukemia trial

The study looks at biology of these types of childhood cancers, then aims to offer targeted therapies. → Read More

Monkeypox cases continue to rise in Austin as COVID-19 cases dip slightly

There are now 9 confirmed and 46 presumed cases of monkeypox in Austin. The area is in medium COVID spread level again as school is about to begin. → Read More

For those with diabetes, Central Texas heat could be especially worrisome

Signs of low blood sugar often are similar to heat exhaustion, medical experts say. → Read More

Innovative stroke procedure restores Central Texas man's ability to see color

The procedure actually briefly reverses the blood flow in a patient's artery while a stent can be placed and a blockage cleared. → Read More

Monkeypox cases rise in Austin area; health officials call on community to help fight spread

Virus takes weeks to appear and can last on surfaces for 15 days, experts say. → Read More

Monkeypox now being spread in the community in Austin

Here's what you need to do to avoid getting this spreadable disease. → Read More

Abortion in Texas: What rulings mean for pregnant people, birth control

An Austin doctor answers questions about the options, various scenarios after Roe v. Wade was struck down. → Read More

Austin Public Health now not closing last COVID-19 vaccination center

Demand for vaccine for babies and toddlers keeping clinic open. → Read More

Kids 6 months to 4 years now eligible for COVID vaccine. Here's what you need to know.

FDA, CDC sign off on Moderna, Pfizer vaccines. Here's where to find them. → Read More

Police investigating Saturday afternoon shooting death in North Austin

One man was dead and two others were in serious condition after a Saturday afternoon shooting in a motel parking lot in North Austin. → Read More

COVID-19 spread worsens to medium level for Travis, Hays counties. Here's what that means

Know your risk factors to decide whether to up your protective measures. → Read More