The Supreme Court must uphold the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, the signature piece of legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama, is being challenged once again by opponents of the landmark legislation. Since its inception the law has made healthcare coverage available to millions of Americans who could not afford to purchase insurance for themselves and…

Electrocardiogram Screenings for University Interscholastic League

  AUSTIN – State Representative Sylvester Turner (Houston), State Representative Wayne Smith (Baytown), State Representative Dan Huberty (Houston), and Scott Stephens, President of the Cody Stephens Go Big or Go Home Memorial Foundation, urged the Texas Legislature to support legislation that will allow for electrocardiogram screenings (ECGs) as part of the University Interscholastic League (UIL)…

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual snapshot of the three nationally reported sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The data from the 2013 STD Surveillance Report show that STDs continue to pose a risk of life-long health consequences for millions of Americans.  Key findings include: Chlamydia for a…