Lauren Silverman, KERA News http://kut.org en Judge Orders Pregnant, Brain-Dead North Texas Woman Removed From Life Support http://kut.org/post/judge-orders-pregnant-brain-dead-north-texas-woman-removed-life-support A state district judge has ruled that Marlise Muñoz, the brain-dead North Texas woman who’s 22 weeks pregnant, must be removed from life support by 5 p.m. Monday.<p>The decision Friday afternoon comes after John Peter Smith Hospital declared publicly for the first time that Muñoz has indeed been brain dead since late November. The hospital also says the fetus inside Muñoz is "not viable."<p>For weeks, hospital officials had said she isn’t dead and that her condition is serious.<p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:16:14 +0000 Eric Aasen & Lauren Silverman, KERA News 9638 at http://kut.org Judge Orders Pregnant, Brain-Dead North Texas Woman Removed From Life Support E-Cigarettes Taking Off In Texas http://kut.org/post/e-cigarettes-taking-texas <p>You won’t find the Marlboro Man pushing tobacco on TV anymore, but you will find other familiar faces flaunting electronic cigarettes. Celebrities including Jenny McCarthy, Stephen Dorff and Courtney Love have signed on to pitch the devices, and national sales of e-cigarettes have caught fire.</p><p>In North Texas, e-cigarettes are big business, even though physicians worry they aren’t as benign as we’re being told.&nbsp;There are very few rules on where you can use them, so usually, it’s inhale before you inquire.</p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:25:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman, KERA News 8674 at http://kut.org E-Cigarettes Taking Off In Texas