Health http://kut.org en This Vision Clinic on Wheels Helps Central Texas Kids See Better http://kut.org/post/vision-clinic-wheels-helps-central-texas-kids-see-better <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The future is a little clearer for Central Texas students who need glasses.</span></p><p>Today, the <a href="http://www.kidsvisionforlife.org/">Kids Vision for Life</a> mobile vision clinic was unveiled at Perez Elementary School, an Austin ISD school that serves the Dove Springs neighborhood hit by devastating floods last October.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:36:59 +0000 Lynn Romero 9817 at http://kut.org This Vision Clinic on Wheels Helps Central Texas Kids See Better Does Austin Already Have Enough Doctors? http://kut.org/post/does-austin-already-have-enough-doctors <p>While advocates of <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/will-you-pay-more-help-build-medical-school">a proposed medical school</a> in Austin claim that the region faces a looming doctor shortage, a <a href="http://www.springerlink.com/content/j8k0786vr252411u/fulltext.html?MUD=MP">recent study from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio</a>&nbsp;seemingly argues otherwise.</p><p>The San Antonio study, led by surgeon Ronald M. Stewart, M.D., examined changes in the number of physicians throughout the state of Texas, compared with changes in the general population, in the years after Texas lawmakers limited medical liability claims in 2003.</p><p>The study found that the number of physicians practicing in Texas grew by 44 percent since 2003, which is more than double the state's 21 percent overall population growth.</p><p>In the Austin-Round Rock region, Stewart's report found that the number of physicians per 100,000 people grew from 178 to 216 from 2002 to 2012.</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 22:15:55 +0000 Mark Dewey 5521 at http://kut.org Does Austin Already Have Enough Doctors?