‘Healthy Zone’ Schools Program Adding 27 Schools, 13,000 Students

No fewer than one in three American children is overweight or obese—a figure that has tripled in the last 10 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To combat the troubling trend, a partnership between The Cooper Institute and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is attempting to engage and equip local students to improve their health and fitness. Today that partnership—a program called The Healthy Zone School Recognition Program—will kick off its fourth year with an event on the field at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. There, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman and Charlotte Jones Anderson,… Full Story

As New Medical Schools Come Online, A Concern Rises About Availability Of Texas Residency Slots

By the fall of 2018, three new medical degree programs will be online in Central, North, and South Texas. But a challenge remains: MD students need residencies. And there’s a concern that Texas isn’t adding enough to keep up with demand. According to TMA figures, there were just 24 more residency positions than graduates in 2013. Is the state doing enough to provide these new graduates with residency slots in Texas? Full Story

It’s Official: TCU, UNT Health Science Center Detail New Medical School With M.D. Track

The Board of Regents of the University of North Texas on Monday offered its unanimous support of the Health Science Center at Fort Worth to team with Texas Christian University to form a new medical degree program, an initiative that will create the third medical school in North Texas and the second M.D. tract. Full Story

Meet The Dallas Native Who Won UT Southwestern’s Highest Graduate Honor

Laurie Seidel spent much of her youth in a doctor’s office. She played with the toys in the waiting room of her father’s private pediatric practice, watching child after child leave the office sniffling with puffy eyes. She didn’t always dream of donning a white coat and a stethoscope. But things don’t always work out like you plan them. Now 26, Seidel has added the title of “Dr.” before her name, and last month accepted the highest recognition that a UT Southwestern Medical Center graduate can receive. Full Story