Annual Austin Kidney Walk returns to northeast Austin

The annual Austin Kidney Walk takes place Sunday, Nov. 12. FOX 7's Rebecca Thomas spoke with the executive director of the National Kidney Foundation serving Texas about the programs they offer to parents and families.

Does salt increase risk of AFib?

A new study finds that people who don't add salt to their meals are 18 percent less likely to develop AFib. Dr. Joaquin Cigarroa with Heart Hospital of Austin and Austin Heart joined FOX 7's Rebecca Thomas to discuss.

New COVID-19 vaccines emerge as cases rise nationwide

Updated COVID-19 vaccines are now available as COVID-19 cases increase across the country. Dr. Kristin Mondy, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UT Austin's Dell Medical School, joined FOX 7's Rebecca Thomas to talk about who should get a shot, and when.

Austin STI testing demand spikes while funding falls: report

A recent report from the Kind Clinic in Austin found the demand for walk-in testing for STIs spiked this year, meanwhile, funding dropped during the same period. Christopher Hamilton, CEO of Texas Health Action, spoke with FOX 7's Rebecca Thomas about the impact and what can be done.

Georgetown OB-GYN donates kidney to her father

Dave Horton was born with a recessive gene that causes kidney disease. When it was determined he needed a kidney transplant, his daughter signed up to be a living donor, and matched.

New therapy hopes to treat Alzheimer's disease

In this FOX 7 Healthbeat, Dr. Donald J. Garcia with Austin Clinical Trial Partners speaks with FOX 7 Austin's Rebecca Thomas about an investigational therapy for Alzheimer's patients.