Frozen embryos created during fertility treatments can be considered children under Alabama state law, the state’s Supreme Court ruled. FOX 7 Austin's Rebecca Thomas spoke to a local doctor to discuss.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in Texas. Dr. Vivek Goswami, a cardiologist with Heart Hospital of Austin and Austin Heart, joined FOX 7 Austin's Rebecca Thomas to discuss.
A Georgetown man has defied the odds after his diagnosis of heart disease decades ago.
Earlier this week, country music star Toby Keith died after a battle with stomach cancer. An Austin surgical oncologist talked about the risks and symptoms in a Health Beat with Rebecca Thomas.
A new report on cancer cases and deaths in the U.S. is out.
As Central Texas deals with sub-freezing temperatures through Wednesday, Jan. 17, people who are exposed to the elements are at risk for frost bite and hypothermia.
Researchers now believe they know why so many expectant mothers experience morning sickness during pregnancy. Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi joins FOX 7 Austin's Rebecca Thomas in this HealthBeat.
An Austin man went to the doctor complaining of one problem. But, a CAT scan revealed another bigger concern: lung cancer.
According to the American Heart Association, more people die from heart attacks over Christmas than any other time of the year. FOX 7 Austin's Rebecca Thomas spoke with an Austin cardiologist to discuss.
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.
According to the CDC, each year in the U.S., 240,000 women get breast cancer and 42,000 women die from it. FOX 7's Rebecca Thomas spoke with Dr. Elizabeth Moorehead from St. David's Medical Center to learn more.
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.
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.
Doctors say when temperatures soar into the triple digits, more stress is put on the heart, causing an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
According to research by the World Health Organization (WHO), more than a billion young adults could be at risk of hearing loss.
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.
Jim Carr had a stroke last fall that left him unable to walk. In this edition of the FOX 7 Healthbeat, we learn more about the new robotic gait training system that helped him relearn how to walk.
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.
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.
Afib, short for atrial fibrillation, is an arrhythmia in the upper chambers of the heart that can cause blood to coagulate there.