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Mary Ann Roser

Mary Ann Roser has been covering medicine and health care for the Statesman since 2000. Before that, she was the newspaper's higher education reporter. Roser came to Texas in 1993 from the Knight-Ridder Washington bureau where she was a correspondent. Her first job in Texas was covering the Legislature and state politics at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She loves music, film, travel and books. She is married and lives in Austin. For Mary Ann's complete Statesman work, visit MyStatesman.com.

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UT reclaims its tower, after 25 years
 University of Texas student Diana Arevalo hauled her bulging camera bag to a ceremony Wednesday night to celebrate the reopening of the UT Tower, and she's lucky she did. Arevalo, a junior majoring in photojournalism, was one of 10 people chosen at random for an inaugural tour of the Tower's observation deck, which reopens to the public today...

3:36 PM Monday, Jul. 04, 2016

University of Texas student Diana Arevalo hauled her bulging camera bag to a ceremony Wednesday night to celebrate the reopening of the UT Tower, and she's lucky she did. Arevalo, a junior majoring in photojournalism, was one of 10 people chosen at random for an inaugural tour of the Tower's observation deck, which reopens to the public today...
St. David’s expansion includes buying troubled Forest Park hospital
 St. David’s HealthCare is buying a new hospital that never opened in far North Austin, expanding two of its largest hospitals and opening an emergency department in Leander, where it expects to build that community’s first hospital. The projects are estimated to cost $275 million over the next two years, and St. David’s...

3:47 PM Friday, May. 13, 2016

St. David’s HealthCare is buying a new hospital that never opened in far North Austin, expanding two of its largest hospitals and opening an emergency department in Leander, where it expects to build that community’s first hospital. The projects are estimated to cost $275 million over the next two years, and St. David’s...
En Austin, el racismo sí afecta la salud
 Considera un barrio donde el transporte público sea poco frecuente y no haya una tienda de abarrotes cercana donde comprar frutas o verduras. Seguramente también encontrarás que escasean los recursos en las escuelas y los padres de familia se afanan en trabajos que pagan bajos salarios y no tienen seguro médico...

9:26 PM Wednesday, May. 04, 2016

Considera un barrio donde el transporte público sea poco frecuente y no haya una tienda de abarrotes cercana donde comprar frutas o verduras. Seguramente también encontrarás que escasean los recursos en las escuelas y los padres de familia se afanan en trabajos que pagan bajos salarios y no tienen seguro médico...
Texas health officials relieved as state gets Medicaid extension

10:59 PM Monday, May. 02, 2016

Texas health care providers that have relied on a $29 billion federal Medicaid program to help pay for care to the needy will see it extended 15 months, until the end of next year. The state announced the decision Monday as hospitals and others hailed the news, saying the five-year program has provided crucial support — $3.1 billion...
Austin health leaders call racism a root cause of ill health
 Consider an Austin neighborhood where the streets aren’t safe for walking, public transportation is spotty and no grocery store is near for buying fresh fruits and vegetables. You’re also likely to find schools lacking resources, families who can’t afford college and parents toiling in low-wage jobs without health insurance...

5:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 23, 2016

Consider an Austin neighborhood where the streets aren’t safe for walking, public transportation is spotty and no grocery store is near for buying fresh fruits and vegetables. You’re also likely to find schools lacking resources, families who can’t afford college and parents toiling in low-wage jobs without health insurance...
Some Austin doctors question Dell Medical School changes, payment cuts
 Dell Medical School’s clarion call to “rethink everything” has some Austin-area doctors rethinking their role with the school. Some physicians are riled about the school’s plans to standardize the way they train new doctors, called residents, and to discontinue paying them if they teach at the bedside only. Payments...

10:02 PM Friday, Apr. 22, 2016

Dell Medical School’s clarion call to “rethink everything” has some Austin-area doctors rethinking their role with the school. Some physicians are riled about the school’s plans to standardize the way they train new doctors, called residents, and to discontinue paying them if they teach at the bedside only. Payments...
Aumentan los niños que nacen con cabezas abnormalmente pequeñas
 Texas ha visto un aumento dramático en bebes que nacen con cabezas abnormalmente pequeñas, una condición que tiene muchas causas, incluyendo una conección definitiva al virus zika, que se está esparciendo por Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Sin embargo, los oficiales del estado dicen que el aumento en...

5:00 PM Friday, Apr. 22, 2016

Texas ha visto un aumento dramático en bebes que nacen con cabezas abnormalmente pequeñas, una condición que tiene muchas causas, incluyendo una conección definitiva al virus zika, que se está esparciendo por Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Sin embargo, los oficiales del estado dicen que el aumento en...
Rate of infants born with abnormally small heads has tripled in Texas
 Texas has seen a dramatic rise in babies born with abnormally small head size, a condition that has many causes, including a definitive link to the Zika virus, which is spreading in Latin America and the Caribbean. State health officials, however, say the rise in microcephaly case rates, which tripled in Texas from 1999 to 2012, is not related...

5:00 AM Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2016

Texas has seen a dramatic rise in babies born with abnormally small head size, a condition that has many causes, including a definitive link to the Zika virus, which is spreading in Latin America and the Caribbean. State health officials, however, say the rise in microcephaly case rates, which tripled in Texas from 1999 to 2012, is not related...
Texas A&M plans to allow guns in classrooms, dorms
 The Texas A&M University System proposed rules Wednesday that would let students, employees and others with handgun licenses carry concealed weapons into classrooms and residence halls, with some exceptions, starting Aug. 1, when a contentious Texas law takes effect. “No rule proposed by any Texas A&M System member prohibits a licensed...

11:33 PM Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2016

The Texas A&M University System proposed rules Wednesday that would let students, employees and others with handgun licenses carry concealed weapons into classrooms and residence halls, with some exceptions, starting Aug. 1, when a contentious Texas law takes effect. “No rule proposed by any Texas A&M System member prohibits a licensed...
UT president: Funding for research universities at ‘critical stage’
 Saying that funding is “getting to a critical stage,” University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves embraced a national report Monday that urges state lawmakers, Congress, businesses and philanthropists to boost aid to public universities. As state aid to U.S. research universities has fallen to an average of 18 percent from...

11:26 PM Monday, Apr. 11, 2016

Saying that funding is “getting to a critical stage,” University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves embraced a national report Monday that urges state lawmakers, Congress, businesses and philanthropists to boost aid to public universities. As state aid to U.S. research universities has fallen to an average of 18 percent from...
People’s Community Clinic expands to $16 million building in Austin
 Over the past 46 years, a grass-roots clinic for poor patients that started in a church basement off the Drag in 1970 has experienced severe growing pains, including limiting new patients. Now, with a spacious new clinic opening next week, its chief says she expects to serve twice as many needy patients over the next couple of years. On April...

11:27 PM Tuesday, Apr. 05, 2016

Over the past 46 years, a grass-roots clinic for poor patients that started in a church basement off the Drag in 1970 has experienced severe growing pains, including limiting new patients. Now, with a spacious new clinic opening next week, its chief says she expects to serve twice as many needy patients over the next couple of years. On April...