The commission reported that the average monthly number of people enrolled not served in Healthy Texas Women was 167,178 in 2017. That's higher than the monthly average enrollment from 2011, but the increase is partly due to the addition of women from the Expanded Primary Health Care Program.
In 2016, the commission combined the Texas Women's Health and the Expanded Primary Health Care programs to create Healthy Texas Women. It provides family planning and preventive services to low-income women whose families earn less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. For example, a woman on her own must make less than ,010 a month and a family of four less than ,100 a month to qualify.
The most popular services for clients of Healthy Texas Women and the Family Planning Program in 2017 included testing for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.
Retired pro-golfer Jack Nicklaus has spoken for the first time about how an experimental stem cell therapy has enabled him to play golf again after years of debilitating back pain.
Speaking at the Unite to Cure conference on 27 April in Vatican City, Nicklaus also known as the Golden Bear told how he had suffered from back pain since he was a child, which was unsuccessfully treated with cortisol injections.
Then two years ago, when he was 76, he met doctor Eckhard Alt at the birthday party of American healthcare philanthropist Denny Sanford. It was a serendipitous meeting; Alt had pioneered an experimental stem cell treatment in his clinic in Munich, Germany. I decided to give stem cells a go, said Nicklaus, who went on to become one of the first patients. He had to travel to Germany for the treatment because it is not approved in the US, where stem cell therapy is highly regulated.