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The Health and Human Services Commission is notifying people about the accidental loss of protected personal information. The breach may affect 1,842 people in the Houston area.

The Austin State Supported Living Center, which helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, kicked off its second century of operations with a celebration of its past and future.

When people think of palliative care, many think of end-of-life scenarios. And while this can be the case, it can also help anyone diagnosed with a chronic, serious illness.

Texas has been awarded $27.4 million in federal funds to combat opioid use disorders. The grant will boost Texas’ efforts aimed at preventing and treating prescription and illicit opioid dependence.