Dr. Deborah Birx is now chief medical and scientific advisor for ActivePure. She also was recently named a senior fellow at the George W. Bush Institute.
Government & Law
Parker University will add three degree programs in January as part of a plan to develop 12 new programs through 2017. The programs were chosen in response to high demand among students, an increase in industry salaries, and changes in occupational healthcare trends, the university says. About 7,000 women in DFW must now find an alternative to Planned Parenthood after the state officially cut its funding because the clinics offer abortions. An appeal of the ruling is under way. A UT Southwestern medical student was featured on three episodes of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." The contestent didn't win the big prize, but he certainly didn't go home empty-handed. Nearly one in three American adults has high blood pressure. The CDC reports that more than half of those people—36 million—don’t have it under control and recommends team-based approaches to help the problem.