Public Health

Texas Updates Spinal Screenings to Meet Latest Science

March 15, 2018

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced on March 9, 2018 new spinal screening standards for the 2018-19 school year. The changes come as a result of HB 1076 in the Texas Legislature. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Oliverson, MD and Sen. Don Huffines, HB 1076 reflects the latest science regarding scoliosis treatment. Click…

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Public Health: Scoliosis Screening – 2017 Legislature

September 13, 2016

Major new research has found that bracing may deter the need for surgery when scoliosis is found at an early age. Unfortunately, Texas’ school screening standards are set by legislative statute, and the current ages may be too late for early detection to be made. Therefore, it is critical for the 2017 Texas Legislature to…

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