AUSTIN (KXAN) - When you hear cholesterol, you don't usually think about children. But new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics are about to change that.
The academy is now recommending that children should first have their cholesterol levels checked at age 9 to 11 and again at 17 to 21.
The change will help doctors identify and prevent heart disease.
Dr. Stuart Rowe was in the KXAN studio this Sunday morning to talk more about what the new guidelines mean.
Dr. Rowe is a pediatric cardiologist at Dell's Children's Hospital.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.