Stories written by David Lakey

Commentary: Texas Has a Secret Weapon Against Cancer - 10/14/2019

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in Texas and across the United States. The good news is that things change, and we can be active agents in making sure that they change for the better. Reauthorization of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) would do more than keep the ball rolling; it would save lives.


No Greater Challenge - 05/25/2016

There is no greater challenge to the health and well-being of Texans than mental illness and substance abuse. Mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability, and inadequate services lead to increased costs in emergency departments and the criminal justice system and to the unfortunate tragedies we hear about daily. These disorders affect the health of individuals, families, and communities and thereby the health of our state.