The Arc of Texas, a recognized leader in promoting, protecting and advocating for the human rights and the self-determination of Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has named two directors, as well as three returning board members.
Richard Peña Raymond, State Representative from Larado’s District 42, will be honored with The 2015 Arc of Texas Leadership Award, the organizations highest honor. Representative Raymond was chosen because of his exemplary dedication and commitment to Texans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Day, is a Mexican holiday recognized around the world, but leave it to Austin to bring the Day of the Dead to life for a good cause with music, cultural performances, art, kid’s activities and lots and lots of great food and drink.
Trapped in the engine room of her father’s capsized shrimp boat for more than four hours while struggling to stay alive with her father’s lifeless body somewhere beneath the murky waters of Galveston Bay, 19-year-old Sabrina Galloway has good reason to hate her father’s boat, hate shrimping, hate Galveston Bay and hate a passion that has been a part of her life since a little girl.
A new preventive cardiology center designed to medically manage the risk factors of acquired heart disease in children has opened in Houston. The center offers multidisciplinary, specialized care for children with these risk factors or who have a strong family history of cardiac disease.
Patients, friends and their loved ones walk side-by-side with their physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals to provide support and get answers on how Texans can improve their health and live happier lives.
Nora’s Home is the first ever long-term facility offering extended stay and support programs for organ transplant patients. It is an affordable housing alternative for transplant patients, as well as their families.
Everolimus, a drug commonly used to treat cancers and prevent rejection of transplanted organs, has been found to reduced the occurrence of seizures in patients with a genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex.
For spinal cord injury patients ‘fear’ is a part of everyday life, especially the fear that they may never have the life they once enjoyed. As a quadripertic Daniel Curtis faces that fear daily from his wheelchair.
In the largest in-depth scientific study of its kind on the safety of teen weight-loss surgery, researchers report few short-term complications for adolescents with severe obesity undergoing bariatric surgery.