Research & Education
By Editor on May 3, 2013
African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders and the elderly are groups more frequently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Millions of Americans are diagnosed with the most common form of diabetes, and many more are unaware they are at high risk.
By Editor on February 24, 2013
More than 2.6 million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation — or irregular heartbeat — which can lead to stroke or heart failure. Doctors prescribe Pradaxa and other blood thinners to prevent blood clots in these patients and thereby decrease the risk of stroke.
By Editor on January 21, 2013
According to a recent survey, a first aid kit is essential to having in the trunk when stranded in due to treacherous conditions like ice, snow, poor visibility or slick roads.
Pew Study Finds Texas Among States Missing Opportunity to Prevent Tooth Decay and Reduce Health Costs
By Editor on January 16, 2013
A majority of states, including Texas, are not doing enough to use a proven strategy for preventing tooth decay, unnecessarily driving up health care costs for families and taxpayers according to a new report by the Pew Center on the States.
By Editor on October 24, 2012
It’s that time of year when ghost and goblins will be hitting the streets in search of worldly rewards. Kids have a greater chance of being fatally injured by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year, including the Fourth of July and New Year’s Day.
By Editor on September 4, 2012
Harvesting stem cells from adult patients and then re-injecting them into the same patient has been a routine therapy in U.S. medicine for decades. The New York Stem Cell Summit, in conjunction with several Houston-based medical institutions, is launching the first Houston Stem Cell Summit.
By Editor on August 9, 2012
A tiny heart pump that maintains blood flow in babies and small children with serious heart failure proved effective and life saving in a pioneering study involving 17 institutions led by Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM).
By Editor on August 6, 2012
Researcher have been awarded $48.2 million in grants to investigate cancer-related projects as well as to recruit pre-eminent cancer researcher. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded grants to UT Southwestern Medical Center are part of $114 million allocated for 45 projects and scientific recruits at Texas-based academic institutions and private firms.
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By Editor on August 1, 2012
Picture this scenario: you are in a restaurant and a man in the next booth starts talking to his female companion in a very non-polite way that is clearly upsetting. What would you do? The answer likely depends on whether you are a man or a woman and whether the scenario is hypothetical or is actually happening, says a Texas A&M University-led study.
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By Editor on July 31, 2012
Two recent hepatitis c (HCV) infected patients to receive Hemopurifier® therapy in combination with peginterferon+ribavirin (PR) drug therapy achieved undetectable viral load at day-7, representing a significant clinical milestone in HCV care. T