Health News Texas
By Editor on September 16, 2012
State Farm is gathering thousands of teens in hundreds of communities, including Houston, El Paso and Dallas, to celebrate the milestone of getting a driver’s license and committing to staying safe
By Editor on September 6, 2012
Teething is a necessary, albeit painful, rite of passage for your baby. Sprouting her new teeth is hard work, and can leave her irritable, feverish and with difficulty sleeping as those teeth cut through her delicate little gums and break the surface.
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 September 2, 2012
Dr. Myiesha Taylor always knew she would become a physician one day. However, during her childhood in the 1980s, there were few women of color in her daily life or in the media to serve as role models.
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By Editor on August 25, 2012
The Lance Armstrong Foundation said on Friday that donations rose sharply as fans of the cancer nonprofit pledged support, but the organization faces long-term questions about its future now that its cycling champion founder was stripped of a record seven Tour de France titles.
By Editor on August 24, 2012
The lives of five blind children -four siblings and a cousin – were transformed onboard the Africa Mercy, the flagship of Texas based Mercy Ships, when it was docked in the West African port city of Lomé, Togo. Cataracts had blinded them since birth.
By Editor on August 22, 2012
A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Texas can end financing for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before there is a trial over a new law that bars state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers.
By Editor on August 22, 2012
Each year ReviveHealth, a hospital public relations firm in Santa Barbara, Calif., asks hospitals to name the most problematic payers. This year’s loser: WellPoint
By Editor on August 16, 2012
For the UT Medical School -Austin proposal to be successful, it is time for new voices to lead the charge. Political, civic and community leadership need to step aside and let the voices of those that would truly benefit from the school be heard. Voices like quadripertic Daniel Curtis, who might have benefited from a medical school in Austin.
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By Editor on August 14, 2012
Alzheimer’s disease can’t be prevented or cured, and it ranks second only to cancer among diseases that people fear. Still, a study last year found that about two-thirds of respondents would want to know if they were destined to get the disease.