By Editor on July 16, 2012
A research contest encouraging measurement and validation of the application of social media tools to improve health care, promote health and fight disease has been announced by a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life.
By Editor on March 21, 2012
Mesenchymal stem cells may replace a powerful anti-rejection drug in transplant recipients according to findings from a transplant study led by scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a DRI Federation center at Xiamen University in China.
Posted in Featured, Research & Education | Tagged Anti-Rejection Drug, Antonello Pileggi, Camillo Ricordi, China, Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami, Diabetes Research Institute Xiamen University, Health News Texas, M.D., M.S., stem cells, Transplant, Xiumin Xu | Leave a response
By Editor on March 7, 2012
In an initiative to improve patient care and enhance the delivery of care in da Vinci robotic surgery, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center is partnering with three Texas hospitals.
Posted in Central Texas, Featured | Tagged da Vinci robotic surgery, Dallas, El Paso, Health News Texas, Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, M.D., Medical City, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Randy Fagin, San Antonio, St. David's Healthcare, St. David's North Austin Medical Center, Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery | Leave a response
By Editor on March 6, 2012
The former CEO and president of an organization of more than 800 physicians dedicated to deliver excellence in healthcare, patient satisfaction and outcomes, Thomas W. Knight, M.D., has joined the leadership team of St. David’s Healthcare as chief medical officer.
By Editor on January 29, 2012
If you have stable cardiovascular disease, it is more than likely that you can safely engage in sexual activity, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement.
Posted in Featured, National Health News | Tagged American Heart Association, Baylor College of Medicine, cardiovascular disease, Glenn N. Levine, Health News Texas, heart, Journal of the American Heart Association, M.D., Michael E. DeBakey Medical Center, patients, sex | Leave a response
By Editor on January 25, 2012
A first of its kind clinic giving new hope to patients with severe aortic stenosis has been opened by Heart Hospital of Austin.
Posted in Central Texas, Featured | Tagged aortic stenosi, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeon, Faraz Kerendi, Health News Texas, Heart Hospital of Austin, M.D. | Leave a response
By Editor on January 15, 2012
Texas faces a shortage of physicians, most significantly those who specialize in primary care. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently noted that Texas ranks an alarming 46th in the number of active physicians per 100,000 population. It ranks an even worse 48th in the number of active primary care physicians per 100,000 population.
Posted in Education, Featured | Tagged Association of American Medical Colleges, doctors, education, Giuseppe Colasurdo, healthcare, Houston Chronicle, M.D., medical, Nancy Dickey, Texas, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas A&M University System, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Texas Medical School at Houston | Leave a response
By Editor on January 14, 2012
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project discovers genetic connection linking two cancers that is likely to expand treatments for patients who currently have poor prognoses.
Posted in Featured, Research & Education | Tagged cancer, Charles Mullighan, children, Health News Texas, M.D., Pediatric Cancer Genome, Ph.D, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Washington University | Leave a response
By Editor on January 8, 2012
St. David’s HealthCare is home to the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, an international treatment, training and clinical research center that features the Robotic Institute University, the nation’s first educational epicenter teaching best practices for performance enhancement to hospitals and surgical teams involved in robotic-assisted surgery.
By Editor on December 13, 2011
A gene linked to emphysema also can be a factor for developing lung cancer unrelated to cigarette smoking, UT Southwestern Medical Center research indicates. Smoking was the only known risk factor previously associated with both diseases.
Posted in Research & Education | Tagged cigarette smoking, emphysema, Health News Texas, Jonathan Charles Weissler, lung cancer, M.D., Seton Family of Hospitals, Seton Healthcare Family, stem cells, UT Southwestern Medical Center | Leave a response