Joshua Carr is 54 and in solid shape, with a healthy weight and average build. He'd been feeling a bit tired in the days before he got his blood drawn for his yearly physical, but he didn't volunteer that to his family doctor because he didn't have illusions about his age. He didn't eat as much or w ... More >>
The words were gone. She had no memory of falling. Binti Lee's boyfriend, Andre Brown, then 30, was in the other room when he heard the thump, a dull, heavy sound -- like a lead weight hitting the floor. Brown walked into the living room and saw Lee, then 34, slumped on her right side, wedged betwee ... More >>
Blood clots in the brain are some scary business. Luckily, we now have what's been called "the first" mobile stroke unit in the nation in operation since late last month. It has some fancy equipment, but most importantly, it has people on board who can administer tPA, the clot-busting medication kn ... More >>
George Flynn, a veteran newspaperman who worked for the Houston Press, the Post and the Chronicle, died of a heart attack at age 65 Saturday. Flynn experienced chest pains and was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he died about 4 a.m. April 20. Flynn grew up in Dallas, graduated from wha ... More >>
Hey, another somewhat scientific survey that includes Houston!! Let's dig in!! In this case, a website no one has ever heard of called Nerd Wallet has put together various stats to determine which American cities are the best places to live in for single men and single women. You're a single dude ... More >>
So you've made it through the piles of stuffing and gravy at Thanksgiving, the heaping plates of fried latkes and donuts at Hanukkah, and the 18 trays of Christmas cookies your aunt made. Now, you have to fit into that now super-tight fitting outfit on New Year's Eve. Shit. Well, dont worry -- we'r ... More >>
Rocks Off readers of a certain age will fondly remember Jerry Gaskill as the drummer from pioneering proto-grunge/metal band King's X. Perhaps many of you, like us, even had tickets to trio's show earlier this year at Warehouse Live that was cancelled after Gaskill had a heart attack. More bad news ... More >>
Rewind: King's X Drummer Jerry Gaskill Has Heart Attack King's X Marks The Spot: Three Bands Spawned by Houston's Hard-Rock Power Trio Houston progressive hard-rock band King's X will return to the road this fall, its first tour since drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a heart attack in February, the ... More >>
Families suing the maker of anti-clotting drug Pradaxa will have their cases consolidated in an East St. Louis, Illinois, court -- a decision the Texas-based law firm leading the suits is calling a coup. Pradaxa hit the U.S. market in 2010, hailed by manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim as a major le ... More >>
There's only one really bad thing about the anti-clotting pill Pradaxa. You can't fall or get cut while taking it because once you start bleeding, there's almost no way to stop it. There's no reversal agent, no antidote.
The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has finally released the toxicology report in Whitney Houston's death shortly before the Grammys last month, and it both is and is not a surprise. According to Yahoo, the coroner says Houston, who was found in the bathtub of her fourth-floor room in the Bever ... More >>
Jerry Gaskill, drummer and vocalist for Houston progressive hard rock band King's X, had a heart attack Saturday night, according to a Facebook post by his bandmate DUg Pinnick: Jerry had a heart attack last night. He was operated on and is in stable condition at the hospital. Were all waiti ... More >>
In honor of February, American Heart Month, The American Heart Society is promoting a Go Red for Women campaign. With heart disease being the number one killer of women, AHS is spreading the truth and myths about the disease and tips for prevention. Since eating well is a huge part prevention, we at ... More >>
The national media was inflamed yesterday with the news that a male patron of the Las Vegas eatery known as The Heart Attack Grill fell stricken with the condition that is the establishment's namesake, otherwise known as myocardial infarction. A heart attack. A guy, eating at a place so named, s ... More >>
Photo by Ramon MedinaChris Gray, on the right, with musician Benjamin Wesley.UPDATE:On Monday afternoon, Chris Gray's dad said his son has his eyes open, is responsive to sounds and has moved around. It is still too early to determine what all has happened to him, however, because doctors sti ... More >>
Photo by Ramon MedinaChris Gray, on the right, with musician Benjamin Wesley.UPDATE: On Monday afternoon, Chris Gray's dad said his son has his eyes open, is responsive to sounds and has moved around. It is still too early to determine what all has happened to him, however, because doctors st ... More >>
If Barry White did a record with Al Jourgensen it might sound something like Heartbeats and Brainwaves, the eighth studio album from Electric Six. This is the first time we've come into contact with the band, having only been aware of them vaguely from their song "Gay Bar" and the fact that ... More >>
Billy Cohn wanted to be a rock star, and he is — as a trombone-toting heart surgeon and medical inventor.
Nolan Ryan is a free man again.Baseball great Nolan Ryan has been released from the hospital after a health scare, the Texas Rangers have announced. Ryan, 64, entered a Houston hospital yesterday after experiencing discomfort in areas that a man who has had heart bypass surgery doesn't want ... More >>
One man's outrage, laid bareAlonzo Ross is suing his local Walmart pharmacy for negligence, but it's the way he's doing it that got our attention. Instead of writing a stuffy old list of allegations, Ross decided to write a complete narrative in order to give his petition more pep. We wish mo ... More >>
Photo by John SuhChickpeas in their raw formWhat is it? Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are part of the legume family. They are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables in existence and are mostly used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking.
No excuses now.If you've been eagerly awaiting a chance to volunteer but couldn't figure out how, you've just lost that excuse. Mayor Annise Parker unveiled a new program and Web site today called Houston SERVICE which highlights opportunities and makes it easier to get info on them. The We ... More >>
modomaticI love eggs. I would eat them in a box, with a fox, in a house, with a mouse, here, there, and everywhere - if they weren't loaded with cholesterol. But earlier this week the USDA released surprising findings from a recent nutritional re-evaluation, reporting that modern-day eggs a ... More >>
You won't have to wait long for the laughs in this comedy
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, who presumably spent years trying to come up with the most boring "eat your spinach" name ever, may be targeting Houston with its latest attack ad.That ad, which has run in Washington, DC, features a fat guy on a gurney in the morgue with a death gr ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
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Fried OreosWe could probably tell you every bar inside the loop that serves Miller High Life, the champagne of beers. We're happy to report that Saint Dane's (502 Elgin) is one of these bars. But it also serves shots in plastic cups, which is a personal peeve of ours. We mean, is this a frat ... More >>
Last week we reported some ways uninsured twentysomethings have found to combat the high cost of living without health insurance.A long-uninsured reader we will call Steve (on his request) has another tip: visit clinics that cater to Houston's Hispanic population. An Anglo who lives in a Hispanic ne ... More >>
Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn’t just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston’s own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nati ... More >>
Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn't just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston's own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nation's ... More >>
Jon Rauhouse Steel Guitar Heart Attack Bloodshot Records Ace sideman and session player Jon Rauhouse almost left us a couple of years back. Guys as young as Calexico collaborator Rauhouse aren't supposed to have heart attacks, but all those years of touring with tear-ass bands like the Waco Brother ... More >>
A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder
Stem cell restrictions could send Texas Medical Center researchers fleeing to California
An evening with the workers and players at Montrose and Westheimer
The Austin rejects of Young Heart Attack rule Houston and the UK
Despite the mounting evidence of innocence, a convict remains in prison
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Greg Wood puts his old band and a young heart attack behind him with Ash Wednesday
Its heart is in the right place, but John Q. is too clumsy to make us care
The El Orbits' David Beebe comes back from the near-dead
Looking for food-related New Year's resolutions? Start by swearing off margarine.
Lard may be a four-letter word, but you shouldn't treat it as one