Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Fountain of Youth: The Low T Industry Cashes in on Some Dubious Science

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Binti Lee Will Never Speak the Same After a Houston Hospital Misdiagnosed Her Stroke

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Mobile Medical Unit Gets Trial Run in Houston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    George Flynn, Who Worked for the Houston Press and Both Dailies, Dies at 65

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Single Women, You Have It Made In Houston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    5 Post-Holiday Juice Cleanses You Can Make at Home

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Kings X Drummer Jerry Gaskill Loses Home In Hurricane Sandy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    King's X Back on the Road After Drummer's Heart Attack

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Pradaxa Lawsuits Consolidated in Beautiful East St. Louis, Illinois

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • News

    May 24, 2012

    Pradaxa Patients Can't Stop the Bleeding

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Coroner: Drowning, Drugs Killed Whitney Houston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2012

    King's X Drummer Jerry Gaskill Has Heart Attack

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Keep the Love Alive: Top Heart-Healthy Foods (Wine Included!)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    A Call For Reason, Inspired by Man's Heart Attack, Suffered at The Heart Attack Grill

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    UPDATED: Music Editor Chris Gray is Holding His Own

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    UPDATED: Music Editor Chris Gray Is Holding His Own

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Electric Six: Love Songs for Mentally Disturbed People

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2011

    Doctor Doctor

    Billy Cohn wanted to be a rock star, and he is — as a trombone-toting heart surgeon and medical inventor.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Nolan Ryan Out of Hospital

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    The Best, Most Dramatic Walmart Lawsuit Ever

    One man's outrage, laid bare​Alonzo 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Chickpeas

    Photo by John SuhChickpeas in their raw form​What 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.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Volunteering in Houston Just Got Easier

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    An Egg a Day Is Now Okay

    modomatic​I 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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010

    The Waiting Room

    You won't have to wait long for the laughs in this comedy

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    "McDonald's Fat Menu Will Kill You" Ads May Be Coming To Houston

    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 >>

  • News

    July 1, 2010

    An Immigrant's Heart

    To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010

    Super Size Me

    Want a Shake with That?

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Late Night Scene: Saint Dane's

    Fried Oreos​We 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Some Tips For You Twentysomething DIY Doctors

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    The Body Code

    Web exclusive!

  • News

    November 1, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    We Heart CFS

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    We Heart CFS

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2007

    Rotation: Jon Rauhouse

    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 >>

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    One Dead Guinea Pig

    A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Westward Whoa!

    Stem cell restrictions could send Texas Medical Center researchers fleeing to California

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    Down on the Corner

    An evening with the workers and players at Montrose and Westheimer

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Cardiac Kids

    The Austin rejects of Young Heart Attack rule Houston and the UK

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Heart Broken

    Despite the mounting evidence of innocence, a convict remains in prison

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Tofu/Soy Products

    Whole Foods Market

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Wood Redux

    Greg Wood puts his old band and a young heart attack behind him with Ash Wednesday

  • Film

    February 21, 2002

    Snoozie Q

    Its heart is in the right place, but John Q. is too clumsy to make us care

  • Music

    February 21, 2002

    Annus Horribilis

    The El Orbits' David Beebe comes back from the near-dead

  • Dining

    March 29, 2001
  • Dining

    December 28, 2000

    Butter Yourself Up

    Looking for food-related New Year's resolutions? Start by swearing off margarine.

  • Dining

    September 7, 2000

    High on Fat

    Lard may be a four-letter word, but you shouldn't treat it as one

  • Music

    July 17, 1997
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