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Clinical Immunology

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    If Your Allergies Have Sucked This Year, You Are Not Alone

    Two weeks ago, I was sitting in an urgent care facility with a doctor feeling my neck. I had what felt like a swollen lymph node -- something not terribly uncommon for me throughout my life -- and wanted to make sure I wasn't dying. The doctor said he didn't feel anything significant and, for the mo ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2014

    Treating a Mystery: A Disease Named Pandas May Be Causing Frightening Changes in Children

    Parents say their kids have something called Pandas, and it's not cute or cuddly.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Here's A Secret: Gluten-Free Doesn't Mean Calorie-Free

    I'll never forget watching the Heisman Trophy announcement the year Robert Griffin III (RGIII) won. While my Baylor friends and I watched our quarterback on TV, hoping he would be awarded with the trophy, we were enjoying a spread of snacks, including two types of cookies. One was the peanut butter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Top 5 Dunkin' Donuts Dozen Combinations

    Picking up a dozen donuts for some houseguests, the office crew, or, um, just yourself on that lonely weekend night seems initially like a simple favor and easy act of generosity...that is, until you're standing at the counter of Dunkin' Donuts and find yourself completely flummoxed as to which and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    TCBY Serves Chocolate Almond Frozen Yogurt Made With Silk Almond Milk

    Frozen yogurt is known for being a lighter and healthier option in comparison to ice cream and custard, but TCBY has made one of its yogurt offerings much healthier by substituting Silk Almond Milk for regular milk. TCBY has created Chocolate Almond frozen yogurt that uses the Silk brand of almond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Best Gluten-Free Menu Items That Are Normally Off Limits (Pizza, Pasta and More!)

    On August 2, the Food and Drug Administration finally decided to define the term "gluten free." Up until then, manufacturers had been able to slap the label on anything that they felt was gluten free enough. How much gluten to include in gluten free products was completely up to the discretion of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Are Other Nut Butters Healthier Than Peanut Butter?

    I found myself a bit stumped last week when trying to decide which nut butter -- peanut, almond or cashew -- to choose as the spread for my Monster PBJ sandwich. The food truck offers all three, as well as gluten-free bread and other options for the truly discerning sandwich diner. I've been attempt ... 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

    September 7, 2012

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sorghum

    I haven't had the best of luck with gluten-free beer. In my experience, gluten-free beer is a lot like most "meat substitute" type products; the more they try to be the real thing, the more they fall short. Beer and burgers, for example, have a lot in common. Though there are wide stylistic differen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    A Food Scale That Tells You More Than Just Weight

    Last Christmas, my mom purchased the Eat Smart Nutrition Pro Scale for me to use while I cook. I have type 1 diabetes and need to know how many carbohydrates and grams of fiber are in each item of food I eat. So, when I'm cooking, especially with foods that don't have a nutrition label on the back o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: How the Hell Did We All Become Allergic to Food?

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating...Our Words, where we're lobbying for Texas to move to a mimosa-based economy. Basically, 50 mimosas would be worth a dollar. Somebody better lock down this public transportation thing and soon. We started the week off right with a look at Oxheart, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    When Benadryl Won't Cut It: Common Food Allergies

    I have a friend who, for whatever reason, recently grew out of her life-long food allergies to citrus, nuts, berries and shellfish. Realizing this, she immediately went to a Thai restaurant and had shrimp Pad Thai, something she'd previously been unable to eat due to life-threatening allergies to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Pollen Is Coming On Strong

    Guess what? If you're not sneezing, battling a runny nose or sore throat, then count yourself lucky. For everyone else, high levels of pollen are kicking their ass. The drought, an early spring: a number of factors are combining to make it a bad pollen season. It could be worse: You could be in Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Top 5 Houston Restaurants With Gluten-Free Options

    Ruggles Green at CityCenter.​Before you roll your eyes at this post title and think, "God, I'm so ready for that trend to be over," (as I admittedly have done on previous occasions), consider that gluten-free dining is not just a casual lifestyle for many Americans. One in three Americans suff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Brew Blog: Bard's Original Sorghum Malt Beer

    Yes, there's an elephant in this picture. No, it doesn't mean anything. I have kids, remember?​I really wanted to like this beer. No, I don't have Celiac disease, or any other form of gluten intolerance. I did, however, recommend it to someone who does. I suppose I should have known better tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Houston Allergies: Why Are You Sniffling? There Are 65 U.S. Cities Worse Than Us

    At least you're not in Knoxville​Spring is in the air, but you may not be able to smell it if you're wheezing and sniffling and full of phlegm. Take heart, though: You could be living in Knoxville, Tennessee. That city is the worst in the U.S. for spring allergies, according to the latest ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Randi Markowitz of Gluten Free Houston

    Tam Vo​Today we continue our chat with Randi Markowitz of Gluten Free Houston. EOW: What are the top three things to not do when cooking gluten-free? Markowitz: The first thing is to not leave out ingredients that mimic what gluten does. That would be most of the gums, such as xantham and gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Randi Markowitz of Gluten Free Houston

    Tam Vo​We visited with Randi Markowitz after GFH's (1014 Wirt Road, Suite 230) second Saturday morning bake sale to talk about a home cook's entry into commercial gluten free baking. EOW: How did you get started? Markowitz: It all started with a small Kitchen Aid mixer, which is 15 years old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Yes, they even have GF chocolate chip cookies.​No big surprise here, but a welcome announcement nonetheless: Houston Restaurant Week has officially been extended until Labor Day, making it -- in effect -- Houston Restaurant Month. HRW was expected to end on August 21, tomorrow, but will now ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Five Delicious Alternatives to Wheat Pasta

    Photo by avlxyzWe're here to help support those daily pad thai cravings.​That's right; it's gluten-free time again here at Eating Our Words. But unlike our previous few posts which have been GF product assessments, we're instead going to spotlight some of our favorite (and occasionally overloo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Giving Bob's Another Go

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Last week, I was -- to put it mildly -- disappointed with the way my gluten-free pancakes had turned out after testing out a Bob's Red Mill GF pancake mix. I tried (and failed) at explaining that out of curiosity, I'd decided to cut gluten out of my diet for a whil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Allergic To Myself: Songs Guaranteed Not To Make You Sneeze

    ​ If you're new to Houston, you may be wondering what all that yellow crap on your car (and on the road, and in your hair...) is. Well, it's oak pollen, and along with sweltering humidity, infuriating traffic, and the occasional hurricane, it's one of the things that makes living here such a delig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Going Gluten-Free At Walmart

    ​At the risk of reigniting the gluten-free debate once again, I mentioned in yesterday's post on gluten-free pancakes that I'd found a trove of cheap GF products at -- of all places -- Walmart. I don't know why I was completely surprised by this discovery, but I was. It makes sense when you t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Fox News Gets A Laugh Out Of Melanie Lawson's Mishap

    ​Rocketing around the web last week was a video of KTRK anchor Melanie Lawson falling behind her desk during a broadcast.Lawson handled the thing with the professional aplomb she always shows. Many Houstonians know she has multiple sclerosis, so the whole thing wasn't as funny perhaps as the usual ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008

    A Deadly Twist at Houston's Crime Lab

    When DNA is the only evidence, a good analyst is especially important

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Have Houston Doctors Cracked the AIDS Virus?

    Per the UPI, word is filtering out of the scientific press that a trio of pathologists led by Dr. Sudhir Paul at the University of Texas Medical School here in Houston has pinpointed the Achilles Heel of the virus that causes AIDS. The vulnerable spot is hidden in a protein essential for the Human ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2008
  • Calendar

    February 14, 2008

    Bear Colony

    This band borrows from Unwed Sailor, Postal Service and Minus the Bear for some light, but danceable rock

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    J Dilla and Lupus

    Power-walking tracks to remember the beatsmith by

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Re: Steven Hotze and William Rea, Sitting in a Tree…

    Has your doctor ever tested to see if you’re allergic to jet fuel by pricking you with a small amount of the stuff? That’s what Dallas Dr. William Rea has done, according to a formal complaint released today by the Texas Medical Board. Rea’s the head of the Environmental Health Center in Dall ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 15, 2006
  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Scott Walker

    The Drift

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006
  • Culture

    August 4, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    July 21, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    Doctor Nice

    Steven Hotze uses a warm, easygoing manner to peddle natural hormones to women, at thousands of dollars a pop. So who cares about credentials or documented results?

  • Culture

    July 14, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critic weighs in on local theater

  • Culture

    December 2, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Yonder Mountain String Band

    Friday, December 6

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    Doctoring Dinner

    Trevísio's Alan Ashkinaze

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Called on the Carpet

    Did mold make her lose her job or was it only a cover-up?

  • Dining

    April 12, 2001

    Still Your Father's Tony's

    When Tony's gets rid of its outdated attitudes, we'll have some reason to go back

  • Dining

    July 6, 2000

    Nice Goobers

    The Raven Grill

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Breaking the Mold

    What the heck is making those kids and teachers sick at T.H. Rogers?

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Letters

    From the week of February 10, 2000

  • News

    June 3, 1999

    Immune to Reason

    Hundreds of thousands of Texas children, including 250,000 newborn babies, are routinely vaccinated against hepatits B each year. Why? Good question.

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