Perhaps a firing squad?Sodium thiopental, the drug that the state of Texas so desperately needs for its executions, is approved by the FDA for use only as an anesthetic. On the market for more than 70 years, it has been largely replaced in American hospitals by other anesthesia, according to ... More >>
Elves & More, though not an elf support group, is a finalist for a Humana grant.Insurance giant Humana has announced the three Houston non-profit finalists for its $100,000 Humana Communities Benefit grant.
Recipe for Success Foundation, HOPE Clinic, and Elves & More are all in the runnin ... More >>
Rocks Off just received a brief but fortuitous update on the condition of diminutive bluesman Little Joe Washington from his friend Reg Burns. As expected, Washington has been released from Ben Taub Hospital and is now in Quentin Mease Community Hospital, a rehabilitation facility. Washington ... More >>
If you like the idea of lower health care costs and are not one of the twisted few who are philosophically opposed to breathing cleaner air, there's a good chance you'll be excited to know that there's an effort underway to update the federal policies which govern toxic chemicals.Earlier today, t ... More >>
Everyone knows that drinking and driving is a recipe for disaster. But if you're injured while driving drunk, does that mean your injuries are intentionally self-inflicted?It does if you ask the global insurance giant Cigna, according to a recent lawsuit filed in Houston federal court.Deborah ... More >>
The Scientist, a magazine that takes a skeptical look at goings-on in the medical industry, has a new report out on UTMB-Galveston's treatment of faculty in the wake of Hurricane Ike.Color them unimpressed. (Free registration may be required.)Or, maybe impressed -- just not in a good way. If you're ... More >>
Although plenty of restaurants (and probably even shopping malls, nail salons and dentist's offices) in Houston serve the ubiquitous margarita, this place is special for a few reasons. Can you figure out where we're eating this week just from the margarita below?
And bonus points to the lucky per ... More >>
Photo courtesy AGs officeGuess what? You can't take a pill with something called "glyconutrients" and cure Down Syndrome or cystic fibrosis.But if you're a Texan who thought you could, you can at least get your money back.Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced a settlement today against Mannat ... More >>