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Institute of Medicine

  • News

    October 4, 2012

    Retired Lab Chimps Pressed Back Into Service

    A San Antonio lab says primate research is necessary for curing diseases like AIDS and hepatitis. But what progress has really been made.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Cover Story: Is Biomedical Testing on Primates Still Necessary?

    On October 24, scientists from around the world will come to San Antonio to discuss how testing on monkeys might one day lead to an AIDS cure. They'll be talking baboons, macaques, and vervets at the 30th Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS, not chimpanzees. Once thought to be the ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2011

    Obama's War on Weed

    In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Free Birth Control: 5 Places To Spend Those Savings Outside Of Your Womb

    Birth control pills, for the low, low price of nothing.​For hating on your babymaker so hard, the government sure is spending a lot of time down there. Just ask Planned Parenthood: there's a lot of womb-shaming here in Texas. But finally, finally, a governmental body may start meddling on beha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Questions Continue To Rise About Houston-Based Lifeguard Program

    Photo by Todd SpivakJohn Hunsucker​John Hunsucker is not a medical doctor. This is one of the first points his many critics tend to make.They make it because Hunsucker, who runs Houston-based NASCO (National Aquatic Safety Company), the third-largest lifeguard training organization in the nation, ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Fighting for Air: Drowning and the Heimlich Maneuver

    Most doctors say the Heimlich maneuver should not be used to save drowning victims. So why does UH professor John Hunsucker continue to teach it to lifeguards?

  • 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

    September 30, 2004

    Reefer Madness

    The government says Clayton Jones shouldn't smoke marijuana. He says it's the only thing that keeps him from blowing his brains out.

  • News

    June 3, 1999
  • 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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