Medical Treatments and Procedures

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    Evangelist Sued by Disabled Woman Who Claims He Tricked Her Out of Settlement Money

    Nothing screams "proper evangelist" quite like a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle, right? Right. According to a report by the Courthouse News Service, Marilyn Rupard's lawsuit against John David Crow, filed in Brazoria County earlier this month, claims that Crow, a Texas evangelist-slash-inves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Abortion Returns to the Supreme Court: A Preview

    Abortion. Just to read the word provokes strong mental images, emotions and opinions. Since the tea party mid-term elections in 2010 swept in some very conservative legislators in states across the country, abortion, after taking a back seat to economic issues, has become a hot button issue again. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    You Down With HPV? Texas State Study Says Students Don't Know Jack

    College kids are as dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to understanding how to protect themselves from the human papillomavirus (or, as it's known in the industry, "HPV") according to a Texas State University study. "Only 15.5 percent of college students know that condoms don't fully protect a pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Drugs, Sex & the Rockets: 5 Reasons Why a Hospital Stay Sucks

    No one likes a hospital stay. That's pretty much a given. But why don't they like it? We need research! Luckily (sorta), I've had some experience lately -- a six-week stay that ended in January, and a surprise return visit last week. So let me offer my five reasons why staying in a hospital sucks. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Last Shot: A Concert Photographer's Battle With Cancer

    [Ed. Note: This post originally appeared on Heard Mentality, the music blog of our sister paper OC Weekly. Longtime concert photographer and OCW contributor Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    UTMB Pays Fine in Animal Welfare Act Allegations

    Three University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston employees have been fired, and the university has agreed to pay $9,143 relating to allegations of Animal Welfare Act violations. Under the settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the university did not admit or deny any wrong ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012

    Chef Endures Cancer, Loss of Sense of Taste

    A stroke, a brain tumor and the loss of his sense of taste haven't kept Chef David Guerrero out of the kitchen.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Counting Greg Oden's Blessings

    Greg Oden, in between microsurgeries.​"I'm sure he's saying, 'Why Me?' Sometimes in life, things like that happen, and you wonder why it's happening to you. Some of these injuries have occurred, not only on the floor but off the floor. There's really not an explanation for why, or sometimes ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Roberto Castre of Latin Bites Cafe, On Opening His Restaurant After Kidney Donation Surgery

    Photos by Mai PhamExecutive Chef Roberto Castre of Latin Bites Cafe​Yesterday, we talked to Latin Bites' Executive Chef and Owner Roberto Castre about his long and winding road to settling in Houston. Today, he tells us the story of how Latin Bites came into being. EOW: You, your sister Rita ... 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

    September 19, 2011

    Steven Christopher Willis: Goes to Help Girlfriend with Car, Somehow Gets Stabbed in Chest

    An ER visit for a strange stabbing.​Here's a story that raises some questions: Houston police say Steven Christopher Willis, 23, got a call from his girlfriend Friday night saying her car had broken down. He went to the site in the 6400 block of West Airport about 9:30 p.m. After that, things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Friday: Bun B, Lupe Fiasco & Lola Monroe Hail Trae Day

    Photos by Shea Serrano​Trae Day feat. Trae Tha Truth, Bun B, Lupe Fiasco, Lola Monroe, Jay'Ton, Pyrexx, etc. Delmar/Dyer Sports Complex July 22, 2011 5:01 p.m.:Pulling up to the fourth annual Trae Day. Good crowd already. Good. Some immediate questions: First, How long will it be before you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Abortion Sonogram Hearing: Novel Arguments from Plaintffs, So Judge Wants More Briefs

    Novel arguments from abortion-rights supporters, judge says.​Opponents trying to block the state's new so-called sonogram bill may have a tougher road in Texas than they've had in other states. This morning's hearing in Austin, before U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, did not produce an immedia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Rick Perry Says He's A Prophet And That's Why Texans Don't Like Him Much

    Governor Rick Perry appeared on the Fox News network for an interview with Neil Cavuto. Cavuto made the somewhat dubious statement that Perry is "very popular outside your state, still popular but not nearly as popular within your state." (Although "outside your state" could, we guess, refer specif ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Calling All Sluts

    Time to fight back

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Sonogram Bill Signed: Three White Guys Sitting Around Talking

    Sid Miller knows best.​Texas, you may now consider yourself even more safe when it comes to women abortin' babies just `cause they feel like it. Governor Rick Perry, in a big ceremonial show, signed into law the bill that mandates women seeking abortions must undergo sonograms. His official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Mandatory Abortion Sonograms Bill Passes: Ladies, Get Ready For Your Close-Ups

    Dan Patrick has reason to smile; women, not so much.​Any woman seeking an abortion in Texas will be forced to undergo a sonogram and be asked if they want to view it or listen to the fetal heartbeat, thanks to a bill that passed today and that Governor Rick Perry says he can't wait to sign. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    More Semen Means Less Depression for Women, Surgeon Writes

    Help a woman out.....​Want to make a woman less depressed? Pump some semen into her. Apparently any orifice will do. Of course, that means having unprotected sex, so the above advice, given in a recent issue of Surgery News, the journal of the American College of Surgeons, is causing some pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Texas Forces Women to See Their Fetus's Facebook Page (Possibly)

    Check out our sample FB fetus page​The Texas House of Representatives spent much of today debating a bill to force women who are seeking abortions to view a sonogram of their fetus. If there is a more august body to discuss such a bill, we don't know what it is. Unless it's the Ohio legislatu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Rick Perry's "Emergencies": An Agenda Set by Tea Party Talk Radio

    Rick Perry: A Randolph Mantooth for our time​Another day, another Rick Perry "emergency": This time it's forcing women seeking abortions to have sonograms. You are forgiven if you are a Texas resident -- wondering how the hell the state is going to fund education, critical social services, hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Learn to Make Authentic Tex-Mex with Robb Walsh

    ​If you're going to take a Tex-Mex cooking class, it may as well be from a man who's penned no less than three books on the subject, a man who many acknowledge as the High Priest of the Temple of Tex-Mex: Robb Walsh. According to his blog, our former food critic decided to offer classes on ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Houston Is A Global City, Foreign Policy Magazine Declares

    Photo courtesy GHCVBA global city....with a disappointing football team​Foreign Policy magazine, desperate to hike pageviews now that their "Hottest Women of Diplomacy" issue is a thing of the past (or of our imagination) has ranked the 65 "Global Cities" of the world.The magazine looked at 65 cit ... More >>

  • News

    September 16, 2010

    Mental Cases

    Philip Grantham counts on his meds and his MHMRA doctor to stay straight. Too bad Texas is slashing funding.

  • News

    August 12, 2010

    The Fireman's Wife

    Nikki Araguz, formerly Justin Purdue, clashes with family over her late husband's legacy.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Texas Monthly Looks At (Most Of) Houston's Mental Health Issues

    There's at least one local program for mentally ill people that shouldn't be affected by the state's proposed budget cuts. ​This month's Texas Monthly features a "Letter from Houston," which focuses on the city's mental health services, primarily the Houston Police Department's Mental Health Unit, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Little Joe Washington Hospitalized In Ben Taub ICU

    [Updated at 2:33 p.m. with information from Reg Burns, who saw Joe at the hospital Monday and has more information on his condition.] Mark Britain Little Joe Washington at House of Blues, May 8, 2010​Little Joe Washington is in the intensive care unit of Ben Taub Hospital after undergoing e ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010

    The Ever After

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, can't you make us all get along?

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Two: Levon Helm, Muted but Masterful

    Levon Helm's doctor must have the patience of a saint. The former Band drummer underwent surgery to remove polyps in his throat barely a week ago, but instead of canceling Saturday's ACL appearance, he ceded vocal duties to several members of his plus-size band, including leader Larry Campbell, keyb ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2008

    Doctors vs. Parents: Who Decides Right to Life?

    Following surgery, Sabrina Martin's condition went south. And then, her family says, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital set about arranging for her demise.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    Web Extra: The TSU Toronadoes

    To accompany this week's feature on the TSU Toronadoes and the twisted history of "Tighten Up," we've loaded up some audio over at Houstoned Rocks. You can check out a YouTube video of "Tighten Up" below. But be warned: Once that guitar riff gets in your head, it almost has to be surgically removed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Miss MASH: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

    Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison sends over missives on a pretty regular basis - Senator Kay did this, Senator Kay did that. They are usually pretty boring. Today’s press release details the fact that Senator Kay presented Dr. Michael E. DeBakey with the signed bill she pushed through Congress awardin ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 18, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2006

    Bad Medicine for Bill White

    Conservatives won't let Mayor White "inject" this election with his voting drive "bug." (See, what we're doing here is playing off the immunization theme...) Score one for local Republicans... Today, GOP/conservative patriots helped put a stop to what's clearly a liberal plot to woo senior citiz ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 20, 2006
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    March 2, 2006
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    January 26, 2006
  • 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?

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    January 1, 2004

    Hard to Stomach

    A penalized doctor blames a medical giant for botched weight-loss surgeries

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2003

    Astro Author

    Larry Dierker remembers the decades he spent with the home team

  • News

    February 6, 2003


    A year of Super Bowl media hype has begun

  • Music

    May 2, 2002
  • News

    April 12, 2001

    Nature of the Beast

    Plastic surgeon Billy Ringer has been sued ten times for malpractice. He's on probation for sexual misconduct. He sewed a needle into Colleen Guidy. But he's still in business -- cutting, vacuuming, rearranging and, it seems, injuring patients.

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    Rejection Slips

    The INS defends our borders and deports immigrant criminals. Sometimes, though, in its zeal, it tosses out perfectly law-abiding, hardworking people too.

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Benefit for Pete Mayes and Hamp Simmons

    A concert for under-the-weather bluesmen

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    XX Marks the Spot

    Christie Lee Littleton's chromosomes nullified her marriage, but paved the way for a groundbreaking one

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    No More Waiting Room

    A mother fights for a therapeutic dive for all who need it

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Carlos Chaves, Mall Surgeon

    Sure, an unlicensed doctor was performing liposuction at a hair salon. Stranger still: Clients kept showing up.

  • News

    April 23, 1998

    A Bitter Pill

    A Houston inventor says alcohol-free medicines aren't alcohol-free at all, and could harm you

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