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 >>
So your cat just slashed your prized Australian aborigine drum set. Or maybe that cute as a button kitten you got just a few weeks ago took out the wall paper in your den. No problem: just have your cat declawed and all that goes away. You'll never have to worry about home destruction or battling wi ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
[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 >>
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 >>
A stroke, a brain tumor and the loss of his sense of taste haven't kept Chef David Guerrero out of the kitchen.
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 >>
Photos by Mai PhamExecutive Chef Roberto Castre of Latin Bites CafeYesterday, 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 >>
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.
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 >>
Photos by Shea SerranoTrae 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Time to fight back
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 >>
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 >>
Check out our sample FB fetus pageThe 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 >>
Rick Perry: A Randolph Mantooth for our timeAnother 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 >>
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 >>
Photo courtesy GHCVBA global city....with a disappointing football teamForeign 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 >>
Philip Grantham counts on his meds and his MHMRA doctor to stay straight. Too bad Texas is slashing funding.
Nikki Araguz, formerly Justin Purdue, clashes with family over her late husband's legacy.
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 >>
[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, 2010Little Joe Washington is in the intensive care unit of Ben Taub Hospital after undergoing e ... More >>
Mirror, mirror on the wall, can't you make us all get along?
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 >>
Following surgery, Sabrina Martin's condition went south. And then, her family says, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital set about arranging for her demise.
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 >>
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 >>
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?
A penalized doctor blames a medical giant for botched weight-loss surgeries
Larry Dierker remembers the decades he spent with the home team
A year of Super Bowl media hype has begun
Thursday, May 2
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.
The INS defends our borders and deports immigrant criminals. Sometimes, though, in its zeal, it tosses out perfectly law-abiding, hardworking people too.
A concert for under-the-weather bluesmen
Christie Lee Littleton's chromosomes nullified her marriage, but paved the way for a groundbreaking one
A mother fights for a therapeutic dive for all who need it
Sure, an unlicensed doctor was performing liposuction at a hair salon. Stranger still: Clients kept showing up.
A lot of people have wanted Dr. Eric Scheffey banned from operating rooms. Noe Santana swears he'll succeed where others have failed.
A Houston inventor says alcohol-free medicines aren't alcohol-free at all, and could harm you