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Medicine

  • News

    July 30, 2009

    Love in the Time of Leprosy: Leprosy Lives On

    In Texas and Louisiana, the disease still exists — and so does the stigma.

  • News

    July 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    The Chronicle's Columnist, Buying BARC's Spin

    Photo by elvissaToday's Chron column by Lisa Falkenberg, headlined "Finally, a bit of good news out of BARC," might have been more accurately titled "When Public Relations Attacks!" What the column lacks in actual news value and insight, it makes up for by highlighting what might be one of BARC's th ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008

    Fighting Cancer

    Who says Texas isn't battling cigs?

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    How Could Anyone Criticize Texas' Anti-Smoking Campaign?

    Here’s yet another list that Texas finds itself at the bottom of: the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ report of how states have been spending (or not spending) the money they’ve been receiving from the landmark 1998 multi-billion dollar settlement with Big Tobacco. Texas comes in at 46, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008
  • News

    August 28, 2008

    The Passion of Victoria Osteen

    A flight attendant went after the Osteens in court, bringing on trials and tribulation for one and all

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008
  • News

    June 5, 2008

    There's a Morning-After Drug to Prevent HIV Infection

    The treatment is called post-exposure prophylaxis. So why do so few medical groups in Houston know about it?

  • News

    December 13, 2007
  • News

    September 13, 2007

    Mail Call

    Lights Out

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Smoked Out

    Will "self-enforcement" be enough for Houston's expanded smoking ban to work?

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    The Fantastic Foreskin: Under the Knife

    Surgeons not rushing to put back what they took away

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Oh, Baby Baby

    There's a lot of money to be made in adoptions. Jennalee Ryan moved to Texas to continue doing that.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2007
  • News

    September 21, 2006

    Penal Violations

    Texas prisons say they cant allow condoms because they dont allow sex. So they dont need condoms. They just need $12 million a year to treat all the HIV-positive prisoners.

  • Music

    September 7, 2006

    Up in Smoke

    City Hall and the Greater Houston Restaurant Association once again threaten the right to light up in bars

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    In the Pink

    Surgeons are sculpting labia, reconnecting hymens and inventing a new standard of beauty in female genitalia

  • News

    May 4, 2006
  • News

    August 4, 2005
  • News

    June 9, 2005
  • News

    June 2, 2005
  • News

    May 26, 2005
  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Westward Whoa!

    Stem cell restrictions could send Texas Medical Center researchers fleeing to California

  • News

    May 12, 2005

    Got a Light?

    All kidding aside, why smoking may be good for Houston

  • 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.

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2004

    Brotherly Love

    Author J.L. King exposes men On the Down Low

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Bloodless Coup

    There'll be no waivers for patients in this experimental blood-substitute program

  • Culture

    October 9, 2003

    Extreme Makeovers

    Chuck Close takes apart people's faces and puts them back together again

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    High Scores

    Students are using drugs illegally not to party down, but to get better marks on exams

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Getting THMPed

    Activists fight the state's plan to slash drug help for HIV patients

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    A Figure to Die For

    Community Health Systems cashed in big on the stomach stapling rage. It almost cost Kaye Parsley her life.

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Reality Check

    Houston is scrambling for psychiatric and emergency medical services. But hoping for better state funding is just another psychotic episode.

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Getting Ugly

    No increase in federal funding for the HIV-positive indigent puts Texas patients in a real bind

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Med Check

    Texas can't decide whether to pay for drug-resistance tests that could prolong the lives of those with HIV. For John Termine, it's already too late.

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Child Support

    The same extreme measures that saved Sidney Miller at birth also severely disabled her 11 years ago. Texas courts are still trying to determine who should pay for it -- and could set a legal precedent in the process.

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Needling the Mayor

    Former drug czar Lee Brown has trouble negotiating a question about why there's no needle-exchange program for addicts in Houston

  • Calendar

    April 4, 2002

    Niche Kitsch

    The Aurora Picture Show takes another look at those high school health films

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Nonprofit

    Montrose Clinic

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Throwing In the Towel

    Linen companies refuse wellness center's dirty laundry

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Positive Love

    Love proves stronger than fear in these couples where one partner tests positive for HIV, the other negative for the dread disease.

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Clinic at Death's Door

    With a local Democratic Party official at the helm, an AIDS agency nears collapse

  • 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.

  • Dining

    April 5, 2001

    How Now Mad Cow?

    Europe has a problem with diseased cattle. Should Texans be wary?

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Hot Shots

    There's a bull market on the meningitis vaccine. Are some doctors cashing in?

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Downing

    Brentwood's protests have given way to a calmer acceptance of AIDS patients living there

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Image Augmentation

    Plastic surgeon Franklin Rose saves his best makeover for himself

  • 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

    July 1, 1999
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