Where there's leprosy, there's usually an armadillo.
Photo by Margaret DowningBetty Trobaugh was there in a wheelchair. She enlisted the help of her three daughters to push her through the three-mile course. The first half of the non-competitive walk which started at Sam Houston Park and went down Allen Parkway wasn't bad -- all downhill. Coming back ... More >>
Unlike in 1918, when the flu really bitch-slapped humanity, leading medical experts have the ability to immediately update us with information on how to stay safe, and how to separate myth from fact. For example: By now, unless you're a vapid hotel-fortune heiress who answers the cell phone during s ... More >>
The sixth annual MDA Crawfish Boil and Music Festival is taking place this Saturday, April 4th starting at 4:00 p.m. The annual event began as just a small get-together in 2004 with only 250 people in attendance and has grown to one of the city's biggest and best crawfish boils. Over ... More >>
The Ban and Business
Midwives further north say business is much better than for their counterparts to the south
The bright side of the latest report by the American College of Emergency Physicians is that Texas did not get a failing grade in its efforts to provide emergency-room access and care to residents.On the other hand, we're not making the Honor Roll or anything.ACEP gave Texas a C, placing it 29th amo ... More >>
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On Stands Now...
How taking a Parkinson's disease wonder drug apparently makes some people want to gamble and have sex all the time
Celester Hall went to Afghanistan to help the troops and make his fortune. He came back deaf, in diapers and looking for benefits.
The 1936 Olympics in Berlin revealed the tip of the Nazi iceberg
Drug addicts can get hard cash to be sterilized or go on birth control. Is it ridding the world of unwanted babies -- or just ducking the underlying problems of abusers?
Wheelchair basketball is for wussies. And park your pity at the door. Welcome to quad rugby, where quadriplegics slam their opponents into the hardwood.
How cold war fears fueled a hot market for Houston's human parts business.
Whole Foods Market
An angel named Grace, a doctor who's a real Trip and fresh gore flooding the ER -- the new Ben Taub gets old quick
Blowing Smoke, Pay to Play, Ill Will
Eight years ago Tom Curtis reported that AIDS could have been spread by an experimental polio vaccine grown on monkey kidneys. Scientists sniffed. Journalists scoffed. The story died. Now, a new book says the theory wasn't so stupid after all.
For three years as Harris County's chief medical examiner, Dr. Joye Carter has been haunted by controversy. Can she survive?
Was Walter Waldhauser/ Michael Davis tipped about his latest arrest warrants?
Hundreds of thousands of Texas children, including 250,000 newborn babies, are routinely vaccinated against hepatits B each year. Why? Good question.
Warning: Tobacco companies' advertising money may be addictive in Houston's club scene
When Eldo Bergman confronted his son's reading problems, he took the scientific approach. Now he is trying to convince schools to do the same.
Dr. Carlos Fernandez is battling malpractice charges and his business associates at the Bellaire Cancer Treatment Center
Joe Fuentes has no staff, no office, no documentation of the people he says he's helped, but hey, he's a good guy. Let's give him half a million dollars-plus.
Doctors told Mark and Karla Miller their unborn daughter would face a life of pain and illness. Then, against the Millers' wishes, Woman's Hospital did everything it could to keep the newborn alive. Last month, after an extraordinary trial in a Houston co
When it comes to AIDS funding, process takes precedence over children in Harris County
He made millions sculpting the figures of Houston women while dodging one of the largest malpractice judgments in Texas history. But after botching another surgery, can Dr. Gerald Johnson continue to operate?
As HIV spreads among blacks and Hispanics, agencies that serve those communities say they're being shortchanged
Double dipping, understaffing plague the M.E.'s office
If you answer those ads on the sports pages, maybe what you really need is a shrink
M.D. Anderson just can't say no to research funding from the tobacco industry
Need emergency psychiatric care in Harris County? Have a seat. Or call a cab.
A battle with the city's premier bank leaves a former VP with the means to do good
One woman's mission, and a three-night stand, benefits AIDS organizations
In the French Savage Nights, HIV provides the catalyst for a fierce, complex love story
A Fort Bend County school district decrees that sex ed should start with abstinence and end with fidelity