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Medicine

  • News

    July 30, 2009

    Love in the Time of Leprosy: The Critter Connection

    Where there's leprosy, there's usually an armadillo.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Sunday's Walk for the Breast Cancer Network of Strength

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Swine Flu FAQs: The Answers You Need...And The Answers You Deserve

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Crawfish for Charity

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007
  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Overstimulated

    How taking a Parkinson's disease wonder drug apparently makes some people want to gamble and have sex all the time

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    November 27, 2003

    Achtung, Baby

    The 1936 Olympics in Berlin revealed the tip of the Nazi iceberg

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Roller Derby

    Wheelchair basketball is for wussies. And park your pity at the door. Welcome to quad rugby, where quadriplegics slam their opponents into the hardwood.

  • 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 Tofu/Soy Products

    Whole Foods Market

  • 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

    August 19, 1999

    Approaching Death At The County Morgue

    For three years as Harris County's chief medical examiner, Dr. Joye Carter has been haunted by controversy. Can she survive?

  • News

    July 1, 1999
  • News

    June 24, 1999

    Killer On The Loose

    Was Walter Waldhauser/ Michael Davis tipped about his latest arrest warrants?

  • 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.

  • Calendar

    May 20, 1999
  • News

    March 18, 1999
  • Film

    October 8, 1998
  • News

    October 1, 1998

    Bar Patrons

    Warning: Tobacco companies' advertising money may be addictive in Houston's club scene

  • News

    May 14, 1998

    Why Johnny Might Someday Be Able to Read

    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.

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Ill Treatment

    Dr. Carlos Fernandez is battling malpractice charges and his business associates at the Bellaire Cancer Treatment Center

  • News

    February 26, 1998

    What a deal!

    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.

  • News

    February 5, 1998

    A Question of Life

    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

  • Calendar

    September 25, 1997
  • News

    December 26, 1996

    Unembraceable You

    When it comes to AIDS funding, process takes precedence over children in Harris County

  • News

    July 11, 1996
  • News

    June 20, 1996

    Cut & Run

    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?

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    In Denial

    As HIV spreads among blacks and Hispanics, agencies that serve those communities say they're being shortchanged

  • News

    January 4, 1996
  • News

    December 28, 1995

    Making a Killing

    Double dipping, understaffing plague the M.E.'s office

  • News

    July 20, 1995
  • News

    December 29, 1994
  • News

    December 1, 1994

    Hard Habit to Break

    M.D. Anderson just can't say no to research funding from the tobacco industry

  • News

    October 6, 1994

    Psychotic Reaction

    Need emergency psychiatric care in Harris County? Have a seat. Or call a cab.

  • News

    September 8, 1994

    Time and Money

    A battle with the city's premier bank leaves a former VP with the means to do good

  • Music

    July 21, 1994

    Torch Song Trilogy

    One woman's mission, and a three-night stand, benefits AIDS organizations

  • Film

    March 31, 1994

    New Wave AIDS

    In the French Savage Nights, HIV provides the catalyst for a fierce, complex love story

  • News

    January 6, 1994

    See No Evil, Teach No Evil

    A Fort Bend County school district decrees that sex ed should start with abstinence and end with fidelity

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