The message went out at 5:01 p.m. on Ft. Hood's Twitter account: "All personnel on post are asked to shelter in place." The message was re-tweeted more than 1,800 times and by then news spread that the army installation in Killeen had seen another deadly shooting. Three people are dead and 16 inju ... More >>
Depression is no laughing matter, but Jody Stevens wants to let people know that it's OK to talk about it ... with cake. Inspired by the original Depressed Cake Shop in London, Stevens is hosting a bake sale to raise awareness of mental health issues and raise funds for the Montrose Center here in ... More >>
Lawyers for ex-hand surgeon Michael "Suitcase Full of Dildos" Brown claim that the former creepiest commercial pitchman "suffered involuntary intoxication" and does not recall assaulting flight attendants in January. In papers filed in a Miami federal court last week, Brown's lawyers say clinical ... More >>
Side Effects is well worth risking.
That morning cup of joe doesn't just wake you from a zombie-like state and keep you from being a complete asshole to the guy in the cube next to you. In addition to making you a semi-decent human being, coffee can provide tons of health benefits. Here are five ways drinking coffee can improve your ... More >>
Looking for David O. Russell in Silver Linings Playbook.
Philip Grantham counts on his meds and his MHMRA doctor to stay straight. Too bad Texas is slashing funding.
Readers take both sides.
Ask Justin Furstenfeld if he's really mentally ill and be prepared to ride the whirlwind.
Photo courtesy HCSOAn expert on postpartum depression tells us Modarresi may not have known right from wrongMany observers believe that attorney George Parnham is planning an insanity defense for Narjes Modarresi, the 28-year-old mother accused of burying alive her two-year-old son Masih Golabba ... More >>
Jason Nodler gives us a prequel to Speeding Motorcycle
Houston's Allen Stanford has told a federal judge here he's not guilty of a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme; he's also asking to be let out on bail.Stanford's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, told federal magistrate that his client has has a bad week, what with all the transferring between jails.He also, accord ... More >>
Two years after Daryl Kelley died after being Tasered by Harris County Sheriff’s deputies, his mother has filed a suit against the county, Taser International, and un-named deputies. On January 13, 2006, deputies Tasered Kelley, 29, multiple times while he was being held in Harris County Jail. Ke ... More >>
Paul Miles returned from Iraq needing help with the death in his head. He got prison.
Houston-baed Cyberonics has sold patent rights on the Pulse Generator, a controversial device implanted into a patient’s chest. The $9.5 million deal grants Cincinnati-based Ethicon Endo-Surgery exclusive rights to use the pacemaker-like device in certain obese patients for the treatment of hypert ... More >>
Doug Supernaw's long, sad spiral
Forty milligrams to freedom. The list of bizarre effects associated with the popular antidepressant Paxil is as horrendous as it is long, including: suicide, homicide, electric shock sensations during withdrawal and, for moms-to-be, an array of potentially fatal birth defects. Now the not-always ... More >>
Lisa Collins took the Paxil her doctor prescribed. There was supposed to be no problem with her continuing it during her pregnancy. Now, it seems, there was.
IBP's new original show is a strange, wonderful surprise
A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder
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?
Cyberonics has implanted its pacemaker in thousands of epileptics. It wants to expand to the depression market. Still needed: an accounting of those who died or were injured after receiving its implant.
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District 147 State Representative Garnet Coleman
A "Learning How to Survive (at) CEP" sidebar
A film-in-progress dissects the relationship between med students and their cadavers
Former curator Karl Peterson has been shut out of the zoo, and he wants to know why