• Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Binti Lee Will Never Speak the Same After a Houston Hospital Misdiagnosed Her Stroke

    The words were gone. She had no memory of falling. Binti Lee's boyfriend, Andre Brown, then 30, was in the other room when he heard the thump, a dull, heavy sound -- like a lead weight hitting the floor. Brown walked into the living room and saw Lee, then 34, slumped on her right side, wedged betwee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Mobile Medical Unit Gets Trial Run in Houston

    Blood clots in the brain are some scary business. Luckily, we now have what's been called "the first" mobile stroke unit in the nation in operation since late last month. It has some fancy equipment, but most importantly, it has people on board who can administer tPA, the clot-busting medication kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Gary Kubiak Cleared To Leave Hospital

    The Houston Texans say head coach Gary Kubiak, who dramatically collapsed on the field at halftime of Sunday's loss to the Colts, has been cleared to leave the hospital and go home. Doctors are saying it's possible Kubiak suffered a "mini-stroke," or a transient ischemic attack, which is often a si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Do The Right Thing, Astros. Retire J.R. Richard's Number

    Let's stipulate that the Houston Astros have retired too many numbers, especially for a franchise that's been to just one World Series. Let's also stipulate that most of the retired numbers are for players who, while fan favorites, really didn't do anything to deserve having their numbers retired. L ... More >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2011

    Doctor Doctor

    Billy Cohn wanted to be a rock star, and he is — as a trombone-toting heart surgeon and medical inventor.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    HPD's Pink Monkey Raid: Jury Awards Employee $17,500 For Being Roughed Up

    HPD threw him to the ground, man says.​A federal jury has awarded an employee of the Pink Monkey nightclub $17,500 for being roughed up by Houston police during a 2008 raid. Donald Boyd suffers from lupus, has had a stroke and has a medical pump implanted in his stomach, and he says he was co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Bret Michaels' Diet Snapple Trop-A-Rocka Tea

    ​Confession #1: I am not, nor ever have been, a fan of the band Poison. Confession #2: I have never seen a single episode of The Apprentice. But I nevertheless have become somewhat obsessed with Bret Michaels's Diet Snapple Trop-a-Rocka Tea, which the former rock star designed as part of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Willie Nelson Camp Confirms Drummer's Stroke

    Willie Nelson's camp has finally confirmed what Rocks Off first reported here last Friday, that longtime Nelson drummer Paul English did in fact suffer a "mild stroke." About an hour ago, Nelson tweeted the message "Paul is getting better!" A brief statement on Nelson's Web site today added that En ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    DirecTV Caves to Social Media Pressure and Eventually Helps Stroke Victim

    ‚ÄčThe Leeder family recently found out how DirecTV does business: The company will not, under any circumstances, break a contract or waive cancellation fees, even if you've had a stroke and will never need the service again, unless you complain on Facebook and Twitter. That's pretty much the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2007