• Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Audrina Cardenas: Miracle Baby Celebrates First Birthday

    Feel good stories are so few and far between in the news sometimes. This one is just impossible to turn down. Audrina Cardenas recently reached her first birthday. This wouldn't be a significant milestone except that Cardenas was born with her heart outside her body and it took the gifted doctors an ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2013

    The Cruelest Cut: How Cat Declawing Became the Next Battleground for Animal Rights

    Critics say the common cat surgery is painful and can lead to other problems.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Declawing Cats, Banned in Many Countries, Is Thriving in the United States

    So your cat just slashed your prized Australian aborigine drum set. Or maybe that cute as a button kitten you got just a few weeks ago took out the wall paper in your den. No problem: just have your cat declawed and all that goes away. You'll never have to worry about home destruction or battling wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Three Men Accused of Beating Pregnant Woman; Newborn in Critical Condition

    Harris County Sheriff's Department announced Thursday they had arrested two men and one juvenile accused of beating a pregnant woman after breaking into her home in northwest Harris County. The woman was tied up with tape and beaten. She was taken to the hospital and an emergency C-section was perfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    UTMB Pays Fine in Animal Welfare Act Allegations

    Three University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston employees have been fired, and the university has agreed to pay $9,143 relating to allegations of Animal Welfare Act violations. Under the settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the university did not admit or deny any wrong ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012

    Chef Endures Cancer, Loss of Sense of Taste

    A stroke, a brain tumor and the loss of his sense of taste haven't kept Chef David Guerrero out of the kitchen.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Counting Greg Oden's Blessings

    Greg Oden, in between microsurgeries.​"I'm sure he's saying, 'Why Me?' Sometimes in life, things like that happen, and you wonder why it's happening to you. Some of these injuries have occurred, not only on the floor but off the floor. There's really not an explanation for why, or sometimes ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Roberto Castre of Latin Bites Cafe, On Opening His Restaurant After Kidney Donation Surgery

    Photos by Mai PhamExecutive Chef Roberto Castre of Latin Bites Cafe​Yesterday, we talked to Latin Bites' Executive Chef and Owner Roberto Castre about his long and winding road to settling in Houston. Today, he tells us the story of how Latin Bites came into being. EOW: You, your sister Rita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Reschedule Houston Date Due To Anthony Kiedis Injury

    ​And just like that, to anyone who was fretting about missing the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Toyota Center to see ZZ Top on March 8 at RodeoHouston, your problems have been solved. And mine too, since I wanted to see both bands. RHCP have announced a new date for their show, this next Octobe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Steven Christopher Willis: Goes to Help Girlfriend with Car, Somehow Gets Stabbed in Chest

    An ER visit for a strange stabbing.​Here's a story that raises some questions: Houston police say Steven Christopher Willis, 23, got a call from his girlfriend Friday night saying her car had broken down. He went to the site in the 6400 block of West Airport about 9:30 p.m. After that, things ... 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

    July 13, 2011

    Johnson & Johnson Hip Replacement Lawsuit Spearheaded by Houston Attorney

    ​A "medical disaster" has occurred and a Texas attorney is, in his opinion, working to clean up the mess. Ed Blizzard is a heavy-hitting, Houston-based pharmaceutical injury lawyer and mass tort litigation expert. As a chief negotiator in a 1990s case against Dow Corning -- which was found to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    More Semen Means Less Depression for Women, Surgeon Writes

    Help a woman out.....​Want to make a woman less depressed? Pump some semen into her. Apparently any orifice will do. Of course, that means having unprotected sex, so the above advice, given in a recent issue of Surgery News, the journal of the American College of Surgeons, is causing some pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Coming to Houston

    Gabrielle Giffords with her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly​CNN is reporting that family members say Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be coming to Houston Friday to begin her long rehab process. The victim of the Tucson shootings will move to an unnamed facility here, but one with "military surgeon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Houston Is A Global City, Foreign Policy Magazine Declares

    Photo courtesy GHCVBA global city....with a disappointing football team​Foreign Policy magazine, desperate to hike pageviews now that their "Hottest Women of Diplomacy" issue is a thing of the past (or of our imagination) has ranked the 65 "Global Cities" of the world.The magazine looked at 65 cit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2010

    "Little by Little"

    This time it's personal

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Little Joe Washington Hospitalized In Ben Taub ICU

    [Updated at 2:33 p.m. with information from Reg Burns, who saw Joe at the hospital Monday and has more information on his condition.] Mark Britain Little Joe Washington at House of Blues, May 8, 2010​Little Joe Washington is in the intensive care unit of Ben Taub Hospital after undergoing e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Two: Levon Helm, Muted but Masterful

    Levon Helm's doctor must have the patience of a saint. The former Band drummer underwent surgery to remove polyps in his throat barely a week ago, but instead of canceling Saturday's ACL appearance, he ceded vocal duties to several members of his plus-size band, including leader Larry Campbell, keyb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008
  • News

    May 1, 2008

    Doctors vs. Parents: Who Decides Right to Life?

    Following surgery, Sabrina Martin's condition went south. And then, her family says, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital set about arranging for her demise.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    Web Extra: The TSU Toronadoes

    To accompany this week's feature on the TSU Toronadoes and the twisted history of "Tighten Up," we've loaded up some audio over at Houstoned Rocks. You can check out a YouTube video of "Tighten Up" below. But be warned: Once that guitar riff gets in your head, it almost has to be surgically removed ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007

    Julie Andrews

    Acting royalty Dame Julie is the latest to appear in the Brilliant Lecture series

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Miss MASH: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

    Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison sends over missives on a pretty regular basis - Senator Kay did this, Senator Kay did that. They are usually pretty boring. Today’s press release details the fact that Senator Kay presented Dr. Michael E. DeBakey with the signed bill she pushed through Congress awardin ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2007

    Mail Call

    Coin Flipping

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    The Fantastic Foreskin: Under the Knife

    Surgeons not rushing to put back what they took away

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    The Fantastic Foreskin

    Circumcised men are employing weights and pulleys to cover themselves back up

  • Culture

    January 18, 2007
  • Calendar

    July 20, 2006
  • News

    May 11, 2006

    In the Pink

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

  • Calendar

    March 2, 2006
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    January 26, 2006
  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Exposed Nerve

    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.

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Ground Zero

    Houston's been the No. 1 city in America in the obesity crisis. But hype doesn't mean help.

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    January 1, 2004

    Hard to Stomach

    A penalized doctor blames a medical giant for botched weight-loss surgeries

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2003

    Astro Author

    Larry Dierker remembers the decades he spent with the home team

  • 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.

  • Music

    May 2, 2002
  • 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.

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Billboard

    Tony's signage on the Southwest Freeway at Kirby

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Benefit for Pete Mayes and Hamp Simmons

    A concert for under-the-weather bluesmen

  • 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

    June 17, 1999
  • News

    May 28, 1998

    Tracking "Eric the Red"

    A lot of people have wanted Dr. Eric Scheffey banned from operating rooms. Noe Santana swears he'll succeed where others have failed.

  • News

    March 6, 1997

    Trial by Video

    AG Dan Morales may not have won in court, but he won where it matters -- on TV

  • News

    September 26, 1996


    Dan Morales' showboating witch-hunt against "bogus" doctors is indeed an "incredible story." Incredibly lame.

  • News

    September 26, 1996

    Bullet Proof

    The D.A.'s office gets under the skin of an accused robber

  • 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

    January 26, 1995

    Great Lengths

    If you answer those ads on the sports pages, maybe what you really need is a shrink