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 >>
Critics say the common cat surgery is painful and can lead to other problems.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A stroke, a brain tumor and the loss of his sense of taste haven't kept Chef David Guerrero out of the kitchen.
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 >>
Photos by Mai PhamExecutive Chef Roberto Castre of Latin Bites CafeYesterday, 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Billy Cohn wanted to be a rock star, and he is — as a trombone-toting heart surgeon and medical inventor.
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 >>
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 >>
Gabrielle Giffords with her astronaut husband, Mark KellyCNN 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 >>
Photo courtesy GHCVBA global city....with a disappointing football teamForeign 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 >>
This time it's personal
[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, 2010Little Joe Washington is in the intensive care unit of Ben Taub Hospital after undergoing e ... More >>
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 >>
Following surgery, Sabrina Martin's condition went south. And then, her family says, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital set about arranging for her demise.
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 >>
Acting royalty Dame Julie is the latest to appear in the Brilliant Lecture series
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 >>
Surgeons not rushing to put back what they took away
Circumcised men are employing weights and pulleys to cover themselves back up
Surgeons are sculpting labia, reconnecting hymens and inventing a new standard of beauty in female genitalia
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.
Houston's been the No. 1 city in America in the obesity crisis. But hype doesn't mean help.
A penalized doctor blames a medical giant for botched weight-loss surgeries
Larry Dierker remembers the decades he spent with the home team
Community Health Systems cashed in big on the stomach stapling rage. It almost cost Kaye Parsley her life.
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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.
Tony's signage on the Southwest Freeway at Kirby
A concert for under-the-weather bluesmen
Plastic surgeon Franklin Rose saves his best makeover for himself
Sure, an unlicensed doctor was performing liposuction at a hair salon. Stranger still: Clients kept showing up.
A lot of people have wanted Dr. Eric Scheffey banned from operating rooms. Noe Santana swears he'll succeed where others have failed.
AG Dan Morales may not have won in court, but he won where it matters -- on TV
Dan Morales' showboating witch-hunt against "bogus" doctors is indeed an "incredible story." Incredibly lame.
The D.A.'s office gets under the skin of an accused robber
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?
If you answer those ads on the sports pages, maybe what you really need is a shrink