University of Texas Medical Branch

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    October 17, 2014

    Updated: Dan Patrick has Ebola Covered

    Update: Gov. Rick Perry and his presidential hair have returned from their European jaunt and the two (Perry and his hair) held a press conference on Friday to reassure us all that while Patrick and Sen. Ted Cruz have opinions about what to do, Perry is the guy getting things done. Perry stated tha ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Bad Blood: Chikungunya Kills and it's Coming to a Mosquito Near You

    It started in mid-April with a fever, as if her body were trying to burn itself up. Then 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez developed a pounding headache and pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles ballooned, and even taking a step became difficult. Jimenez had dealt with hypertension for years, ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2013

    Getting Stuck: Uninsured Patients Slammed with Lawsuits by Not-for-Profit Hospital

    Memorial Hermann treats patients without insurance, tells them not to worry about the cost and then sues them for thousands of dollars.

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    June 13, 2013

    Chemically Burned: Dow Chemical Tries to Avoid Hot Water in Worker's Death

    Brian Johns suffered chemical burns over 65 percent of his body in a Deer Park plant explosion. A representative of his company, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, tried to tell doctors Johns had just encountered some really hot water.

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    March 25, 2013

    Oops: UTMB Misplaces a Vial of Deadly Virus

    The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston is proud to be the home of many highly infectious, very deadly viruses and other potential weapons of biological mass destruction. And that's just in the break-room fridge!!! (Ha! Kidding.) Part of the job of keeping such things around the premis ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 29, 2012
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    February 17, 2012

    Mardi Gras! Galveston Returns This Weekend

    ​Bead throwing, laser light shows, live music and massive parades. The second weekend of Mardi Gras! Galveston will kick off this Friday, February 17, with more entertainment than ever before. Not only is it the largest celebration of its kind in Texas, but it is also the third-largest in the nati ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2011

    Down the Hatch

    The Texas Attorney General's Office says a drugmaker lied in order to push an antipsychotic on foster children. So why are kids as young as three still taking the drug?

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    October 27, 2011
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    April 12, 2011

    Hilton Kelley: Port Arthur Oil Refinery Activist Wins Huge Green Prize

    Photos: Goldman Environmental PrizeHilton Kelley, winner of "the green Nobel"​Ten years ago, by anyone's standard, Hilton Kelley was living the dream. Then just turning 40, he was in sunny California, having escaped his malodorous hometown of Port Arthur via the United States Navy. After his ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2011

    Facebook v. Leaky Boob

    Houston mom in a FB face-off.

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    December 9, 2010

    Obliviously Plump

    Study reveals overweight women blissfully unaware

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    November 26, 2010

    Pleasantly Plump: One-Third of Overweight Women in Denial

    Oh, the ironyGood news for chubby-chasers in Texas: a new study out of the University of Texas Medical Branch claims that "37 percent of overweight women and 10.5 percent of obese women were of the notion that their weight was normal or too low."Published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010

    Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

    Galveston hosts its first annual festival of all things shrimp

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    April 8, 2010

    How To Help Your Pudgy Six-Month-Old Kid Drop Those Pounds

    ​It's never too early to give your children body-image issues. Doctors at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston have just published a study showing how they detected obesity in 6-month-olds."Children who were obese at age 24 months were highly likely to have been obese at age 6 month ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Houston Haunts

    Photos by Brittanie SheyEntrance to the Donnellan vault below the Franklin Street Bridge​Texas Traveler has spent the better part of the month checking out some of the creepiest, oldest, most interesting parts of Houston and it's neighboring cities, and to wrap up the month we have a few more ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009

    Life, Post-Ike

    One year later, Galveston residents like Marie Creasy have dug in for the long haul

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Laid Off UTMB-Galveston Faculty Not Having A Lot Of Luck With Appeals

    The Scientist, a magazine that takes a skeptical look at goings-on in the medical industry, has a new report out on UTMB-Galveston's treatment of faculty in the wake of Hurricane Ike.Color them unimpressed. (Free registration may be required.)Or, maybe impressed -- just not in a good way. If you're ... More >>

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    February 22, 2009

    Taking Stock of Galveston's Restaurants

    Driving along Broadway on your way into the heart of Galveston, it would appear that the island has finally sprung back to life five months after Hurricane Ike passed directly over it.  Stores and restaurants are open, medians are planted with fat clumps of flowers, traffic -- even on  ... More >>

  • News

    January 8, 2009

    Hurricane Ike's Wake

    Forgotten and overlooked, Galveston and the Texas Gulf Coast struggle on in the storm's aftermath

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    November 13, 2008

    Bad Faith and Texas Mutual Insurance

    Houston attorney Mike Doyle and TMI are locked in a battle over truth, lies and an employee's right to workers' comp benefits.

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    October 29, 2008
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    September 24, 2008

    TDCJ Death Sparks A Lawsuit

    Remember Larry Cox, the former Texas prison inmate who graced the pages of national papers like USA Today after having a run-in with guards about a year ago and was hospitalized with injuries, only to die because of alleged prison medical staff shortages? Well, Cox’s family recently filed a detai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Hospital Loses Part Of Man's Skull; Man Gets Pissed

    Patients can lose a lot of things when they go to the hospital: That Grisham paperback, a pair of socks, maybe their eyeglasses. Marvin Simmons lost part of his skull. And the UT-Medical Branch says they can't find it to put it back. Simmons would dearly like it back, though, so he's suing.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    Buck for Their Bang

    Waiting to hear back from Dr. John D. Stobo, president of the University of Texas Medical Branch regarding today's BP settlement. We're guessing the folks at UTMB are pretty excited about the $12.5 million-deposit they'll soon be making thanks to Eva Rowe's tenacity and BP's stupidity. Stay tuned. ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    A Moon Swoon

    One Houston preacher gave up the cross for the cult

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    December 1, 2005

    Care and Feeding

    Whole Foods wants lobsters to live large before dying

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    June 30, 2005

    Jailhouse Crock

    UTMB's controversial proposed deal with the city dies

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    June 9, 2005

    The Fix Is In

    UTMB is under fire in Dallas for its jail health care. So why is Houston ready to install it here?

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    March 31, 2005

    Uncivil Action

    No one's responsible for a body-parts debacle

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    October 2, 2003

    Beer Brawl

    Starbucks tries to step on the start-up of Starbock beer

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    September 18, 2003

    Playing by the Rules

    A Houston softball team accuses Atlanta of being too straight

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    November 21, 2002

    Over and Out

    Baylor balks at budget questions and boots a new hire

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    December 6, 2001

    Gangstas in Paradise

    Galveston has beautiful beaches, the Strand and Moody Gardens. North of Broadway it has the projects, crippling poverty and big-city problems. And now the bad guys are back.

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    January 25, 2001

    Rough Cut

    A film-in-progress dissects the relationship between med students and their cadavers

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    April 20, 2000

    No More Waiting Room

    A mother fights for a therapeutic dive for all who need it

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    January 20, 2000

    The Man Who Knew Too Soon?

    Eight years ago Tom Curtis reported that AIDS could have been spread by an experimental polio vaccine grown on monkey kidneys. Scientists sniffed. Journalists scoffed. The story died. Now, a new book says the theory wasn't so stupid after all.

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    December 9, 1999

    Raw Deal

    Oysterman Joe Nelson says pollution is slowly killing Galveston Bay. But is anyone listening?

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    July 8, 1999

    Trouble in Mind

    Texas's mentally impaired used to go to treatment centers. Now they go to prison.

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    February 4, 1999
  • Music

    November 12, 1998

    Magic Flutes

    Dutch group makes music the old-fashioned way

  • News

    May 14, 1998

    The Further Adventures of King Con

    Yet again, Steven Russell bluffed his way out of prison. And yet again, he got caught.

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    February 12, 1998
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    January 22, 1998
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    January 22, 1998

    Critical Diagnosis

    If you think your HMO is bad, check out what Texas has created for its prison inmates

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    May 29, 1997

    Lost in the Cause

    In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.

  • News

    March 7, 1996

    Sex and Death on the Restroom Wall

    A mother's complaint brings the vice squad to a Montrose coffeehouse -- and a cover-up of the offending artwork

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    February 17, 1994
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