With the pandemic spurring officials to keep more high-tech drug manufacturing on U.S. soil, the state stands to benefit.
Roma and D'Amico's, Italian eateries in the Rice Village, have taken opposite approaches after Greg Abbott lifted pandemic-era restrictions on businesses. Both establishments' owners say they're looking out for staff.
Volunteers across Texas have stepped up to help seniors, non-English speakers, and others in need navigate an opaque system.
Infectious disease expert Dr. Peter Hotez describes last week’s statewide disaster as a harmful delay “in the face of an advancing enemy.”…
The pharmaceutical industry may not be ready for a coronavirus medicine you can chew like fruit leather.
Widespread “assurance testing” could effectively end the pandemic before the vaccine does, but a lack of federal coordination has left some citizens to fill screening gaps.
Graduate student Ambalika Tanak’s biomedical sensor carries the promise of helping doctors fight a silent killer.
Anti-abortion advocates are getting their hopes up that the U.S. Supreme Court could undo Roe v. Wade, but some are tired of waiting.
Enhanced by deep-learning artificial intelligence, the device promises to aid in the removal of tumors.
The official case count doesn’t reflect the pandemic’s reality. I found the satisfaction of ferreting out the actual number to be cold comfort.
Last month, Donavan Diaz planned as many funerals as he might have in six months pre-pandemic.
The retailer sits 200 yards from Deaf Smith County’s largest hospital. Local officials and public health experts worry that the store isn’t enforcing safety precautions.
Watch the video to follow Bobby Richardson and others as they deliver food, and support, to the families along their routes.
I’ve been living in my house for 31 years, and I never had a mouse in the house. Well, a few days after Thanksgiving I found a candy wrapper on the floor beneath my kitchen compactor. It was one of those Kind bars, with nuts in them. I…
Being hospitalized during the pandemic is lonely and dehumanizing. In live, virtual, one-on-one performances, Houston Symphony musicians give the sickest patients a few minutes of peace.
New neuroscience research at UT Southwestern in Dallas unlocks mysteries of how our memories work.
In Houston, genetic testing innovations are helping doctors solve decades-old mysteries.
Researchers Daniel Wrapp and Jason McLellan owe a scientific honor they won this week to a Belgian camelid named Winter.
Robert Rodriguez tended to patients in the Rio Grande Valley as cases surged last summer, and he’s taken that experience to serving on the president-elect’s pandemic task force.
In Loving County, residents still feel the specter of the pandemic.
For those who hail from the COVID-19 hot spot, isolation from family this Thanksgiving and Christmas is especially painful.
Eight miles from the nearest town, our ranch felt like a sanctuary. Until it didn’t.
A new surge in infections is underway, though transmission rates are down in some areas, and new treatments are reducing the death rate.
Follow writer Peter Holley as he explores some of the city's traditional-medicine and faith-healing establishments.
As COVID-19 spreads, some Hispanic San Antonians are relying on sage, psychics, and prayer.
The Houston teacher and nonprofit leader talks about dismantling racism in yoga.
Local petrochemical facilities pump out essential plastic goods—for gloves, masks, gowns, and more—as well as harmful pollutants.
I visited the Houston Zoo in search of normalcy and nostalgia. But filtered through my foggy face mask, the experience was unsettling.
The rural area lost both its hospitals. Can a telehealth station in Cameron fill the urgent-care gap?…
Texas A&M epidemiologist Dr. Rebecca Fischer on the critical systems being put in place to maximize safety in an uncertain time.
On the National Podcast of Texas, the pioneering vaccine scientist explains why he believes the White House has put Texans in grave danger.
Dalila Reynoso, who started a friendship with Sheriff Larry Smith at Whataburger, now monitors local jails to keep him accountable.
To trace the disease’s spread, the Dallas County medical examiner has set out to screen all of those who end up in his morgue.
As public health experts warn that ICUs in the city might soon be overwhelmed with coronavirus patients, shops and restaurants remain packed.
A month and a half after telling local officials they couldn't mandate masks, the Texas governor congratulated a local official on realizing that, actually, they could.
Heart failure nurse Suzanne Ohlmann finds intimacy in challenging circumstances.
No, Medicaid expansion isn’t a perfect solution. But it’s the best way to ensure more workers can return to their jobs.
UT epidemiologist Lauren Ancel Meyers spent her career planning for infectious disease outbreaks. She has had to rapidly adapt to the very different challenges posed by the novel coronavirus.
All of the trend lines in Texas are going the wrong way.
“We Can’t Rely on the Systems That Everybody Else Relies On”: Trans Texans Struggle With Health Care Access During COVID-19
Before the pandemic, trans Texans experienced higher rates of poverty and uninsurance than others in the state. The coronavirus crisis is exacerbating inequalities.
The Texas 2036 project organizes information from the state, Google, and the media to provide a clear picture of the state of the pandemic in Texas.
On a special edition of The National Podcast of Texas, the legislator and medical doctor weighs in on Texas’s reopening, masks, and Trump’s reelection chances.