Rolling down the hall, the most popular new staffer at Dallas’s Medical City Heart Hospital accepts a fist bump from a nurse before stopping into a supply room to pick up gauze and saline solution to bring to a patient’s room. Next comes a trip to the elevator, where the…
On the National Podcast of Texas, the pioneering vaccine scientist explains why he believes the White House has put Texans in grave danger.
He was a high school band director and the cornerstone of a lively music scene in southeast Texas—and then a Saturday night gig exposed him to the coronavirus.
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.
How the rise of living room calisthenics is challenging boutique gyms and fitness titans like Gold's Gym.
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.
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.
A high school competition in Levelland brought fans from across the Panhandle and South Plains in March. Seven would come down with COVID-19.
Over Memorial Day weekend, locals and tourists flocked to the Poop Deck in Galveston as Governor Greg Abbott allowed Texas bars to open at limited capacity.
Laredo cardiologist Ricardo Cigarroa is on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, making house calls and “dealing hard doses of truth.”
Governor Abbott’s phase two reopenings signal a hope from leaders that maybe this all will just work out, somehow.
On a special edition of The National Podcast of Texas, the Baylor College of Medicine investigator takes us inside the high-stakes world of coronavirus research and trials.
As our understanding of the disease has evolved, so have the models and advice from experts.
The high-profile philanthropist and furniture retailer says the time is right for Texas to carefully reopen for business.
On a special edition of the National Podcast of Texas, the YouTube star on how a renewed concern for wellness—our own and one another’s—might wind up as one of the pandemic’s silver linings.
One of Governor Greg Abbott's top aides says more testing and contact tracing should have been in place before restrictions were lifted.
Karan Janes was trying to keep her mom safe when she placed her inside a Brenham elder care facility, but then it was struck by a major coronavirus outbreak.
Suzanne Ohlmann is a heart failure nurse based in San Antonio, serving rural Texas. On Facebook, she’s waging a war against misinformation.
A professional shopper, who delivers groceries for those who can afford to stay at home, shares her story.
Despite the loud protests, very few Americans are ready to go back to work.
President Trump elevated him from MD Anderson Cancer Center to the FDA just in time for the untested federal official to face a global pandemic.
Check back each day for updated figures about the number of COVID-19 cases in our state.
I’ve been employed with Austin Resource Recovery for sixteen years. I’ve always wanted to work for the city. It’s good benefits: it’s a job that a lot of people want. It’s steady, and you know it’s something that you can depend on and your family can depend on.
Reintegration into day-to-day life has proved tougher than expected for the 7,000-plus Texans who have beaten the coronavirus.
The governor tries to address coronavirus concerns in the face of lobbying from his most conservative supporters.
An interview with Robert Bullard on how the novel coronavirus exacerbates existing environmental health issues.
Two Texas researchers believe they may already have one locked inside a Houston freezer.
And they've been dangerously slow to respond to the coronavirus.
Governor Greg Abbott's order, closing abortion clinics through April 21, has sent many out of state to seek the procedure—in the middle of the pandemic.
A new study suggests that, even in communities with few confirmed cases, the coronavirus could be spreading much more quickly than people realize.
In the face of specious medical advice and hoarding, Dallas pharmacist Emile Abdo tries to keep vital medications in stock.
Plus, a debut album by Texas duo Broken Revival, the television show ’Kidding,’ and to-go margaritas.
An interview with Dell Medical School's William Tierney on getting the National Guard to deliver groceries and the fear of “crying wolf."
Texas hospitals are limiting the number of people in maternity wards, while some women are exploring home birth amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The Austinite on yoga for managing stress, advice for working from home, and more.
On a special edition of The National Podcast of Texas, the legendary news anchor, fully sheltered in place, gives us his takeaways from the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’re going to need that same neighborly, can-do spirit to get us through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Katy Caldwell, CEO of Legacy Community Clinics, talks to Texas Monthly about medical supply shortages, staff safety, and financial woes.
Spending time outdoors is good for mental health. But as COVID-19 spreads in Texas, officials and citizens are grappling with whether, and how, we can enjoy public parks.
Two beloved Texas institutions team up in a moment of crisis.
A Q&A on the public health decision that sent Austin reeling.
The population geneticist and UT-Austin professor on pandemics, SXSW, and what our DNA says about our ability to adapt to infectious diseases.