In Houston, genetic testing innovations are helping doctors solve decades-old mysteries.
Escaping an unprecedented health crisis will require an unprecedented effort for the state’s chronically underfunded public health system.
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.
But in a state where violations are many and consequences are few, reporting reckless neighbors might not make a difference.
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?
Nutritionists have debated for decades the risks and benefits of eating red meat. But now the fight is getting ugly, with each side accusing the other of conflicts of interest.
Texas A&M epidemiologist Dr. Rebecca Fischer on the critical systems being put in place to maximize safety in an uncertain time.
Automated helpers, like Diligent Robotics’ Moxi, could reduce the risks to frontline medical workers.
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.
“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.
A high school competition in Levelland brought fans from across the Panhandle and South Plains in March. Seven would come down with COVID-19.
“If People Want to Take a Chance, It’s Their Prerogative”: Inside One Bar on the First Day of Reopening
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.
The Uvalde native and patron saint of "alright" just keeps makin' videos.
But for heaven’s sake, the best-selling author, unapologetic cusser, and fifth-generation Texan would rather not be called that.
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.
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