Michael Hall talks about researching acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), walking the halls of Texas Children’s Hospital, and interviewing the parents of a remarkable skater kid who died.
The short life and tragic death of Johnny Romano, the youngest professional skateboarder ever.
The truth—what we can discern, anyway—about Tom Landry’s leukemia.
Bolstered by his favorite phrase, my son Mark faced life with grace, dignity, and good humor. I knew he’d face death the same way.
A visit to San Antonio’s underground city, looking for kids with a can of paint and a nose for thrills.
More than a decade ago I wrote about the virtues of the drinking life and the comforts of what I called a “bar bar.” Then I hit rock bottom. It’s been eight years now since I took my last drink—and I’m finally ready to tell the rest of the story.
Prozac was supposed to cure Skye Morris’ depression. Now her husband is trying to prove that it caused her to commit suicide.
How cuts to the budget of our mental health care system have created a nightmare for police officers in Houston—and everywhere else.
The state's public mental health system was woeful to begin with, and now legislative budget cuts have made it even worse. For thousands of mentally ill kids like Grant Williams, the only place to get treatment is a juvenile prison.
Fred Thomas was young, poor, and black. Not only was he afflicted with the terror of schizophrenia, he was also faced with the chaos of the Texas mental health system.
Thousands of children in Iraq have been diagnosed with congenital heart disease. Too few of them receive the surgery they so desperately need.
Bypass surgery with almost no pain, and you get to go home three days later? Don’t have a coronary: It’s happening right now, in Texas.
After a sudden pang of conscience, former Bryan Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson became a pro-life activist and a star on the conservative talk show circuit. But is she telling the truth?
After he was shot by a Mexico City cab driver—and told that he might be paralyzed—Jan Reid was flown to Houston, where Dr. Red Duke and a team of therapists literally got him back on his feet. In an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir, The Bullet Meant for Me, Reid
The confusing legislation and litigation, untangled.
For more than a year a feud has been brewing between the state of Texas and Planned Parenthood over coverage for the Women’s Health Program.
From Bush to Hutchison, Texas proves politicians are no slouches when it comes to exercise.
A conversation with the world's most famous cancer survivor about Tig Notaro's new comedy album about being diagnosed with cancer.
We all know everything's bigger in Texas. But just exactly how big? A recent survey attempts to find out.
President Michael J. Sorrell said that the creation of "a pork-free cafeteria" is part of a greater healthy living campaign.
An unusually high number of West Nile virus cases in North Texas have led officials to label the outbreak an epidemic.
After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 decision Thursday, Texas politicians and pundits weighed in.
Memorial Hermann hospital gave the Twitterverse a play-by-play account of how to perform brain surgery.
A combination of steep cuts to women’s health care and an impasse over federal Title X funds threatens to leave some 400,000 low income Texas women without access to cancer screenings and contraceptives.
Two new studies from Texas researchers focus on shedding the pounds and keeping them off.
Prevention magazine blames fast food, steakhouses, and barbecue joints for the high obesity rates.
Is speed dating the surefire way to building a healthy doctor-patient relationship?
Everything is bigger in Texas, including our belt size. Find out how to slim down and still enjoy a brisket sandwich or two.
Why the proposed merger between Baylor College of Medicine and my alma mater could turn out to be a bad prescription.
Susan Hyde’s children were constantly in and out of the hospital with one illness or another. But were they the ones who were sick?
Why does our health insurance system treat a small part of the Rio Grande Valley differently from the rest of the state?
The role of the cerebellum and underlying brain abnormalities in autism.
I avoid saying the word “diet” like the plague. I try to be careful about what I eat and what I do because I know my six-year-old daughter is watching me. She’s listening.
Cockrell has lived in West Texas for twenty years and has been delivering babies for fourteen. She opened West Texas Birth Services, in Odessa, in 2001.My mother gave birth to my younger sister when I was sixteen. They induced her at forty weeks, and I was present for the
If you’re not part of my health care solution, you’re part of my problem.
A unique confluence of medicine, money, and politics is driving health care costs in the Rio Grande Valley. At the center of it all is a Democrat from Palmview, who is already under indictment for unreported income.
Is there a place in Texas for drug needle exchange programs?
If you need an example of how the world can change in an instant, here is a small blow by blow.
If UTMB’s trauma center really is slated to reopen, the hospital will have a few questions to answer.
I used to spend every weekend out by the pool, working on my tan. Now I check my body for changing moles or new spots, and call my doctor.
I’ve treated hundreds of elderly patients with Alzheimer’s. Now the disease is stealing my own father.
The mysteries of AIDS are starting to unravel in the laboratory of this professor of medicine, microbiology, immunology, and biochemistry at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Working with, among others, Dr. Matthew Dolan, formerly of the Wilford Hall Medical Center, at Lackland Air Force Base, Ahuja has
The esophagus explained.
Let’s have a heart-to-heart.
Fire ants forever. (sigh.)
The ABCs of HPV.
Ten foods to gorge on in 2007.
The unsweetened truth about diabetes.
The newest nightmare disease.