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Health

Reporting and analysis about the innovation, trends, and business of medicine and health care

Health |
December 1, 1986

Touch Me, Feel Me, Heal Me!

I was curious when I found that three of my friends had delved into the mysteries of psychic surgery. After three “bloody operations” of my own, I knew what it was all about. About $30 a minute.

Health |
July 31, 1983

The Death Shift

The three-to-eleven evening shift, Bexar County Hospital, San Antonio: nurse Genene Jones was on duty in the pediatric intensive care unit, and for months babies kept having mysterious—sometimes fatal—emergencies. Why?

Health |
June 30, 1981

Fangs

Now is the time to unlearn everything you’ve ever heard about snakebite.

Health |
April 1, 1981

Passing On

In her darkest, final hours, a young mother turns to a new kind of medical care for help.

Health |
April 1, 1980

The Finish Line

As a doctor, Tony Seidenberg has become accustomed to death. Only this time it is different: he is the one who is dying.

Health |
January 1, 1980

The Baby Factory

At Houston’s Jefferson Davis Hospital, the wonders of modern medicine collide with the raw realities of birth, poverty, neglect and hope.

Health |
April 1, 1979

Super Medicine

At the Texas Medical Center the best hospitals, doctors, researchers, and medical technology anywhere in the world have combined to transform doctors from healers into superstars.

Health |
March 1, 1977

Oops!

Everybody makes mistakes, but mistakes in the medical profession leave scars on everybody.

Health |
April 30, 1974

Spinal Strategists

Vibrating vertebrae is not a disease; it is either a cure or not a cure. Our reporter turned her back to the whole subject.

Politics & Policy |
February 28, 1974

Abortion in Texas

“I was raped. I guess it was my own fault in a way, but I was passed out when it happened. It was my first time and I didn’t even know what was happening. I still feel bad about that. “I knew I was pregnant and I just couldn’t tell