A Houston company’s breakthrough burn treatment.
The doctor is in.
Since I started taking Viagra, I have had the time of my life. You can too—but there’s more to romance than a little blue pill.
The poor quality of health care in the state’s penal system is enough to make you sick. Plus: Inside Tex Moncrief’s IRS mess; a River Oaks bookie is tried for murder; UT’s writing program achieves Texas-size success; and things get woolly for thestate’s mohair producers.
In 1979, as an undercover cop in Tyler, I got hooked on drugs. Nearly two decades later I’m clean, but the consequences of my addiction haunt me still.
Smoking out the truth.
Eating a peanut shouldn’t be a particularly memorable experience, but for Dallasite Mona Cain and countless other allergic Americans, it’s a matter of life and death.
Itchy eyes, sore throat, runny nose: It must be allergy season. But what causes allergies? How do you pick a doctor? And what’s the best treatment? An in-depth look at an affliction that’s nothing to sneeze at.
At the Texas Woman’s University Aphasia Center in Dallas, a promising new treatment is helping stroke victims learn to read, write, and speak again.
To perfect a promising new gene therapy, doctors at Houston’s M. D. Anderson need time. Unfortunately, that’s one thing people with malignant brain tumors don’t have.
Today students at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas are expected to master more hard-core science than ever before. Yet after graduation, they’ll have to keep studying, and be counselors and business experts too. A hard look at the way we teach our doctors—and why it has had to change.
In the sixteenth century, potters emigrated from Talavera de la Reina in Spain to the new colonial settlement of Puebla in Mexico and began crafting their majolica- inspired earthenware, known as Talavera. Although some factories in Puebla still produce high-quality pottery in the old style, most of the vibrantly decorated
Vertigo isn’t just the stuff of Hitchcock thrillers—it’s a debilitating disease, as Dallas radio talk show host Kevin McCarthy found out the hard way.
Feeling stressed? Soothe the strain of the daily grind at these terrific Texas retreats.
“Michael Jackson’s disease” sounds like a punch line, but the pigment-robbing skin disorder is no joke. Just ask Dallas County commissioner John Wiley Price.
You might say Tarek Souryal is the most important Dallas Maverick: He doesn’t score or rebound, but he reconstructs million-dollar ankles and knees, and that makes him a real team player.
For reformers of the nations health-care system, ground zero may be Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital, where the crush of uninsured patients with non-urgent complaints is affecting everyone’s care.
After a decade of lab work at Baylor College of Medicine, this husband-and-wife team has solved the mystery of hyperinsulinism.
Across the state, kids are getting seriously messed up on a dirt-cheap downer from Mexico.
From invention to litigation, the breast implant has done more for Houston’s economy—and its psyche—than anything since oil.
By vetoing the Patient Protection Act, Gearge W. Bush put cost before care.
Can a suburban Dallas house-wife who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder ever overcome her fears? She doubts it.
Twenty-five years after Norma McCorvey joined the flight to legalize abortion, the battle is still raging—and so is she.
After years of arguing that vigorous activity is a key to good health, Kenneth Cooper is exercising his right to change his mind.
How a small Houston biotech company and a giant California-based rival are battling over who developed what may be a revolutionary cure for asthma and allergies.
How an old-fashioned Texas physician fought the takeover of modern medicine by heartless insurance companies—and lost.
Without constant care, victims of an obscure genetic disorder would eat themselves to death.
Tracking down deadly genes.
Married for 32 years, my parents both died of AIDS, and we, their children, may never know why.
After years of decay and death, a Houston neighborhood ravaged by the disease is learning to live with it—and surviving.
She was the princess who wore Tiffany perfume. He was the middle-class guy who raced cars. But when they met on the cystic fibrosis wing of a Dallas hospital, romance bloomed.
A year after a grand mal seizure left me convulsing on the floor, I’m still finding my way back into everyday life.
Five years ago, rabies was rare in South Texas. Now nearly three hundred animals have died and the epidemic is not abating.
Twenty years ago, we were two-steppers. Now we’re twelve-steppers, thanks to a set of self-help gurus.
My son ended his life after three years of madness and unbearable depression. Who am I to say he did the wrong thing?
Cardiologists Per and Peter Langsjoen sounded a warning.
The politics of trauma.
When a few minutes matter, an EMS helicopter can make the difference between life and death.
My father loved his job at a Gulf Coast oil refinery. In fact, he loved it to death.
After struggling to give up smoking, I have come to a compromise: Never smoke more than one cigarette—at a time.
Stormie Jones’s historic transplant gave her four and a half good years. But at what cost?
Nice-guy bodybuilder Larry North has muscled his way into Dallas’ power circles.
His unconventional regimen—and his media savvy—have made him the latest of the Texas celebrity heart doctors.
Drug treatment seldom works: at many centers, greedy entrepreneurs prey on frightened parents and troubled kids. But one teenager’s parents decided to take one last, desperate step: they sent their son to the toughest program in Texas.
Codependency leaders preach that we are the victims of a psychological plague. It remains to be seen whether they are selling us a valuable insight or merely a bill of goods.
It was the hardest decision I ever had to make. Had the time come to put my father in a nursing home?
After learning that he had cancer, the author began a search for a cure that took him far beyond medical expertise.
For Ted Segal of Waco, the problem wasn’t getting a heart transplant; it was finding a donor. The delay was killing him.