Urban refugees fleeing high-tech Dallas have created ersatz rural communities in the nearby countryside. This isolated, pastoral life sometimes erupts into adultery and murder.
Candy Montgomery thought her affair with Allan Gore was over, until she found herself fighting for her life against Allan’s wife.
When a world-class athlete like Austin’s Lance Armstrong gets cancer, it’s a shock—for him, and for every man who has ever considered himself invincible.
The ride of his life.
San Antonio's Marshevet Hooker is not just any old high school sprinter; she's an Olympic gold medalist in the making. Meet her and nine other women we're betting will lead the new Texas—and the world.
The truth—what we can discern, anyway—about Tom Landry’s leukemia.
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.
The hybrid of my dreams.
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.
A plug for new appliances.
Talking trash (and compost).
Lawn of a new day.
Jim Atkinson changes out his insulation.
Can Jim Atkinson change the world?
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.
The buzz on mosquitoes.
Why ozone is indeed a menace.
Blood will tell.
Oh, say, can you see?
Fat versus Fit.
What to do if your doctor is a quack.
Here comes the sun.
Pain, pain, go away
It turns out that the toxin that’s changed a million faces has a social conscience after all. The wonders of Botox, a concentrated form of botulinum toxin, have been touted ad nauseam: By paralyzing facial muscles, it was smoothing out Hollywood’s wrinkles long before the FDA approved it, in 2002.
Minister of Health Jim Atkinson cures what ails us.
As more and more children fall off the health-insurance rolls, chaos reigns at Children's Medical Center Dallas, which used to have the best pediatric ER in Texas, and the quality of care for everyone suffers.
How do you know when a child molester is cured? Are you willing to take his word for it? David Wayne Jones hopes so. Thirteen years ago he was convicted of preying on little boys at the East Dallas YMCA, but he could soon be out of jail and back
Many Texans are woefully unprepared for what has become our fastest-growing health care problem: taking care of Mom and Dad.
Why Collin County is the new Dallas.
Historically, Southeast Texas and cancer have gone together like, well, pollution and disease. I wish I could say things were different today.
Are the toxic fungi that launched a thousand lawsuits really as dangerous as everyone says? Don't believe the hype.
A Houston couple says a hospital is responsible for their daughter's severe disabilities. Should Texas' highest court agree, the case will change health care as we know it.
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is put under the microscope.
What is the safest way to dispose of a diseased cow carcassand what does it have to do with the Ames strain of anthrax?
Texans love to say that everything’s bigger here, but when it comes to the waistlines in one in four of our largest cities, that’s nothing to brag about.
If you think your flulike symptoms could be anthrax, don't call your HMOcall your doctor. And other advice the television "experts" should have told you.
Why does Potter County have the state's highest mortality rate? Poverty is only one answer.
When I lost my father to cancer this summer, the greatest comfort I found was in understanding how to grieve. That came in handy on September 11.
A Dallas epidemiologist has made it his mission to learn the truth about Gulf War Syndrome, even if he has to fight the government.
I learned a shocking lesson when I visited San Antonio's "hot lab," where some of the world's deadliest microbes are studied. The germs are winning.
The prescription to treat the sickest areas in Texas isn't what you think.
He's all hearts.