Medicine

Health |
October 2, 2019

Saving Lives in Tomorrow’s War, Today

In the next big military conflict, experts expect heavy casualties on battlefields from which quick medical evacuation may be impossible. Whether wounded Americans live or die will depend on work happening now in Texas.

Health |
April 18, 2018

Mothers in Peril

A harrowing journey through Houston’s health care system offers an inside look at why so many women are dying after giving birth.

Essay |
July 24, 2017

Seeing the Body

"When I returned to Port Aransas during my last year of medical school, I began to look at my hometown through an entirely different lens."

The Culture |
October 31, 2012

Lisa Cain, Medical School Professor 

Cain, whose official job title is associate professor of neuroscience and cell biology, is a Mississippi native who moved to Texas in 1992. She runs the medical school enrichment courses at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and teaches the core-curriculum course gross anatomy. When she’s not in her lab

Denton Cooley |
January 1, 2012

Two Hearts

Conducting the country’s first successful heart transplant and the world’s first artificial heart transplant made Denton Cooley a household name—and turned one of his closest colleagues against him.

The Culture |
December 1, 2009

Adam Ohler, Firefighter and Paramedic

Ohler, who was born in New Mexico, worked as an EMT and firefighter in Utah before moving to Houston six years ago. He is stationed at the West University Place Fire Department. I’m not going to lie: I enjoy fighting fire. There’s an adrenaline rush—it’s exhilarating. I hate to say

The Culture |
February 1, 2009

Judith Bailey, Hospice Nurse

Bailey, who has been a nurse since 1991, grew up in Liberty. She has worked at Hospice Austin for fourteen years and spends each week visiting with patients like Irma Lagunas. I became a nurse after a friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was in New Orleans

The Culture |
August 31, 2008

Ben Edwards, Small-Town Family Doctor

Edwards is a solo practitioner at Garza County Health Clinic, in Post, and the only physician serving the county (population: 4,872). Raised in Belton, he holds degrees from Baylor University and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency at Waco’s McLennan County Medical Education and

Books |
May 31, 1997

The Doctor Is In

For El Paso physician Abraham Verghese, writing about life and death in the age of AIDS is a prescription for literary success.

True Crime |
April 1, 1987

The Deadly Doctor

As a medical student, Deborah Spiva was at the top of her class. As a researcher, she did experiments that came out perfectly. As a physician, she was known for treating patients with rare diseases. She was too good to be true.

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 |
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, 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.