Can medical science truly explain the mystical, mysterious experience triggered by a simple malfunction in my inner ear?
Thousands of Mexicans routinely cross into Texas to sell their vital bodily fluids for cash. Is that arrangement symbiotic—or exploitative?
Keith Meister, a team physician for the Texas Rangers, has reconstructed the elbows of many of the best players in baseball.
A Rice University bioengineer’s mini “drug factories” could save thousands of lives.
Federal help could keep facilities open in several small towns, but they'll be forced to cut back to offering only emergency care.
In his first book, Houston physician and writer Ricardo Nuila argues that these publicly funded institutions don’t deserve their awful reputation—and offer a model for mending our broken health-care system.
A UT Southwestern program highlights how physicians can and should be better trained to discuss healthy eating with their patients.
Dr. Brown believes you can and here is how she does it.
Long-COVID Sufferers Are Flocking to a Texas Clinic to Treat Smell Disorders. But Does the Remedy Work?
Many with parosmia, a condition whereby normal scents smell foul, have searched for relief and found hope in a facility in Bryan.
Jason McLellan’s groundbreaking research is changing the way vaccines are developed—including those for another formidable pathogen, RSV.
Mounjaro is a potential lifesaver in a region with a high rate of obesity. Its price tag may prevent many from accessing it.
The latest pandemic-related supply chain disruption prevents patients from getting critical imaging scans.
Northeast Texas–born Byron Bennett was one of four key researchers on the team that created the lifesaving vaccine, but the spotlight shone only on Jonas Salk.
Taxpayers have spent millions for purifiers promoted by former governor Rick Perry. Could they have gotten the same benefits for far less money?
The billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks has teamed up with a polymath and put his name on a company that aims to change the pharmaceutical game.
My symptoms lasted for months and changed my life in ways large and small.
With the pandemic spurring officials to keep more high-tech drug manufacturing on U.S. soil, the state stands to benefit.
Automated helpers, like Diligent Robotics’ Moxi, could reduce the risks to frontline medical workers.
Katy Caldwell, CEO of Legacy Community Clinics, talks to Texas Monthly about medical supply shortages, staff safety, and financial woes.
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.
With a new gene therapy center almost completed, the medical center is providing hope for families who previously had little.
A harrowing journey through Houston’s health care system offers an inside look at why so many women are dying after giving birth.
"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."
A Reddit post turned viral news story reminds Texans of the consequences to the state’s abortion laws.
We can't ignore law enforcement's failure to secure proper medical treatment.
Katy Hayes, who lost both her arms and legs to the flesh-eating virus after the birth of her third child, is awaiting a donor match.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, an Abilene nursing home aide claimed "her teeth hit the resident as she raised her head and tried to stand up."
Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital tweeted videos and photos as medical director of cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Michael Macris, performed a double coronary artery bypass.
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.
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
How the 50th anniversary party for the Texas Heart Institute was really a glimpse into the Houston that once was.
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.
Is speed dating the surefire way to building a healthy doctor-patient relationship?
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 it,
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 at
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
For El Paso physician Abraham Verghese, writing about life and death in the age of AIDS is a prescription for literary success.
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.
After a decade of lab work at Baylor College of Medicine, this husband-and-wife team has solved the mystery of hyperinsulinism.
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.
Tracking down deadly genes.
Cardiologists Per and Peter Langsjoen sounded a warning.
Critics call it brutal and barbaric, but it may be the most effective treatment for sex offenders.
Stormie Jones’s historic transplant gave her four and a half good years. But at what cost?
His unconventional regimen—and his media savvy—have made him the latest of the Texas celebrity heart doctors.
After learning that he had cancer, the author began a search for a cure that took him far beyond medical expertise.
From the look on my doctor’s face, I knew the results of the biopsy. The lump in my breast was cancer.
Houston is famous for medical cures. But when British rock star Ronnie Lane came to town with a crippling disease and $1 million for research, all he got was crippling legal problems.
The odds for having a child of our own were slim to none. We took a chance on slim.