Medicine

Mothers in Peril

Apr 18, 2018 By Ricardo Nuila

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

Port Aransas
Seeing the Body

Jul 24, 2017 By Rachel Pearson

"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."

Lisa Cain, Medical School Professor 

Oct 31, 2012 By Texas Monthly

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…

Two Hearts

Jan 1, 2012 By Denton Cooley

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.

Adam Ohler, Firefighter and Paramedic

Dec 1, 2009 By Texas Monthly

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…

Judith Bailey, Hospice Nurse

Feb 1, 2009 By Texas Monthly

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…

Ben Edwards, Small-Town Family Doctor

Aug 31, 2008 By Texas Monthly

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…

The Doctor Is In

May 31, 1997 By Joe Holley

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