Health

TRINITY MOTHER FRANCES MARKS THREE YEARS OF CODE STEMI PROGRAM...
TYLER, TX - Thursday, members of the Trinity Mother Frances Heart Institute and invited cardiac patients celebrated three years of the Code STEMI program at Mother Frances...
Texas H1N1 Vaccine Update
The Texas Department of State Health Services continues to order the state's full allocation of the H1N1 vaccine as quickly as possible, with more than 1.5 million doses...
Dendritic cells spark smoldering inflammation in smokers’ lungs
HOUSTON -(Oct. 29, 2009) - Inflammation still ravages the lungs of some smokers years after they quit the habit. What sparks that smoldering destruction remained a mystery...
10th annual conference on Chronic Disease and Disability Nov. 5-6
HOUSTON - (Oct. 29, 2009) - When dealing with a chronic illness, the transition from childhood to adulthood has unique challenges. To address these issues, national and...
Trinity Mother Frances nationally recognized as a top hospital
Tyler, TX - Officials with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics announced that National Research Corporation (NRC) has recognized Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler as...
A new way to look at brain injuries
HOUSTON - (Oct. 22, 2009) - Neurons are structurally complex with specific parts of the cell responsible for information input, and other parts responsible for information...
Texas H1N1 Vaccine Update
A total of 506,200 doses of the H1N1 vaccine have been allotted to Texas by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the first two weeks of national...
Texas Continues to Order Its Full Allocation of H1N1 Vaccine
Texas continues to order its full allocation of H1N1 vaccine, but the national supply still isn't adequate to meet the public demand. "We know that the best way for...
Counting Colds
MADISON, Wis - Bad news for the immune system: new research has boosted the number of likely common-cold viruses waiting to make you miserable from the long-accepted 100 to...
Study of Smoking Among the Poor Reveals Striking Findings
MADISON, Wis. - In some of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods, nearly half of all adults are addicted to cigarettes, despite the fact that prices are nearing $9 a pack while...
Online resource offered on H1N1, seasonal influenza
HOUSTON - (Oct. 9, 2009) - Baylor College of Medicine is providing on on-line resource to address the most common questions regarding the H1N1 virus and the vaccine...
BCM scientists find “molecular trigger” for sudden death in epilepsy
HOUSTON - (Oct. 14, 2009) - The most common gene for a syndrome associated with abnormal heart rhythms and sudden death triggers epileptic seizures and could explain sudden...
Carter BloodCare announces changes in blood donor eligibility...
TYLER (October 14, 2009) - Carter BloodCare has changed its blood donor eligibility guidelines to allow survivors of solid-organ tumors, including breast cancer, to give...
Friends play critical role in cancer patients’ emotional state
HOUSTON - (Oct. 15, 2009) - One of the factors that can contribute to a woman's positive state of mind following a breast cancer diagnosis is having the support of friends,...
Treatments improve for breast cancer patients
HOUSTON - (Oct. 15, 2009) - More women are surviving breast cancer as a result of improvements in early detection methods and more effective, targeted treatment, say...