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Health Briefs
HOUSTON - (March 04, 2010) - Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, is a preventable killer but just how easy is it to keep this deadly disease at bay? Dr. Waqar Qureshi,...
BCM Breast Center joins Methodist, UT Health Science Center
HOUSTON - (Feb. 26, 2010) - Researchers with the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu/breastcenter/) have joined a team that...
WHAT THE COBRA SUBSIDY EXTENSION MEANS TO YOU
DALLAS - Those who have been laid off in the troubled economic climate clearly face many challenges, such as paying their bills and finding new employment. If you are out...
Predicting the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
HOUSTON - (Feb. 24, 2010) - An assessment that reliably predicts the progression of Alzheimer's disease has been developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. The...
About Texas Health Matters
Texas Health Matters is a weekly column that focuses on consumer issues related to health and human services. These columns, available in English and Spanish, help Texans...
TDLR ISSUES FRAUD WARNING TO COSMETOLOGY LICENSEES
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is alerting its more than 158,000 cosmetology licensees about a mailing from an organization calling itself...
Physical symptoms could be sign of depression
HOUSTON - (Feb. 25, 2010) - Depression and chronic mood disorders can manifest themselves through physical symptoms, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "It's...
Aphid’s genome reflects its reproductive, symbiotic lifestyle
HOUSTON -- (Feb. 23, 2010) - Aphids could be considered the "mosquitoes" of the plant world, depending on the "blood" of plants to survive. They live in symbiosis with...
Health Briefs
MADISON, Wis. -- Whooping cough is becoming more common in infants - and a big part of the solution is for women to get a booster vaccination before they become pregnant...
Grant awarded to study protein involved in common bone cancer
HOUSTON - (Feb. 22, 2010) - Dr. Tsz-Kwong Man, a researcher with the Texas Children's Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine (www.txccc.org), has a received a grant...
Don’t be Semi-Interested in Your Colon
AUSTIN, TX - March 1, 2010 - This March, the American Cancer Society is encouraging men and women 50 and older to make getting tested for colorectal cancer a priority....
Rapid flu test can miss novel H1N1 virus
HOUSTON - (Feb. 17, 2010) - A negative rapid flu test did not necessarily mean that the patient did not have the 2009 H1N1 influenza, said experts at Baylor College of...
New type of pneumococcal infection dominates in wake of vaccine
HOUSTON -- (Feb. 22, 2010) -The pneumococcal vaccine for infants and children introduced in 2000 caused a precipitous drop in infections until 2005, when serious illnesses...
Improving Lives. Improving Texas
For people with diabetes, maintaining a healthy blood glucose level is a matter of life and death. One way to do that is to take advantage of the FREE educational classes...
Master gene SRC-3 enables breast cancer growth, invasion
HOUSTON -- (Feb. 12, 2010) - The master gene called SRC-3 (steroid receptor coactivator 3) not only enhances estrogen-dependent growth of cancer cells by activating and...