Health

Surgery to treat, prevent an option for ovarian cancer
HOUSTON - (Feb. 8, 2010) - Women who have recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or who are at a high risk for developing the disease may benefit from having their...
Non-specific symptoms could be sign of thyroid trouble
HOUSTON - (Feb. 3, 2010) - Signs of trouble in the thyroid gland may not be immediately apparent, according to experts at Baylor College of Medicine. The thyroid gland,...
Health hints
HOUSTON - Heart trouble doesn't always mean chest pain. That's why cardiologists at Baylor College of Medicine say knowing your cardiac risk factors and your family medical...
Texas A&M Health Science Center Marketing and Communications
College of Medicine Give your body a regular tune-up Just like a high-performance sports car, the human body is a machine - a highly evolved, complex machine of...
Patient-to-nurse ratios not a valid grade for quality care...
HOUSTON - (Feb. 3, 2010) - The patient-to-nurse ratio for moderately premature infants in a newborn intensive care unit is not a good measurement of quality of care, said...
Dwarfism topic of monthly genetic series
HOUSTON - (Feb. 8, 2010) - Short stature and dwarfism will be the topic of discussion in a public seminar Feb. 16 at the Health Museum of Houston (www.mhms.org/). About two...
Could mindfulness meditation help alcoholics stay sober?
MADISON, Wis. - Recovering alcoholics may benefit in the battle over the bottle if they practice mindfulness meditation. That's according to a Wisconsin...
Human blood-nerve barrier model created
HOUSTON - (Feb. 2, 2010) - The cells regarded as the "gate-keepers" of the barrier between blood circulation and the peripheral nerves have been hard to study and even...
Uncorrelated activity in the brain helps function
HOUSTON - (Jan. 28, 2010) -Interconnected networks of neurons process information and give rise to perception by communicating with one another via small electrical...
Duncan Cancer Center members receive $11.5 million in inaugural...
HOUSTON - (Jan. 21, 2010) - Researchers from the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu/cancercenter/) received 12 individual grants...
NATIONAL HOSPITAL STUDY RECOGNIZES MOTHER FRANCES AS ONLY HOSPITAL...
TYLER, TX - Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler was recognized today as the only hospital in Texas to receive all three of HealthGrades Distinctions: Distinguished Hospital...
Attorney General Abbott's Fraud Investigation Yields $546,000...
Austin - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott resolved a civil Medicaid fraud investigation into dental management company FORBA Holdings, LLC. Under the $24 million...
Triple negative breast cancer patients needed for further study of...
HOUSTON - (Jan. 25, 2010) - Breast cancer patients who have triple negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease, that has spread to other parts of the body,...
Newborn screen can protect infants from vaccine-acquired rotavirus
HOUSTON - (Jan. 27, 2010) - A vaccine designed to protect infants against rotavirus, the leading cause of childhood diarrhea, can actually cause the disease in infants born...
Parents: Thyroid health critical in children’s development
HOUSTON - (Jan. 28, 2010) - Parents should take any indication of thyroid disease in children seriously, according to experts at Baylor College of Medicine. "Thyroid...