Health

DSHS Urges H1N1 Vaccine Providers to Target All Priority Groups
With H1N1 vaccine availability increasing, the Texas Department of State Health Services is now urging providers to target all priority groups for the vaccine. This...
Reliable neurons play role in synaptic strength
HOUSTON - (Dec. 3, 2009) - The strength between interconnected neurons, believed to play a role in learning and memory formation, in the cerebral cortex is regulated by...
Health Briefs
HOUSTON - Forget spending hours hanging lavish decorations or shopping for the perfect gift - instead relax and focus on the important things in life this holiday season. ...
Resolve to help-- and boost your health too
MADISON, Wis.- Contemplating a New Year's resolution to improve your health? Consider this: people who volunteer at a charity or non-profit organization get a "twofer":...
Food and environmental allergies pose threat to children
HOUSTON - (Nov. 20, 2009) - When introducing your newborn to new foods, be sure to look out for signs of food allergies, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. ...
Hometown Health addresses hand washing, teeth sensitivity,...
(COLLEGE STATION, TX) - The Texas A&M Health Science Center is pleased to provide the latest installment of "Hometown Health" with the following tips: College of...
Keep up with a weight-gain-free holiday season
HOUSTON - (Dec. 1, 2009) - With the holidays upon us, it's important to be judicious with your food intake throughout the season to avoid holiday weight gain, said a...
What you need for the bleed
MADISON, Wis.- Tilt your head back to stop a bloody nose? That old-fashioned advice for kids is just plain wrong. Unfortunately, there's a lot of misinformation...
Ultrasound enhances noninvasive Down syndrome tests
HOUSTON - (Nov. 23, 2009) - The addition of a "genetic sonogram" maximizes the accuracy of non-invasive testing for Down syndrome, said a Baylor College of Medicine...
Study reveals significant limitations to ultrasound diagnosis among...
HOUSTON - (Nov.18, 2009) - Ultrasound performed in the second trimester of pregnancy on obese mothers is less likely to detect structural anomalies or other markers of...
Kick off for a weight-gain-free holiday season
HOUSTON - (Nov. 23, 2009) - With the holiday season about to begin, it's important to be judicious with your food intake right from the start to avoid holiday weight gain,...
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 about 3.6 million doses...
Spread Joy, Not Germs, During Holidays
MADISON, Wis. - Before you go over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house this holiday season, consider what a University of Wisconsin-Madison...
Neurosurgery Offers Hope for Excruciating Facial Pain MADISON, Wis....
asymp; MADISON, Wis. -- Trigeminal neuralgia has been called the most painful disorder known to neurology -- and those who have suffered the lightning-flash of facial nerve...
Sexual identity contributes to sexual health
HOUSTON - (Nov. 18, 2009) - Young men are not always completely forthcoming about their sexual identity and history, a disturbing trend that highlights the importance of...