Posted on · Federal health officials will roll out new strategies over the coming months to convince more young adults to enroll in health insurance in 2017.
Posted on · Coral reefs are suffering from the effects of warmer oceans and pollution, and many corals are dying. Adrienne Simoes Correa, a marine biologist at Rice University, explains “coral bleaching” and what can be done.
Posted on · Professors of obstetrics and gynecology in Texas are struggling to teach new doctors about abortion. This story delves into the specifics of training, explaining why a doctor who knows how to perform a dilation and curettage procedure (the foundation of abortion technique) may still not be competent to perform elective abortions in Texas – and why that matters.
Posted on · Obstetrician-gynecologists are supposed to learn how to perform abortions as part of their four-year residency. That’s become much harder in Texas, which has lost more than 20 abortion clinics in the past few years. Medical professors in Texas fear political repercussions for providing – or even just discussing – abortion training.
Posted on · A Harris County judge has dismissed one charge against an anti-abortion activist who made undercover videos at a Houston Planned Parenthood.
Posted on · The Menninger Clinic in Houston, one of country’s top psychiatric hospitals, will create and support a network of after-school programs across the city. The goal is to promote mental health and emotional learning through activities, academics and sports.
Posted on · A request for money to fight the Zika virus is stalled in Congress, and health experts are getting frustrated. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Washington, D.C., explains why.
Posted on · Officials say they would use the money to clean up potential breeding sites, expand mosquito surveillance, and conduct door-to-door educational campaigns.
Posted on · Promoters hope the conference, now in its third year, can help convince outsiders that Houston is a competitive bio-science hub, on par with Boston and San Francisco.
Posted on · The Texas Medical Center conducted a large survey comparing opinions about healthcare issues in five populous states: California, Florida, New York, Ohio and Texas. Some of the results may surprise conservative politicians.
Posted on · A conversation about David Vetter between his mother, Carol Ann Demaret, and his pediatric immunologist, Dr. William Shearer.
Posted on · Zubik v. Burwell is the fourth case related to the President Obama's Affordable Care Act reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted on · Watching North Carolina fight the federal government on its bathroom law, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker reflects on Houston's own battle over an equal-rights ordinance.
Posted on · Harris County operates one of the largest mosquito control operations in the country, with more than 50 scientists and technicians who trap, freeze, and grind up mosquitoes to test for viral threats such as West Nile and dengue.
Posted on · Cancer researchers in Houston are applauding the news that the federal government will soon begin regulating e-cigarettes.