Former President Bush Still Under Observation; Elderly At Greater Risk With Pneumonia

Posted on · George H. W. Bush is remaining under observation at Houston Methodist Hospital for a while longer. The 92-year-old former president was admitted on April 14th because of a persistent cough. He was diagnosed with mild pneumonia and bronchitis, but family spokesman Jim McGrath says those issues have been resolved. He just needs to regain strength. Pneumonia can be a serious condition, especially in older adults.

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Hospitals Seek Creative Ways to Encourage Live Organ Donation

Posted on · Last year, Houston Methodist Hospital coordinated a six-way kidney swap in which kidneys were donated to strangers in order that a loved one could receive a kidney from another stranger. It's a way hospitals try to boost the number of living organ donations to cut into the transplant waiting list. We talk with A. Osama […]

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Answers to Your Digestive Health Questions

Posted on · From time to time in the interest of being a full, public service show, we invite medical professionals on to answer your questions. Today we give you an opportunity to ask about that latest gluten free fad you're trying or about that reflux you've started experiencing. We welcome your questions for Dr. Eamonn Quigley, head […]

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Why Is Liver Cancer on the Rise Among Hispanics in Texas?

Posted on · Hepatocellular carcinoma, the primary cancer of the liver, is on the verge of becoming an epidemic among hispanics in Texas, where the number of cases has risen 90 percent since 1993. Hispanic females are three times as likely to get it as whites and males are twice as likely. Dr. Howard Monsour, chief of Hepatology […]