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Is Houston a Compassionate City?

Posted on · A while back, a listener wrote to us to say they witnessed a man having a stroke in a public place, and that no one stopped to help him. How many of us have passed a homeless person and struggled with whether to offer them assistance? Or cut someone off in traffic when it was, […]

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Local Doctor Asks Cancer Patients, Survivors to Join Campaign Against High Drug Costs

Posted on · Dr. Hagop Kantarjian’s is calling on cancer patients and survivors to join a grassroots effort in denouncing the high cost of cancer drugs. The chair of MD Anderson Cancer Center’s leukemia department initially launched a campaign about two years ago, but says little has happened since those initial efforts. Now, Dr. Kantarjian says the only […]

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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 […]