Posted on · On Thursday's show: What is now Tropical Storm Idalia continues to roll through the southeast’s Atlantic coast, Houstonians are poised to help folks in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.
Posted on · A bill in Congress would fund a clinical trial studying the drugs' effects. But there are ethical considerations.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: As the mayor and HISD superintendent lock horns over plans for some school libraries, we discuss what influence any mayor has over Houston public schools.
Posted on · Today, medical experts join us to help send the message that life after cancer is something worth celebrating, and a better quality of life for cancer survivors is worth fighting for.
Posted on · As demand for veteran mental health services spiked in recent months, Texas has begun to invest resources into a novel treatment for PTSD.
Posted on · As the coronavirus spreads across the Houston areas, local hospitals are preparing for what could be a shortage of beds, while they also deal with ways to limit the exposure of non-essential workers to COVID-19.
Posted on · Screening protocols are in effect at places like the VA center in the Texas Medical Center, where people known to be at risk for a COVID-19 infection are immediately isolated to prevent potential spread to others.
Posted on · The city is participating in an initiative by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. National statistics indicate that 20 veterans die by suicide every day.
Posted on · The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center recently held an event to provide services to that segment of the population.
Posted on · Do you spend way too much time at work responding to email? Well, it’s no different for doctors — but with possible greater consequences. In our digital world, many physicians spend more than an hour a day processing and responding to electronic notifications — things like test results, requests for prescription refills, referral requests and […]
Posted on · In recent years, crowdsourcing has surged in popularity as a way to solicit contributions from a large group of people. It can be in the form of needed services, ideas or content. And when it comes to seeking a medical diagnosis, receiving opinions from potentially hundreds of strangers online is convenient, but are they accurate? […]
Posted on · We trust our doctors. We let them poke us and prod us. They give us shots. They see us naked. We entrust to them our medical history and share personal details about our lives in the hopes it leads to the best possible care. But doctors are also human, and they make mistakes. A new […]
Posted on · For most Houstonians, life follows a fairly predictable schedule. Wake up around sunrise, work or go to school during the day, run errands, socialize, or decompress at night, then sleep, and start all over again. But that pattern – and the environment that is Houston – looks and feels very different if you work the […]
Posted on · When something abnormal comes up in a medical test, would you like to hear the news immediately from the lab or later from your doctor? Researchers at the Houston Veterans Affairs Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety recently conducted studies to determine whether patients and doctors agree on how abnormal test results should […]
Posted on · The 2007 best-selling book (and 2013 film adaptation) Lone Survivor Â tells the story of Navy SEAL and Houston native Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of a gun battle during a mission in Afghanistan in 2005. Luttrell was badly wounded, and wasn’t rescued until several days after the battle. Â It’s a harrowing story, but […]