Posted on · The preventative therapeutic has calmed the anxieties of some immunocompromised people, but is still going largely unnoticed in Texas.
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 · The state-run Texas HIV Medication Program has asked the legislature for more than $100 million over the next two fiscal years, without which administrators say they’ll be forced to limit eligibility in Texas.
Posted on · Hospital-based nurses, doctors, custodians are among the state's "first tier" of vaccine recipients once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves one or more for the public.
Posted on · Is it getting harder to breathe around here? According to Environment Texas, the number of days Houston experienced unhealthy levels of ozone increased from 101 in 2015 to 106 last year. But that momentary snapshot may miss the bigger picture: the air quality in Houston is much improved from what it was years ago. On […]
Posted on · After a serious brain injury, people often sleep just a few minutes at a time. As the brain heals, sleep patterns begin to return to normal. The link suggests restoring sleep could improve recovery.
Posted on · National HIV Testing Day is this Friday, and theÂ Texas Department of State Health ServicesÂ is hosting anÂ HIV/STD ConferenceÂ later this summer in Austin. The city of Houston is partnering withÂ AIDS Foundation HoustonÂ to test 15,000 Houstonians for HIV this summer. About 27,000 Houstonians are HIV positive, and thousands more are believed to […]
Posted on · We learn about research being conducted here in Houston designed to treat people suffering from depression for whom traditional antidepressants and therapy don't seem to work. We discuss what's known as "deep brain stimulation," and why some believe it can succeed where other treatments for depression sometimes fall short.
Posted on · The recent death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has once again raised the specter of addiction. It’s a topic often discussed, but not always well understood. More and more, medical professionals are recognizing addiction as a medical condition. They explain how drugs and alcohol can affect the chemistry in our brains, and how some of […]
Posted on · Prescription drug abuse and addiction is reaching epidemic proportions. One local expert on pain and dependency says left untreated, stress and depression could cause a holiday rise in prescription drug misuse or even overdose.
Posted on · We learn about research being conducted right here in Houston to improve the treatment of patients recovering from strokes – including an intriguing study involving the use of an ultrasound "helmet" which works in concert with drug therapy to help ischemic stroke patients. We'll also learn about common warning signs of stroke.