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Want to See a Doctor Over Skype? New Rules Govern Telemedicine in Texas

Posted on · The Texas Medical Board recently implemented new rules on the use of telemedicine, which is the use of communication technology such as Skype to provide a medical diagnosis from a distance. In a press release the board announced it would “expand opportunities for patients to interact with their physicians beyond the traditional office visit and clarify […]

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Does Houston Have Enough Level 1 Trauma Centers to Handle a Major Crisis?

Posted on · Despite more than 250 layoffs, and a new policy limiting the patients Ben Taub General Hospital can handle it its ICU, Harris Health System is operating at a $14 million deficit this year. The reductions in service threaten Ben Taub’s long-term Level 1 trauma center designation. Ben Taub is one of just three such trauma centers […]

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Houston Flood Waters Contain Hidden Health Dangers

Posted on · The floodwaters have mostly receded from our roadways, but they still remain in some areas around Greater Houston. As cleanup continues, we talk with Dr. Scott Lea, Associate Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinic Director, in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases at UTMB, about what lurks in those muddy puddles left behind, and why you probably […]

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Houston Doctor Hopes to Cut Down on Unnecessary C-Sections

Posted on · Dr. Donald Prough, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at UTMB Health, is currently testing a new technology he hopes will cut down on the number of Caesarean section deliveries being performed today. Since 1985, the World Health Organization has recommended no more than 10  to 15 percent of live births be performed via C-section. But […]

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C-Sections and Medical Information Overload: Thursday’s show (April 23, 2015)

Posted on · Dr. Donald Prough, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at UTMB Health, is currently testing a new technology he hopes will cut down on the number of Caesarean section deliveries being performed today. Since 1985, the World Health Organization has recommended no more than 10  to 15 percent of live births be performed via C-section. But […]

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Daycare, Drugs to Fight Ebola, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, August 11, 2014

Posted on · Some parents may scramble, at times, to find child care during the summer months. For some working parents with younger children, it’s a year-round challenge. And for Houston parents who want high quality care for their child that’s affordable and convenient, it can be a long and frustrating process to find day care that fits. We discuss when parents […]