Posted on · With Congress pushing for health care reform, many would-be doctors know that their profession is facing some big changes. Still, the uncertainty hasn't taken the joy out of one of medical school's most important rituals: Match Day. Carrie Feibel joined fourth year students from the University of Texas at Houston.
Posted on · Ranching is a rough industry, so it makes sense that rodeo is a rough sport. Concussions, sprains and fractures are everyday occurrences. At the Houston Rodeo, a medical team stands ready with ice, tape and bandages. Health, science and technology reporter Carrie Feibel paid a visit to find out just how dangerous rodeo really is.
Posted on · While attention has shifted to the recent earthquake in Chile, thousands of Haitians are still struggling with untreated injuries. A team of 24 doctors and nurses from the Texas Medical Center spent this past week in the northern Haitian town of Milot. Carrie Feibel spoke to one doctor between surgeries.
Posted on · This year marks the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the BuckyBall. The finding earned two Rice University chemists a Nobel Prize, and marked the emergence of nanotechnology — the ability to build and manipulate tiny bits of matter. "Nanotech" is hot in Houston, not only because of the discoveries made here, but because the research could have a huge impact on the energy and healthcare industries. Carrie Feibel reports.
Posted on · Medical exams over the internet. The technology exists and it's common practice in Texas prisons and remote rural clinics. Now, top research hospitals in Houston are finding that telemedicine can help bring front-line treatments to far-away patients. From the KUHF health and science desk, Carrie Feibel reports.
Posted on · Bill Clinton's latest brush with chest pain yesterday, which sent him to a Manhattan hospital for insertion of stents, has local doctors reminding their patients that there really is no cure for coronary artery disease. Carrie Feibel reports.
Posted on · The EPA came to Houston Tuesday to hold one of three national hearings on ozone Pollution. They're discussing whether to create a new, lower standard that could be a huge challenge for cities like Houston. Carrie Feibel was there.
Posted on · For years, Houston has struggled to meet the EPA limits on ozone and other air pollutants. Now, the Obama administration wants to tighten the ozone standard even more. It's holding three public hearings across the country — one will take place here in Houston, tomorrow. Carrie Feibel reports.