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June 26, 2017 -- The Lamar University Academic Lecture Series will feature model, actor and deaf activist Nyle DiMarco, winner of Dancing with the Stars and America’s Next Top Model, on September 12, 2017. More
June 21, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed a 3-D laser printing method to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene. More
June 21, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that scientists have discovered how certain proteins work together to regulate the formation of connections between neurons. More
June 16, 2017 -- Memorial Hermann is continuing to provide occupational medicine resources across Greater Houston as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's "Safe + Sound Week" from June 12 to 18. More
June 12, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found a way to increase the effectiveness of a widely used cancer drug while decreasing the risk of heart-damaging side effects. More
June 12, 2017 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences today announced that its Forensic Genetics Laboratory has made its 5,000th match from a crime victim or scene with a known offender through the Combined DNA Index System database. More
June 09, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has been re-certified as a Level I Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. More
June 07, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that neuroscientists with Rice and Baylor College of Medicine have found that simple tasks don't test the human brain's true complexity. More
June 07, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found a protein that could be key in preventing premature cell death. More
June 06, 2017 -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center on Monday announced that researchers have found that the blend of bacteria in the digestive tract of metastatic melanoma patients is associated with disease progression or delay in patients treated with immunotherapy. More
June 06, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that a team of researchers with Rice and the Texas Heart Institute have developed a battery-less pacemaker, which receives power from an external battery pack through wireless transmission. More
June 01, 2017 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced that eight of its hospitals in the Greater Houston area have received recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for their commitment to high-quality stroke care. More
May 26, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch today announced that researchers have found that the Zika virus may have undergone a genetic mutation that enabled it to spread recently. More
May 24, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Baylor College of Medicine will receive $2 million through a settlement reached with Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. regarding allegations the company monopolized the market for the drug Acthar. More
May 24, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that disabled people are not always provided the assistive products that make it easier for them to work. More
May 23, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found how the Ebola virus disables the body's natural immune defenses. More
May 22, 2017 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that it will host its second diabetes self-management program beginning June 7. More
May 17, 2017 -- The Texas Orthopedic Hospital today announced that it has been awarded a 5-star hospital rating by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. More
May 17, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that those vaccinated against HPV may also be protected against oral forms of cancer caused by HPV infections. More
May 14, 2017 -- On Saturday supporters and volunteers put on their western outfits for the BUCKAROO Ball at the Garten Verein in Galveston to celebrate Ronald Mc Donald House’s 28th Birthday. More
May 11, 2017 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced the launch of Memorial Hermann Find My Way, a digital wayfinding app aimed at improving patient experience. More
May 11, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that researchers studying the habits of fruit fly larvae found that "nature and nurture" do collaborate in determining the behavior of a population. More
May 10, 2017 -- Memorial Hermann Health System on Tuesday announced that Charles "Chuck" D. Stokes, executive vice president and chief operating officer, was recently named among the Top 25 COO's in medicine by Modern Healthcare. More
May 10, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have found that biology, rather than personal behavior, may be responsible for the link between depression and risk factors for heart disease. More
May 09, 2017 -- University of Houston today reported that researchers have found people who are more intelligent and showed an interest in the arts and sciences during high school are less likely to fall victim to automation. More
May 08, 2017 -- Memorial Hermann today announced that 20 of its nurses were listed in the Top 150 "Salute to Nurses" list by the Houston Chronicle. More
May 05, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt today hosted a roundtable discussion regarding Zika prevention. More
May 02, 2017 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation honored the dedication of the space workers at their annual awards banquet on Friday by presenting the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Stellar Awards. More
May 02, 2017 -- Rice University on Monday announced that researchers have succeeded in making "left- and right-handed" versions of a molecular sieve, one of the most-used industrial solid materials. More
May 01, 2017 -- University of Houston today announced that a research team lead by UH is working to create immune system cells to make immunotherapy more effective in cancer patients. More
May 01, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the results of a recent survey show that pregnant women are unaware of how the Zika virus can spread. More
April 28, 2017 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that Anna Fisher, a member of NASA's first astronaut class to include women and the first mother in space, has retired. More
April 27, 2017 -- The Galveston County Health District's Coastal Health & Wellness is participating in "Risky Business", a campaign to educate and inform individuals dealing with mental health concerns, as part of National Mental Health Month. More
April 25, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that a new study has found that higher costs for complex cancer surgery may be an indicator for worse, rather than better, quality of care. More
April 25, 2017 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has announced that the state will begin providing statewide Medicaid benefits for mosquito repellent on May 1 in order to prevent transmission of the Zika virus. More
April 24, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that a team of engineering students recently received a $5,000 prize for their work on the development of a potential "digital cure" for epilepsy. More w/Video
April 21, 2017 -- Memorial Hermann today announced the opening of its first occupational medicine clinic, located in the Medical Plaza adjacent to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. More
April 20, 2017 -- Memorial Hermann today hosted a tree planting ceremony at the site of its new Convenient Care Center in League City. More
April 19, 2017 -- The Galveston County Health District, in observance of National Infant Immunization Week, reported that cases of children with common vaccine-preventable diseases increased 55 percent in Galveston County between 2013 and 2016, and is looking to increase awareness of the importance and safety of childhood immunizations. More
April 18, 2017 -- The City of Houston Health Department will host the Zika Birth Defects Symposium on May 11. More
April 17, 2017 -- Guidry News recently met with University of Texas Medical Branch researcher, Mariano Garcia-Blanco, whose team found two particular gene variants that could make a person three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis. More
April 17, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that researchers are mapping a new solution for interior navigational location detection by linking it to existing sensors in mobile devices. More
April 17, 2017 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston will host its 13th Annual Research Symposium on Tuesday and Wednesday. More
April 12, 2017 -- The Fetal Center at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital recently hosted a reunion between caregivers and patients. More
April 10, 2017 -- Rice University has announced that it is one of three schools the National Institutes of Health awarded a $6.25 million grant to establish the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues. More
April 10, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a Zika vaccine that is in development completely protected mice against the virus after a single vaccination dose. More
April 10, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed simulations that further understanding of how protein fragments influence the fiber aggregation suspected as a cause of Huntington's disease. More
April 09, 2017 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce presented the 10th Annual Conference for Women on Thursday, April 6, recognizing “Outstanding Texas Women” More
April 09, 2017 -- Rice University on Saturday named Forest Devices from Carnegie Mellon University as the winner of the 2017 Rice Business Plan Competition. More
April 05, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have developed a Marburg virus treatment that is effective five days after infection in tests on nonhuman primates. More w/Video
April 05, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that bioengineering students are building a device that can assist people who have impaired sensation in their feet to stay upright and avoid falls. More
April 03, 2017 -- Galveston County Health District CEO Kathy Barroso today submitted a guest column regarding the district's efforts to protect public health, in observance of Public Health Week. More
March 30, 2017 -- NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will host its 2017 Microgravity University for Educators, with educators from across the nation testing student-derived experiments in a simulated microgravity environment, in April. More
March 30, 2017 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that CEO Todd Caliva has been appointed to the American College of Healthcare Executives Council of Regents. More
March 28, 2017 -- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital today announced that the 15th Annual Run for the Rose will take place on April 2 at NRG Park. More
March 27, 2017 -- Two University of Texas Medical Branch researchers recently spoke with Guidry News about how they uncovered a mechanism in a Zika virus lineage that could help unravel how it causes microcephaly. More
March 24, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone. More
March 24, 2017 -- Dr. Bernard Milstein of the Eye Clinic of Texas spoke with Guidry News about performing a newly approved treatment for nearsightedness and the potential benefit to patients who live an active lifestyle. More
March 23, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found a new gene interaction associated with increased risk of multiple sclerosis. More
March 23, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have found that the growth of freestanding emergency departments in Texas has been accompanied by an increase in use at relatively high prices that lead to sizable out-of-pocket costs to patients. More
March 22, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that more women are requesting BRCA gene testing associated with certain types of cancers, but that despite an increase in testing many carriers of gene mutations remain undetected. More
March 21, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have proposed crushing electronic waste into nanodust as a form of recycling. More
March 16, 2017 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences today held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new building in the Texas Medical Center. More
March 15, 2017 -- The Galveston County Health District will host a free 10-week parenting class beginning March 20. More
March 13, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced its first award through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to Suresh K. Bhavnani to develop a new visual analytical method to automatically identify patient subgroups in large datasets and test whether those subgroups can help improve the prediction of hospital readmission in the elderly. More
March 13, 2017 -- Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers will host Cancer Connect, a free event providing education on preventing and detecting cancer, on Tuesday at The Health Museum. More
March 13, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that a new study has found that "preventable" asthma attacks among schoolchildren in Houston costs millions in health care dollars over 10 years. More
March 13, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that symptoms of depression, drinking alcohol or using marijuana was linked to increased risk of using synthetic marijuana substances in teenagers. More
March 12, 2017 -- The Galveston County Health District will host a free diabetes self-management program beginning in April. More
March 11, 2017 -- University of Houston on Friday announced that researchers at its College of Optometry have received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Health's National Eye Institute to develop a means to prevent nearsightedness. More
March 10, 2017 -- The Eye Clinic of Texas today announced that Opthamologist Dr. Bernard Milstein is the first to perform the newly-approved ReLEx SMILE laser vision correction procedure in Texas. More
March 08, 2017 -- The Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) Conference recently hosted visitors from around the globe to join forces in relieving the human suffering in worn-torn and developing nations. More
March 06, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that a statistics method developed by researchers helps reveal details about the internal workings of the brains of epilepsy patients. More
March 02, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that scientists are studying a new path forward toward developing controlled nuclear fusion. More
February 24, 2017 -- Memorial Hermann today advised Texans to take vaccinations and practice proper hygiene to prevent the spread of the flu virus. More
February 23, 2017 -- The Galveston County Health District on Wednesday issued a news release regarding beach water bacteria. More
February 23, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that psychologists have developed a new method for analyzing brain activity that may help better understand the impact of strokes. More
February 21, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that a new study suggests that researchers planning to use a genome-editing system to produce designer bacteria may need to account for the dynamic evolution of the microbial immune system. More
February 21, 2017 -- The Galveston County Animal Resource Center will host a low-cost pet vaccination clinic and registration on February 25. More
February 20, 2017 -- Texas A&M University today announced that a new study finds that iron particles coming form hydrothermal vents along volcanic mountain ridges in the ocean can persist for more than 2,500 miles across the Pacific. More
February 17, 2017 -- Rice University on Thursday announced that scientists found that smoking played a role in preventing anemia in a man who carries the mutation. More
February 17, 2017 -- University of Houston's Center for Sight Enhancement will host its Eye Expo on March 4. More
February 16, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development. More
February 15, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that a new study examining the relationship between cancer tests and sexual orientation shows that lesbian women are less likely than heterosexual and bisexual women to get a timely pap smear. More
February 13, 2017 -- The Galveston County Health District will offer free Tuberculosis and HIV screenings on March 24, in observance of World TB Day. More
February 13, 2017 -- Monte Pettitt, director of the Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics at the University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston recently met with Guidry News Service to discuss a grant to train an elite group of future medical leaders. More
February 13, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed a conductive graphene foam reinforced by carbon nanotubes that is strong, can be shaped, and is highly conductive. More w/Video
February 13, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that young adults who carried firearms in the past year were more likely to misuse substances and drink heavily. More
February 12, 2017 -- Texas A&M at Galveston, in partnership with the University of Texas Medical Branch and Galveston College, hosted the 35th annual Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday. More
February 10, 2017 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that the district has received $613,000 in new federal funding, through the Texas Department of State Health Services, for Zika prevention and response. More
February 07, 2017 -- Memorial Hermann's Peraland Hospital and Southeast Hospital are partnering to host "Heart and Heels" on February 16 to raise awareness for heart disease. More
February 07, 2017 -- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston recently hosted a social reunion of patients from its Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Clinic. More
February 07, 2017 -- Space Center Houston and NineSigma today announced the top 20 teams that will move forward into the next phase of the Space Robotics Challenge. More
February 06, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that inflammation brought on by white blood cells can play a role in head trauma-induced vision loss. More
February 06, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have found that a bacterium found in a coal mine fire could aid in improving the effectiveness of some drugs. More w/Video
February 03, 2017 -- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital recently hosted a visit from current and former NFL stars, who visited patients at the hospital in celebration of the upcoming Super Bowl. More
February 02, 2017 -- Memorial Hermann's Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center in Houston today announced that Dr. Shariq Khwaja has joined the hospital as a radiation oncologist. More
January 31, 2017 -- The Brazoria County Judge's Office today reported that a travel-related case of the Zika virus has been confirmed in the Manvel area. More
January 25, 2017 -- Shriners Hospitals for Children announced that it will launch its annual burn awareness and prevention campaign during Burn Awareness Week, which is observed February 5-11. More
January 20, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have discovered that hydrogen sulfide may be effective in fighting highly infectious diseases such as the influenza virus, Ebola virus, and Rift Valley fever virus, among others. More
January 19, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have found a means to extract radioactivity from water, which could help purify contaminated water stored after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident. More
January 18, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university has signed a clinical affiliation agreement with Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas. More
January 18, 2017 -- The Harris County Medical Society and Houston Academy of Medicine recently installed new officers. More
January 17, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers with UTMB and the New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center have developed a new detection test for the Zika virus. More
January 17, 2017 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that the university is launching a research program with the French Government to improve the ability to predict the movement and severity of seaweed landings on beaches from the Caribbean islands to the Gulf Coast. More
January 11, 2017 -- Guidry News Service met recently with Dr. David Niesel, chief research officer with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who highlighted the pursuits and accomplishments of his colleagues in 2016, including progress that Galveston National Laboratory researchers have made in their fight against the Zika virus. More
January 10, 2017 -- The Houston Health Department and Baylor College of Medicine will sponsor a free symposium on January 31 to present the latest local HIV research findings in an easy-to-understand format. More
January 04, 2017 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and Conroe Regional Medical Center were recently designated as Level II Trauma Centers by the American College of Surgeons and the State of Texas. More
January 03, 2017 -- Rice University today announced that researchers are studying the plasticity of concrete in order to make it stronger and able to deform without cracking under stress. More
January 02, 2017 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university has received $10 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stop the spread of vector-borne diseases. More
December 28, 2016 -- The Texas Health Care Association on Tuesday announced that a recent survey shows that 81 percent of Texans agree that nursing homes in the state are not adequately funded. More
December 22, 2016 -- The Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program announced that it provided more than 2,000 free breast cancer screenings during the year, thanks to contributors including Avon. More
December 19, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have created a new material that provides clues about the microscopic origins of high-temperature superconductivity. More
December 16, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a team of experts has created a new "deep learning" method that enables computers to learn about the visual world largely on their own. More
December 14, 2016 -- ­The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has received a $6.6 million grant to take part in a national project that will analyze what molecular changes occur in people as a result of physical activity. More
December 14, 2016 -- BluePearl Veterinary Partners have advised pet owners to watch what their four-legged friends eat this holiday season. More
December 12, 2016 -- Jeff Temple of the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston talked to Guidry News recently about efforts to bring the Fourth R program to area middle schools. More
December 12, 2016 -- Rice University astronomers and their colleagues have for the first time mapped gases in three dark rings around a distant star. More
December 09, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center has joined forces with LifeGift to address the nation's critical shortage of organs. More
December 08, 2016 -- NASA Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa has issued a statement regarding the passing of former astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. More
December 07, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Cancer Center - Texas Medical Center recently received the donation of guitars from Fuller's Guitar to be available for patients receiving treatment. More
December 06, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston recently conducted a study which determined that the consumption of lean, high-quality proteins like soy can help prevent sarcopenia in men ages 55-75. More
December 01, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found how the Ebola virus disables the human immune system. More
December 01, 2016 -- Rice University on Wednesday announced that researchers are studying a drug currently used to treat Type 2 diabetes that possibly could be used to deconstruct the protective walls of tumors. More
November 29, 2016 -- College of the Mainland will host free AIDS testing for the public on Thursday in observance of World AIDS Day. More
November 29, 2016 -- United Health Partners today announced that it is launching an initiative to offer free HPV vaccines to teens at its clinic in Houston. More
November 29, 2016 -- The Galveston County Animal Resource Center today reported that adoptions, rescues and redemptions of animals increased in FY2016, resulting in a decrease in the euthanasia rate. More
November 28, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a group of researchers is developing terpenes, a product of pine trees, as an environmentally friendly and cost-effective chemical reagent. More
November 21, 2016 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researcher Dr. Ashok Kumar Chopra recently spoke with Guidry News about developing candidate vaccines that could one day protect animals against “the plague”. More
November 18, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston today announced that researchers have developed a way to replicate the basic structure of the Zika virus, which can be used as a tool in vaccine development. More
November 18, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District has issued a news release with tips on safely preparing holiday meals. More
November 18, 2016 -- Rice University on Thursday announced that a new technique allows images of chemical processes to be taken faster than most laboratory cameras are able to capture them. More w/Video
November 17, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital today announced that it has been named a recipient of the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. More
November 17, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found a relationship between inflammation, a toxic protein and the onset of Alzheimer's disease. More
November 15, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has been awarded a $100,000 Grand Challenges Exploration grant to pursue a global health and development research project aimed at defining targets for drug development against a diarrhea causing parasite. More
November 14, 2016 -- Rice University has announced that bioengineer Tomasz Tkaczyk and solar physicist David Alexander recently won a NASA grant to develop a small, flexible spectrometer for air- or space-borne Earth observation. More
November 10, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have uncovered new details about how a repeating nucleotide sequence in the gene for a mutant protein may trigger Huntington's and other neurological diseases. More
November 10, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Ted Poe today announced that they will introduce resolutions commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. More
November 08, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is hosting an exhibit of photographs, diaries and other materials from UTMB alumni who graduated between 1893 and 1953 that are part of the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections. More
November 07, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that HPV infections have been reduced following the period between 2009 and 2012, during which the number of young women completing the HPV vaccination series doubled. More
November 01, 2016 -- Rice University on Monday announced the release of a new study of British scientists opinions of the world of evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. More
October 28, 2016 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston has announced that marine science professor Pete van Hengstum will be featured on the National Geographic Channel show, "Years of Living Dangerously", on Wednesday. More
October 28, 2016 -- UnitedHealthcare Medical Director for South Texas Dr. Vincent Nelson advised Texans to get their flu vaccinations. More
October 24, 2016 -- Members of the University of Texas Medical Branch aerospace medicine residency program recently spoke with Guidry News about flight research and complex aviation medicine. More
October 24, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that Dr. Philip H. Keiser has been officially named the local health authority for Galveston County. More
October 21, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that the district's vital statistics division has received a Five Star Service Award from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More
October 20, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently hosted its annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit reunion. More
October 20, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a team of computer scientists have used one of Isaac Newton's numerical methods to demonstrate how "inexact computing" can improve the quality of simulations run on supercomputers. More
October 20, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today announced that policy experts recommend Texas reduce its nonmedical exemptions to vaccinations. More
October 18, 2016 -- Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital recently celebrated its sixth annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit reunion. More
October 18, 2016 -- United Health Partners today announced that it will provide free mobile health services, including immunizations and health screenings, in the northwest Houston community. More
October 18, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy will host Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, on October 21 to discuss the importance of policy-relevant science that is also policy-neutral. More
October 18, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that new research by a UTMB professor finds that health insurance coverage and socioeconomic status could be indicators of mortality from sepsis in newborns. More
October 14, 2016 -- Alvin Community College's Diagnositc Cardiovascular Sonography Program will host a symposium on October 21-22. More
October 14, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Life Flight today announced that Life Flight crew members have trained more than 200 EMS, paramedics, firefighters, SWAT team members and other groups in active shooter situations. More
October 14, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital will sponsor the Women's Health Symposium in League City on October 27. More
October 13, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a new study finds that low socio-economic status and fear of abandonment early in life can lead to poor health in adulthood. More
October 13, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have developed new potential vaccines to protect animals against the bacteria that causes the plague, known historically as the Black Death. More
October 11, 2016 -- UTHealth and Memorial Hermann's Mischer Neuroscience Associations today announced that Dr. Joseph Amos has been named a clinical assistant professor at the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery and Interventional Pain Management Specialist at Mischer Neuroscience Associates. More
October 07, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received a $3.07 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate a program designed to help teenagers learn ways to resolve conflicts. More
October 06, 2016 -- The Episcopal Health Foundation has approved $4 million to benefit 18 grant partners working to strengthen the health system across Texas for the poor and those with the least resources. More
October 06, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday sent a formal request to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asking that he issue a legal opinion affirming the right of doctors of osteopathy to practice medicine in the state of Texas. More
October 04, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that it has launched a new website. More
October 03, 2016 -- The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative today released a new call for research proposals to receive funding to support improving understanding of the effects of oil on the environment and people of the Gulf of Mexico region. More
October 01, 2016 -- The Brazoria County Health Department on Friday reported that a senior adult has died after contracting the West Nile Virus. More
September 29, 2016 -- HCA Gulf Coast Division today announced that Todd Caliva has been appointed chief executive officer at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster. More
September 29, 2016 -- HCA today announced that Mauricio Camargo has been named vice president of planning and business intelligence for the HCA Gulf Coast Division, which includes 13 affiliated hospitals. More
September 28, 2016 -- The Brazoria County Judge's Office today reported that health officials have confirmed the first travel-related case of the Zika virus in the county. More
September 28, 2016 -- UTMB Spotlight on Research: Guidry News Service recently visited with an aerospace research team to discuss a study that has found that diabetics who fly long distances can develop medical complications. More
September 27, 2016 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences today announced that it has received accreditation with a commendation from the Texas Medical Association Committee on Continuing Education. More
September 23, 2016 -- Rice University on Thursday announced that researchers have found that therapy involving a temporary tattoo using nanoparticles could ease the symptoms of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis. More
September 23, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that this year's seasonal flu vaccines are available at the district's immunization clinic and both Coastal Health & Wellness locations. More
September 23, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today reported that a seventh travel-related case of the Zika virus has been confirmed in the county. More
September 20, 2016 -- Event chair Armin Cantini invites Galveston County residents to participate in the annual Galveston/Bay Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on October 8 to raise money for research and programs, to educate, and to honor people they love and admire. More
September 19, 2016 -- The Breast Diagnostic Center at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center will host its sixth annual Pampered Pink fundraising event and fashion show on Friday. More
September 19, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have identified a set of genes that makes sarcoma cells less aggressive, which could provide a new therapeutic approach to fighting metastatic cancers. More
September 16, 2016 -- The City of Port Arthur Health Department will host drive through flu clinics, providing flu shots, on October 3 and October 13. More
September 16, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today confirmed the county's third human case of the West Nile virus for the year. More
September 15, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Senior Vice President and CEO Brian Dean has been named to the Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Class of 2016. More
September 15, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university has received a $2.7 million grant for a five-year project to identify what accelerates muscle loss in older adults with Type 2 diabetes and those who have been hospitalized. More
September 14, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that it has confirmed three new travel-related cases of the Zika virus. More
September 12, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that an international team of researchers has discovered an existing drug may help halt tumor growth associated with breast cancer. More
September 09, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today confirmed the first two human cases of West Nile virus in the county for 2016. More
September 07, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a recent study shows that patients with strong social support from family and friends spend less time in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. More
September 06, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers are studying materials, such as "nanodiamonds", created by smashing nanotubes against a target at high speeds, which could lead to the creation of materials for use in spacecraft and satellites. More w/Video
September 06, 2016 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Shawn Nishi, assistant professor in the Internal Medicine Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, to discuss a study that finds the medical field underutilizes pulmonary rehabilitation in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. More
September 02, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a team of researchers has welded flakes of graphene together to form solid materials that may be suitable for bone implants. More w/Video
September 02, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann has issued a news release on its 40-day campaign, launched in August, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Life Flight program. More
September 02, 2016 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Sepsis Certification. More
August 31, 2016 -- The Halo House Foundation, which provides housing for cancer patients receiving treatment, recently housed its 200th family in the Houston in order to be near treatment in the Texas Medical Center. More
August 31, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Life Flight crew members recently visited Dr. James "Red" Duke Elementary to teach students about the importance of Life Flight's service and about the school's namesake. More
August 31, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District will conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, with representatives visiting with residents door-to-door to discuss their public health needs, on September 10 in Galveston. More
August 30, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann's Accountable Care Organization was recently named a top performer by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. More
August 29, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch has conducted a study which showed that female mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring. More
August 26, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced additions to the commission's administration team. More
August 26, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center today announced the opening of "Our Dr. Duke", an exhibit featuring stories, photographs and memorabilia in a tribute to Dr. Red Duke, at the Rick Smith Gallery. More
August 26, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded three grants, totaling more than $8.2 million, to faculty members for cancer research and prevention. More
August 25, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann today released a video of former patients and crew members giving thanks for its Life Flight service, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. More w/Video
August 25, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new paper finds that digital forms of dating violence are increasing among teens, and provides school nurses information on how to prepare and respond to incidents. More
August 22, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed a "map" of how changes in porous carbon materials and the conditions in which they're synthesized affect carbon capture, which could maximize sequestration of greenhouse gases while simplifying the processing or "sweetening" of natural gas. More
August 22, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have demonstrated a treatment as effective in protecting nonhuman primates against Ebola Sudan four days following exposure to the virus. More
August 17, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university has received a nearly $1.5 million grant to provide doses of the HPV vaccine to young mothers during checkups for their newborn children. More
August 17, 2016 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center recently received the Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for its efforts to implement improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. More
August 17, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a team from the Rice 360 Institute for Global Health has received grant funding for a low-cost, rugged syringe pump. More w/Video
August 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Christopher R. Frei and Edward E. Yosowitz to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. More
August 11, 2016 -- Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dr. Nicholas “Nick” Baucum, Dr. Mark Bronson and Gus Ramirez to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners for terms to expire on February 1, 2021. Additionally, Governor Abbott has named Bronson as presiding officer. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of chiropractic. More
August 11, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that a third travel-related case of Zika virus has been confirmed in the county. More
August 09, 2016 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 best hospitals in Texas. More
August 09, 2016 -- Rice University today launched the iBIO initiative, which will focus on advancing biomanufacturing techniques to solve various challenges. More
August 09, 2016 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Ramkumar Menon, a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston research professor who has conducted a study that found a pregnant woman may deliver early if she has higher concentrations of a common plastic chemical in her system. More
August 09, 2016 -- Harris County Public Health today confirmed the first Zika-related death in Texas, reporting that an infant with birth defects, who died shortly after birth, tested positive for the virus. More
August 08, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that chemical engineers have developed a new process for making pure levoglucosan, a naturally occurring but rare organic compound. More w/Video
August 04, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today confirmed a second travel-related case of the Zika virus in the county. More
August 04, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that the common Culex mosquito does not carry the Zika virus. More
August 02, 2016 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner today renewed calls for state and federal support to combat the Zika virus. More
August 02, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today awarded $720,000 to Texas to establish and maintain information-gathering systems to rapidly detect microcephaly, a birth defect associated with the Zika virus. More
August 01, 2016 -- The Memorial Hermann Health System today hosted an event to launch a campaign recognizing the 40th anniversary of Memorial Hermann Life Flight. More
August 01, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today reported that a travel-related case of the Zika virus was confirmed in a county resident. More
July 29, 2016 -- Rice University on Friday announced that the university has been selected as one of eight institutions to participate in the Molecular Sciences Software Institute, a program funded by the National Science Foundation to develop computational tools for scientists to solve problems too complex for today's technology and workforce. More
July 28, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch today announced that researchers have recommended several drugs already on the market for clinical studies as a treatment for the Zika virus. More
July 26, 2016 -- Molina Healthcare, Inc. and Memorial Hermann Health Plan, Inc. on Tuesday jointly announced that Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, has entered into an agreement with Memorial Hermann to enhance access to safe, high-quality care for Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP recipients in the greater Houston area. More
July 25, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists with the university have published a paper finding that "ultra-flat circuits", electrical components built from two-dimensional materials such as graphene, will have unique properties. More
July 25, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a new study finds that, in terms of treatment, Texans are no better off in one city versus another for treating cancer. More
July 21, 2016 -- The University of Houston has posted a news release about a National Institute of Health-funded study that seeks to determine the precise ways inadequate sleep in childhood produces elevated risk for emotional disorders in later years. More
July 21, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced that it will award $1.5 million to Houston to fight the Zika virus. More
July 21, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found evidence directly connecting the Aedes aegypti mosquito with Zika transmission in the Americas. More
July 19, 2016 -- Rice University on Monday announced that researchers have unveiled a new method for uniting light-capturing photonic nanomaterials and high-efficiency metal catalysts. More
July 19, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District will host a low-cost pet vaccination and registration event on Saturday. More
July 19, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today issued a news release reminding parents to make sure their children are up-to-date with state required immunizations before the new school year begins. More
July 18, 2016 -- The Memorial Hermann Health System was recently named one of the country’s “Most Wired” for the 12th consecutive year in Hospitals & Health Networks' annual survey. More
July 18, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed new gas biosensors that can "see" into soil and allow them to analyze microbial interactions, which could aid in agriculture, wastewater and greenhouse gas studies. More
July 18, 2016 -- The Gulf Coast Center today announced that its Ambulatory Detox Clinic in Galveston is one of only three clinics in Texas that provides detoxification outpatient services. More
July 15, 2016 -- The Memorial Hermann Health System has been nationally recognized for awards in multiple categories by the American Hospital Association for its commitment to quality, employing innovation in palliative and end-of-life care and for improving community health. More
July 15, 2016 -- Rice University on Thursday announced that a new study that finds that a patient's self-rated health is a better predictor of illness and death than standard tests. More
July 14, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today announced that a new report finds that almost one-third of Hispanic Texans remain without health insurance. More
July 14, 2016 -- Harris County Public Health on Wednesday confirmed the first case of Zika-related microcephaly in the state. More
July 11, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today announced that a paper co-authored by a nonresident scholar at the institute finds that payment reforms in the Medicare program have resulted in a decrease in home-based dialysis. More
July 11, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today issued a news release regarding the availability of quality and safety data of its medical care on its website. More
July 08, 2016 -- Rice University on Thursday announced that researchers are using new methods to study amyloid protein fibrils, which are implicated in the cause of Alzheimer's disease. More
July 07, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is partnering with Holocaust Museum Houston to bring "The Butterfly Project", an exhibit of butterflies created by students to commemorate the children whose lives were lost during the Holocaust, at the hospital's Rick Smith Gallery. More
July 05, 2016 -- The United States Department of Health and Human Services today announced the award of approximately $2 million in grants to help reduce lupus-related health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and disadvantaged populations. More
July 05, 2016 -- Guidry News Services recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch assistant professor of health economics Sapna Kaul, lead author of a study finding that a certain group of cancer survivors are more likely to smoke than those who have no history of cancer. More
July 01, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Texas $1.5 million as part of $25 million in funding to states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus infection. More
July 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reviewed the state's Zika Virus Preparedness and Response Plan. More
July 01, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that all Galveston County beaches are free of beach water advisories for the weekend. More
July 01, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Executive Vice President and CEO of UTMB's health system, Donna K. Sollenberger, has been named chair-elect of America's Essential Health Hospitals. More
June 30, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today issued a news release clarifying recent media reports regarding Vibrio bacteria, also referred to "flesh eating bacteria". More
June 28, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that the university is running a crowd-sourced competition to create 'big data' diagnostic tools for personalized medicine. More
June 23, 2016 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that the center has been granted three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. More
June 23, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have improved the production of an anti-tumor antibiotic known as uncialamycin. More
June 21, 2016 -- Harris County Public Health today announced that it is partnering with Microsoft in a research project aimed at reducing mosquito-borne diseases using new state-of-the-art mosquito traps. More
June 20, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have synthesized an anti-cancer agent originally isolated from a bacterial species collected in Thailand. More
June 17, 2016 -- Rice University has named Jane Grande-Allen as director of the university's Institute of Bioscences and Bioengineering. More
June 17, 2016 -- The American Medical Association on Thursday introduced 21 new members of its board of trustees for the coming year. More
June 16, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District will offer free HIV and Syphilis testing on June 27. More
June 16, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that health economists are launching a project to study physician-hospital integration. More
June 15, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today invited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to review the state's Zika Virus Preparedness and Response Plan. More
June 13, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed "tags" for its next generation of nanosubmarines that will flouresce longer, enabling the nanosubmarines to be tracked for greater periods while being driven through a solution. More
June 13, 2016 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Pei-Yong Shi, a member of a research team at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston that has cloned the Zika virus to help find a vaccine to fight the disease. More
June 07, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a peptide created by bioengineers may provide an efficient way to deliver insoluble drugs to precise locations in the body. More
June 06, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement regarding a request for quick federal action on fighting the Zika virus in the state. More
June 06, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a new study has found a link between emotional stress and diabetes. More
June 06, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Saturday opened the doors to its new League City Campus Hospital. More
June 06, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that the university has received a $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to recruit biomaterials researcher and entrepreneur Omid Veiseh as part of Rice's bioengineering faculty. More
June 02, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study finds that the use of pulmonary rehabilitation therapy is underutilized for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. More
June 01, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers recently tested "nanocars" in ambient conditions to find how the vehicles moved when exposed to open air. More
June 01, 2016 -- TIRR Memorial Hermann today announced its Camp Kids Unlimited summer camp sessions for children with physical disabilities. More
June 01, 2016 -- Memorial Herman Health System today announced that it has formed a collaboration with UnitedHealthCare to launch an accountable care program. More
May 26, 2016 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that two of the center's nurses have been listed in Houston's "Top 150 Nurses" by the Houston Chronicle. More
May 25, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Joan Nichols, a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has been selected as a 2016 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. More
May 25, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he voted to approve legislation that "removes federal regulatory barriers" to combating the Zika virus. More
May 23, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have advanced a graphene-based de-icer to include water-repelling capabilities to prevent ice from forming at low temperatures, as well as removing ice at extreme temperatures when electrical current is applied. More
May 23, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have streamlined the synthesis of a molecule that could be used to combat cancer. More
May 20, 2016 -- United States Congressmen Al Green and Gene Green on Friday held a press conference to urge increased federal funding to address the Zika epidemic. More
May 20, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District has reported that there are no confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the county while increasing its efforts to prepare for the disease. More
May 18, 2016 -- The Texas Health Care Association has reported that a new study estimates care for senior citizens costs about $267 million more than the state pays. More
May 17, 2016 -- Texas Health and Human Services Chief Deputy Executive Commissioner Charles Smith has announced that Heather Griffith Peterson and Kara Crawford are joining the HHSC's executive leadership team. More
May 17, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has announced that Dr. James M. Vanderploeg, professor of Aerospace Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, has received the 2016 Joe Kerwin Award from the Aerospace Medical Association. More
May 16, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann has announced that eight of its hospitals have received recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for the high-quality stroke care provided to patients. More
May 16, 2016 -- Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have genetically engineered the world's first clone of the Zika virus strain. More
May 13, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has introduced legislation allocating $1.1 billion in new federal funding to combat the Zika virus. More
May 12, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that new findings from NASA's orbiting Magnetospheric Multiscale mission could assist university physicists and their colleague better predict "space weather", magnetic storms above the Earth that can damage satellites and terrestrial power grids. More
May 12, 2016 -- The Galveston Area Ambulance Authority, the EMS division of the Galveston County Health District, will celebrate National EMS Week, which is observed May 15-21. More
May 10, 2016 -- Rice University on Monday announced that a team of students have created a prototype of a device to monitor the pulse and oxygen levels of a fetus undergoing endoscopic fetal surgery in a mother's womb. More w/Video
May 09, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will offer free skin cancer screenings on May 21. More
May 09, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Health System will hold free skin cancer screenings at various cancer centers in May. More
May 06, 2016 -- Hospital Corporation of America on Friday announced the appointment of Troy A. Villareal as president of its Gulf Coast division effective June 20, 2016. More
May 05, 2016 -- The Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth today announced the addition of Dr. Joseph Martinez as a neurosurgeon and assistant professor. More
May 05, 2016 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the University of Texas Medical Branch’s League City Campus Hospital. More
May 04, 2016 -- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston today hosted a visit by the "501st Legion", a Star Wars fan club, coming as characters from the film to meet with patients. More
May 04, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that biochemist and plant biologist Bonnie Bartel has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Houston Health Department will visit about 8,000 homes and apartments in neighborhoods surrounding Wheatley, Kashmere and Scarborough high schools beginning Thursday as part of a health assessment. More
May 04, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university will embark on a two-year research development program to collaborate with Cuban scientists to better fight infectious diseases, particularly those in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions. More
May 03, 2016 -- Rice University Nobel Price laureate Robert Curl today issued statements on the recent passing of Sir Harold Kroto, part of the team that discovered the carbon-60 molecule, commonly known as the "buckyball" in 1985. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Spindletop Center today reminded residents of Southeast Texas that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. More
May 02, 2016 -- Guidry News Service recently spoke with Amitesh Agarwal, a researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston who led a study finding that, in most cases, treatments for pulmonary disease are not compromised when patients are treated by advanced practitioners rather than by physicians. More
May 02, 2016 -- University of Houston today announced that Ricardo Sosa, an engineering student at the university, has received a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation to continue his work on kidney stone prevention and treatment. More
May 02, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers with the university have received $1.8 million in grants to assist NASA in astronaut selection and training for long-term missions. More
April 29, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Dr. Ben Raimer, senior vice president of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs, has been named a recipient of the 2016 C. Frank Webber, M.D. Award by the Texas Medical Association's Medical Student Section. More
April 28, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a team of students with the university are refining a program to be used with magnetic nanoparticles to reveal early traces of cancer. More
April 28, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that engineering students have created a simple device that may shield young children from pain related to the removal of a stent after a urinary tract procedure. More w/Video
April 25, 2016 -- The Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston on Sunday held its 50th Anniversary Legacy of Love Parade. Juan Peña provided photos of the event. More
April 25, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday requested the Senate Health and Human Services Committee review the state's response to the Zika virus. More
April 25, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that non-antibiotic therapeutic drugs already on the market may be effective in fighting antibiotic-resistant pathogens. More
April 20, 2016 -- The American Lung Association today released its 2016 "State of the Air" report for Houston, noting that Houston had reduced ozone levels "significantly", but ranks it as the 15th most polluted city. More
April 20, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a study has found that consuming large amounts of fructose during pregnancy could increase the risk of heart disease in children. More
April 18, 2016 -- New research at Rice University has suggested that actin filaments that control the shape of neuron cells may also be the key to the molecular machinery that forms and stores long-term memories. More
April 15, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, in honor of National Donate Life Month, recently hosted its first "Celebrating the Gift" event, with heart transplant patients and their families gathering to show appreciation for their organ donors. More
April 14, 2016 -- The Arthritis Foundation will host the 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis on May 14 in Houston. More
April 14, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists had discovered that a strong force field emitted by a Tesla coil causes carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into long wires, which could provide a means for scalable assembly of nanotubes. More
April 13, 2016 -- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital has released a statement from the family of Kaori Taylor, the teen who suffered a snakebite at Surfside Beach. More
April 13, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study shows that older men using testosterone therapy were less likely to have complications requiring hospital readmission than those not using therapy. More
April 11, 2016 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Aaron Gray, a graduate student in the rehabilitation sciences program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who has completed research that found oral contraceptives reduce the chances of serious injury in young girls who play sports. More
April 11, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has opened the new Jennie Sealy Hospital, located on UTMB's Galveston Campus. More
April 11, 2016 -- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital on Friday hosted an event to commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month. More
April 11, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have developed a combined electrolyte and separator for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that supplies energy at usable voltages and in high temperatures. More
April 08, 2016 -- The Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation will sponsor the 14th Annual Run for the Rose on Sunday at NRG Park, with proceeds to support pediatric health initiatives at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and brain cancer research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. More
April 07, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings on April 15. More
April 07, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that university bioengineer David Zhang has been awarded two National Institutes of Health grants to develop new diagnostics for finding specific sequences of DNA. More
April 06, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District has announced that it will participate in National Infant Immunization Week, observed April 16-23, to raise awareness about the importance of childhood immunizations. More
April 05, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that engineers have developed a method to identify the cause of "sour" hydrocarbons, or those with high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide gas, in wells. More
April 04, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have developed a laboratory engineered antibody that could provide a new treatment against the Junin virus. More
April 04, 2016 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that Dr. John Byrne has been named chief medical officer. More
March 31, 2016 -- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital recently hosted the Houston Police Department for the Badges and Bears Program, with officers recognizing pediatric patients as "honorary officers". More
March 30, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that it will highlight its services during National Public Health Week, which is observed April 4-10. More
March 30, 2016 -- Lamar University will host the Joint Spring 2016 Meeting of the Texas sections of the American Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers and Zone 13 of the Society of Physics Students, March 31-April 2. More
March 29, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced the opening of its new Pearland Hospital, a 250,000 square foot, 64 bed facility. More
March 28, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann today announced that Bryan Lee has been named vice president of finance for Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. More
March 28, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today reported that a new study finds that higher rates of breastfeeding, use of vaccinations and lower rates of smoking could contribute to a reduction in ear infections for babies. More
March 25, 2016 -- Children's Memorial Hermann's Hospital today announced that Anku Kamdar, a pediatric rheumatologist affiliated with the hospital, was recently honored by the Arthritis Foundation for raising awareness about juvenile arthritis. More
March 25, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann's Mischer Neuroscience Institute will celebrate "Purple Day" on Saturday to increase awareness of epilepsy. More
March 24, 2016 -- Rice University on Wednesday announced that a team of students and mentors have created a sterilization station for surgical instruments that can help minimize the risk of infections to patients in low-resource settings. More w/Video
March 24, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District on Wednesday announced that the district's STD/HIV Control Services Division has been awarded state funding to expand its HIV prevention outreach. More
March 23, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study finds that higher concentrations of Bisphenol, or BPA, in a pregnant mother's blood may be a contributing factor in preterm births. More
March 23, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann's Mischer Neuroscience Institute today announced that it has been selected to receive the Medtronic Specify SureScan MRI Technology, an MRI-safe spinal cord stimulation device to treat patients with chronic pain syndrome, but that allows patients to receive MRI scans. More
March 23, 2016 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that a study by two researchers with the university shows that goals set at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius are "unrealistic and almost impossible to achieve". More
March 21, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a new study by researchers finds that obese women run a greater risk of depression, even with higher education, compared to women of normal weight and similar education levels. More
March 21, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District will host the Texas Public Health Association's 92nd Annual Education Conference on April 11-13 at the San Luis Resort in Galveston. More
March 18, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that women who take the birth control pill were less likely to suffer serious knee injuries. More
March 18, 2016 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that Melissa Barajas, a nurse at the hospital, has received the DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing from the DAISY Foundation. More
March 17, 2016 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston today announced that it has received more than $2 million from the Houston Endowment to establish The Center for School Behavioral Health. More
March 15, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District will offer education and free tuberculosis screenings to eligible county residents as part of World TB Day on March 24. More
March 15, 2016 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will host a meeting in Conroe on Thursday to receive public comment on a plan to reduce bacteria in Lake Houston, segments of the East and West forks of the San Jacinto River and Crystal Creek. More
March 15, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District will host representatives from the Galveston County Mosquito Control District at the April Galveston County Medical Reserve Corps meeting to discuss the local response to the threat of the Zika virus. More
March 14, 2016 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Wei Chen Lee, a researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston's Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, regarding a study that found rural women who give birth are more likely to be readmitted to hospitals than urban women. More
March 11, 2016 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that astronaut Scott Kelly will retire from the agency in April. More
March 10, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a team of scientists has developed a new process for the synthesis of anti-cancer agents originally found in bacteria. More
March 10, 2016 -- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital today provided tips for preparing kids for Daylight Savings Time. More
March 09, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that bioengineers have introduced a fast computational method to model tissue-specific metabolic pathways, which may help researchers find new therapeutic targets for cancer and other diseases. More
March 09, 2016 -- Lamar University's chapter of Sigma XI will host Dr. John Hildebrand on March 22 for a lecture on diseases transmitted by blood-sucking insects and ticks. More
March 09, 2016 -- The Houston Health Department today announced that it is able to test for the Zika virus in people living in Houston and 17 surrounding counties. More
March 08, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced that Dr. Benjamin K. Chu has been named as its President and CEO, effective in June. More
March 04, 2016 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday announced that former astronaut and United States Navy Captain Donald E. Williams passed away on February 23. More
March 03, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it will host a "Mini Medical School", a free series of lectures on various health topics, beginning March 23. More
March 02, 2016 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that Astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Tuesday following a 340-day mission on the International Space Station. More
February 27, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston on Friday hosted a dedication ceremony for Jennie Sealy Hospital. More
February 25, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Wednesday announced that researchers have published a study regarding the difference in care given to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients by medical doctors compared with nurse practitioners and physician assistants. More
February 23, 2016 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston graduate student Jesus Silvas, Vsevolod Popov and Assistant Professor Patricia Aguilar to discuss their research into the SFTS virus, which is able to spread and protect itself from antibodies in a way most viruses do not. More
February 23, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today reported that there has been a spike in flu cases in the county during February. More
February 22, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have modified a laser cutter to create an open-source platform that can print 3-D objects from powdered plastics and biomaterials. More
February 18, 2016 -- Lamar University today announced that the university's Department of Earth and Space Sciences has received two three-year software licenses, valued at approximately $1.7 million, from Schlumberger. More
February 18, 2016 -- Rice University on Wednesday announced that a study by biologists has found that outbreaks of marine viruses may be associated with coral bleaching events. More
February 18, 2016 -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas on Wednesday awarded six research grants to cancer scientists. More
February 16, 2016 -- University of Houston today announced that a new clinic has opened at the university for adolescent and family counseling. More
February 15, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Cardiologist Dr. Malos Fernandes today provided advice for heart health as part of National Heart Month. More
February 13, 2016 -- Rice University computer scientist Moshe Vardi will speak on Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to discuss the societal implications of machines performing most jobs humans currently perform. More
February 12, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that UTMB is collaborating with the Brazilian Ministry of Health to research and develop a Zika virus vaccine. More
February 10, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that a recently-discovered virus is able to spread using a novel mechanism. More
February 10, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that three of the university's faculty members have been selected to participate at a workshop organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to discuss the Zika virus. More
February 08, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that bioengineers with the university have found new techniques for precision genome editing that provide improved accuracy and have fewer off-target errors. More
February 08, 2016 -- University of Houston today announced new research shows that conducting drug screenings of patients who suffer from chronic pain increases odds that patients won't return for future treatment. More
February 04, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that Kathy Barroso has been named as the district's chief executive officer. More
February 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Dr. John Hellerstedt as director and appointed members to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. More
February 03, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced the winners of funding through the university's Technology Commercialization Program. More
February 01, 2016 -- Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services on Monday confirmed that three additional people have tested positive for Zika virus. More
January 29, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today urged those considering travel to take precautions in countries where transmission of the Zika virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, is ongoing. More
January 27, 2016 -- The Harris County Medical Society and Houston Academy of Medicine recently held a celebration to welcome in the new presidents and officers. More
January 25, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that chemists have developed an epoxy of graphene nanoribbons which could serve as an effective means of melting ice on exposed services such as on aircraft wings, wind turbines and transmission lines. More
January 25, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that scientists have made discoveries regarding different strains of deadly flesh-eating bacteria that could result in new treatments for such diseases. More
January 22, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have found that microwaves, such as those in a standard microwave oven, can be used effectively to decontaminate carbon nanotubes for uses such as drug delivery and solar panels. More
January 22, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced the launch of a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. More
January 21, 2016 -- The Harris County Medical Society will present the John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award to Dr. William Schaffner on Friday. More
January 21, 2016 -- The Houston Academy of Medicine will install Dr. Alan P. Glombicki as president of the academy on Friday. More
January 21, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that collaborative team of researchers have found antibodies that could help provide a single treatment against several types of Ebola. More
January 20, 2016 -- David Marshall, chief nursing and patient care services officer for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston health system, recently received an Excellence in Nursing Award from Modern Healthcare magazine. More
January 19, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have found that graphene oxide "paper" changes under strain, making it more or less brittle depending on how hard it is pulled. More
January 19, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have developed a tool to speed the design of molecular diagnostics that depend on the recognition of pathogen DNA and RNA. More
January 15, 2016 -- Space Center Houston has announced that its new Independence Plaza will open on January 23. More
January 15, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that K.C. Nicolaou, an organic chemist with the university, has been named recipient of the Wolf Prize in Chemistry. More
January 14, 2016 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council recently honored more than 600 first responders, healthcare providers and government leaders at its awards banquet. More
January 12, 2016 -- The Harris County Medical Society will install neurologist Dr. Kimberly Monday as its 115th president on January 22. More
January 12, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study finds that traumatic brain injury induces mental impairments using mechanisms linked with Alzheimer's disease. More
January 12, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received a $3.87 million grant from the Sealy & Smith Foundation to establish a comprehensive eye and ear center. More
January 11, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann and Victory Breast Diagnostics and Women’s Imaging are joining forces to become the Memorial Hermann Victory Women’s Imaging Center. More
January 11, 2016 -- Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services today reported that a travel-related case of the Zika virus has been confirmed in a traveler who recently returned from Latin America. More
January 11, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed an adaptive material that combines self-healing and reversible self-stiffening properties. More w/Video
January 11, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today announced that a paper by law and health experts calls for the removal of legal barriers to adolescent participation in HIV and sexually transmitted infections research. More
January 07, 2016 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced dates for free mammograms to eligible women. More
January 07, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced plans to open a new urgent care facility in Clear Lake in the summer. More
January 06, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has announced that a study on specialty referrals conducted by Sapna Kaul, assistant professor of health economics, was recently published in the American Journal of Managed Care. More
January 06, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that its "Medical Discovery News" radio show is now featured on The Huffington Post. More
January 06, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have discovered how two bacterial enzymes work to break apart lignin, which could provide a means to process materials into biofuels in the future. More
January 05, 2016 -- Spindletop Center will team up with the Lions Club of District 2-S1 to offer free vision screenings on January 11. More
January 05, 2016 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital on Monday announced that identical female triplets born on December 1 have been discharged to go home. More
January 01, 2016 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today delivered its first baby of the New Year. More
December 29, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District, in observance of Cervical Health Awareness Month, has announced that the district has education and screening resources available to detect cervical cancer. More
December 24, 2015 -- Rice University recently announced that researchers have revealed a new theory regarding the mechanisms of gene regulation. More
December 24, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Wednesday announced the launch of Adam's Miracle, a non-profit to assist families of burn victims. More
December 23, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently hosted the delivery of three identical triplet girls. More
December 21, 2015 -- David A. Bleakney, vice president and administrator of the University of Texas Medical Branch Health Angleton Danbury Campus, recently announced his retirement effective March 31, 2016. More
December 21, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a team of experts has proposed a more effective method of selecting the seasonal influenza vaccine, and has potentially identified a novel influenza virus. More
December 21, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that Aryeh Warmflash has been named a recipient of the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award to advance his study of human embryonic development. More
December 19, 2015 -- Rice University on Thursday announced that researchers have found that chronic inflammation in the bloodstream can impact depression. More w/Video
December 18, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study shows that survival rates for women under 50 years of age with endometrial cancer are not improving. More
December 17, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers developing temporary implants for facial reconstruction are incorporating a means to deliver time-released antibiotics to prevent infection while a patient heals. More
December 17, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Sealy & Smith Foundation has contributed $1 million to the university to establish an endowed chair in honor of Dr. Courtney M. Townsend, Jr. More
December 15, 2015 -- The Galveston County Animal Resource Center will provide low-cost pet vaccinations and registration on Saturday. More
December 15, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Monday announced that researchers have discovered a new way to provide early detection of a potentially deadly fungal infection in patients with suppressed immune systems. More
December 14, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that the university will send an entry into the first international NanoCar Race. More w/Video
December 10, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have produced a new theoretical study that examines the roles of obstacles to proteins triggering critical processes through interactions with specific genes. More
December 09, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed a new superhydrophobic coating that can provide an inexpensive, nontoxic means of protecting surfaces from water. More w/Video
December 08, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District has advised parents and educators to teach children the importance of good hand hygiene following an increase of the gastrointestinal illness shigellosis at area schools and daycare facilities. More
December 07, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that scientists are characterizing and analyzing the stiffness of branching carbon nanotubes. More
December 04, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed a method for reversible color changes with metal nanoparticles, which could be used to build full-color displays. More
December 04, 2015 -- The Harris County Medical Alliance will host its 42nd annual "Touch, Smell and Hear" holiday event on Monday at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science. More
December 03, 2015 -- University of Houston today announced that researchers recently conducted a research cruise to Tamu Massif, the largest known single volcano on Earth, to collect data in order to understand how the volcano formed. More
December 03, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today announced that the discovery of a new human relative species found in a South African cave by a professor with the university has been named one of the "Top 100 Stories for 2015" by Discover magazine. More
December 03, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have configured laser-induced graphene into flexible, solid-state microsupercapacitors that could provide for power energy storage and delivery. More w/Video
December 03, 2015 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Science has identified a deceased male found in October 2008 as Kino Rodriguez Cisneros. More
December 02, 2015 -- University of Houston on Tuesday announced that researchers at UH have received a $1.8 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to determine how the use of dispersants to break up an oil spill affects the natural cleaning role played by bacteria. More
December 01, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Tuesday announced that findings from a recent study revealed that teens who are involved in dating abuse – as either the perpetrator or the victim – are more likely to also be involved in cyberdating abuse. More
December 01, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that scientists are developing means to use light to control infectivity of viruses and gene delivery to the nuclei of target cells for "therapeutic" viruses. More
November 30, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have found that nanoscale octopods can serve as catalysts and plasmonic sensors, which could provide a means toward more efficient industrial processes. More w/Video
November 30, 2015 -- Three University of Texas Medical Branch researchers recently discussed with Guidry News a possible link between a transplant drug and the suppression of Alzheimer’s disease. More
November 24, 2015 -- Researchers at Rice University have won $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation to study wireless technology that uses 100 or more antennas per base station to send tightly focused beams of data to each user. More
November 20, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District has offered safety tips in regards to preparing Thanksgiving dinner. More
November 19, 2015 -- Nature Publishing Group and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on behalf of its Sealy Center for Vaccine Development announce the launch of a new open access journal called npj Vaccines. More
November 18, 2015 -- The University of St. Thomas recently broke ground on the school's new Center for Science and Health Professions. More
November 18, 2015 -- A Rice University study finds that fingerprick test results can vary significantly from drop to drop. More
November 17, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. More
November 16, 2015 -- Rice University has a posted a news release about light-driven nanosubmarines that were built at the school. More
November 16, 2015 -- Researchers from the University of Houston have analyzed brain activity data collected from more than 400 people who viewed an exhibit at the Menil Collection, offering evidence that useable brain data can be collected outside of a controlled laboratory setting. More
November 16, 2015 -- Researchers from Rice University and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte conducted a new study which revealed that overweight men are just as likely as overweight women to face discrimination in retail settings. More
November 13, 2015 -- The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative today announced that has awarded $38 million to individuals and teams studying the effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health. More
November 11, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today joined a consortium of universities and research institutions for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile. More w/Video
November 10, 2015 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council recently joined in hosting the 2015 Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Symposium, which included discussions on bioterrorism and Ebola. More
November 09, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced that Peter R. Huntsman has been named to the system's board of directors. More
November 09, 2015 -- Science policy and bioethics experts at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and Wake Forest University worked on a paper calling for an end to "stem cell tourism". More
November 05, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that research finds that guides within electronic medical records during visits help doctors provide better care to patients. More
November 05, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it now offers "Genius" 3D Mammography exams. More
November 03, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a team of bioengineers with the university and surgeons at the University of Pennsylvania have created an implant with an intricate network of blood vessels that could be used in the future for growing replacement tissues and organs for transplantation. More
November 02, 2015 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council, the Texas Department of State Health Services and Federal Emergency Management Agency Region VI will host the 2015 Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Symposium on Wednesday in Galveston. More
October 30, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that scientists with the university are assisting in increasing the capabilities of the Large Hadron Collider. More
October 30, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Thursday announced that a recent study finds that severely obese women who maintain or lose weight during pregnancy had healthier babies and lower health care costs. More
October 28, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today announced that researchers with the university have discovered promising treatment procedures for epilepsy. More
October 27, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Nikolaos Vasilakis, a researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch, who discovered a fifth strain of Dengue fever. More
October 26, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center on Monday announced that Matt Mathias will serve as its chief operating officer. More
October 26, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Dr. Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., chair of General Surgery at UTMB, has been named president-elect of the American College of Surgeons. More
October 26, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a novel and affordable diagnostic test developed by researchers at UTMB to detect chikungunya, a mosquito-borne illness, will soon be available for use. More
October 26, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have discovered a cellular signal in amniotic fluid around a fetus that builds up when a pregnant woman is about to go into labor. More
October 21, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that scientists at the university have found that graphene doped with nitrogen and augmented with cobalt atoms have proven to be an effective catalyst for the production of hydrogen from water. More w/Video
October 20, 2015 -- The Galveston County Animal Resource Center will host a Halloween Pet Costume Contest, along with low cost pet vaccinations and other services, on October 31. More
October 19, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed a tunable method to find and quantify DNA and RNA biomarkers, which is important in the detection of diseases and the design of therapies. More
October 16, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have discovered graphene spirals could be utilized as nano-sized electromagnets. More
October 16, 2015 -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on Thursday announced that the university has received a grant through the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program to support the development of unmanned aircraft systems that can detect emissions from oil and gas pipelines and plants. More
October 15, 2015 -- Rice University on Wednesday announced that the university's Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge program has made progress toward its goal of using mobile sensor data to realize precision medicine. More
October 15, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced the opening of the hospital's new bariatric program for weight loss. More
October 15, 2015 -- Texas A&M University on Tuesday announced that a study has found that migratory songbirds can carry ticks into the United States from South and Central America. More
October 14, 2015 -- Sixteen University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston faculty and staff and one student have earned UTMB President’s Cabinet awards totaling more than $230,000. More
October 13, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that new research by the university finds that diabetic patients who received primary care from nurse practitioners did not have an increase in potentially preventable hospital admissions. More
October 11, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston will provide free screening mammograms for eligible women on October 18 and November 8. More
October 09, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university is collaborating with the National Aerospace Training and Research Center in developing safety training programs that will be used to train commercial spaceflight passengers. More
October 08, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced that President & CEO Dan Wolterman intends to retire in the second half of 2016. More
October 05, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District is advising the community that it offers vital breast cancer screening services throughout the year. More
October 05, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a team of scientists is working on a project to decipher how neurons form networks with the goal of helping injured brains heal themselves. More
October 05, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study shows that exposure to testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer. More
September 25, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that the properties of proteins that allow deep-diving whales to hold their breath for long periods could help in the creation of synthetic blood for human trauma patients. More w/Video
September 25, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today unveiled "The Makerhealth Space at UTMB", a "makerspace" providing resources to help medical staff bring their ideas to improve health care to life. More w/Video
September 24, 2015 -- The Houston Health Department today announced that two federal grants, totaling $6 million, have been awarded to the city and Harris County to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in area homes. More
September 24, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a study conducted by the university has found that games used for exercising can improve physical and mental fitness in children with autism spectrum disorders. More
September 18, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District today reported that flu vaccinations are available at the district's Immunization Clinic and both Coastal Health & Wellness locations. More
September 18, 2015 -- The City of Port Arthur has announced that flu vaccinations will be offered October 1 at the Bob Bowers Civic Center and November 2 at the Downtown Port Arthur Pavilion. More
September 18, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that scientists are working on a new study of the dengue virus. More
September 17, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Dr. Kimberly Brown, a surgeon with the university, as well as a musical conductor and a member of the United States National Rowing Team are collaborating to devise a new surgical training program. More
September 16, 2015 -- The Houston Health Department will join businesses, hospitals and advocacy organizations on Monday to kick off the "Houston Boots Smoking" campaign to raise awareness about resources to stop smoking. More
September 16, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that women who delivered their baby in a rural versus an urban hospital is more likely to be re-admitted to the hospital within a month of delivery. More
September 14, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that the National Science Foundation has awarded the university a $1 million grant to investigate the magnetic interactions between stars and their planets. More
September 11, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that Coast Health & Wellness will provide counselors to assist residents applying for health insurance coverage through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. More
September 09, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System will host the inaugural meeting of the city's first Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease support group on Thursday at the Memorial City Medical Center's North Tower. More
September 08, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that five researchers have been selected to receive grants through the university's Neuroscience and Neurotechnology Institute. More
September 04, 2015 -- The Texas Hospital Association announced that a new independent panel report on the Ebola experience at Texas Health Resources last October will provide a learning map for all hospitals and health systems as well as local, federal and state public health officials to better manage future novel or rare public health events. More
September 04, 2015 -- The Spindletop Center in Beaumont, in observance of National Suicide Prevention Week, reminded the community of the resources available to assist people at risk of suicide. More
September 04, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it is adding a new program of study to "build empathy and compassion into the the curriculum" for those studying to become doctors. More
September 04, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received a $1.05 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the implementation of a school-based healthy relationship program for teens. More
September 04, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have demonstrated an efficient way to capture energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable energy by splitting water molecules. More
September 02, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have found metal substrates are a factor in forming two-dimensional, highly conductive sheets of boron, with gold or silver possibly the best for forming the material. More
September 02, 2015 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences on Tuesday announced that the institute's Forensic Anthropology Division is the first medical examiners' office in the United States to achieve accreditation under the ISO/IEC 17020 program. More
September 01, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have developed a practical method to synthesize chemical building blocks widely used in drug discovery research and in the manufacture of drugs and dyes. More
September 01, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that two new air quality monitors have been placed in the county to replace older equipment monitoring particulate matter in the area. More
August 28, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that it is consolidating vaccination services to the Texas City Immunization Clinic. More
August 27, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received a $22 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Services. More
August 27, 2015 -- Texas A&M University on Wednesday announced that a team of scientists, including a researcher with the university, has found that parts of the deep trenches in the Pacific Ocean are much "younger" than believed. More
August 24, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Alex Bukreyev, PhD, a professor of pathology and a noted virologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who was part of a collaborative team consisting of researchers from UTMB and the National Institutes of Health that developed an inhalable, needle-free vaccine that protects primates against the Ebola virus. More
August 21, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a research team at the university has developed a new drug that can counter the effects of radiation exposure. More
August 21, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that new software developed by bioengineers could speed the diagnosis of breast cancer. More
August 20, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have signed a first-ever clinical collaboration agreement, which was approved Thursday by The University of Texas System Board of Regents. More
August 20, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that chemists have developed a form of graphene that may be embedded with metallic nanoparticles that turn the material into a useful catalyst for fuel cells and other applications. More
August 13, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that it and Pennsylvania State University have opened a center for the study of the development of atom-thin, two-dimensional coatings for a variety of uses. More
August 13, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that the National Science Foundation has awarded $1.02 million to scientists at Rice and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to study how the brain processes language. More
August 12, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have developed an "big data" technique that could have a significant impact on health care. More w/Video
August 12, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that people with psychological conditions are more likely to be readmitted early into a hospital for complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. More
August 11, 2015 -- Texas A&M University will host a ceremony on Thursday to officially open the new avian health complex at the university's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. More
August 10, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the 20th Annual Immunization Day on August 15 at the AAMA Learning Center and the M.O. Campbell Education Center in Houston. More
August 10, 2015 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences today issued a news release recognizing the contributions forensic science has made to Harris County in commemoration of National Forensic Science Week. More
August 07, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds will host an annual Back-to-School Health Fair on Saturday in Missouri City. More
August 05, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed a way to mimic the biological conditions under which cancer tumors grow in bones. More
August 04, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that the university's lab has identified mutations that allow bacteria to resist antibiotics. More
August 04, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have discovered how common white fat can be converted into energy-burning brown fat. More
August 03, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that Amy Dunham, an ecologist with the university, has been selected by the United Nations as lead author of a report on human impact on biodiversity trends in Africa. More
August 03, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Dennis A. Bente, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, who is conducting research on tick-borne hemorrhagic fever viruses such as Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. More
August 03, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District will host an open house event on August 12. More
July 31, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation have provided $3 million toward placing a new student center in the new Jennie Sealy Hospital. More
July 30, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study shows that when plastic surgeons listen to music they prefer, their surgical technique and efficiency when closing incisions is improved. More
July 30, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that almost one-third of patients suffering from acute lower back pain receive imaging, which may cause harm to patients. More
July 28, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host its first Small Business Health Symposium on September 8. More
July 24, 2015 -- TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston today issued a news release in celebration of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. More w/Video
July 24, 2015 -- Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry today announced that it has received $5.4 million in funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services to expand pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training. More
July 23, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District will offer state-required school immunizations during its "Kids Health Fest" during weekdays in August at the district's Texas City Immunization Clinic. More
July 21, 2015 -- The Galveston County Animal Resource Center will provide low-cost pet vaccinations, flea control and heartworm testing and prevention on Saturday. More
July 21, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston today announced that TIRR Memorial Hermann has been named the best rehabilitation hospital in Texas, and the second best in the country, according to rankings by U.S. News & World Report. More
July 20, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study finds that there is no link between testosterone therapy and blood clots in veins. More
July 17, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has earned accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging by the American College of Radiology. More
July 16, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston today announced that it has been named one of the nation's "Most Wired" health systems for the 11th consecutive year by the American Hospital Association. More
July 16, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that while emissions of sulfur dioxide have dramatically decreased during the past 30 years, it still remains a concern for asthmatics. More
July 15, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have found that three-dimensional structures of boron nitride may be used for thermal management in small electronics. More
July 14, 2015 -- The Houston Public Library will host a free health education and screening event for eligible families on Wednesday at the Hillendahl Neighborhood Library. More
July 13, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a team of scientists with the university have synthesized shishijimicin A, a scarce natural marine product that is toxic to cancer cells. More
July 13, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a team of researchers has developed an aerosol vaccine that protects primates against Ebola. More
July 13, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that engineers have demonstrated a system that allows wireless data transmissions over UHF channels during active television broadcasts. More
July 09, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Wednesday announced that Astronaut Chris Cassidy has been named chief of the Astronaut Office. More
July 09, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a new study has found that bacteria use DNA replication to time decisions on whether to reproduce or form spores. More w/Video
July 08, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have built a simulation to show how cancerous tumors manipulate blood-vessel growth for their own benefit. More
July 08, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District today provided an update regarding beach advisories along the county's beaches. More
July 06, 2015 -- The Halo House Foundation on Friday celebrated reaching its milestone of providing 10,000 days of housing to cancer patients. More
July 04, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District has provided an update regarding beach advisories for the Independence Day holiday weekend. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that it has taken delivery of its new research vessel, the R/V Trident. More
July 01, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that opossums recently captured in Galveston County have been found to have murine typhus, an illness that can be transferred to humans by fleas. More
July 01, 2015 -- The Galveston County Animal Resource Center on Tuesday provided tips for preventing pets from being frightened by fireworks during Independence Day celebrations. More
June 30, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a study by sociologists with the university has found that bisexual men and women report poorer health than gays, lesbians and heterosexuals. More
June 30, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have found that flexing graphene may provide a means to control its electrical properties. More
June 30, 2015 -- The American Academy of Periodontology has announced that a new survey shows that 27 percent of adults admit they lie to their dentist about how often they floss their teeth. More
June 29, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that the university has recently installed the "Titan Themis", a scanning/transmission electron microscope, one of the most powerful microscopes in the country. More w/Video
June 24, 2015 -- Update: The Galveston County Health District reports that beach advisories have been lifted for Galveston beaches, with a single advisory remaining in effect for the Bolivar Peninsula. More
June 23, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center will host a free child car seat check on July 24 at the Webster Fire Department. More
June 18, 2015 -- A professor at Baylor University has offered tips to protect against the West Nile Virus. More
June 16, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch was recently named by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to be a regional treatment center for patients with Ebola or other highly infectious diseases. More
June 12, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District has advised residents that while recent news reports about "flesh eating" bacteria in Florida are not cause for panic, they should take simple precautions to protect themselves. More
June 12, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Thursday announced that the university's School of Nursing has been re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. More
June 10, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District's HIV/STD Control Services Program was recently recognized by the Texas Department of Health State Services. More
June 09, 2015 -- The Houston Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Houston Regional Benefits Office are co-hosting a town hall meeting for Veterans and family members to provide feedback on their VA experiences. More
June 09, 2015 -- The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health on Tuesday issued a statement condemning the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit's decision to vacate the lower court decision enjoining House Bill 2. More
June 09, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Monday announced that a new study has revealed that a treatment taken daily by people who have had organ transplants to prevent rejection also protects against Alzheimer's disease. More
June 05, 2015 -- Debbie Oge, the principal at Guess Elementary in Beaumont, recently led a contingent of students to help the families of burn victims being treated at the University of Texas Medical Branch's Blocker Burn Unit. More
June 03, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today announced that the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, of which the university is a partner, has received more than $500 million in funding to begin construction of the first of a new generation of extremely large telescopes. More
June 02, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed a low-cost, portable, battery-powered microendoscope that could eventually eliminate the need for biopsies for patients being screened for esophageal cancer. More w/Video
May 31, 2015 -- UnitedHealth Group has announced that it is offering a free emotional support line for those affected by severe weather in Oklahoma and Texas. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence & Innovation was recently dispatched to Wimberley, Texas to conduct low-altitude done flights to survey flood damage and assist in search and rescue efforts. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District today urged residents to take precautions from mosquito exposure. More
May 28, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today announced that biologists with the university are partnering with the University of Massachusetts Amherst to design and manufacture ultrasonic, whistle-like pulse generators to help bats and other wildlife stay away from wind turbines. More
May 26, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed a new method to detect rare DNA mutations. More
May 22, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has announced that researchers have found that drinking chamomile tea was associated with decreased risk of death from all causes in Mexican-American women over 65. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program will host a free educational seminar on melanoma prevention and skin cancer awareness on Tuesday at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont. More
May 21, 2015 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday announced that it has awarded $900,000 in grants to three Texas community health centers to advance peer support in the delivery of integrated health care. More
May 20, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston will host its annual "A Survivor's Celebration of Life" event honoring cancer survivors and their caregivers on May 29 in Houston. More
May 20, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District has confirmed a case of viral meningitis at Santa Fe Independent School District's Kubacak Elementary School. More
May 18, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held its 47th commencement ceremony on Friday. More
May 18, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that scientists with the university have designed a micro-supercapacitor that may be useful in personal and wearable electronics. More
May 15, 2015 -- The Paralyzed Veterans of America on Thursday announced that it will donate medical transfer boards to each of the 25 Department of Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Injury Centers across the country, including the center in Houston. More
May 15, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday at the UTMB Health Primary and Specialty Care Clinic in Texas City. More
May 15, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced that the House Appropriations Sucommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science has approved the FY2016 appropriations bill. More
May 14, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System recently hosted the Texas Gulf Coast Project Access "Surgical Saturday" initiative, a collaborative effort to provide free surgeries and medical procedures to uninsured residents in the Houston community. More
May 14, 2015 -- University of Houston today announced that research conducted by the university has found that climate change, in the form of a stronger sea breeze, has contributed to a reduction in high-ozone days in the Houston area. More
May 13, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that scientists with the university have found a process to simplify the manufacturing of solar cells. More
May 13, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that the agency has reached an agreement with its international partners to set a new schedule for spacecraft traffic to and from the International Space Station. More
May 12, 2015 -- The American Lung Association in Texas - Houston office is lighting City Hall in turquoise during the week in support of LUNG FORCE, a movement launched to unite women against lung cancer, during National Women's Lung Health Week. More
May 08, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that microchipping of pets is now required in unincorporated areas of the county, as well as in many cities. More
May 08, 2015 -- University of Houston today announced that it will lead plans for an Advanced Superconductor Manufacturing Institute, aimed at speeding the full commercialization of high-temperature superconductors. More
May 07, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently received the 2015 IBCLC Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and the International Lactation Consultant Association. More
May 07, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have successfully tested a vaccine for Chagas disease. More
May 07, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have discovered a new method to tune light-induced vibrations of nanoparticles through slight alterations to the surface to which the particles are attached, a process that may provide new applications in molecular sensing and wireless communications. More
May 06, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System is hosting several events in celebration of National Nurses Week, which is observed May 6-12. More w/Video
May 06, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study in collaboration with Harokpio University has found that expecting mothers who gain more weight than recommended, do not exercise or smoke during pregnancy increase the likelihood their child will be obese. More
May 05, 2015 -- The Memorial Hermann Health System is offering health and wellness tips for women this Mother's Day. More
May 05, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received two grants totaling $707,790 from The Sealy & Smith Foundation to support the purchase of new equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of arterial disease and breast cancer. More
May 04, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have found that a two-dimensional material studied for its semiconducting properties, can be changed from a brittle substance to take on the qualities of plastic through exposure to a sulfur-infused gas in the proper conditions. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has installed check-in kiosks in the center's emergency department lobby. More
May 04, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that spirometry, a common test that allows physicians to determine how well a person's lungs work, is underutilized for asthma diagnosis and management from 2001 to 2011. More
May 01, 2015 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has published a study finding that the resilience of coastal communities against storms, flooding and erosion can be strengthened when protected by natural infrastructure such as marshes, reefs and beaches, or with hybrid approaches. More
April 30, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Wednesday announced that new research between UTMB and Virginia Commonwealth University has found that brain function of people addicted to cocaine is different than that of people who are not addicted, and often linked to highly impulsive behavior. More
April 30, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital will host a free online seminar on May 6 to discuss symptoms and treatment options for acid reflux. More
April 29, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Angela Colantonio from the University of Toronto has been named winner of the Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation. More
April 29, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a team of students at the university has developed a smartphone application to monitor and control a heart pump in a patient. More w/Video
April 29, 2015 -- The American Lung Association today released its "State of the Air 2015" report, which showed Houston ranked as one of the cleanest cities in the nation for short-term particle pollution. More
April 28, 2015 -- Galveston County Health District Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mark Guidry has posted a guest column urging residents to consider the future of the district's health clinic in the Island Community Center. More
April 27, 2015 -- The Lymphatic Education & Research Network is seeking participants and sponsors for its Baseball Hit-A-Thon for Lymphedema & Lymphatic Disease event on August 1, 2015. More
April 27, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District will host an Environmental Awareness Event on Tuesday to discuss the health hazards caused by pouring fats, oils and grease into drains. More
April 27, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study shows that augmenting hydrogen sulfide, a gas produced naturally within the human body, can reduce the severity of respiratory syncytial virus. More
April 26, 2015 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement on Friday was presented to Colonel Robert D. Cabana, a former astronaut who now is director of the Kennedy Space Center. More
April 24, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Center recently expanded its clinic facilities at Shearn Moody Plaza in Galveston. More
April 24, 2015 -- Rice University recently presented a chair developed by a team of students as part of an effort to design furniture intended for use on other planets. More w/Video
April 23, 2015 -- The Texas Tribune will host a symposium with policymakers on health care in Texas on May 4 at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin. More
April 23, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for the university's chronic obstructive pulmonary disease program. More
April 22, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have successfully developed a post-exposure treatment that is effective against a strain of the Ebola virus that caused the death of thousands of people in West Africa. More
April 22, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a student team is creating a feedback device for the hand that allows users to feel what they're touching in virtual environments. More w/Video
April 21, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston School of Nursing will host its commencement ceremony on Friday at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
April 21, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that Kelly Ochoa has been promoted to vice president of operations and chief nursing officer. More
April 20, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that new research conducted at the university suggests a new drug strategy to stop or slow insulin-influenced tumor growth. More w/Video
April 17, 2015 -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baptist Health today announced a partnership agreement to create a joint cancer program in northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. More
April 17, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced the opening of Memorial Hermann Wound Care, an outpatient center offering state-of-the-art wound care treatment options. More
April 16, 2015 -- Mediastar Corporation announced the completion of construction at the new Bay Area Rehabilitation Hospital in Webster. More
April 16, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that research materials for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station was launched on a re-supply flight utilizing SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that Coastal Health and Wellness, a federally-qualified health center, has received a Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission. More
April 16, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute as an organization to develop benchmark procedures in the area of health care administration. More
April 15, 2015 -- The Texas Medical Board on Tuesday announced that it has adopted rules to expand opportunities for telemedicine. More
April 15, 2015 -- Rice University on Tuesday announced that a freshman engineering design team has created a device that can quickly numb an area of skin in order to reduce pain when receiving an injection. More w/Video
April 13, 2015 -- Lamar University will host a free educational fair, featuring hands-on activities in science, math and engineering, on April 18 at the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum. More
April 13, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently hosted "The Art of Knowing", a free event providing health information for women in Pearland. More
April 13, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today announced that the United States Department of Energy has awarded $1.2 million to a chemist at the university for the development of advanced hydrogen storage materials. More
April 11, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District honored dozens of outstanding food service establishments and several "public health heroes" during the organization’s 2015 Gold Ribbon Awards ceremony. More
April 09, 2015 -- Lamar University recently received a $625,300 grant from the National Science Foundation for a special program to increase the number of students in engineering from underrepresented groups. More
April 09, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a team of students has designed a low-cost incubator for warming hypothermic infants in developing countries. More w/Video
April 08, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that Scott Packard has been named the district's new public information officer. More
April 08, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a team of scientists with the university and the Texas Children's Hospital have found that amniotic stem cells with injectable hydrogels can promote the growth of functional blood vessels. More
April 08, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a team of researchers has developed a quick-acting vaccine "that is both safe and effective with a single dose" against the Ebola virus strain that affected people in West Africa last year. More
April 08, 2015 -- The National Hurricane Museum and Science Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana today announced that it has received a $1 million pledge from the Stream family in support of the building and operation of the center. More
April 08, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that engineering students and mentors at the university and the Baylor College of Medicine are developing a vest that allows the deaf to "feel" and understand speech. More w/Video
April 06, 2015 -- The Christus Health & Wellness Center will host its Second Annual Shields & Axes fundraiser event on April 11. More
April 06, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have found a technique that uses a video camera to monitor patients' vital signs just by looking at their faces. More w/Video
April 03, 2015 -- The Easter Bunny on Friday visited patients at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. More
April 02, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced that Kyle Price has been named CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. More
March 31, 2015 -- University of Houston today announced that a team of researchers with the university has created an algorithm that assists in a non-invasive technique for amputees to use a prosthetic hand using their thoughts. More
March 30, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital has been named a Blue Distinction Center® for its gastric banding and stapling programs by Blue Cross Blue Shield. More
March 27, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it will open a new Primary and Specialty Care Clinic in Texas City on Monday. More
March 27, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it is one of the first hospitals to offer a new procedure to treat peripheral artery disease. More
March 26, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today issued a news release regarding the spread of the chikungunya virus, which is predicted to reach the United States. More
March 26, 2015 -- Rice University on Wednesday announced that carbon nanotube fibers developed by the university may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain, and may assist in treatment for patients with neurological disorders. More
March 26, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines - Target: Stroke Silver Plus Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award. More
March 26, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study by the university has found that a single dose of immunotherapy reverses memory problems in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease. More
March 25, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received the Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association in recognition of its resuscitation standards. More
March 21, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital reports that it has again received certification as a Texas Ten Step Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. More
March 20, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital will host a free screening for head and neck cancers on April 23. More
March 20, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital on Thursday celebrated Certified Nurses Day. More
March 20, 2015 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center recently presented a donation to Communities in Schools-Bay Area. More
March 19, 2015 -- Galveston Historical Foundation will honor Dr. Joan Richardson with the 22nd annual “Steel Oleander” award at a luncheon on Tuesday, April 21. More
March 18, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently hosted Faithful Friends, which brought therapy dogs to visit with patients at the hospital. More
March 18, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that five of its primary care clinics were recently recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for having the highest level of patient-centered care. More
March 18, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that engineers with the university have developed a mobile system that captures high-resolution images inside the eye. More w/Video
March 16, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that bioengineers with the university and with the Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center are utilizing techniques in tissue engineering to better study the stomach flu. More
March 13, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently reached out to students at Dow Chemical's Houston Area Science and Engineering Festival held at San Jacinto College. More
March 13, 2015 -- University of Houston has announced that Preethi Gunaratne, a professor with the university, will participate in a panel addressing personalized medicine on Tuesday at the South by Southwest Health and MedTech Expo in Austin. More
March 13, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Sreenivas Phani Veeranki of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is lead author of a new study conducted in collaboration with East Tennessee State University, the Indian Institute of Technology and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa regarding secondhand smoke. More
March 13, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Alexander Vo has returned to the university as vice president for telemedicine and health services technology. More
March 10, 2015 -- Winnie Community Hospital is opening a health care clinic to serve the Bolivar Peninsula for the first time since Hurricane Ike. More
March 10, 2015 -- The Texas Medical Association today issued a news release regarding human papillomavirus vaccine and its impact in fighting common cancers. More
March 10, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that The Sealy & Smith Foundation is providing $75 million to renovate both the interior and exterior of John Sealy Hospital. More
March 08, 2015 -- UTMB Health and the School of Health Professions on Saturday hosted the "SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk." More
March 04, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Tuesday announced that a new study found that 20 percent of men who were prescribed testosterone had normal testosterone levels. More
March 04, 2015 -- University of Houston researchers report that they have found a link between flame retardants and obesity. More
March 04, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System recently participated in "Pearland Day in Austin", an advocacy event held during the state legislative session. More
March 03, 2015 -- University of Texas Medical Branch researchers who helped assess the effectiveness of a new rapid test kit to diagnose Ebola learned this week it has received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. More
March 03, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center recently participated in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's "Go Texan Day". More
March 03, 2015 -- Bay Area Regional Medical Center recently named Tim Schmidt as CEO and Dr. Michael Lyons as Chief Medical Officer. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Memorial Hermann Health System is ending February, which is National Heart Month, by offering tips to prevent a heart attack. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Texas Medical Board recently disciplined 45 licensed physicians and issued three cease and desist orders. More
February 27, 2015 -- Mental health advocates representing the Gulf Coast Center and the National Alliance on Mental Illness met with Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth in Austin for Legislative Day. More
February 27, 2015 -- Baylor University today announced that researchers have found direct evidence of gene-exposure link in Gulf War Illness, a condition affecting veterans of Operation Desert Storm. More
February 26, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have identified mechanisms involved in the antibody response to the Marburg virus, a step in developing immunity to the disease. More
February 26, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch on Wednesday hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new UTMB Galveston Pediatric Primary Care Clinic and Pediatric Urgent Car Clinic at 6416 Broadway. More
February 25, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today announced that the university has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support research aimed at treating potentially fatal brain aneurysms. More
February 23, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital is offering free screenings for head and neck cancers. More
February 23, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Rana Bonds, lead author on a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston study that found that most patients do not use medically prescribed inhalers and epinephrine autoinjectors correctly. More
February 20, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System recently utilized a technique to lower the temperature of a heart attack victim to prevent death and brain damage for the patient. More
February 20, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received a $1.4 million grant to improve rates of human papilloma virus vaccinations among local adolescents. More
February 19, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it is changing the name its mainland facility to the UTMB Health League City Campus. More
February 17, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for the hospital's knee and hip replacement surgeries. More
February 17, 2015 -- College of the Mainland nursing students recently assisted a student suffering from a stroke during a day of clinicals at the school. More
February 16, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital celebrated the official opening of its new Supportive Medicine Outpatient Clinic on February 10. More
February 16, 2015 -- The Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster today announced a four-story expansion. More
February 13, 2015 -- The City of Houston, along with the Harris County Healthcare Alliance, will release a newly revised State of Health Report for 2015-2016 on February 18. More
February 09, 2015 -- The Texas Center for Proton Therapy today announced that Dr. Andrew K. Lee has been named medical director at the center. More
February 05, 2015 -- The First Annual Slam LAM 5k Walk, in support of Kathi Hawn, who has a progressive lung disease striking primarily women and which currently has no cure, will be held on March 21 in Houston. More
February 04, 2015 -- The American Heart Association will host various activities in Houston in February in observance of Heart Month. More
February 03, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center has named Psychiatric Response Team Psychiatrist Donna Rocha, M.D., as Physician of the Year for Behavioral Health Services. More
February 01, 2015 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 51-year-old woman off a Carnival cruise ship approximately 184 miles offshore of Galveston early Sunday. More
January 30, 2015 -- Texas A&M University recently conducted a study to make extended bed rest safer by utilizing volunteers who stayed in bed for 10 days straight. More
January 29, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital on Wednesday announced that the hospital performed more than 10,000 surgical cases in 2014. More
January 29, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston on Thursday announced that a new study shows that flame-retardants may be a contributing factor in preterm births. More
January 28, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis and State Representative Gene Wu will host a press conference on Thursday at Houston City Hall to announce local events and resources for enrollment in health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Harris County Hospital District Foundation is seeking community support for its Troubleshooters Immunization Program which provides immunizations to children and the elderly in-need, including the Measles vaccination. More
January 23, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it now offers a minimally invasive procedure to remove blood clots to better help patients recover from a stroke. More
January 23, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Wednesday announced that a new study by UTMB researchers shows that only about half of teenage girls receive the HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical and other types of cancer in women. More
January 23, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and League City EMS on Thursday recognized hospital staff and EMS crew who helped save the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest in September. More
January 19, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center will recognize an EMS crew, first responders and hospital staff on Thursday for their efforts in saving the life of a critical care patient in September. More
January 19, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann's Convenient Care Center in Pearland recently hosted a tour from the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District reports that the flu is circulating among county residents. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Harris County Medical Society recently presented the John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award to Allen B. Weisse. More
January 15, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it is now enrolling members in its MultiShare Plan, which is designed to help small businesses in Galveston County provide health benefits to employees. More
January 14, 2015 -- The Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine installed their new officers on January 9, at the HCMS/HAM Installation of Officers & Leadership Recognition, at the Petroleum Club of Houston. More
January 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently joined the City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department and the Ibn Sina Foundation to celebrate the opening of the new Ibn Sina Health Clinic. More
January 14, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston on Tuesday announced the addition of three school-based health centers and a mobile dental van to extend access to care for underserved students. More
January 14, 2015 -- Officials in Killeen report that there was no evidence of Ebola in the death of a Fort Hood soldier who recently returned from West Africa. More
January 13, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Mostafa Borahay, the co-director of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is part of a research team that is studying a drug normally used to fight cholesterol that may prevent hysterectomies in women with uterine fibroids. More
January 12, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study estimates that more than two-fifths of teens who never smoke are exposed to secondhand smoke outside the home. More
January 09, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center recently performed the area's first Single-Site robotic-assisted hysterectomy. More
January 08, 2015 -- The Harris County Medical Society will present Dr. Allen B. Weisse with the John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award on January 9. More
January 05, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that its first baby of 2015 was born at 12:49 a.m. on January 1. More
January 04, 2015 -- The 13th Texas Med Fun Run 2015, presented by The Sue and Lester Smith Foundation, will be held on Saturday, February 7. More
January 02, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced the birth of its first baby of the new year. More
December 24, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital's Perioperative Services Team recently collected children's gifts for donation to the Pearland Independent School District's Angel Tree Project. More
December 23, 2014 -- A study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston explores the benefits of gallbladder removal. More
December 23, 2014 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services today reminded Texans to take precautions against the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome due to a recent report of the disease along the central Texas coast. More
December 22, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston President Dr. David Callender to discuss the past year and to look ahead toward 2015. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine will install new officers in an event on January 9. More
December 17, 2014 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has released a comprehensive guidebook that demystifies Texas' complex maze of mental health systems and services. More
December 16, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study by the university finds that a majority of patients often do not use inhalers and epinephrine autoinjectors correctly. More
December 15, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Brian Downer, lead author of a study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the University of Kentucky and the University of Maryland that found that for people 60 years of age and older who do not have dementia, that light to moderate alcohol consumption during late life is associated with higher episodic memory, the ability to recall memories of events. More
December 11, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently named Dr. Brian Brendel as its 2014 Physician of the Year. More
December 10, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Thomas Geisbert, professor of microbiology and immunology at the university, has been named as part of Time magazine's "Person of the Year" special recognizing those fighting the Ebola virus. More
December 10, 2014 -- The 25th Anniversary Edition of America's Health Rankings were released today, with Texas ranked as 31st among all states in overall health. More
December 10, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently hosted a visit from the Healing Hugs Coca-Cola Polar Bear. More
December 10, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a study by researchers at the university finds that Hispanic women are significantly less likely to survive endometrial uterine cancer than non-Hispanic women. More
December 09, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch today announced that 44 physicians at the university have been named as Texas "Super Doctors" by Texas Monthly. More
December 09, 2014 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has expanded the center's inpatient rehabilitation unit. More
December 08, 2014 -- The Memorial Hermann Health System announced that family medicine physician Ted Roeser, M.D. has joined the Memorial Hermann Medical Group and is anchoring the newest primary care location in League City. More
December 08, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society Alliance on Monday hosted approximately 400 children with various physical and mental challenges at its annual "Touch, Smell and Hear" holiday event. More
December 08, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the work of UTMB scientists was featured prominently in the newest edition of a compendium on viruses that is "recognized as the definitive textbook on viruses and their effects on people". More
December 08, 2014 -- Guidry News Service visited recently with Dr. Rebeca Wong, the director of the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization Collaborating Center on Aging and Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, which has recently been re-designated as a collaborating center. More
December 08, 2014 -- The world experts on aging research at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have again received an international designation acknowledging their special niche in an area that grows more complex every day as the elderly population explodes worldwide. More
December 07, 2014 -- Supporters of Galveston's Ronald McDonald House, including local dignitaries and celebrities, participated in the annual "Light Up the House" event for the Holiday Season on Friday December 5. Photos
December 04, 2014 -- University of Houston today announced that a pair of professors with the university have received a $519,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. More
December 04, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response has issued its report on the state's ability to prepare for and respond to infectious diseases. More
December 03, 2014 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services will unveil a new HIV/STD Mobile Clinic on Thursday. More
December 02, 2014 -- The Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on Monday released its interim report to the 84th Texas Legislature. More
November 26, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District will be offering seasonal flu immunizations at several community locations in December. More
November 25, 2014 -- Dr. Bernard Milstein of The Eye Clinic of Texas was recently named a Super Doctor for the tenth consecutive year. More
November 25, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is part of a collaboration led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science that received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel intravaginal ring capable of delivering powerful antiretroviral drugs to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted human immunodeficiency virus in women. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin today announced that it has awarded $946,600 in grants to 11 faith-based organizations for African American mental health education. More
November 25, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston today announced that Dr. Joshua Hamilton has joined its Medical Group Southeast General Surgery as a general surgeon. More
November 25, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today announced that a team of researchers from TAMU, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have developed a new injectable material that could be used to treat wounded soldiers suffering from internal bleeding. More
November 24, 2014 -- Bay Area Regional Medical Center on Friday announced that Tim Schmidt has been named the center's new chief administrative officer. More
November 21, 2014 -- A brain injury expert during a sports medicine symposium Friday at Texas A&M University said concussions are having a devastating impact on football. More
November 20, 2014 -- The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health awarded a $1.5 million grant to a professor at the University of Houston for a study on Asian American breast cancer survivors. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the Texas Medical Center Address luncheon on Tuesday, featuring a presentation by Dr. Robert C. Robbins, president and CEO of the medical center. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services on Wednesday reported that it has confirmed 26 cases of enterovirus D68 in the state. More
November 19, 2014 -- A scientist at the University of Texas Medical Branch found a marker that predicts changes in cholesterol levels as people grow older. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's Starry Night walk/run event has raised nearly $15,000 in Houston on November 15. More
November 18, 2014 -- Fruition Technology Labs has opened a new incubator project to provide co-working space for "humanity-focused startups" near the Texas Medical Center. More
November 18, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that it has received re-accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging from the American College of Radiology. More
November 13, 2014 -- Coastal Health and Wellness staff members are offering assistance to those looking to obtain coverage through the federal government's Health Insurance Marketplace. More
November 11, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently performed an angioplasty procedure on a heart attack patient within 33 minutes of the patient's arrival. More
November 11, 2014 -- The Texas Hospital Association today announced the launch of KnowledgeShare, an online library designed to help hospitals search for and share innovative ways to provide the best possible care for patients. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council this week hosted the Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Symposium in Galveston, with topics including emergency preparedness for disease outbreaks such as Ebola. More
November 06, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch today announced that scientists at the university were recently recognized by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene for their contributions in research. More
November 04, 2014 -- Rice University's James Baker, III Institute of Public Policy will host a panel on November 12 on whether the Texas is ready to accept marijuana as a form of medical treatment. More
November 04, 2014 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston President Dr. David Callender on Monday officially welcomed Cheryl A. Sadro, executive vice president and chief business and finance officer for UTMB, during a reception in the Caduceus Room of the Administration Building. More
November 04, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that it has received Chest Pain Center reaccreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. More
November 04, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response has recommended guidelines for the monitoring of health care workers and others returning to Texas from Ebola-endemic areas in West Africa. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District has advised residents to get vaccinated ahead of the upcoming influenza season. More
October 30, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently performed a cesarean section to deliver a Clear Lake couple's triplets. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension Service has been awarded a “Programs to Reduce Obesity in High-Obesity Areas” grant to support national efforts by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council and the Texas Department of State Health Services will host the sixth annual Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Symposium November 5-7 in Galveston. More
October 28, 2014 -- United States Congressmen Gene Green and Pete Olson will participate in a round table discussion with physicians and research experts from the Texas Medical Center on October 30. More
October 27, 2014 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and The American Diabetes Association will host the third annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, November 1 at Walter Hall Park at 9 a.m. More
October 27, 2014 -- University of Houston today announced that clinical trials are underway for an anticancer drug developed by Rathindra Bose, vice president for research and technology transfer at the university. More
October 24, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District and the University of Texas Medical Branch have determined that a patient with suspicious symptoms definitively does not have Ebola and that there is no risk to Galveston County communities associated with the patient. More
October 24, 2014 -- The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued a statement regarding the Ebola virus. More
October 23, 2014 -- Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the University of Kentucky and the University of Maryland report that they have found that for people 60 and older, who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption can improve their ability to remember events. More
October 23, 2014 -- An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University report that they have identified small molecules that can represent a new class of anticancer drugs with a novel target for the treatment of lung cancer. More
October 23, 2014 -- Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch described a practical patient-centered approach to managing dietary supplement use in cancer care in a review article published in the September edition of Current Oncology Reports. More
October 23, 2014 -- The Texas Medical Center today announced that Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC plans to expand J-Labs to include a new business incubator within the center's Innovation Institute. More
October 23, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital was recently recognized with the "Excellence through Insight" award by HealthStream, Inc. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Texas Medical Association and Texas Nurses Association on Monday sponsored a tele-town hall meeting regarding the Ebola Virus. More
October 21, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the creation of an Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas. More
October 20, 2014 -- Forty-three Texans, who were monitored for 21 days following their contact with the state's first Ebola patient, have been cleared from active monitoring. More
October 19, 2014 -- The D’Feet Breast Cancer 14th “Celebration of Life” Run/Walk was held on Saturday at Moody Gardens in Galveston. More
October 19, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District reports that it has reviewed all available information regarding a potential Ebola contact voluntarily isolated on a cruise ship returning to the Port of Galveston and has made the assessment that there is no evidence of a public health threat to cruise passengers or to Galveston County. More
October 18, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District reports that it is continuing to review all available information regarding a potential Ebola contact voluntarily isolated on a cruise ship returning to the Port of Galveston Sunday morning. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District has been in communications with the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State Health Services on several occasions to gather details about a cruise ship returning to the Port of Galveston on Sunday. More
October 16, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it is prepared to assist in combating the Ebola Virus in Texas. More
October 13, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston will host a conference on Tuesday to discuss best practices for advanced practice registered nurses. More
October 13, 2014 -- Texas A&M University on Friday announced that it has joined a consortium with the Baylor College of Medicine to collaborate on providing care for people with Tourette syndrome. More
October 13, 2014 -- Texas Gulf Coast Medical Group in Webster recently received the Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award for "illustrating their commitment to delivering quality care" to patients. More
October 08, 2014 -- The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control have tabbed the Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio as the first hospital system in the United States to pilot the CDC’s Ebola Microsite for U.S. healthcare workers on its health care system’s website. More
October 08, 2014 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security's Customs & Border Protection today announced that new layers of entry screening will be implemented at five United States airports that receive more than 94 percent of travelers from Ebola-affected nations. More
October 07, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today toured the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. More
October 03, 2014 -- Texas Dentists for Medicaid Reform announced on Friday that the staff of the Texas Sunset Commission issued its long anticipated report on their proposed recommendations for changes to the Health and Human Services Commission which is under sunset review this year. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services on Tuesday issued a news release regarding a confirmed case of the Ebola virus in Dallas. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it is now operating the only Level II trauma capable facility in the Houston Bay Area. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Texas Hospital Association on Tuesday issued a statement in response to a confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas. More
September 30, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host Dr. Theresa Ochoa, a pediatric infectious disease expert from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru, as featured speaker at UTMB's global health symposium on October 11. More
September 29, 2014 -- Alvin Community College's Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography program will host the Pediatric and Fetal Echocardiography Symposium on October 10-11. More
September 26, 2014 -- Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital have invented new pediatric heart-defect patches that utilize carbon nanotubes to serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through the patch. More w/Video
September 25, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has been awarded a $5.7 million grant and has been named the lead institution for a University of Texas System collaboration to enhance research and biomedical advancements to combat human disease. More
September 25, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society today announced that more than 350 men and women have benefited from its "Operation Gang Together D-Tag" Tattoo Removal Program to remove gang tattoos from former gang members who participate in the program. More
September 24, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced the recipients of the 2014 President's Cabinet Awards. More
September 19, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch is set to open the UTMB Pediatric and Adult Primary Care Clinic, a new freestanding facility located at 2020 East Highway 6 in Alvin, on September 22. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that it will provide assistance to medical practitioners serving Texas patients who require prescriptions for hydrocodone combination products, which are being reclassified as a more restricted substance. More
September 19, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur Health Department will offer flu vaccinations on October 1 and November 3. More
September 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today participated in the site dedication for the future Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility at Texas A&M University. More
September 18, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston today announced that it is offering a free Nurse Health Line to provide assistance with health needs and advice. More
September 17, 2014 -- A professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has implemented lifesaving protocol for school children with severe allergies. More
September 17, 2014 -- The aerospace medicine group at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston recently studied how average people with common medical problems — high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, lung diseases like asthma or emphysema and back and neck injuries, surgeries or disorders — would be able to tolerate the stresses of commercial spaceflight. More
September 16, 2014 -- Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have analyzed whether monitors reflect practices used by health care providers. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued the final rule necessary to implement a law authored by United States Senators John Cornyn and Amy Klobuchar to expand prescription drug take-back programs. More
September 08, 2014 -- The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation has announced that it is offering grants to families in need to help pay for their child's health care treatments. More
September 05, 2014 -- The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease on Friday awarded $825,000 in grant funding for cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research in Texas. More
September 02, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Alex Bukreyev, a professor of pathology at University of Texas at Galveston and a noted virologist, who has been awarded two National Institutes of Health grants and a U.S. Department of Defense grant totaling more than $6 million to develop experimental drugs against both Ebola and Marburg viruses. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Bay Area Regional Medical Center has announced that it has received The Joint Commission's "Gold Seal of Approval" for accreditation. More
August 29, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers has been named vice president and chief medical officer for the Health System at UTMB. More
August 29, 2014 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that the hospital has performed more than 2,000 robotic surgeries. More
August 28, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will open its Sports Injury Clinic on Saturdays beginning August 30. More
August 28, 2014 -- University of Houston on Tuesday announced that optometrists with the university are collaborating on a NASA study that examines ocular changes seen in a number of astronauts. More
August 28, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that researchers with the university have confirmed the synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic. More
August 28, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston on Wednesday announced that its Prevention and Recovery Center now offers a non-invasive, drug-free alternative for pain relief. More
August 26, 2014 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin today announced the award of eight grants, totaling approximately $10 million, to various organizations as part of an initiative to identify and address the mental health needs of transition-age youth and their families in the Houston/Harris County area. More
August 21, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital reports that it is among the first to offer a drug-eluting stent in the treatment of peripheral artery disease. More
August 21, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a new partnership to provide a new level of specialized breast screening at a network of community breast care centers in the greater Houston area. More
August 20, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers with the university, working in collaboration with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, have developed a treatment effective against the Marburg virus. More
August 19, 2014 -- The Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center will host its Ninth Annual Ride for Recovery on September 21. More
August 18, 2014 -- Mercy Ships today announced that it has delayed a mission to send a hospital ship to Africa due to the Ebola epidemic along the continent's west coast. More
August 15, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 33-year-old crew member off a bulk freighter, Friday, after he suffered an arm injury following a fall in the bilge of the vessel, 172 miles offshore of Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
August 15, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development has been named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training on Emerging Infectious Diseases. More
August 15, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch Sealy Center for Vaccine Development has been named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training on Emerging Infectious Diseases. News Release
August 13, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital has announced that it offers transradial cardiac catheterization, a new technique allowing access to a patient's heart through the wrist, instead of groin. More
August 08, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System has announced the launch of a new free Nurse Health Line for parents. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Coastal Health & Wellness clinic in Texas City will hold an open house on August 13 in observance of National Health Center Week. More
August 01, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today announced that two scientists with the university have developed a treatment that shows promise in fighting fibrotic disease. More
July 31, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston was recently named as the nation's "Most Wired", according to a survey by the American Hospital Association. More
July 31, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers at the university have received more than $6 million in grants to develop treatments for the Ebola and Marburg viruses. More
July 28, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston today announced that a grant through the Health Resources and Service Administration has funded a program that has assisted in a program offering student teams to provide collaborative care for children and families through Child Protective Services. More
July 25, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District today urged residents to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses during the summer months. More
July 25, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently participated in "Make Someone Smile" Week, with patients at the hospital receiving bouquets of flowers. More
July 24, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston today announced that it is launching DocbookMD, a "physician-centric" mobile communications solution application to enhance communications between its doctors. More
July 23, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have shown that "brown fat", or brown adipose tissue, protects against diabetes and obesity. More
July 23, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District will host its "Kids Health Fest 2014" event August 1-29, providing required vaccinations for children before they return to schools. More
July 22, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center will unveil its new EMS Bay on Thursday. More
July 21, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston recently provided some tips in preventing skin cancer and in identifying possible skin cancers. More
July 16, 2014 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston will participate in the 2014 Veterans Mental Health Summit, which will be held on August 15 at the University of St. Thomas campus in Houston. More
July 16, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2014 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award. More
July 15, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Elena Volpi, the interim director of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston’s Sealy Center on Aging and the principal investigator for UTMB in a $30 million national study to prevent falls in older people. More
July 13, 2014 -- Jennifer Newton, communications coordinator of of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol, has posted a guest column. More
July 07, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with noted Houston periodontologist, Dr. Todd Scheyer, about the American Academy of Periodontology’s “Love the Gums You’re With” campaign. More
July 07, 2014 -- The D’Feet Breast Cancer 14th “Celebration of Life” Run/Walk will be held on October 18 at Moody Gardens in Galveston. More
July 04, 2014 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the state’s first case of West Nile illness of the season. DSHS is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness. More
July 02, 2014 -- Christie Ramirez has posted a complaint that the medical boarding passes being used by Bolivar residents to take the ferry to Galveston Island are not being checked by security officials. More
July 02, 2014 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers report that that testosterone therapy does not increase men’s risk for heart attack. More w/Video
July 01, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society recently held the 22nd annual Boy Scout Physicals program at the Boy Scout Headquarters in Houston. More
June 30, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston is currently recruiting veterans as new employees. More
June 27, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in Houston has opened a Medication Therapy and Wellness Clinic. More
June 25, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Thomas Geisbert to discuss research that led to a new breakthrough in countering the deadly Nipah virus, which was published this afternoon in the journal Science Translational Medicine. More
June 25, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann today announced that Dr. John P. Breinholt has been named chief of pediatric cardiology at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. More
June 25, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that nursing professionals with UTMB have received awards through the Good Samaritan Foundation's Excellence in Nursing categories. More
June 25, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a research team has reported a new breakthrough in countering the Nipah virus. More
June 24, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in Houston has again been awarded a full three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology. More
June 23, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston has launched its new free Nurse Health Line which allows callers to talk directly with a registered nurse, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. More
June 23, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann's Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center in Houston has received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association. More
June 20, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann on Friday announced that six of its hospitals have achieved Healthgrades' 2014 Maternity Care Excellence Award. More
June 17, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann today announced that it has received the 2014 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award from Healthgrades. More
June 17, 2014 -- Rice University on Monday announced that an international team of scientists is creating composite particles that could be used in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging to improve detection and fight disease. More
June 17, 2014 -- Rice University on Monday announced that scientists with the university have published an open-access study regarding the process by which stem cells differentiate. More
June 16, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann staff with its Southeast Hospital and Pearland Convenience Care Center will participate in the Eighth Annual Vic Coppinger YMCA Freedom Triathlong event on June 29. More
June 16, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a study by UTMB researchers shows that mutation of the chikungunya virus places several countries at risk of epidemic circulation of the virus. More
June 14, 2014 -- Rice University has released a report showing that nearly all adult Texans were aware of the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace before the open-enrollment period ended. More
June 12, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university is participating in a $30 million national study to prevent falls in older people. More
June 11, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Dr. David Herndon, the Jesse H. Jones Distinguished Chair in Burn Surgery at UTMB, has been named a recipient of the International Burn Foundation's Tanner-Vandeput-Boswick Burn Prize. More
June 09, 2014 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will provide free screenings and vital healthcare information to medically underserved men throughout the month of June in Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange in recognition of National Men's Health Month. More
June 07, 2014 -- Nine tenure-track assistant professors in Texas have been awarded $173,250 in grants by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to conduct innovative research in mental health. More
June 06, 2014 -- University of Houston on Thursday announced that Jeremy May, a chemist with the university, has been awarded a five-year, $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop synthetic strategies to increase the efficiency and yields of chemical reactions, which could impact disease management and treatments. More
June 05, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that bioengineers at the university are developing a simple, accurate test to detect signs of HIV in patients in resource-poor settings. More
June 05, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that researchers at the university and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found a technique that could use carbon nanotubes to deliver drugs to pancreatic cancer cells and destroy them from within. More
June 03, 2014 -- Dr. David Herndon, Chief of Staff and Director of Research at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston as well as Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch, has received the Tanner-Vandeput-Boswick prize from the International Burn Foundation. More
June 03, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District today reminded residents to take precautions against exposure to the West Nile Virus, which is spread through mosquitoes. More
June 03, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System physicians W. Clay Brown and Mike Leath warn of substance abuse or addiction relapse through prescription drug treatments, and offer alternatives and methods for treating addicted patients. More
May 30, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System on Thursday announced that both its Southwest Hospital and Memorial City Medical Center received three-star ratings for their heart bypass surgery procedures from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. More
May 27, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Douglas Paddon-Jones, leader of a team of researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who last week announced their finding that a full serving of protein is needed at each meal for maximum muscle health. More
May 27, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that improved access to health care could lead to the overuse of mammograms for women. More
May 27, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that Caleb Kemere, a researcher with the university, has received a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to "reboot" Deep Brain Stimulation technology to possibly treat severe depression and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. More
May 20, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that new research shows that a full serving of protein is needed at each meal for maximum muscle health. More
May 19, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston will host its annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration, featuring former CNN anchor Bob Losure as guest speaker, on June 12. More
May 17, 2014 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have filed an amicus brief and joined a court challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. More
May 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state would invest $2 million through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund into Alafair Biosciences, Inc. for the commercialization of its internal wound healing devices. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Angleton Danbury Hospital District Board of Directors and the University of Texas System Board of Regents have approved moving forward with a formal relationship between Angleton Danbury Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. More
May 14, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston has announced that it offers a full range of minimally invasive weight loss surgery options at its Southeast Hospital. More
May 14, 2014 -- The American Academy of Periodontology has launched a campaign urging people to "Love the Gums They're With", calling attention to the risk of periodontal disease. More
May 13, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch today announced that researchers have released a study showing that premature aging of the placenta due to oxidative stress is the cause of many preterm births. More
May 09, 2014 -- The Coastal Health and Wellness clinic in Texas City will observe National Women's Health Week May 11-17. More
May 08, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today published a news release on recent research that found a wide regional variation in rehabilitation outcomes for people who have had a stroke. More
May 07, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced it has been awarded a $4.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the development of a universal, life-long, flu vaccine. More
May 05, 2014 -- University of Houston today announced that Dr. Chandra Mohan, a biomedical engineer with the university, has received a $200,000 grant to study a possible treatment for kidney disease in those diagnosed with lupus. More
May 05, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that a study led by a team of the university's researchers has found that glutamine ratios are a key indicator of ovarian cancer. More
May 05, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Timothy Reistetter, an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is the lead author on research which found that rehabilitation outcomes for people who have had a stroke vary greatly depending on where they live in the United States. More
May 02, 2014 -- Rice University on Tuesday announced that students have invented a device to ensure premature babies received enough nutrients from mother's milk. More w/Video
May 02, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston will celebrate National Nurses Week beginning on May 6. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Center recently hosted Sonja Gaines of the Health and Human Services Commission for a tour of their facilities in Galveston and Brazoria Counties. More
April 30, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Dr. David Herndon, a surgeon with UTMB and chief of staff and director of research at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, has been presented the Medallion for Scientific Achievement by the American Surgical Association. More
April 30, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston today announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency has named the hospital system as a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year. More
April 30, 2014 -- Rice University's Baker Institute will host a panel discussion on May 6 to explore the use of technology to deliver health care. More
April 25, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted a General Membership Meeting featuring Dr. Alan Lumsden, co-founder and co-director of the Pumps & Pipes program. More
April 25, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers with the university have published a new study finding that a blend of soy and dairy proteins increases muscle mass. More
April 25, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has been awarded a five-year, $6.6 million grant to establish the Translational Addiction Sciences Center, which will investigate the mechanisms underlying addiction. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Memorial Hermann Foundation recently raised more than $2.5 million at its 2014 Circle of Life Gala, benefiting the hospital system's heart and vascular programs. More
April 23, 2014 -- University of Houston today announced that a biomedical engineer with the university has received a National Institute of Health grant to develop a technology to make blood transfusions safer by separating well-preserved red blood cells from potentially harmful materials. More
April 23, 2014 -- The Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute on Tuesday hosted a Health Care Summit at the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Hospital in Webster. More
April 23, 2014 -- UTMB’s Center in Environmental Toxicology, the Institute for Translational Sciences and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine will host a conversation about West Nile Virus at Mod Coffeehouse in downtown Galveston on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. More
April 22, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that a team of senior engineering students are testing a device to break up blood clots that form in the bladders of adult patients. More w/Video
April 22, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District, in observance of National Infant Immunization Week, is encouraging parents to make sure that all infants and children are adequately immunized. More
April 21, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Wissam Khalife, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Division of Cardiology, who is conducting research on a new drug to treat patients with acute heart failure exacerbation. More
April 18, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is collaborating with the United States Navy and the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia at Lima, Peru to study infectious diseases in Cusco, Peru. More
April 18, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston on Thursday issued a news release regarding the benefits of its new Virtual Care Check program. More
April 17, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer are at higher risk for colorectal cancer. More
April 16, 2014 -- Missouri City has expanded its prescription drug box program, adding a second location to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired drug medications. More
April 15, 2014 -- University of Houston professor Carla Sharp has published research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Texas Medical Association will feature artifacts from the April 16, 1947 Texas City explosion, which began with a fire on the ship, the "Grandcamp", as part of the its "Bugs, Bones and Blood" exhibit at the History of Medicine Gallery. More
April 15, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Frederick A. Murphy and Thomas G. Ksiazek, two professors at the university, have been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the sixth annual International Symposium on Filoviruses. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Ronald McDonald House in Galveston is celebrating its 25th anniversary of operation in assisting patients and families who travel to the Galveston medical center for health care. More
April 12, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has received the Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. More
April 10, 2014 -- Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute will host a Health Care Summit featuring Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Greg Bonnen at the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Hospital in Webster on Tuesday, April 22. Flyer
April 07, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System has launched the Nurse Health Line for Harris County citizens. More
April 04, 2014 -- Galveston County Parks and Senior Services will host a health fair for seniors on May 22 at Walter Hall Park in League City. More
April 04, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday released a statement regarding the Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act. More
April 04, 2014 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston spotlights its Houston/Harris County Veterans Behavioral Health Initiative. More
April 03, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System on Wednesday announced that it has been named among the top 100 hospitals by research firm Truven Health Analytics. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department has taken a psychiatric patient into custody after the man stole an ambulance and led police on a chase. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District will observe National Public Health Week by hosting several events at various locations beginning on April 7. More
March 27, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that researchers at the university's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics has revealed a previously unknown binding interface between two key proteins that could provide leads to new medications for treating cancer and age-related diseases. More
March 27, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston on Wednesday announced that Angela A. Shippy has been named as the system's new chief quality officer. More
March 24, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Alfredo Torres, lead author of a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston study to discover vaccine candidates against pathogenic E. coli strains. More
March 24, 2014 -- Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch report that they are the first to use a combination of genomics and immunoinformatics approaches that could lead to vaccines against a dangerous bacterial pathogen commonly transmitted through contaminated beef. More
March 19, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will participate in the 7th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, which is being held on Thursday and Friday in Houston. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office and Houston Methodist Hospital have launched the Tactical Medicine School, a week-long course. More
March 17, 2014 -- The United Way Service Center of Fort Bend County will host the Fort Bend County Benefits Access Fair on March 25. More
March 17, 2014 -- The University of Houston will host a lecture by John Wolf on April 14 in the Cullen Performance Hall. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office and Houston Methodist Hospital have launched the Tactical Medicine School. More
March 13, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston has implemented the "Virtual Care Check" system, a remote patient monitoring system that provides patients with chronic medical conditions access to mobile health care services that sends updates to their providers. More
March 12, 2014 -- The Texas Medical Center on Tuesday warned of the Cytomegalovirus, a common virus that can adversely affect unborn children. More
March 11, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today named David Niesel as vice president and dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. More
March 07, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch will hold the annual concert benefiting St. Vincent's Clinic on March 13 at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
March 07, 2014 -- The National African American Forum will host a free community health fair at the Sunnyside Multi-Service Center on Thursday, March 13. More
March 06, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday in Houston participated in a press conference regarding the health coverage enrollment efforts in the faith community. More
March 06, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has received $3.2 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for the organization Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas. More
March 06, 2014 -- Angleton Danbury Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have signed a letter of intent to initiate a process to evaluate the possibility of a long-term, formal relationship. More
March 05, 2014 -- The American Cancer Society in Houston spotlights author Carlos Wallace. More
March 05, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday released a statement after the Obama Administration announced a two-year delay for plans to meet the Affordable Care Act's mandates. More
March 04, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university will collaborate on a program to develop treatments for the Ebola and Marburg viruses, which have a high risk of being used by bioterrorists. More
March 04, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital neurologist Dr. Reza Sadeghi has advised women to be more aware of their increased risk of stroke due to their gender. More
March 04, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Hospital today announced that Gary Kerr has been named CEO at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. More
March 03, 2014 -- The second annual University of Texas Medical Branch School of Health Professions 5K FunD Run across the Galveston Causeway Bridge will be held on Saturday, March 8. More
February 28, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday released a statement regarding the discovery that an Affordable Care Act navigator in Illinois was a convicted terrorist. More
February 27, 2014 -- A University of Houston team of scientists has published research regarding prostate cancer therapies targeted at metabolism. More
February 26, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday released a statement responding to Majority Leader Harry Reid's claim regarding the Affordable Care Act. More
February 25, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington spoke on the Senate floor urging Democrats to protect seniors from Medicare cuts to fund the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
February 24, 2014 -- The Office of Attorney General Greg Abbott has announced the arrest of a former Medicare fraud analyst for criminal fraud related to a Medicare case. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston was recently re-designated as a magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. More
February 19, 2014 -- The Galveston College Radiography Club will host a blood drive with the University of Texas Medical Branch Blood Bank on February 24 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing of the Student Center. More
February 19, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston has launched a comprehensive surgical Weight Loss Program. More
February 19, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced that Dr. Roque Joel Ramirez of Robstown has entered a plea of guilty to mail fraud in connection with his scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid through fraudulent billings. More
February 19, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Tuesday announced that George R. Saade, a professor with the university, has been appointed to the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council of the National Institutes of Health. More
February 14, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Friday in Houston took part in a press conference on the Affordable Care Act alongside Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and others. More
February 13, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Texas Heart Association has named UTMB as recipient of the 2013 Bill Aston Award for Quality in recognition of its work on treating and reducing sepsis infections. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Galveston County Community Coalition recently observed National Drug Facts Week with a series of educational activities for students at La Marque High School and Odyssey Academy. More
February 12, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. James Graham, a member of a University of Texas Medical Branch research team that determined that nearly 12 percent of Medicare patients who receive inpatient rehabilitation following discharge from acute-care hospitalization are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after discharge from the rehabilitation facility. More
February 11, 2014 -- University of Texas Medical Branch researchers have determined that nearly 12 percent of Medicare patients who receive inpatient rehabilitation following discharge from acute-care hospitalization are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after discharge from the rehabilitation facility. More
February 11, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston on Monday announced that its Health Centers for Schools has been named a Program of Excellence by the Hospital Charitable Service Awards. More
February 10, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that its Coastal Health and Wellness clinics have launched a new patient portal to allow patients to access their medical information from their home or office. More
February 06, 2014 -- William Owuama, Marla Owuama, and Florida Holiday Island, all of Houston, have been indicted for health care fraud in a case investigated by state and federal officials. More
February 06, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today reported its Level 1 Trauma Center designation has been renewed by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. More
February 05, 2014 -- The National Commission on Correctional Health Care has re-accredited the Harris County Jail through 2016 for the medical treatment of inmates. More
January 31, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that a clinical study of a low-cost neonatal breathing system created by students at the university finds that the device increases the survival rate of newborns with respiratory illness from 44 to 71 percent. More w/Video
January 31, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch today issued a press release on the history of its hospital for African Americans, which had opened in 1902 as the first state-subsidized hospital for African-Americans in Texas. More
January 23, 2014 -- Texas A&M University on Wednesday announced that a new injectable material developed at the university could deliver targeted drug therapies and sensor technology. More
January 23, 2014 -- The 5K FunD Run to benefit students attending the School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will be held on March 8. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine recently installed their new officers during an event at the Petroleum Club of Houston. More
January 22, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston on Tuesday announced that it is one of the few hospitals in the country to partner with community agencies to offer a transitional, substance abuse rehabilitation program for teens and adults through the hospital's Prevention & Recovery Center. More
January 21, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday released a statement regarding the Texas Department of Insurance's adoption of state-specific rules for Affordable Care Act navigators in Texas. More
January 17, 2014 -- The American College of Emergency Physicians ranked Texas as 38th in the country, falling from 29th in 2009, for the state's emergency care environment. More
January 16, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Donna K. Sollenberger, executive vice president and CEO for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Health System, who reviewed expansions in 2013 and talked about plans for 2014. More
January 16, 2014 -- Dr. Samuel L. Katz has been named the recipient of the John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award by the Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine. More
January 10, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann on Thursday announced that physician Dr. Garth Davis has launched the "Farmacy" program, a "prescription" of more fruits and vegetables for those seeking to lose weight. More
January 10, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston on Thursday announced that its hospitals will offer a free electronic video service for new parents documenting their child's first moments of life. More w/Video
January 09, 2014 -- The League of United Latin American Citizens in Galveston will hold a health and wellness fair on Saturday at the McGuire Dent Recreation and Fitness Center. More
January 09, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Jeff Temple, an associate professor and director of behavioral health and research at UTMB, has been named vice chair of a new state task force on domestic violence. More
January 08, 2014 -- The University of Houston-Clear Lake's Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities has received a $10,000 grant from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. More
January 08, 2014 -- Godwin Umotong of Houston has been sentenced to 72 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $880,000 in restitution for health care fraud. More
January 07, 2014 -- CHI St. Luke's Health today announced that it has formed enhanced partnerships with Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Heart Institute. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine will install their new officers during an event on January 17 at the Petroleum Club of Houston. More
January 03, 2014 -- Family Service Center of Galveston County will host its Centennial Celebration on February 8 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
January 02, 2014 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston recently performed minimally invasive vascular procedures on two veterans using a new type of stent graft. More
December 23, 2013 -- NAMI Gulf Coast will host a Family Support Meeting on January 13 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church. More
December 23, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District's Coastal Health and Wellness clinics in Texas City and Galveston will have new hours starting January 2. More
December 23, 2013 -- Dr. James Goodwin, who has recently been promoted to vice president and chief research officer at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, visited with Guidry News Service about a new study by UTMB researchers that shows that one out of four colonoscopies paid for by Medicare is potentially inappropriate under current screening guidelines set forth by the United States Preventive Services Task Force. More
December 21, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Friday at the Magnolia Multi-Service Center participated with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and others in a discussion and press conference on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District is urging residents to get Flu shots. More
December 20, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it is expanding its research facilities at Building 17 on the Galveston campus with a 93,000 square foot, $42 million addition. More
December 19, 2013 -- Seven Texas hospitals have been awarded $3.25 million in grants from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to finance established and approved residency positions that have been unfilled because of lack of funding. More
December 18, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today reported that a study conducted by the university shows Mexico is not prepared for its aging population. More
December 18, 2013 -- Beaumont's Public Health Department is urging citizens to have themselves vaccinated for the flu. More
December 18, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will conduct a series of community discussions regarding bioethical issues in the health care industry. More
December 17, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Dr. James S. Goodwin has been appointed the university's chief research officer. More
December 17, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university's Department of Family Medicine has received the highest level of certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. More
December 12, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday introduced the Antibiotic Development to Advance Patient Treatment Act of 2013. More
December 11, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers with the university have discovered a way to block a disease pathway that could lead to "defeating some of the world's most devastating human infections". More
December 11, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Tuesday announced that Dr. Clinton White, director of the infectious disease division at the university's department of internal medicine, has been presented the Ben Kean Medal by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. More
December 11, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the surgical intensive care unit at John Sealy Hospital has received a gold Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. More
December 11, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington spoke about the Affordable Care Act on the Senate floor. More w/Video
December 09, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that 40 doctors from the university have been named "Texas Super Doctors" by Texas Monthly. More
December 04, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has partnered with the Rwandan government's Human Resources for Health Program to bring doctors to Rwanda to teach medical students. More
December 04, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has released a statement regarding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to exempt staff members from Affordable Care Act exchanges. More
December 02, 2013 -- The University of Houston-Downtown on Monday hosted an anti-stigma rally in commemoration of World AIDS Day. More
December 01, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Associate Professor of Surgery Dr. Taylor Riall, the author of a study of the use of breast biopsy surgery in women suspected of breast cancer, rather than minimally invasive biopsy. More
November 25, 2013 -- Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have published the results of a study on otitis media, or ear infection. More w/Video
November 20, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that scientists with the university are expanding their research on traumatic brain injury. More
November 19, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that the center offers Peer Support Groups for veterans at the center as well as the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic. More
November 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Jacinto Juarez of Laredo as chair of the State Health Services Council. More
November 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Dr. Ben Raimer of Galveston as chair of the Health and Human Services Council. More
November 18, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received the Get with the Guidelines - Resuscitation Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. More
November 06, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers with the university have discovered one of the pathogenic components of diabetes in the heart. More
November 06, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Center, Galveston County Health District and Mainland Center Medical Center recently hosted the Galveston County Mental Health Summit in Texas City. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that it now offers "LenSx" laser technology to military veterans needing eye surgery. More
October 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday authorized the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to resume grant operations and finalize remaining contracts. More
October 30, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today reported that HPV vaccination rates in the South are significantly lower than any other geographic region. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston and Baylor College of Medicine are seeking female veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to participate in a study examining the role of a neuropeptide in causing PTSD symptoms. More
October 29, 2013 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Tuesday in Washington released a statement regarding a letter encouraging President Barack Obama to call for the resignation of Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. More
October 27, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Alan Barrett, director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is senior author of a recent paper on West Nile Virus. More
October 26, 2013 -- The Hope for Three Teen Council recently introduced the Sibling Support Group at the Sugar Land Family Church. More
October 24, 2013 -- The American Cancer Society in Beaumont is seeking participants for its Cancer Prevention Study-3. More
October 24, 2013 -- San Jacinto College will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday at the Clear Lake Sub-Station. More
October 24, 2013 -- Thousands of participants turned out for the annual D’Feet Breast Cancer "Celebration of Life" walk-run last weekend at Moody Gardens in Galveston. More
October 23, 2013 -- The League City Police Department will host a prescription drug take-back event on Saturday at 400 W Walker. More
October 23, 2013 -- The Texas Governor's Commission for Women on Wednesday hosted its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month event at the State Capitol in Austin. More
October 23, 2013 -- The Brazoria County Community Coalition will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday at multiple locations. More
October 23, 2013 -- Dr. Harvey Balthaser, South Texas Medical Director for UnitedHealthcare, has provided some facts to dispel myths regarding the flu vaccine. More
October 22, 2013 -- Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care on Monday announced plans to open a new clinic in Pearland in early 2014. More
October 21, 2013 -- University of Houston has announced that Cecilia Williams, a professor with the university, has been awarded a $1,560,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the mechanistic basis for novel colon cancer prevention and therapy. More
October 17, 2013 -- Alvin Community College and the Bay Area Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will hold a prescription drug take back event on October 26 on the college's campus. More
October 16, 2013 -- Dr. Colleen Silva of the University of Texas Medical Branch has posted a guest column regarding the evolution of breast cancer treatment during the past 25 years. More
October 15, 2013 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have published the results of a study regarding the role of primary care physicians in prostate-specific antigen testing. More
October 14, 2013 -- More than 600 people turned out on Saturday for Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause 2013 at the Bayou City Events Center on Knight Road. More
October 14, 2013 -- Drs. Techksell McKnight Washington and Karen Powers have posted a Guest Column regarding Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More
October 12, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will hold a number of events on October 16 for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day. More
October 12, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch will offer free Sunday mammograms in October and November at Galveston churches. More
October 11, 2013 -- Voting closes at 9 p.m. today for "Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause", a charity gala celebrating its third year on Saturday, October 12 at the Bayou City Event Center. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Bay Area Alliance's Prescription Drug Advisory Committee will hold the 7th Take Back event on October 26 at three locations. More
October 10, 2013 -- Previty Clinic for Surgical Care today hosted a grand opening celebration of its new office in Port Arthur. More
October 05, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District is urging residents to get the flu shot. More
October 03, 2013 -- Dr. Elizabeth Lyons, an assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston who recently received a $140,000 grant from the American Heart Association, visited with Guidry News Service about her project that can be described as “working out with the living dead”. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 8 for its new VA Outpatient Clinic in Tomball. More
September 30, 2013 -- "Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause" charity gala will celebrate its third year on Saturday, October 12 at the Bayou City Event Center at 9401 Knight Road in Houston. More
September 30, 2013 -- Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare today announced the completion of the merger of the two health systems to form Baylor Scott & White Health. More
September 27, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a report by the Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas research group has found that cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanic Texans. More
September 26, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday in Washington cosponsored an amendment to the continuing resolution that would make all federal government employees subject to Obamacare. More
September 26, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has begun deploying Crisis Intervention Response Teams to cases involving mental health crises. More
September 26, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday spoke at the Fisher House II Dedication Ceremony at the Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. More
September 25, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday in Washington released a statement regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace. More
September 24, 2013 -- Chrysalis BioTherapeutics, Inc., has announced receipt of a $1.5 million contract from the National Cancer Institute to continue its development of Chrysalin to mitigate radiotherapy-induced damage to normal brain tissue. More
September 23, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello and various partners will host Falls and Flu Prevention Day on Thursday at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center on 1475 West Gray. More
September 19, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers at the university's Sealy Center for Vaccine Development are testing vaccines to protect against a new strain of avian flu. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Board recently disciplined 41 licensed physicians and issued two cease and desist orders. More
September 13, 2013 -- Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state will provide a $3 million investment through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to create the Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology in collaboration with the Texas Heart Institute and Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. More
September 09, 2013 -- University of Houston will host its Scholarship and Community Conference on October 4, with discussions focusing on urban health care, at the Hilton University of Houston Hotel and Conference Center. More
September 09, 2013 -- St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston has announced that Pete Huttlinger, who received a heart transplant, has completed a 15-track album. More
September 09, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center will host "Silent Killer: Cruel Lessons, Critical Practices", a free event with a panel discussion regarding sepsis, on Friday at the UTHealth Medical School in Houston. More
September 04, 2013 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has awarded a research grant to Sarah Narendorf, an assistant professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. More
September 04, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston has reached the milestone of enrolling 10,000 participants in the Million Veteran Program: A Partnership with Veterans. More
September 04, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center will host "Sepsis Awareness Day" at Minute Maid Park, and hand out free hand sanitizer spray pumps during the Astros game at the park. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston is currently conducting a study on the use of treadmill training to treat symptoms related to Parkinson's disease. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Sealy & Smith Foundation, through its nonprofit title holding company, has acquired an 11-acre site on Central City Boulevard, off in 61st Street in Galveston, and is working with UTMB to develop a satellite clinic campus on this site. More
August 29, 2013 -- St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston is advising patients who are at a high risk for lung cancer to receive an annual low-dose CT scan. More
August 29, 2013 -- Texas A&M University students and faculty have formed an interdisciplinary collaboration for the "One Health" movement, an effort to achieve "optimal health globally for all residents of planet Earth". More
August 28, 2013 -- St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston has announced that it is the first hospital in the Texas Medical Center to offer a molecular breast imaging device that is sensitive enough to detect even tiny tumors. More
August 28, 2013 -- Officials at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it was discontinuing its lung transplant program and suspending its liver transplant program, citing the low number of patients in each program. More
August 28, 2013 -- The American Heart Association will hold the 2013 Bay Area Heart Walk on October 26 on the Kemah Boardwalk. More
August 26, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch Professor George Kramer, principal investigator on a project that he calls “an automated critical care system” and which was described in a UTMB news release as a “trauma center in a backpack.” More
August 25, 2013 -- A 33-year-old man was medevaced Saturday afternoon after he was believed to be experiencing stroke-like symptoms, approximately 85 miles off Galveston. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Texas Heart Institute today announced that Dr. Emerson Perin, director of the Stem Cell Center and of Clinical Research for Cardiovascular Medicine, has been named a McNair Scholar by the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Texas A&M University Health Science Center today announced that researchers are nearing completion of the first vaccine aimed at preventing the Brucella bacteria that cause brucellosis, a chronic disease that causes high fever and incapacitation. More
August 21, 2013 -- Texas A&M University researchers have published the results of a study on the Affordable Care Act. More
August 21, 2013 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have published a paper on a human outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis. More
August 21, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have developed a new treatment that could be used against the bacteria that causes pulmonary tularemia. More
August 21, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker reports that she has approved a reduction in health insurance premiums for city workers, rolling back last spring’s increased rates from 14.9 percent to 8.7 percent. More
August 20, 2013 -- United States Congressman Al Green recently hosted his ninth annual "Green Light to Healthy Living" health fair at Westbury High School in Houston. More
August 19, 2013 -- Rice University researchers have published the results of a study on proteins and breast cancer. More
August 19, 2013 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have published a paper on ticks and the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus. More
August 19, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday released a statement regarding United States Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' visit to Houston to promote Obamacare. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Halo House Foundation is preparing for its annual fundraiser “Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause”. Guidry News Service recently visited with Halo House co-founder Dr. Nathan Fowler. More
August 19, 2013 -- The City of Port Arthur Health Department will host an immunization clinic on Thursday. More
August 19, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host a training on Thursday for local school employees to help them be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of diabetes and how to help manage them. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Center today announced that it has been named to a coalition of community centers to receive staff training to help educate and assist persons on healthcare plan options available to them. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs will host a workshop at its Houston Regional Office on August 28 on the Fully Developed Claims Program. More
August 16, 2013 -- Texas A&M University has announced that a team of researchers with the university has discovered new clues to attack multiple sclerosis. More
August 16, 2013 -- The United States Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a Veterans Mental Health Summit on Tuesday at the University of St. Thomas. More
August 15, 2013 -- Rice University on Thursday announced that biophysicists with the university have provided a new study of melittin, the principal toxin in bee venom, which could aid in the development of new drugs that could be used to attack cancer and bacteria. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston has launched a tailored weight loss program for veterans. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Bay City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host a health fair on August 24 in Pearland. More
August 12, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District's Coastal Health and Wellness will host an open house at the clinic facility in the Mid-County Annex on Wednesday. More
August 12, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Dr. Bernard Karnath has received the Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator from the American College of Physicians. More
August 09, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that a team of local disabled veterans received medals during the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games. More
August 09, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center will host an informational session on September 13 to promote awareness of sepsis, a condition that causes the body's response to an infection to injure its own tissues and organs. More
August 09, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Sasser Family Foundation has contributed $125,000 to support the university's breastfeeding initiative, part of efforts to secure a "Baby-Friendly Hospital" designation. More
August 08, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host an open house and free health fair on Saturday at its Primary Care Pavilion. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District today advised residents to use caution when outside due to the high temperatures and humidity in the region. More
August 07, 2013 -- Tim Lightfoot, a Texas A&M University health professor, discusses football players and the prevention of heat stroke. More
August 07, 2013 -- St. Luke's Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston on Wednesday announced the launch of its Neuroendocrine Tumor Program, the first in the state. More
August 06, 2013 -- The Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation in Houston has announced the appointment of Lily Paxson as Executive Director. More
August 06, 2013 -- Cenikor Foundation in Houston has received its third consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for its commitment to accountability and transparency and efficient financial performance. More
August 06, 2013 -- St. Luke's Hospital in the Texas Medical Center today announced that it is the first hospital in Texas and the southwestern United States to feature the "BodyTom" CT Scanner, a portable scanner that can be used to provide real-time imaging without leaving the operating room. More
August 05, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston is now offering extended clinic hours. More
August 05, 2013 -- Dr. Jacques Baillargeon, an associate professor in preventive medicine and community health at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is the lead author of a study of testosterone-prescribing patterns, visited with Guidry News Service last week. More
August 05, 2013 -- Incoming physician assistant students at the University of Texas Medical Branch received their white coats in a ceremony last week that welcomed them into their new program of professional study. More
August 05, 2013 -- Texas Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Robert Robbins today noted the steps hospitals in the medical center are taking to prepare for disasters. More
August 05, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers are studying a signaling chemical known as GABA in efforts to avert neuropathic pain. More
August 01, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District will conduct the "Kids Health Fest 2013", an immunization drive, through August 30 at the district's Texas City immunization clinic. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Mental Health America of Greater Houston has released its 83rd Texas Legislative Session Wrap-Up. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Texas Heart Institute today announced that it has received a $400,000 from the William Stamps Farish Fund for a collaboration between the institute and the University of Texas at Austin to study life-threatening vulnerable plaques. More
July 31, 2013 -- The annual Houston Abilities Expo will take place from Friday through Sunday at the Reliant Center. More
July 29, 2013 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will hold the third annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run/Walk on October 5 in Downtown Beaumont. More
July 29, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited the headquarters of the Halo House Foundation near Houston's Texas Medical Center and M.D. Anderson Hospital to discuss its upcoming fund-raiser, "Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause". More
July 24, 2013 -- Twila Linblade, executive director of the Galveston County Food Bank, has published a guest column urging participation in the Mother's March for Healthy Food on August 24. More
July 23, 2013 -- Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters will hold its 28th annual Bowl for Kids' Sake event August 6, 11 and 13 at AMF Star Lanes, 2404 Palmer Hwy, Texas City, TX. More
July 22, 2013 -- St. Luke's Hospital in the Texas Medical Center today announced that it is the first hospital in Texas to receive three Beacon Awards for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. More
July 22, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land has announced that it plans to begin using chloramines to disinfect the city's public drinking water beginning August 15. More
July 21, 2013 -- Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston report that they have uncovered a new mechanism for safeguarding the genetic integrity of actively dividing stem cells. More
July 18, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch will offer student sports physicals on Saturday at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes in League City. More
July 17, 2013 -- VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Texas has partnered with Houston Community College to provide job training using a Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
July 17, 2013 -- A University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston study indicates that modified forms of bisphenol A have been found to alter hormone signaling "in new, disturbing ways". More
July 16, 2013 -- A 20 year old woman was transported to Clear Creek Regional Medical Center after a jet ski accident this afternoon. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center in Houston reminds parents to vaccinate their children before school starts. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Good Samaritan Foundation has named Cindy Stinson a 2013 Silver Medalist in education. More
July 13, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has posted a special feature on its website spotlighting Guidry News Service coverage of its researchers. “Over the course of the past year Spotlight on Research has generated more than 225,000 clicks through the UTMB home page banner into the Guidry news website," UTMB said. "A great partnership!” Spotlight on Research
July 12, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $9.9 million in federal grant assistance to Texas health centers to aid in health insurance enrollment. More
July 11, 2013 -- The City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services has received a Model Practice Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials for its Assessment, Intervention and Mobilization initiative. More
July 10, 2013 -- Dan Keplinger, an artist, motivational speaker and the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary “King Gimp,” will speak at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston on Friday. More
July 09, 2013 -- Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have published the results of a study regarding nurse practitioners. More
July 08, 2013 -- Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have published the results of a study regarding hydrogen sulfide and colon cancer. More
July 08, 2013 -- The D’Feet Breast Cancer “Celebration of Life” Run/Walk will be held on October 19 at Moody Gardens in Galveston. More
July 03, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston recently became the first hospital in the state to perform a non-surgical prostate cancer treatment. More
July 03, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center in Houston has announced that CenterPoint Energy recently completed a project to extend its underground electrical grid to the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. More
July 02, 2013 -- Texas Medical Center President and CEO Robert Robbins today applauded a recent decision by the United States Supreme Court that strikes down the patenting of human genes. More
June 28, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston today announced that 13 of the university's physicians will be named as "Super Doctors Rising Stars" in Texas Monthly's July issue. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Arthritis Foundation today advised that juvenile arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses affecting children, but is often undetected or misdiagnosed. More
June 28, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Thursday announced that a researcher with the university has developed a smartphone "audio adventure" app used to increase activity levels. More
June 27, 2013 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences today issued a notice seeking assistance in locating next of kin for several deceased individuals. More
June 25, 2013 -- Gina Spagnola of Galveston and Kevin Prothro of Houston recently began rehearsals of the dance routine they will perform on Saturday, October 12 as contenders in the 3rd annual “Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause” gala and dance competition. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Halo House Foundation will host its "Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause" fundraising gala on October 12. More
June 20, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. More
June 20, 2013 -- Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have published the results of a study regarding aortic ruptures. More
June 18, 2013 -- The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation has announced that it has grants available for families in need of financial assistance to help pay for children's health care not covered or fully covered by a commercial health insurance plan. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center today issued a news release regarding a recent finding by a Harvard University study showing that most Americans underestimate the number of calories they eat daily. More
June 17, 2013 -- Lamar University will provide students from 16 area high schools with first-hand experience in the nursing and medical professions through its "Nightingale Experience" at St. Elizabeth and St. Mary hospitals on Friday and Saturday. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center today issued a news release highlighting the use of 3-D imaging by surgeons at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to "practice" brain surgery before conducting actual procedures. More
June 15, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department has posted a reminder to citizens about the importance of taking safety measures when outdoors to avoid heat-related medical emergencies. More
June 13, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a researcher with the university has received funding to study the Ebola and Marburg viruses. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Arthritis Foundation on Tuesday announced that its monthly magazine "Arthritis Today" is now available in a digital format. More
June 12, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston had advised that the community should be prepared for the West Nile Virus during the summer, with forecasts of the impact of the disease uncertain. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has presented the University of Texas Medical Branch with a community grant of $400,000 for the funding of the Komen Complete Care Project. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will host Dr. Rahn Bailey on Tuesday at the Temple Emanuel Social Hall in Beaumont to discuss depression in cancer patients. More
June 10, 2013 -- Texas A&M University today announced that a method for treating brain aneurysms with a special foam-like plastic, developed by a researcher with the university, is progressing closer to clinical trials. More
June 07, 2013 -- NASA Chiropractic in Webster will offer free adjustments to firefighters from June through August. More
June 07, 2013 -- Biomedical scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are working to develop an Automated Critical Care System that can be carried in a backpack into war zones or other remote locations. More w/Video
June 07, 2013 -- Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences are studying new ways to make human medicines based on "an extraordinary family of cow antibodies". More
June 03, 2013 -- A study by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Researchers that is published in the current issues of JAMA Internal Medicine shows that prescriptions for testosterone therapy have increased significantly during the last 10 years but that about 25 percent of the patients did not have their testosterone levels tested before starting the treatment. More w/Video
June 03, 2013 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will offer free prostate cancer screenings for medically underserved men in the Jefferson County area as part of National Men's Health Month in June. More
May 31, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Friday released a statement regarding the Affordable Care Act. More
May 31, 2013 -- The Episcopal Diocese of Texas today finalized the transfer of St. Luke's Episcopal Health System to Catholic Health Initiatives. More
May 31, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host a grand opening celebration on Monday for its Ronald McDonald "CHEER!" Room at the Conroe Regional Maternal and Childe Health Program Clinic. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District today advised residents to take precautions to limit their exposure to the West Nile Virus, which is contracted from mosquitoes. More
May 30, 2013 -- Rice University today announced that a team of biologists with both Rice and Baylor College of Medicine have captured the first three-dimensional crystalline snapshot of a critical process of actin forming in human cells, information that could be useful in the study of cancer and other diseases. More
May 30, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it will offer a new master's degree program in nutrition and a dietetic internship. More
May 29, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have linked brain injury to a form of protein that is toxic to nerve cells. More
May 28, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Researcher Dr. Xiaodong Cheng who has been working to identify and block a protein that interferes with an appetite-suppressing hormone called leptin. More
May 24, 2013 -- Texas A&M University professor Kristen Maitland has published research regarding the detection and diagnosis of oral cancer. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that the Silver Eagles, a team of veterans who receive care at the center, will participate in the National Veterans Golden Age Games in Buffalo, New York May 30-June 4. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that Russell Callender, a physician assistant at the medical center, has received the 2013 Outstanding Physician Assistant Leadership Award from the VA Physician Assistant Association. More
May 21, 2013 -- State Representative Carol Alvarado on Tuesday released a statement regarding the Texas Senate passage of House Bill 217. More
May 21, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston today announced that it has been awarded a $4.9 million grant to conduct a study on improving health care for the elderly. More
May 20, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston today announced that researchers have been awarded a five-year, $1.8 million grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to utilize gene therapy to eliminate neuropathic pain. More
May 17, 2013 -- University of Houston today announced the opening of its Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory - Substance Use Treatment Clinic to provide free evaluation and treatment for anxiety and substance use. More
May 17, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has reported that more than one-third of Texas women still receive unnecessary breast biopsy surgery, as opposed to minimally invasive biopsies. More
May 13, 2013 -- Houston Attorney Terry Bryant has been retained to represent the family of two Brazos County boys fighting E. coli infections. More
May 13, 2013 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston will host Emmy Award-Winning Bilingual Journalist Patricia Gras as master of ceremonies for its "Ribbons and Roses" celebration of women's mental health on May 22 at the River Oaks Country Club. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center today announced that the center's President and CEO Dr. Robert C. Robbins has been appointed as honorary chair of the 2014 Transplant Games of American Local Organizing Committee by the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Galveston County Community Coalition has posted a message on National Prevention Week, which is from May 12 through 18. More
May 09, 2013 -- Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have published the results of a study on RNA reading and protein folding. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston is recognizing the work of its nurses as part of National Nurses Week. More
May 07, 2013 -- Timothy Pylate has been appointed as Executive Director of The Arc of the Gulf Coast. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston recently enrolled its 8,000th participant in the Million Veterans Program, making it the leading site in the nation in enrollment into the national voluntary research program. More
May 06, 2013 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston has posted an essay on the importance of striving for "Wellness" to lead a full and productive life. More
May 02, 2013 -- Terry Arnold, founder of The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Network, has announced a donation for the funding of a statin trial at MD Anderson in Houston. More
May 02, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers with the university have discovered the mechanism behind the Ebola virus' ability to "disarm the adaptive immune system". More
May 02, 2013 -- Rice University today announced that a team of students have created a set of intravenous tubing that could reduce IV infections. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Wednesday authorized the execution of a contract to create a family medicine residency program with Texas A&M Health Science Center and DeTar Healthcare System in Victoria. More
May 01, 2013 -- The American Cancer Society has partnered with 19 community organizations to establish a National Cancer Prevention Study in Greater Houston, with enrollment on May 21 for citizens in the Galveston area interested in participating in the study. More
April 29, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court recently recognized Nurse Practitioner Rosalinda Morales, for her service at the Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic. More
April 26, 2013 -- Guidry News Service visited with Dr. Shannon Clark of the University of Texas Medical Branch about research that resulted in the Federal Drug Administration's recent approval of a once-banned drug to alleviate morning sickness in pregnant women. More
April 26, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that Mark Penner and Andrew Spiegleman, two of the center's employees, have earned certification in Healthcare Analytics through the VA Office of Information and Analytics Field Analytics Program. More
April 25, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center in Houston on Tuesday announced that more than 1,000 veterans have found jobs through its "Hiring: Red, White & You!" job fairs, and will host another job fair on May 8. More
April 25, 2013 -- University of Houston engineering professor Navin Varadarajan has received the Stewart Rahr-MRA Young Investigator Award from the Melanoma Research Alliance. More
April 25, 2013 -- United States Congressmen Gene Green and Joe Barton on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. introduced the "Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act of 2013". More
April 24, 2013 -- The American Lung Association today released its "State of the Air 2013" report, with findings that Harris County's air quality has improved despite "spikes" in unhealthy air days. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District, in observance of National Infant Immunization Week, today reminded residents of the importance of childhood immunizations. More
April 23, 2013 -- LifeDonation.org, a non-profit organization launched in Texas City to develop a nationwide registry for persons who want to donate their bodies to science, will host a donor memorial service on April 27 at Carnes Funeral Home. More
April 22, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green recently participated in the Ninth Annual Sarcoidosis Walk for a Cure in Houston. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that the Human Genome Meeting will be held for the first time in the United States on June 12-14, 2016 in Downtown Houston. More
April 19, 2013 -- The Episcopal Diocese of Texas today approved an agreement for the transfer of St. Luke's Episcopal Health System to Catholic Health Initiatives. More
April 19, 2013 -- The Beaumont Public Health Department will host a health fair focused on childhood vaccinations on Monday as part of National Infant Immunization Week. More
April 17, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers with the university have identified and found means to block a protein that can interfere with the brain's response to leptin, which reduces appetite and interacts with insulin. More
April 16, 2013 -- Pregnancy Assistance Center North will welcome former Pennsylvania Senator and 2012 Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum as the keynote speaker for its annual spring banquet on Friday, April 19 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. More
April 16, 2013 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center will host a free community CPR class on Saturday. More
April 16, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston's School of Nursing will hold its commencement ceremony on Friday at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
April 15, 2013 -- The Texas Senate on Monday approved SB 8, a bill aimed at cutting down Medicaid fraud in Texas. More
April 12, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 22 for its new VA Outpatient Clinic in Katy. More
April 12, 2013 -- Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center has announced that it will severely limit smoking on its campus this year. More
April 09, 2013 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers report that Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are as safe for teenagers — including those who have never given birth — as they are for adults. More
April 09, 2013 -- University of Houston physicist Audrius Brazdeikis has co-developed the SentiMag, a probe that detects the spread of breast cancer. More
April 04, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it will open an after-hours adult urgent care center on April 9 at the UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced the availability of an online donation option that allows community members to pledge support to the fund of their choice. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Arthritis Foundation South Texas Division recently appointed CenterPoint Energy Senior Vice President Jim Dumler as chair of the foundation's board, and named Molly Ellis, Keli Luce and Toni Moore as new members of the board. More
April 01, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston will host various workshops at its Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center in April as part of Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month. More
April 01, 2013 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have published a study that finds a link between a protein that triggers the formation of blood clots and other proteins that are essential for the body's immune system. More
March 28, 2013 -- Rice University engineering researcher Laura Segatori has won a five-year CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for research into a cellular process called autophagy. More
March 28, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston reports that Dr. Sami Kilic, chief of minimally invasive gynecology and research at UTMB, is the first surgeon in the world reported to have used robotically assisted, ultrasound-guided laparoscopic surgery to successfully tighten a pregnant patient’s incompetent cervix. More w/Video
March 28, 2013 -- Dr. Steve R. Fisher, a University of Texas Medical Branch assistant professor who is lead author of a paper that was published recently in Journals of Gerontology regarding a new study on the activity levels of elderly people following hospital stays, visited with Guidry News Service. More
March 28, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have developed new techniques to study exposure of low doses of multiple "xenoestrogens" and their ability to distort hormone action. More
March 27, 2013 -- The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday discussed SB 11, authored by Committee Chair Jane Nelson, to require that individuals who apply for state assistance would have to pass a drug test before they could get benefits. More
March 26, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today joined Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp, Dr. Brett Giroir and representatives from GlaxoSmithKline to announced a partnership to create an influenza-vaccine manufacturing facility in College Station. More
March 26, 2013 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Business Development Update published this week reports that Silver Eagle Distributors, the largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch, will build a distribution facility on SH 225 at Beltway 8 in Pasadena on approximately 50 acres of a 100-acre tract it purchased. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Prescription Drug Advisory Committee of the Bay Area Alliance will take back expired or unneeded prescription and non-prescription medications on April 27 at three locations. More
March 23, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston reports that during a routine internal inspection conducted on March 20 and 21, 2013, UTMB could not account for one vial of a select agent. More
March 21, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is now providing care to Veterans with sleep related breathing disorders in its rural areas with telemedicine technologies. More
March 21, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz on Thursday in Washington, D.C. proposed an amendment to the Senate Democrat budget proposal that would defund President Barack Obama's health care law. More
March 19, 2013 -- The City of Houston will host a talk by Stephen Hawking for the Brilliant Lecture Series on March 26 at Jones Hall. More
March 14, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that surveys show that completion rates for the human papillomavirus vaccine series in both women and men remain low. More
March 13, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Tuesday announced that a new study has found a link between the activity levels of elderly people who have been recently released from the hospital and the risk that they will require readmission within 30 days. More
March 12, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host Match Day, which will match the university's fourth-year medical students with hospitals where they will be residents. More
March 12, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston on Monday announced that the center has been named a recipient of the 2013 Clinical Nutrition Team of Distinction Award from the American Society for Parental and Enteral Nutrition. More
March 11, 2013 -- St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital will host an event debuting its new Women's Center on March 19. More
March 11, 2013 -- The University of Houston will host a lecture by Dr. Richard Fish on April 8. More
March 11, 2013 -- Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have published the results of a study regarding colonoscopies. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has awarded six grants to Texas nonprofit organizations, including Mental Health America of Greater Houston, for mental health policy projects. More
March 11, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Drs. Kathryn Cunningham, Noelle Anastasio, and Scott Gilbertson an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Houston, which has found a new way to influence the vital serotonin signaling system, possibly leading to more effective medications with fewer side effects. More
March 08, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Friday cut the ribbon at the Houston Recovery Center. More
March 06, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office announces that Children's Physician Services of South Texas and Radiology Associates have agreed to pay to settle claims they violated the False Claims Act and the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. More
March 06, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that 70 of its physicians have been included int he "Best Doctors in America" database by Best Doctors, Inc. More
March 05, 2013 -- A Rice University team has published research from a study on proteins and blood clots. More
March 01, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston on Thursday announced that it is providing robot-assisted walking therapy to help veterans suffering from stroke, spinal cord injuries, and other conditions. More
March 01, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that it has received a two-year recertification for its Advanced Primary Stroke Center. More
February 27, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Tuesday held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially begin construction of the $90 million building expansion project at its Victory Lakes facilities that will include an emergency department and beds to accommodate patients requiring overnight stays. More
February 26, 2013 -- The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday discussed Senate Bill 7 which would extend the state's Medicaid managed care system for those with physical or mental disabilities, STAR PLUS, to rural areas, bringing almost four thousand eligible Texans into the system. More
February 26, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday wrote to President Obama calling on him to submit a plan to address Medicare's insolvency. More
February 25, 2013 -- College of the Mainland graduate Jamie Hornbeck has received the Daisy Award for her work as a nurse at The Woman's Hospital of Texas. More
February 23, 2013 -- The Causeway FunD Run sponsored by the School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will be on March 2. More
February 21, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center will host a concert by the Marine Corps Band New Orleans on Monday in celebration of the VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. More
February 21, 2013 -- Center for Houston’s Future will present its 2013 Healthy Communities Indicators Report at a Symposium on Friday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
February 19, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today reported that it is one of the first VA hospitals to offer robotic catheter ablation technology for patients suffering from abnormal heart rhythm or arrhythmia. More
February 19, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that construction will begin Monday on the expansion of its Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes in League City. More
February 15, 2013 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston on Thursday released policy recommendations by its Harris County School Behavioral Health Initiative regarding support for Harris County school districts to prioritize the emotional and behavioral health needs of all students. More
February 14, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Professor Cheryl Watson, senior author of a paper on a study of chemicals used in plastics. More
February 14, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Wednesday announced that researchers with the UTMB and University of Houston have found a new method to influence the serotonin signaling system in the body, which could lead to more effective medications with fewer side effects. More
February 12, 2013 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will hold its annual Valentine Survivors Celebration on Thursday at the Parkdale Mall Garden Court in Beaumont. More
February 12, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it is expanding the hours of its Pediatric Specialty Center at Bay Colony to include Saturday appointments. More
February 12, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that Dr. Laura Petersen has been named the center's new associate chief of staff for research. More
February 11, 2013 -- Cancer researchers from Rice University suggest that a new man-made drug that's already proven effective at killing cancer and drug-resistant bacteria could best deliver its knockout blow when used in combination with drugs made from naturally occurring toxins. More
February 08, 2013 -- NAMI Gulf Coast will hold its Third Annual WALK on April 13 at Alvin Community College. More
February 08, 2013 -- The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County will hold its 3rd Annual Helping Hands Festival on March 23 at the Rotary Pavilion in Texas City. More
February 08, 2013 -- NAMI Gulf Coast will offer Partnerships education workshops on February 23 and March 2 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in La Marque. More
February 07, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston recently utilized a new approach to a Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery procedure to treat a veteran at risk for colon cancer. More
February 06, 2013 -- NAMI Greater Houston will hold the NAMIWalks event on May 4 at Tranquility Park. More
February 05, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has been recognized by the National League of Cities for the recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties. More
February 04, 2013 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have published the results of a study regarding soy and dairy proteins and muscle protein synthesis. More
February 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced awards from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to three companies that are developing therapies for diabetes and heart failure. More
January 31, 2013 -- Dr. Sami Kilic, associate professor and director of minimally invasive gynecology in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, visited recently with Guidry News Service about research he conducted on an innovative approach to training. More
January 31, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department and the Care Van program will be offering free flu shots for children up to 18 years of age on Saturday. More
January 30, 2013 -- The University of Houston System Board of Regents on Wednesday approved the creation of a Health Science Center in Houston. More
January 29, 2013 -- Dr. Thomas O. Kumenda has been named as the medical director of the Lake Jackson VA Outpatient Clinic. More
January 29, 2013 -- Dr. William C. Levin, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston president emeritus, died Monday at The Cottages at Clear Lake. More
January 27, 2013 -- The Family Service Center of Galveston County held its 11th Annual Connections of the Heart Gala on Friday. The event honored Keith and Bernadette Casey, former Senator A.R. “Babe” Schwartz and his wife Marilyn and Lee Otis “Otie” Zapp and his wife Rose. More
January 26, 2013 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston will host Lady Gaga's Born Brave Bus tour on January 31. More
January 25, 2013 -- Dr. Walter J. Pories has received the John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award from the Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine. More
January 25, 2013 -- Rice University on Thursday announced that scientists from the university and Nano3D Biosciences, a spinoff company from Rice, have used magnetic levitation to grow realistic lung tissue in a laboratory. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine recently installed their new officers during the Installation of Officers and Leadership Recognition at the Petroleum Club. More
January 23, 2013 -- Researchers at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston have published the results of a study linking the drug doxazosin to cocaine addiction treatment. More
January 22, 2013 -- Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have published the results of a study on bisphenol A and S. More
January 22, 2013 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have investigated whether replacement of chemicals known as BPA with a BPS in plastics still disrupts natural estrogen hormone actions. More
January 17, 2013 -- United States Food and Drug Administration Assistant Secretary Nicole Lurie today issued a statement regarding the approval of new influenza vaccines manufactured using "novel technology". More
January 13, 2013 -- Fluoride Free Houston has scheduled a potluck community dinner and film screening to discuss the group's opposition to water fluoridation. More
January 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday released a statement regarding the state district court's decision to deny Planned Parenthood's request to participate in the Texas Women's Health Program. More
January 11, 2013 -- The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients has reported that the survival rates for patients receiving liver transplants at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston exceed national averages at statistically significant levels. More
January 09, 2013 -- Rice University today announced that scientists with the university have found that mutations of small effect in bacteria can lead to large increases in antibiotic drug resistance. More
January 08, 2013 -- NAMI Gulf Coast has announced that the new Galveston County Family and Individuals Living with Mental Illness Support Group will meet on February 11 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in La Marque. More
December 26, 2012 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston President Dr. David Callender, in a year-end interview with Guidry News Service, said that 2012 has been a good year for UTMB. More
December 22, 2012 -- All Veteran health care services will be available on December 24 at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston and the outpatient clinics throughout the area. More
December 22, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn's proposal to fight the Department of Veterans Affairs backlog has passed Congress. More
December 21, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston recently performed its 50th orthotopic liver transplant. More
December 20, 2012 -- The United States Food and Drug Administration has warned the Eye Center of Texas in Bellaire against improper advertising and promotion of lasers intended for LASIK corrective eye surgery. More
December 19, 2012 -- Lawrence T. Tyler of Houston has been arrested for health care fraud. More
December 18, 2012 -- NAMI Gulf Coast has formed a new support group, which will meet on January 14 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in La Marque. More
December 17, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center today announced that it has added an Eye Care Station at its Texas City and Galveston VA Outpatient Clinics. More
December 15, 2012 -- Baylor Health Care System and Scott and White Healthcare have signed an agreement of intent to create the Baylor Scott and White Health not-for-profit system. More
December 14, 2012 -- Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare today announced a letter signed by both organizations' board of directors to merge the two systems into Baylor Scott & White. More
December 14, 2012 -- Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare today announced that the two organizations have signed a letter of intent to combine their health systems, which would create a $7.7 billion organization. More
December 14, 2012 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have published the results of a study showing that an antidepressant drug could be used as a therapy for diabetes. More
December 13, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is seeking veterans to participate in a voluntary, confidential research study to help better understand the implications of military sexual trauma. More
December 12, 2012 -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas on Wednesday announced the appointment of Dr. Margaret L. Kripke as chief scientific officer. More
December 12, 2012 -- The Sleep and Anxiety Center for Kids at the University of Houston is seeking participants for a pilot study examining the impact of military deployment on families. More
December 08, 2012 -- Yolanda Nowlin and Carla Parnell of Bryan have been charged with health care fraud. More
December 08, 2012 -- Science Applications International Corporation has been awarded a contract to provide research and development for the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Connecticut. More
December 07, 2012 -- Dr. Jin Mo Chung, a University of Texas Medical Branch professor of neuroscience and cell biology, whose pioneering methods of research on pain are known as the “Chung Model” by his peers, talked to Guidry News Service about his research. More
December 07, 2012 -- Jim Kelly of the University of Texas Medical Branch Public Affairs Department has posted a Guest Column on the pioneering work on pain research by Jin Mo Chung, professor of neuroscience and cell biology at the UTMB. More
December 07, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received a $7.6 million grant to study the roles of infections and allergies in asthma. More
December 07, 2012 -- Alvin Community College spotlights two polysomnography students, Amanda Moore and Susana de la Torre, who are researching methods to improve sleep. More
December 06, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers with the university have published their findings regarding a new test for analyzing chromosomes of stillborn babies in pinpointing the potential genetic causes of death. More
December 05, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Texas Monthly has named 32 of the university's doctors as "Texas Super Doctors". More
December 03, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Academic Affairs has approved the addition of two chief residents to focus on quality and safety at the center. More
November 30, 2012 -- Texas A&M University on Thursday that researchers with the university are developing a technology aimed at implantable sensors to remain functional in the body for an extended period of time to allow diabetics to monitor their blood sugar levels. More
November 30, 2012 -- University of Houston professor Danielle Parrish has received a $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. More
November 30, 2012 -- The City of Houston will hold a World AIDS Day event on Saturday at Tranquility Park. More
November 29, 2012 -- The American Sociological Association today announced that a study in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior shows that behavior problems, not depression, are linked to lower grades for depress adolescents. More
November 29, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch has officially reopened the UTMB Health Primary Care Pavilion at 400 Harborside Drive. More
November 29, 2012 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston is offering counseling through the holidays. More
November 28, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center today announced that it is offering free flu shots for veterans at the center in Houston as well as at outpatient clinics in Beaumont, Conroe, Galveston, Lake Jackson, Lufkin, Richmond and Texas City. More
November 27, 2012 -- CORRECTION: Deborah A. McGrew has been named Chief Operating Officer for the Health System of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, effective Jan. 17, 2013. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that a new endovascular technique has been developed by the center's staff vascular surgeon for treating a complex vascular problem. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in locating next of kin for several deceased individuals. More
November 27, 2012 -- Scientists at Rice University and the University of Houston have published the results of a study on the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. More
November 21, 2012 -- Nano3D Biosciences, a life sciences technology company, on Tuesday announced that its technology was recently used in a stem cell study at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. More
November 21, 2012 -- Alvin Community College Peer Educators recently hosted the Great American Smokeout on campus. More
November 20, 2012 -- Drs. Larry Denner and Kelly Dineley, a husband-wife team at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who are conducting research on an FDA-approved drug that had initially been used to treat insulin resistance in people with diabetes and now has shown promise as a way to improve cognitive performance in some humans with Alzheimer’s disease, visited with Guidry News Service about their research. More
November 20, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that research into a drug initially used to treat insulin resistance in diabetics may improve cognitive performance in some people with Alzheimer's disease. More
November 20, 2012 -- The Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston will host the Third Annual Parkinson's Caregiver Conference on December 8. More
November 20, 2012 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston's Joan Nichols, director for research and operations at the Galveston National Laboratory, has provided some facts about the flu. More
November 19, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston recently performed a catheter-based heart valve replacement on a veteran, making it the first VA center to offer such a procedure. More
November 19, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received a four-year, $2.6 million grant to increase the number of physicians who enter the primary care field. More
November 16, 2012 -- Ovsanna Agopian on Thursday in Dallas pleaded guilty in a health care fraud case involving medical clinics in Hurst and Houston. More
November 16, 2012 -- Researches at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have published the results of a study involving video games and robotic surgery. More
November 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday released a letter reiterating Texas' decision not to implement a state insurance exchange as part of Obamacare. More
November 14, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine is seeking returning combat veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to participate in a study testing a new medication in conjunction with exposure therapy. More
November 14, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that it is training and hiring staff and preparing for the establishment of its new Kidney Transplant Center. More
November 14, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center today announed that Adam C. Walmus, director of the medical center, has been appointed to the American College of Healthcare Executives Council of Regents. More
November 14, 2012 -- University of Houston will host a lecture on November 27 regarding approaches for regenerating and improving function in damaged heart tissue. More
November 13, 2012 -- Dr. Kenneth I. Shine, the University of Texas System's Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, has announced his retirement. More
November 08, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for the construction of its second Fisher House. More
November 05, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston on Sunday announced that Danial M. Musher, chief of the Infectious Disease Section, has been named recipient of the 2012 Infectious Diseases Society of America Lifetime Achievement Award. More
November 03, 2012 -- A pregnant woman was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter crew from the Disney Magic cruise ship, 180 miles of the Galveston coast early Saturday morning. More w/Video
November 03, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch will provide free screening mammograms to uninsured Galveston County residents on November 11 at Greater St. Matthew's Baptist Church and on November 18 at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. More
November 01, 2012 -- The Texas Transplant Center at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for stellar achievements in lung transplantation and success in increasing the number of organs available for transplantation. More
November 01, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that it has enrolled its 5,000th participant in the Million Veteran Program. More
October 31, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has been awarded a $1.48 million grant by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. More
October 31, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that it has been selected by the Department of Veterans Affairs as one of six sites for the Collaborative Research to Enhance and Advance Transformation and Excellence initiative. More
October 30, 2012 -- Rice University has announced that an effort it is leading to create a drug for an "undruggable" cancer target protein has received funding through the National Cancer Institute's Provocative Questions Project. More
October 29, 2012 -- Thousands of participants turned out for the annual D’Feet Breast Cancer "Celebration of Life" walk-run on October 27 at Moody Gardens in Galveston. More
October 28, 2012 -- Dr. Casey Boyd Duncan, a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston surgery resident and lead author of a paper analyzing the options for terminally ill pancreatic cancer patients, visited with Guidry News Service about her research. More
October 27, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday spoke at the Houston Stem Cell Summit. More
October 26, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston today announced that Dr. Karen Wagner, a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, has been named as co-recipient of the Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. More
October 26, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday addressed the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas during a conference in Austin. More
October 24, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine are seeking female veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder who are interested in participating in a study that may help to identify and develop potential medications. More
October 24, 2012 -- The Texas chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons on Tuesday delivered a report entitled "Texans Have Their Say about Medicare and Social Security" to state Members of Congress and congressional candidates in Austin. More
October 21, 2012 -- Clear Lake Regional Hospital has "adopted" Bayside Intermediate in League City as part of the Communities In Schools-Bay Area Adopt A School Program. More
October 19, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston recently treated a patient's cancer using the center's new Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery treatment. More
October 19, 2012 -- Members of a research team at the University of Texas Medical Branch that is investigating a mosquito transmitted virus first collected three decades ago in Israel’s Negev Desert which could lead to development of new vaccines and drugs, visited with Guidry News Service at the Galveston National Laboratory. More
October 19, 2012 -- University of Houston professor Ioannis A. Kakadiaris will present "Improving Prediction of Heart Attack Risk" on October 23 in the university's M.D. Anderson Library. More
October 18, 2012 -- Mental Health America of Fort Bend County has published the newest edition of its Behavioral Health Resource Guide. More
October 17, 2012 -- Reliant Stadium in Houston will host the University of Texas and the University of California, Los Angeles in the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Showcase on December 8. More
October 15, 2012 -- The annual Alzheimer's walk was held Saturday morning on Stewart Beach. More
October 13, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will offer "Sunday Screenings" on October 28 and November 11 and 18 at three different churches in Galveston County. More
October 11, 2012 -- San Jacinto College alumnus Dr. Mark Escott has been named the medical director of the North Campus' Emergency Medical Technology program. More
October 11, 2012 -- Lamar Institute of Technology Dental Hygiene students and faculty recently participated in the Texas Missions of Mercy mobile dental clinic at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
October 10, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston will host a free Wellness Fair and seminars on Friday, with the theme "Mental Health is Good Medicine". More
October 09, 2012 -- Dr. Nancy W. Dickey on Tuesday announced her resignation as president of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health affairs for The Texas A&M University System. More
October 09, 2012 -- Darling Homes recently held a toy and gift drive for children at Shriners Hospital for Children-Galveston. More
October 09, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston recently joined several area organizations in hosting its 12th Annual Houston Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event at the Emancipation Park Community Center. More
October 09, 2012 -- Rice University biochemist James McNew has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. More
October 09, 2012 -- The San Jacinto College volleyball team will host its annual Dig Pink match on Friday at the Central Campus Anders Gymnasium. More
October 09, 2012 -- San Jacinto College spotlights its pharmacy technology program. More
October 08, 2012 -- The City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services Latino HIV Task Force will offer free HIV tests on October 13 as part of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. More
October 06, 2012 -- Bay Elementary in Clear Creek Independent School District will participate in its second annual Kids Walk on October 19. More
October 06, 2012 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Friday kicked off the fourth annual Disability Awareness Month. More
October 05, 2012 -- College of the Mainland recently received $35,000 from the Mainland Medical Auxiliary to fund scholarships for nursing students at the college. More
October 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services. More
October 03, 2012 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families recently held their 5th Medication Take Back event at the University of Texas Medical Branch Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes. More
October 02, 2012 -- Texas A&M University professors have published research regarding "fear relapse". More
September 29, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will offer numerous special events and programs throughout October at its breast imaging locations in Galveston and League City for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More
September 28, 2012 -- Rice University on Thursday announced that a new study shows how M. xanthus, a predatory bacteria, engulfs and devours other bacteria. More
September 28, 2012 -- The Karen T. Stall Research and Breast Institute has called for 3D tomosynthesis mammography to become the standard breast cancer screening tool. More
September 26, 2012 -- The University of Texas System Board of Regents has named Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo the sole finalist for the presidency of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. More
September 26, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Center has honored Executive Director Mike Winburn for thirty years of service. More
September 26, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will hold the 2nd Annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run/Walk on Saturday in Downtown Beaumont adjacent to City Hall. More
September 26, 2012 -- Rubina Dasilva of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston has been named the 2012 Outstanding Clinical Physician Assistant of the Year by the VA Physician Assistant Association. More
September 26, 2012 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will establish a permanent prescription drug-off location at the Office's Aldine Storefront. More
September 25, 2012 -- The Galveston County Health District will host public flu shot clinics throughout October at various locations. More
September 24, 2012 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has been named a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" by the Joint Commission, an accreditor of health care organizations in America. More
September 21, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that one of its students has received a $10,000 fellowship to research muscle loss in older adults through the use of an exercising technique utilizing tourniquets. More
September 21, 2012 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have published research on the Eilat virus. More
September 20, 2012 -- Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello will co-host Falls Prevention Day on September 27 at the Metropolitan Multiservice Center. More
September 20, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston recently received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for the center's inpatient and outpatient amputee system of care program. More
September 18, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has received a $750,000 grant from the United States Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice to continue a long-term study on healthy and unhealthy teen dating relationships. More
September 17, 2012 -- Rice University is participating in a five-year National Institutes of Health funded study to investigate the causes of hemoglobin toxicity. More
September 17, 2012 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center medical staff recently donated $10,000 to World Missions Possible to fund an upcoming humanitarian trip. More
September 17, 2012 -- Dr. Kenneth Ottenbacher, director of the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at UTMB and lead investigator on a research project to help expand scientific training and research to improve the rehabilitation and treatment of people with disabilities, visited with Guidry News Service. More
September 17, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center today announced that plans to open new outpatient clinics in Katy and Tomball next year are moving forward. More
September 14, 2012 -- Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu of the Men's Health Network posted a message on the GuidryNews.com Forum in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, September 16-22, and in support of prostate cancer screening. More
September 13, 2012 -- The American Cancer Society has announced resources it offers to breast cancer patients in the Southeast Texas region. More
September 12, 2012 -- The Harris County Medical Society comments on the American Medical Association's 2012 National Health Insurer Report Card. More
September 12, 2012 -- Mayor Annise Parker today announced the launch of Healthy Houston, an initiative designed to reduce obesity and increase healthy eating and exercise. More
September 11, 2012 -- Dr. William J. Calhoun of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the lead researcher on a study that shows that mild asthma patients may not need daily inhaled steroid therapy and would do just as well using the inhalers only when symptoms occur, talked about the research in an interview with Guidry News Service. More
September 11, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has received a $4.2 million award from the National Institutes of Health to help expand scientific training and research to improve the rehabilitation and treatment of people with disabilities. More
September 11, 2012 -- Galveston County Health Officials urge prevention and understanding regarding West Nile virus. More
September 11, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston reports that new research has shown that the tens of millions of people who use corticosteroids prescribed daily to control mild asthma do no better than those who use them only when symptoms occur. More
September 10, 2012 -- The Good Samaritan Foundation recently presented awards to several nurses with the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center at its annual Excellence in Nursing Awards Luncheon. More
September 10, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is offering free flu shots for veterans at the medical center in Houston as well as surrounding outpatient clinics. More
September 07, 2012 -- The Texas Medical Center today announced that Dr. Robert Robbins, professor and chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford, has been named the medical center's new President and CEO. More
September 05, 2012 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is conducting research involving veterans with schizophrenia or bipolar illness as part of a multi-center effort to increase understanding of the disorders. More
September 05, 2012 -- Texas A&M University today announced that researchers have discovered a compound that acts as an inhibitor for sperm production and sperm mobility, which could lead to the development of a male birth control pill. More
September 05, 2012 -- Researchers at Rice University have published research on the social behavior of cancer cells. More
August 31, 2012 -- Texas A&M University on Thursday announced that researchers with the university have developed a new method for manufacturing drug-delivery particles in a way that enables them to release drug therapies periodically. More
August 31, 2012 -- Oleg Igoshin of Rice University and Christian Ray of MD Anderson Hospital in Houston have published research on operon evolution. More
August 30, 2012 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston professor Volker Neugebauer, who has been awarded a four-year, $1.36 million grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to conduct an innovative study of the relationship between pain and parts of the brain associated with cognitive thought and emotional response, recently talked about his project with Guidry News Service. More
August 29, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston's Jennie Sealy Hospital has received $1 million for an MRI system from Houston's Fondren Foundation. More
August 29, 2012 -- University of Houston today announced that investigators with the university's College of Pharmacy are studying mechanisms in the aging process that may help identify new blood pressure therapies. More
August 29, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received a $1.2 million grant to provide the HPV vaccine to low-income women who receive health care services at UTMB. More
August 27, 2012 -- University of Houston on Thursday announced that researchers have found a hormone in the human body that may help in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. More
August 24, 2012 -- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University will host the "Genome: The Secret of How Life Works" exhibit through July 5. More
August 23, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers are developing a study that could help doctors counsel patients with pancreatic cancer on their treatment decisions. More
August 22, 2012 -- San Jacinto College has announced that its Emergency Medical Technology Program now offers hybrid training, a mix of online and on-site classes, at its North Campus to provide flexibility for students. More
August 21, 2012 -- San Jacinto College has announced that it will offer Saturday classes in the college's medical assisting program at the North Campus. More
August 18, 2012 -- Galveston College Continuing Education will offer a Nurse Aide for Health Care course from September 10 through November 1 at Manor Care Health Services in Webster. More
August 17, 2012 -- The University of Texas System plans to expand medical education as a path to establishing a free-standing school of medicine in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. More
August 17, 2012 -- Texas A&M University spotlights Vaughn Bryant for the professor's extensive work involving palynology and forensics. More
August 16, 2012 -- A large crowd turned out for the rededication of the Truman G. Blocker Burn Unit at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Wednesday. More
August 14, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university has received Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Nurses Association. More
August 13, 2012 -- Rice University today announced that researchers with the university are part of a team working to use patients' existing cells to grow salivary glands to replace those lost due to cancer radiation therapy. More
August 13, 2012 -- Dr. Radek Bukowski, professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who has been doing research on the effect that the size of babies at birth has on the future health of the mother, visited with Guidry News Service about his research. More
August 09, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston today announced that researchers have successfully tested a vaccine for the Nipah virus in monkeys. More
August 07, 2012 -- The University of St. Thomas today announced that the university's School of Nursing has reopened. More
August 06, 2012 -- Dr. Tetsuro Ikegami, a University of Texas Medical Branch assistant professor and a Sealy Center for Vaccine Development member, who is part of a research team that is developing an improved vaccine for Rift Valley Fever virus, visited with Guidry News Service about the need for effective defense against the dangerous mosquito-borne pathogen, which can be used as an agent for bio-terrorism. More
August 06, 2012 -- Texas A&M University today announced that research conducted by Dr. Leonard Berry, who holds appointments in both the university's Mays Business School and at the Texas A&M Health Science Center's College of Medicine, is providing means to improve healthcare services. More
August 03, 2012 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today voted to move forward with investigating and pursuing an administrative change to bring the Texas A&M Health Science Center under the administration of Texas A&M University's campus at College Station. More
August 02, 2012 -- University of Texas Medical Branch President Dr. David Callender has responded to concerns about UTMB’s financial health and rumors of a large round of layoffs in a message to employees. More
July 30, 2012 -- Dr. Joan Nichols, principal investigator on a project at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston that received a $1.25 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop a method of custom-growing human lung tissue to make a three-dimensional model for biomedical studies, visited with Guidry News Service on Friday. More
July 27, 2012 -- Dr. David L. Callender, president of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, today announced that Dr. Danny O. Jacobs, currently the David C. Sabiston Jr. Professor and chair of surgery at Duke University Medical Center, has been appointed executive vice president and provost, and dean of the UTMB School of Medicine. More
July 27, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a method of custom-growing human lung tissue to make a three-dimensional model for biomedical studies. More
July 25, 2012 -- Texas A&M University today announced that research conducted at the university suggests that Zoloft, an antidepressant drug, may also be capable of inhibiting deadly fungal infections, such as fungal meningitis. More
July 24, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Dr. Scott Parazynski has been named director of the university's new Center for Polar Medical Operations. More
July 24, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has been selected to manage medical operations for the United States Antarctic Program through the university's new Center for Polar Medical Operations. More
July 18, 2012 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston professor Volker Neugebauer has been awarded a $1.36 million grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. More
July 18, 2012 -- A research team at the University of Texas Medical Branch has received a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study hospital readmission. More
July 17, 2012 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch reports the results of a study in today's issue of PLoS ONE that indicates that mothers who give birth to large infants are at increased risk for breast cancer. More
July 16, 2012 -- The University of Texas System has awarded a $750,000 grant to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston "to foster entrepreneurism, novel research and collaboration with industry". More
July 14, 2012 -- College of the Mainland professor Dr. Chris Allen has been voted "Most Outstanding and Inspirational Professor" by students in the University of Texas Medical Branch's Medical Careers Diversity Program. More
July 12, 2012 -- Six faculty members at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have been awarded Outstanding Teaching Awards by the University of Texas System Board of Regents. More
July 09, 2012 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston professor Istvan Boldogh, senior author of a paper on repair of DNA which is now online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, visited with Guidry News Service about what he describes as a “surprising connection” between a key DNA-repair process and a cellular signaling network linked to aging, heart disease, cancer and other chronic conditions. More
July 02, 2012 -- A study on adolescent sexual behavior, with a focus on “sexting”, by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers is featured in today’s issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. More
June 18, 2012 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston physician Dr. Abbey B. Berenson, who is the Ruth Hargrave M.D. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as director for the Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health, has conducted research on why adolescent girls who begin vaccinations for Human Papillomavirus do not complete the series of three that is required for protection from anogenital cancers, including cervical cancer. More
October 10, 2005 -- Larry Keast, founder of America In Recovery, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization created to help people find work who are deemed to be “unemployable” due to former drug or alcohol abuse, recently spoke with Lynda Guidry about the organization and the four websites developed to help employers and employees connect. More
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