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Lung Cancer, Proton Therapy

Concurrent Chemotherapy, Proton Therapy Improves Survival in Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer

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For patients with advanced, inoperable stage 3 lung cancer, concurrent chemotherapy and the specialized radiation treatment, proton therapy, offers improved survival compared to historical data for standard of care, according to a new study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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UT Physicians Bayshore Family Practice Center Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

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UT Physicians Bayshore Family Practice Center has earned Level 3 recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the highly respected National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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Otolarnygology, Laryngeal, Larynx, Otolaryngologist, Voice Box, Vocal Cord, Tracheostomy, Trachea, Esophagus

Man Undergoes Throat Reconstruction, Regains Voice After Vicious Horse Attack

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After extensive reconstruction of a crushed larynx caused by a savage horse attack, surgeons at Ben Taub Hospital still weren’t sure if Ivory Lindsey Sr. would ever speak again, much less regain the ability to swallow, drink or eat food.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Natural Killer Cells

Genetically Enhanced, Cord-Blood Derived Immune Cells Strike B-Cell Cancers

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Immune cells with a general knack for recognizing and killing many types of infected or abnormal cells also can be engineered to hunt down cells with specific targets on them to treat cancer, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the journal Leukemia

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Osteosarcoma, osteos, bone metastasis-targeting peptidomimetic

Tumor-Targeting Drug Shows Potential for Treating Bone Cancer Patients

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The treatment of osteosarcoma, the most common tumor of bone, is challenging. A study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found a drug known as bone metastasis-targeting peptidomimetic (BMTP-11) has potential as a new therapeutic strategy for this devastating illness.

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Most Wired, American Hospital Association, Information Technology, Telemedicine, Telehealth, Electronic Medical Record

Advent of Telemedicine Tops Harris Health System’s “Most Wired” Award

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For the seventh consecutive year, Harris Health System is named “Most Wired” by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives--one of 21 in Texas and five in Houston.

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Women with Risk Factors for Heart Disease Need to Start a Prevention Plan Before Menopause

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Heart disease is the number one killer of women. However, most women are not treated for the disease until they in their 50s and 60s. This release talks about how women with risk factors need to talk to their doctors in their 40s and get ahead of the game. Also mentions recent study on subject.

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Sunburn, Photosensitivity, Pharmacy, Ultravioet, Antibiotic, Antidepressant, Medicine, Side Affects

Intense Sunburn: What Medicines Are You Taking?

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Known as drug-induced photosensitivity, the condition affects people taking prescribed medications and mimics intense sunburns with severe pain, skin peeling and blistering. People taking antibiotics and antidepressants are most at risk.

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STEMI, Cardiac Care, Cardiac Catheterization, heart catheterization, Stents, American Heart Association, Heart Attack, Door To Balloon, Cardiovascular

Ben Taub Hospital Is Three-Time ‘Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus’ Heart Care Recipient

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For three years in a row, Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital cardiac service has been recognized with the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving Center award by the American Heart Association. Additionally, the hospital also received the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI-Silver Achievement Award.

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Stroke, American Stroke Association, Ischemic Stroke, tPA, Tissue Plasminogen Activator, Catheter, Neurology

Third Straight ‘Gold Plus’ Keeps Boosting Ben Taub Hospital’s Stroke Program

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Ben Taub Hospital is quickly building its reputation for outstanding stroke care, evident by the AHA/ASA’s recent recognition of the Harris Health System hospital awarding its highest commendation for stroke care. The national award marks the third for the hospital in successive years.







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