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Article ID: 688420

Houston Methodist Hospital Reaches Heart Transplant Milestone

Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist Hospital performed its 1000th heart transplant. The hospital's first was performed by Dr. Michael DeBakey in 1968 as part of the world's first multi-organ transplant. The patient is a 23-year old man who suffers from Becker's Muscular Dystrophy, a rare form of the disease that damages the heart.

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24-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Surgery, Transplantation, Local - Texas, Local - Houston Metro

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Article ID: 687723

Tiny Antibiotic Beads Fight Infections After Joint Replacement

Houston Methodist

More than 1 million people undergo total joint replacements each year, and nearly 10,000 will develop infections. To reduce this infection risk, a Houston Methodist orthopedic surgeon created small antibiotic beads that are implanted with the new joint to slowly release medicine for several weeks.

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9-Jan-2018 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 686723

Treatable Condition Could Be Mistaken for Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder

Houston Methodist

Researchers at Houston Methodist believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition. A new research study could have a significant impact on the millions diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, including many homeless.

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13-Dec-2017 1:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 686023

Tips for a Safe, Enjoyable Holiday Trip for Families with Disabilities

Houston Methodist

The holiday season is filled with travel as many families drive or fly to spend time with loved ones, but traveling with a disability can create unique challenges for some families.

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30-Nov-2017 7:05 PM EST
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Aviation and Aeronautics, Diabetes, Winter Holidays, Local - Texas, Local - Houston Metro

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Article ID: 685814

Stress Causes Stress on Hearts

Houston Methodist

People who have lived though natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey are under a great amount of stress putting their lives back together. A cardiologist tells us that this type of stress, in a roundabout way, can do damage to the heart.

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28-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
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Behavioral Science, Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Psychology and Psychiatry, Local - Texas, Local - Houston Metro

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Article ID: 684647

Age-Old Malaria Treatment Found to Improve Nanoparticle Delivery to Tumors

Houston Methodist

A new study shows that a 70-year-old malaria drug can block immune cells in the liver so nanoparticles can arrive at their intended tumor site, overcoming a significant hurdle of targeted drug delivery, according to a team of researchers led by Houston Methodist.

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6-Nov-2017 12:30 PM EST
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All Journal News, Cancer, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Nanotechnology, Scientific Reports, Local - Texas, Local - Houston Metro

Article ID: 680892

DoD Grant to Advance Possible Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment From Lab to Patients in Record Time

Houston Methodist

A team of Houston Methodist researchers and clinicians received two grants totaling over $15.7 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) to accelerate a possible treatment for metastatic breast cancer.

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14-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 679664

Researchers Working on Blood Test to Detect Brain Metastases While Still Treatable

Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients who are at increased risk for developing brain metastasis, and also monitor disease progression and response to therapy in real time.

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16-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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Cancer, Cell Biology, Healthcare, All Journal News, Nature (journal), Local - Texas, Local - Houston Metro

Article ID: 679394

Mental Health in Athletes Just as Important as Physical Health

Houston Methodist

Athletes at all levels are pressured to be physically superior, which can cause many to overlook their mental health needs.

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10-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 677678

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

Houston Methodist

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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11-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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