A new minimally-invasive procedure called Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) will help people with "jackhammer esophagus," a condition that occurs when they esophagus doesn't open properly making it difficult to impossible to swallow food. It also...
3/3/2014 1:00 PM EST
Doctors in the U.S. and Japan have devised a way to treat atrial fibrillation by adding a little alcohol to minimally invasive therapies that target a cluster of misbehaving nerves known to trigger arrhythmia, dulling or stopping the transmission of...
3/3/2014 12:30 PM EST
With a nod to 3rd century Chinese woodblock printing and children's rubber stamp toys, researchers in Houston have developed a way to print living cells onto any surface, in virtually any shape. Unlike recent, similar work using inkjet printing...
2/6/2014 12:20 PM EST
A major component of olive oil, hydroxytyrosol, is the subject of a Houston Methodist study of women who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer.
1/22/2014 10:00 AM EST
Houston Methodist has entered an exclusive agreement with Houston-based Facts and Figures, LLC, to license its high-definition, multidimensional imaging technology known as Plato's CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment). The agreement allows...
1/15/2014 12:00 PM EST
Many of us will be drinking alcohol this holiday season, but unfortunately for women, they cannot drink as much as men and stay healthy.
12/16/2013 10:00 AM EST
For many households of Mexican descent in the United States, the days following Thanksgiving aren’t only about wrapping gifts but also about wrapping tamales.
12/3/2013 2:00 PM EST
Attracted by the decadent treats, fried meats, and festive cocktails of the Thanksgiving-to-New-Year feast, heartburn can be an unwelcome guest during the holidays.
12/2/2013 8:00 AM EST
Media Experts to Discuss the New FDA Anti-Smoking Ads Targeting Teens and CVS Phasing Out Tobaccos Products in the U.S.
2/6/2014 11:00 AM EST
After every play, we all see the athletes adjusting their mouthguards, but what do they actually protect? Houston Methodist sports medicine experts discuss important facts about mouthguards.
1/21/2014 10:00 AM EST
With the coming of the new year, many people will vow to get in shape after overindulging during the holidays. However, not knowing the proper way to work out might do more harm than good.
12/27/2013 10:00 AM EST
Before heading out on a ski vacation, most people prepare by reserving a room, booking a flight, packing their winter clothes and, of course, their skis. However, if they do not prepare their body, they might end up spending more time in the...
11/20/2013 11:00 AM EST
For families living with Alzheimer’s, finding joy during the holidays can be challenging. By managing expectations and planning early, holidays can still be happy and memorable for every family.
11/1/2013 10:00 AM EDT
For avid runners, training for the next marathon never stops. While it’s important to focus on running faster or farther, Houston Methodist physicians encourage runners to expand their training regimen and are providing the following tips for...
10/28/2013 12:00 PM EDT
If your Halloween costume includes changing your eye color, think twice before wearing cosmetic contact lenses.
10/25/2013 9:30 AM EDT
A microgravity experiment will examine the fundamental physics of the chemical and physical properties that control nanoparticles' movement through nanochannels -- something scientists know very little about.
5/13/2013 1:00 PM EDT