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Houston Methodist Hospital Announces First Implant of New FDA-Approved Stent Graft to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease

A new stent opens up iliac arteries, the three arteries that run from the end of the aorta down to the pelvis and legs. When these arteries are clogged it can cause a whole host of problems.
8-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Houston Methodist Hospital Offers the World’s Smallest Pacemaker

A pacemaker the size of a nickel can now be implanted in patients.
2-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cytotoxins Contribute to Virulence of Deadly Epidemic Bacterial Infections


Beginning in the mid-1980s, an epidemic of severe invasive infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes), also known as group A streptococcus (GAS), occurred in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. The public became more aware of...
31-Jan-2017 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Drug That Improves Blood Flow in Damaged Heart Might Also Fight Breast Cancer

Researchers are looking at a drug once used to improve blood flow in damaged hearts in thousands of patients as a possible treatment option for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).
6-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Silent Heart Attack

Women often neglect their own heart health during the holidays and can suffer serious health problems.
12-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Houston Methodist Receives Award for Implantable HIV Drug Delivery Device


The Houston Methodist Research Institute’s department of nanomedicine is the recipient of this year’s AIDS Foundation Houston Shelby Hodge Vision Award. Alessandro Grattoni, Ph.D., nanomedicine department chair at the Houston Methodist Research...
1-Dec-2016 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Small Amount of Alcohol Could Mean Trouble for Women

The holiday season sometimes brings with it excessive alcohol consumption. Women need to be aware that even a lit bit of holiday cheer can cause some serious health problems.
21-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Smart Drug Targets the Deadliest Brain Cancer for Destruction

Study Highlights • Designed a smart drug that only targets and kills GBM brain cancer cells. • Validated a compound that sensitizes GBM tumors to chemotherapy and results in a significant extension of life in an animal model.
21-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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5 Tips to Help Alzheimer’s Families Have Happier Holidays

Dealing with Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult any time of year, but the holidays present unique challenges for patients and their families.
22-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST

CRISPR-Gene Editing Breakthrough Expert


17-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST

Texans, GE and Houston Methodist Collaborate on Concussion Care

The Houston Texans and GE are collaborating with the Houston Methodist Concussion Center to fund a two-year pilot project to bring specialized concussion care via telemedicine to athletes in rural areas.
9-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST

Cancer-Fighting 'Trojan Horse' Sparks Hope in Human Trials


3-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Men Also at Risk for Osteoporosis

Screening women for osteoporosis is now routine, however, when it comes to men, most are never screened and therefore suffer the consequences of the disease. In the U.S., nearly 1.5 million men over 65 have osteoporosis, and another 3.5 million men...
5-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Common Allergy Medication Worsens Restless Leg Symptoms

Allergy season can be the worst time of year for people suffering with restless legs syndrome because popular over the counter medications can make symptoms much worse.
4-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Dementia Treatment Delayed Due to Misdiagnosis


Many patients showing signs of dementia are quickly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease when they might actually suffer from frontotemporal dementia, delaying the appropriate treatment for them.
24-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST

Using Umbilical Cord Blood to Speed Stroke Recovery

A new study will evaluate the use of whole umbilical cord blood to help the brain heal quicker after an ischemic stroke.
15-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST

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