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Houston Methodist Hospital Reaches Heart Transplant Milestone


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...
24-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Stress Causes Stress on Hearts


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.
28-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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


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...
6-Nov-2017 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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.
14-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
16-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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...
11-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Immunotherapy Researcher Brings Team to Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist is launching the Center for Immunotherapy Research under the leadership of Shu-Hsia Chen, Ph.D., a cancer immunotherapy researcher recruited from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
7-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Houston Methodist, Automobili Lamborghini Join Forces to Study Implantable Medical Devices

Researchers from Houston Methodist and Italian super sports car maker Automobili Lamborghini are working together on new carbon fiber materials for implantable devices used in therapeutic drug delivery and orthopedics.
5-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tiny Antibiotic Beads Fight Infections After Joint Replacement


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...
9-Jan-2018 6:05 PM EST

Treatable Condition Could Be Mistaken for Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder

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...
13-Dec-2017 1:00 AM EST

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

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.
30-Nov-2017 7:05 PM EST

Mental Health in Athletes Just as Important as Physical Health

Athletes at all levels are pressured to be physically superior, which can cause many to overlook their mental health needs.
10-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Good Technique Can Lower Golf Handicap, Prevent Injuries

Just because there is no tackling, jumping or running does not mean golfers are immune to injury.
24-Mar-2017 12:05 AM EDT

Dr. Eric Haas Available to Speak to Media on Rising Colorectal Cancer Rates of Young People


1-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST

Houston Methodist Infectious Disease Research Expert


28-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

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

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