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Researchers investigate impact of actual and virtual nature on cancer patients

Researchers at Houston Methodist Cancer Center are exploring whether exposure to nature, through either a live garden or virtual reality, can alleviate pain and distress in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, possibly reducing the need for...
4-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Houston Methodist researchers test-drive Lamborghini’s carbon fiber materials in space

Houston Methodist researchers are studying Italian sports car maker Automobili Lamborghini’s carbon fiber materials in space.
24-Oct-2019 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Recognizing signs and symptoms of sepsis can save lives

Sepsis kills more people every year than heart attacks, breast cancer and other diseases. However, a survey found that most Americans have no idea what it is. Most think it's a hospital-borne illness, but, in fact, 80% of people bring sepsis into...
11-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists develop promising drug for treating ovarian and pancreatic cancers

Known as two of the most lethal cancers, ovarian and pancreatic cancer are often called silent killers. As a result, they frequently go undetected until they’re too late to effectively treat. Cancer scientists at Houston Methodist have been...
19-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Remote-controlled drug delivery implant the size of a grape may help chronic disease management

People with chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes and heart disease may one day forego the daily regimen of pills and, instead, receive a scheduled dosage of medication through a grape-sized implant that is remotely controlled.
24-Jun-2019 10:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chemotherapy Heart

Cancer patients obviously need chemotherapy treatment, but many don't realize some forms can cause heart failure. The premise here is that people need to be alerted while undergoing chemotherapy treatment because if caught early the heart disease...
20-Jun-2019 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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An 84-year-old man becomes oldest living kidney donor in the United States at Houston Methodist Hospital

An 84-year old becomes the oldest living kidney donor after donating to his 72-year old neighbor. Also, talks about how you are never too old to save someone's life.
23-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers find trigger that turns strep infections into flesh-eating disease

Houston Methodist scientists discovered a previously unknown trigger that turns run-of-the-mill strep infections into the flesh-eating disease childbed fever, which strikes postpartum moms and newborns, often leaving victims without limbs. Using an...
14-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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How to avoid holiday headaches

Six tips for avoiding holiday headache triggers from Houston Methodist neurologist Bing Liao, M.D., M.Sc.
21-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST

Embarrassing symptoms prevent relief of treatable conditions

Nearly 25% of women live with treatable conditions known as pelvic floor disorders, but there is one main reason why the vast majority of them will not seek treatment: they are too embarrassed to talk about it.
20-Nov-2019 11:20 AM EST

Three tips for better sleep

More than one-third of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep each night, putting them at risk for serious, chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. The real victim of a lack of sleep, however, is the brain.
29-Oct-2019 2:15 PM EDT

Five facts your OB-GYN wants you to know about IUDs

Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, are a great birth control option, but many women choose other forms of birth control because they have reservations about IUDs. A Houston Methodist OB-GYN answered common questions patients ask her about this very...
2-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Other treatments can reduce need for addictive pain medication

Hardly a day goes by without the public being warned about the dangers of opioids. But still, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people die every day of opioid overdose and the problem is getting worse. A Houston...
20-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Research shows OB-GYNs hesitate to talk about fertility

A new study shows that many OB-GYNs are uncomfortable counseling their patients on fertility at a time when more women are delaying pregnancy and needing their doctors to be more vigilant about this education.
4-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Thoracic Oncologist Available to Comment on Trump's Reversal of Flavored Vape Product Ban

29-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Four Ways Binge-Watching Hurts Your Brain

Binge-watching your favorite television show might seem like a great way to relax after a long week, but spending hours on the couch can actually hurt your brain.
5-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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    Thoracic medical oncologist

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    Director, Houston Methodist Cancer Center



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