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Historic ORs Closing

The operating rooms where Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and others performed the firsts in the heart surgery will close as the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center moves to a new high-tech building.
12-Jul-2018 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Dr. James M. Musser becomes FASEB president

Beginning July 1, James M. Musser, M.D., Ph.D., becomes the 2018-2019 president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).
28-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Houston Methodist receives additional $6 million Occidental Petroleum donation to enhance community patient care

A Houston Methodist program that provides specialty patient care to uninsured and underserved patients received another multi-million dollar gift from Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
20-Jun-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

MD Anderson, Houston Methodist Scientists Detect New Ovarian Cancer Target

Researchers at Houston Methodist Research Institute and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found a prescription drug, Calcitriol, approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of calcium deficiency and kidney...
13-Jun-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Immune Cells Hold Promise in Slowing Down ALS

Recent research from Houston Methodist Hospital showed that a new immunotherapy was safe for patients with ALS and also revealed surprising results that could bring hope to patients who have this relentlessly progressive and fatal disease.
21-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Lab-on-a-Chip Device Mimics Eye Damage Due to Intense Light

Houston Methodist researchers developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that could quickly screen possible drugs to repair damaged neuron and retinal connections, like what is seen in people with macular degeneration or who’ve had too much exposure...
8-May-2018 6:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Brings Hope to Liver Cancer Patients

Patients with cholangiocarcinoma, a form of liver cancer, were never candidates for liver transplant in the past. However, a new study looking at treating these patients with chemotherapy treatment first.
11-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Houston Methodist to Bring Successful Sepsis Reduction Program to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Houston Methodist Global Health Services is working with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Health to decrease sepsis across the entire area.
10-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Implantable Device Provides New Treatment Option for Epilepsy Patients

Richard Pollitt was at the end of his rope after years of suffering regular seizures, with some lasting five minutes and preventing him from working and enjoying his favorite pastimes. Desperate for relief after medications did not work, Pollitt had...
9-Jul-2018 4:50 PM EDT


If Only…

The American Cancer Society's recent recommendations for changing the colorectal cancer screening age to 45 from age 50 had significant meaning for a Magnolia, Texas woman.
19-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Rare Side Effect of Flu Puts Young Men at Risk

This year’s flu season has been one of the worst in recent memory causing thousands of people to be hospitalized. The virus can be particularly dangerous for young men who can experience nerve damage caused by the body’s response to the flu.
1-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST


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

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