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August 29, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers has been named vice president and chief medical officer for the Health System at UTMB. More
August 29, 2014 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that the hospital has performed more than 2,000 robotic surgeries. More
August 28, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will open its Sports Injury Clinic on Saturdays beginning August 30. More
August 28, 2014 -- University of Houston on Tuesday announced that optometrists with the university are collaborating on a NASA study that examines ocular changes seen in a number of astronauts. More
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August 28, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that researchers with the university have confirmed the synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic. More
August 28, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston on Wednesday announced that its Prevention and Recovery Center now offers a non-invasive, drug-free alternative for pain relief. More
August 26, 2014 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin today announced the award of eight grants, totaling approximately $10 million, to various organizations as part of an initiative to identify and address the mental health needs of transition-age youth and their families in the Houston/Harris County area. More
August 21, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital reports that it is among the first to offer a drug-eluting stent in the treatment of peripheral artery disease. More
August 21, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a new partnership to provide a new level of specialized breast screening at a network of community breast care centers in the greater Houston area. More
August 20, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers with the university, working in collaboration with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, have developed a treatment effective against the Marburg virus. More
August 19, 2014 -- The Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center will host its Ninth Annual Ride for Recovery on September 21. More
August 18, 2014 -- Mercy Ships today announced that it has delayed a mission to send a hospital ship to Africa due to the Ebola epidemic along the continent's west coast. More
August 15, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 33-year-old crew member off a bulk freighter, Friday, after he suffered an arm injury following a fall in the bilge of the vessel, 172 miles offshore of Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
August 15, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development has been named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training on Emerging Infectious Diseases. More
August 15, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch Sealy Center for Vaccine Development has been named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training on Emerging Infectious Diseases. News Release
August 13, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital has announced that it offers transradial cardiac catheterization, a new technique allowing access to a patient's heart through the wrist, instead of groin. More
August 08, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System has announced the launch of a new free Nurse Health Line for parents. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Coastal Health & Wellness clinic in Texas City will hold an open house on August 13 in observance of National Health Center Week. More
August 01, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today announced that two scientists with the university have developed a treatment that shows promise in fighting fibrotic disease. More
July 31, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston was recently named as the nation's "Most Wired", according to a survey by the American Hospital Association. More
July 31, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers at the university have received more than $6 million in grants to develop treatments for the Ebola and Marburg viruses. More
July 28, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston today announced that a grant through the Health Resources and Service Administration has funded a program that has assisted in a program offering student teams to provide collaborative care for children and families through Child Protective Services. More
July 25, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District today urged residents to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses during the summer months. More
July 25, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently participated in "Make Someone Smile" Week, with patients at the hospital receiving bouquets of flowers. More
July 24, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston today announced that it is launching DocbookMD, a "physician-centric" mobile communications solution application to enhance communications between its doctors. More
July 23, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have shown that "brown fat", or brown adipose tissue, protects against diabetes and obesity. More
July 23, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District will host its "Kids Health Fest 2014" event August 1-29, providing required vaccinations for children before they return to schools. More
July 22, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center will unveil its new EMS Bay on Thursday. More
July 21, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston recently provided some tips in preventing skin cancer and in identifying possible skin cancers. More
July 16, 2014 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston will participate in the 2014 Veterans Mental Health Summit, which will be held on August 15 at the University of St. Thomas campus in Houston. More
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