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September 30, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host Dr. Theresa Ochoa, a pediatric infectious disease expert from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru, as featured speaker at UTMB's global health symposium on October 11. More
September 29, 2014 -- Alvin Community College's Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography program will host the Pediatric and Fetal Echocardiography Symposium on October 10-11. More
September 26, 2014 -- Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital have invented new pediatric heart-defect patches that utilize carbon nanotubes to serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through the patch. More w/Video
September 25, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has been awarded a $5.7 million grant and has been named the lead institution for a University of Texas System collaboration to enhance research and biomedical advancements to combat human disease. More
September 25, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society today announced that more than 350 men and women have benefited from its "Operation Gang Together D-Tag" Tattoo Removal Program to remove gang tattoos from former gang members who participate in the program. More
September 24, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced the recipients of the 2014 President's Cabinet Awards. More
September 19, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch is set to open the UTMB Pediatric and Adult Primary Care Clinic, a new freestanding facility located at 2020 East Highway 6 in Alvin, on September 22. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that it will provide assistance to medical practitioners serving Texas patients who require prescriptions for hydrocodone combination products, which are being reclassified as a more restricted substance. More
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September 19, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur Health Department will offer flu vaccinations on October 1 and November 3. More
September 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today participated in the site dedication for the future Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility at Texas A&M University. More
September 18, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston today announced that it is offering a free Nurse Health Line to provide assistance with health needs and advice. More
September 17, 2014 -- A professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has implemented lifesaving protocol for school children with severe allergies. More
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September 17, 2014 -- The aerospace medicine group at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston recently studied how average people with common medical problems — high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, lung diseases like asthma or emphysema and back and neck injuries, surgeries or disorders — would be able to tolerate the stresses of commercial spaceflight. More
September 16, 2014 -- Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have analyzed whether monitors reflect practices used by health care providers. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued the final rule necessary to implement a law authored by United States Senators John Cornyn and Amy Klobuchar to expand prescription drug take-back programs. More
September 08, 2014 -- The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation has announced that it is offering grants to families in need to help pay for their child's health care treatments. More
September 05, 2014 -- The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease on Friday awarded $825,000 in grant funding for cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research in Texas. More
September 02, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Alex Bukreyev, a professor of pathology at University of Texas at Galveston and a noted virologist, who has been awarded two National Institutes of Health grants and a U.S. Department of Defense grant totaling more than $6 million to develop experimental drugs against both Ebola and Marburg viruses. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Bay Area Regional Medical Center has announced that it has received The Joint Commission's "Gold Seal of Approval" for accreditation. More
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
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
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