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May 04, 2015 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has installed check-in kiosks in the center's emergency department lobby. More
May 04, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that spirometry, a common test that allows physicians to determine how well a person's lungs work, is underutilized for asthma diagnosis and management from 2001 to 2011. More
May 01, 2015 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has published a study finding that the resilience of coastal communities against storms, flooding and erosion can be strengthened when protected by natural infrastructure such as marshes, reefs and beaches, or with hybrid approaches. More
April 30, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Wednesday announced that new research between UTMB and Virginia Commonwealth University has found that brain function of people addicted to cocaine is different than that of people who are not addicted, and often linked to highly impulsive behavior. More
April 30, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital will host a free online seminar on May 6 to discuss symptoms and treatment options for acid reflux. More
April 29, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Angela Colantonio from the University of Toronto has been named winner of the Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation. More
April 29, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a team of students at the university has developed a smartphone application to monitor and control a heart pump in a patient. More w/Video
April 29, 2015 -- The American Lung Association today released its "State of the Air 2015" report, which showed Houston ranked as one of the cleanest cities in the nation for short-term particle pollution. More
April 28, 2015 -- Galveston County Health District Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mark Guidry has posted a guest column urging residents to consider the future of the district's health clinic in the Island Community Center. More
April 27, 2015 -- The Lymphatic Education & Research Network is seeking participants and sponsors for its Baseball Hit-A-Thon for Lymphedema & Lymphatic Disease event on August 1, 2015. More
April 27, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District will host an Environmental Awareness Event on Tuesday to discuss the health hazards caused by pouring fats, oils and grease into drains. More
April 27, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study shows that augmenting hydrogen sulfide, a gas produced naturally within the human body, can reduce the severity of respiratory syncytial virus. More
April 26, 2015 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement on Friday was presented to Colonel Robert D. Cabana, a former astronaut who now is director of the Kennedy Space Center. More
April 24, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Center recently expanded its clinic facilities at Shearn Moody Plaza in Galveston. More
April 24, 2015 -- Rice University recently presented a chair developed by a team of students as part of an effort to design furniture intended for use on other planets. More w/Video
April 23, 2015 -- The Texas Tribune will host a symposium with policymakers on health care in Texas on May 4 at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin. More
April 23, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for the university's chronic obstructive pulmonary disease program. More
April 22, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have successfully developed a post-exposure treatment that is effective against a strain of the Ebola virus that caused the death of thousands of people in West Africa. More
April 22, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a student team is creating a feedback device for the hand that allows users to feel what they're touching in virtual environments. More w/Video
April 21, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston School of Nursing will host its commencement ceremony on Friday at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
April 21, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that Kelly Ochoa has been promoted to vice president of operations and chief nursing officer. More
April 20, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that new research conducted at the university suggests a new drug strategy to stop or slow insulin-influenced tumor growth. More w/Video
April 17, 2015 -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baptist Health today announced a partnership agreement to create a joint cancer program in northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. More
April 17, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced the opening of Memorial Hermann Wound Care, an outpatient center offering state-of-the-art wound care treatment options. More
April 16, 2015 -- Mediastar Corporation announced the completion of construction at the new Bay Area Rehabilitation Hospital in Webster. More
April 16, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that research materials for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station was launched on a re-supply flight utilizing SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that Coastal Health and Wellness, a federally-qualified health center, has received a Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission. More
April 16, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute as an organization to develop benchmark procedures in the area of health care administration. More
April 15, 2015 -- The Texas Medical Board on Tuesday announced that it has adopted rules to expand opportunities for telemedicine. More
April 15, 2015 -- Rice University on Tuesday announced that a freshman engineering design team has created a device that can quickly numb an area of skin in order to reduce pain when receiving an injection. More w/Video
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