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October 20, 2014 -- Forty-three Texans, who were monitored for 21 days following their contact with the state's first Ebola patient, have been cleared from active monitoring. More
October 19, 2014 -- The D’Feet Breast Cancer 14th “Celebration of Life” Run/Walk was held on Saturday at Moody Gardens in Galveston. More
October 19, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District reports that it has reviewed all available information regarding a potential Ebola contact voluntarily isolated on a cruise ship returning to the Port of Galveston and has made the assessment that there is no evidence of a public health threat to cruise passengers or to Galveston County. More
October 18, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District reports that it is continuing to review all available information regarding a potential Ebola contact voluntarily isolated on a cruise ship returning to the Port of Galveston Sunday morning. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District has been in communications with the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State Health Services on several occasions to gather details about a cruise ship returning to the Port of Galveston on Sunday. More
October 16, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it is prepared to assist in combating the Ebola Virus in Texas. More
October 13, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston will host a conference on Tuesday to discuss best practices for advanced practice registered nurses. More
October 13, 2014 -- Texas A&M University on Friday announced that it has joined a consortium with the Baylor College of Medicine to collaborate on providing care for people with Tourette syndrome. More
October 13, 2014 -- Texas Gulf Coast Medical Group in Webster recently received the Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award for "illustrating their commitment to delivering quality care" to patients. More
October 08, 2014 -- The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control have tabbed the Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio as the first hospital system in the United States to pilot the CDC’s Ebola Microsite for U.S. healthcare workers on its health care system’s website. More
October 08, 2014 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security's Customs & Border Protection today announced that new layers of entry screening will be implemented at five United States airports that receive more than 94 percent of travelers from Ebola-affected nations. More
October 07, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today toured the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. More
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October 03, 2014 -- Texas Dentists for Medicaid Reform announced on Friday that the staff of the Texas Sunset Commission issued its long anticipated report on their proposed recommendations for changes to the Health and Human Services Commission which is under sunset review this year. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services on Tuesday issued a news release regarding a confirmed case of the Ebola virus in Dallas. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it is now operating the only Level II trauma capable facility in the Houston Bay Area. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Texas Hospital Association on Tuesday issued a statement in response to a confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas. More
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
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
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
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