News

A Two-Centimeter Implant Could Change Your Health Forever

How many times have you forgotten to take your meds? Alessandro Grattoni's new developments in nanotechnology could mean that will never happen again.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Living Well

Holistic Houston: The Houstonia Guide to Alternative Medicine

A curated guide to alternative medicine in Houston, from acupuncture to aromatherapy and beyond.

05/25/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Alternative Medicine Guide

Seeking Healing With Herbs

"For just about every condition there is in standard medicine," says Houston master herbalist Mark Hammer, "there are answers in Chinese medicine."

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

Could Electricity Cure Treatment-Resistant Depression?

UTHealth and the Menninger Clinic's Center for Brain Stimulation are reviving research once considered controversial.

04/17/2017 By Alice Levitt

Bayougraphy

Dr. Madhureeta Achari: Brain Foodie

This doctor is out to prevent disease, not just treat it.

02/20/2017 By Karen Abercrombie

That Fatal Sneeze

Why Your Allergies Are Terrible Right Now

An exceptionally warm winter adds up to uncommon discomfort for sufferers.

02/10/2017 By Alice Levitt

For What Ails You

When is Liqueur Medicine? When It's Imbibed at the World's Oldest Pharmacy

Dominican monks began sharing their elixirs with the public in 1612 at Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence.

02/09/2017 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

A Ghost (Heart) of a Chance

The Texas Heart Institute's new research into a "ghost heart" — an organ scrubbed clean of all cells — could build a human heart nearly from scratch.

01/23/2017 By Alice Levitt

Inside Out

Body Worlds RX Debuts In Houston at Health Museum

Plastinated human specimens return to Space City, this time demonstrating common maladies.

01/13/2017 By Alice Levitt

Big Business

Johnson & Johnson Expands in the Texas Medical Center with New Center for Medical Devices

As Houston's biotech industry grows, J&J taps Dr. Billy Cohn to head the Center for Device Innovation at TMC.

10/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Top Doctors 2016

Close Range: A Quest to Understand and Treat Autism on Both Ends of the Spectrum

“There’s a lot of great evidence to suggest that autism is strongly influenced by genetic factors."

07/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Top Doctors 2016

Target Practice: Gene Sequencing and the Fight Against Cancer in Children

Studies like BASIC3 could go a long way toward finding more genetic mutations, and along with that, more tailored drugs.

07/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Mosquito Season

Brazilian Researchers Come to Houston Looking for a Zika Cure

Leda Castilho and her team have moved into a top-notch lab space to help tackle the dangerous virus from Houston.

06/27/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Health

Beefing Up to Beat Cancer

For patients at Texas Children’s Hospital, food is the best medicine.

02/05/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Dr. Red Duke

How Dr. Red Duke Saved My Dad

The legendary Dr. Red Duke saved my father'’s life after a brutal stabbing—and saved my life, too.

11/29/2015 By Steven Devadanam

Feature

Close Encounters

The Texas Medical Center’s latest, greatest advance is neither pill nor procedure.

08/04/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Alternative Medicine

Kung Fu Enlightening: The Rise of Qigong

A Chinese practice finds plenty of adherents in the West, including many in Houston’s medical community.

08/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bayougraphy

Cracking Cases With a Genetics Gumshoe

Brendan Lee, a researcher at Baylor College of Medicine, uses patients’ DNA to track down rare diseases.

05/31/2015 Photography by Charles Ford By Jerry Ianelli

HIV/AIDS

For Gay Men, a Ban on Blood Donation Ends, But a Stigma Remains

There will be blood, but whose?

05/31/2015 By Kayla Stewart

Repeat Offender

Decades After Recovery, Polio Strikes Back

The nearly-eradicated disease still has a way of making its presence felt, even years after patients have recovered.

03/09/2015 By Peter Holley