• Welcome!
    |
    ||
    Logout|My Dashboard

The Galveston County Daily News : Health

December 18, 2014

Health

Top Story

Select toys that are safe, age appropriate for children

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission was created in 1973 to develop safety regulations for all consumer products. The CPSC spends more than half of its budget every year testing children’s toys, as well as other items on the market for children. 

  • icon Posted: December 17

Latest Headlines

Wednesday 12/17/2014
Study: Hispanic women less likely to survive endometrial uterine cancer
Posted: December 17, 2014

In the largest study to date evaluating outcomes of Hispanic women with endometrial uterine cancer, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that Hispanic women in the United States were significantly less likely to survive the cancer than non-Hispanic white women.

Comments (0)
Rainforest is a reservoir for new medicines
Posted: December 17, 2014

On a recent trip to Brazil, I immersed myself in an exploration of the richly diverse Amazonian rain forest. I was awed to learn that so many of the plants that filled this paradise have been used throughout human history to make medicines, poisons, hallucinogens, rubber, building materials and so much more.

Comments (0)
Forty-four UTMB physicians honored as Texas Super Docs
Posted: December 17, 2014

Forty four University of Texas Medical Branch physicians were selected by their peers as outstanding practicing doctors in Texas. The doctors are featured in the December edition of Texas Monthly, which every year conducts a survey.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 12/16/2014
Experts offer advice on a pocket first aid kit
Posted: December 16, 2014

Red Cross worker Danny Resendez is a mud-runner, competing in 10-12 mile hard-core obstacle races inspired by Special Forces training.

Comments (0)
Five tips for handling those holiday blues
Posted: December 16, 2014

This is the time of year when everyone is acting cheerful and happy, so why do I feel blue?

Comments (0)
Karnath receives teaching award
Posted: December 16, 2014

Dr. Bernard Karnath has received the 2014 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges, which recognizes gifted teachers who have made significant contributions to medical student education. Inaugurated as an Osler Scholar in 2008, Karnath, a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, is a strong advocate of patient-centered teaching. He has received nine Golden Apple Awards from UTMB School of Medicine students. Six graduating classes have presented him with the James W. Powers Memorial Award, which honors a clinical services teacher who best exemplifies the art of medicine. 

Comments (0)
Are you ready for participatory medicine?
Posted: December 16, 2014

Imagine if public use of social media influenced health care in the United States. The result would be medical care that’s more patient-centric and data-driven.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 12/10/2014
Guidelines for choosing baby sitters
Posted: December 10, 2014

The holiday season seems to fill automatically with potlucks and lunches, work-group parties and cocktail hours, dinners with the boss, lodge and church events. All of these can cause parents to spend many more evenings away from home than usual. Really lucky parents might have two or three baby sitters available during this season, but it is likely that all might be busy on any one day and you will have to find someone new to care for your children. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these reminders for picking your baby sitter.

Comments (0)