GALVESTON — Police reported that a ship worker fell to his death Thursday at Pier 41.
GALVESTON — Police reported that a ship worker fell to his death Thursday at Pier 41.
Joyce Whitaker has the right attitude when it comes to the holidays.
TEXAS CITY — On Dec. 10, the Houston Touchdown Club honored the top offensive, defensive and top coaches of the Houston area with their annual High School Football Awards where Texas City senior linebacker D’Vonta Hinton was named a top 10 finalist for the defensive player of the year in the Houston area.
FRIENDSWOOD — Clear Creek freshman Peyton Roemer followed in her sister’s footsteps and set a pool record at the Friendswood Natatorium.
Congratulations are in order for Charles “Cliff” Burks and Ross Novelli, who both have received France’s highest military award, the Legion of Honour, for their service during the Invasion of Normandy.
I am alarmed and angry about the rampant assault on law officers in our country. This is not a racial issue, but a criminal problem and lack of respect for others.
Galveston Arts Center, in cooperation with Fresco Books and Ken General of Duende Art Project, will present “TEXAS ABSTRACT” in January.
Winter holidays are here with red and green decorations everywhere. These traditional colors are seasonally and spiritually-based, primarily from festivals in Europe’s dark and cold midwinter.
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut couple is facing charges after the woman's 1-year-old daughter fell out of a second-story window.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas basketball is rolling — both the men and the women — and making a splash among the nation's best just two seasons after both had seemed to hit bottom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Red Cross worker Danny Resendez is a mud-runner, competing in 10-12 mile hard-core obstacle races inspired by Special Forces training.
This is the time of year when everyone is acting cheerful and happy, so why do I feel blue?
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.
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.
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.
Our confidence in vaccine safety comes from the knowledge that vaccine development and manufacturing are heavily regulated and that even after licensure, vaccines are closely monitored for safety and effectiveness. The infrastructure surrounding vaccine safety is impressive.
The world experts on aging research at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have again received an international designation acknowledging their niche in an area that grows more complex every day as the elderly population explodes worldwide.
The time it takes to test for the cause of an infection ranges from minutes to weeks. A new generation of biosensors may change that, as they are being developed to identify the viral, bacterial or fungal origin of an illness within a few hours, allowing physicians to begin the correct treatment sooner.
Drs. Kathleen Vincent, Richard Pyles and Massoud Motamedi are part of a research collaboration that received a $20 million grant to develop an intravaginal ring capable of delivering powerful antiretroviral drugs to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted HIV in women. Led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science in Pasadena, Calif., the five-year research initiative is supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.
"Doc, I just feel tired all the time.”
The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its 169th annual meeting and awards gala Jan. 16 in The Tremont House Hotel’s Davidson Ballroom.
The Internet can be a valuable resource for both adults and children, but there are potential dangers for children when it comes to the Internet. A child may come across material that is sexual, hateful, violent or otherwise inappropriate
In February, Houston Methodist entered into joint venture with Christus Health Care to operate St. John’s Hospital.
While the gender gaps are closing, sometimes the differences between men and women seem as great as the differences between Venus and Mars. For example, men and women tolerate medications very differently. Due to this, the Food and Drug Administration has recently changed the recommended dosage of the sleep aid Lunesta from 2 milligrams to 1 milligram because of its prolonged effects on women.
A topic rarely discussed in polite company is the production, distribution and dissemination of natural gas. This is the kind of gas produced by the fermentation and digestion of food in the human intestinal tract. In medical terms, it is referred to as flatus.
The Galveston County Health District will offer seasonal flu immunizations at several places in December.
Holiday lighting ceremony
UTMB’s annual holiday lighting ceremony starts at 5:30 tonight in front of John Sealy Hospital at Eighth and Markets streets. Come see the lights, hear the music and enjoy cider and hot chocolate. For more information, contact the Office of University Events at email@example.com or call 409-747-6735.
It’s known that cholesterol levels typically rise as people age and that high cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. What’s less known is that cholesterol levels begin to decline the more a person ages. Recently, researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Kentucky found that differences in one gene can influence a person’s cholesterol levels from midlife to late life.
Many cancer patients use dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals and herbs or other botanicals but often don’t tell their doctor.
GALVESTON — The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is part of a collaboration led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science that received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Perfectionism can be a blessing and a curse. Striving to be our best, exerting our skills, seeking to achieve our dreams are all positive aspects of diligent ambition and likely to lead to success.
Over the years, more and more people have begun making the switch to alternative medicine for pain management.
Betsy Clardy, vice president and chief development officer, is this year’s recipient of the Byron Welch Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Based on statistics, you probably know someone with a form of autism. Autism rates in America grew by 30 percent from 2008-2010 and have doubled since 2000.
For cardiology technician Josie Howell, reading the wavy lines of heart monitors inspired an honors project.
What should you do if your child has a head injury but does not lose consciousness?
The media is abuzz with enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Ebola. Why are there so many frightening diseases going around? Are we close to having vaccines for these diseases?
Marie Butera sits down in a straight chair in the middle of her living room and holds a long red strip of elastic material stretched between her hands.
Your tongue isn’t the only part your body that can taste sweetness.
A brief overview of what is currently going on inside UTMB.
Sessions with others can provide support, information, and motivation.
Flu season 2014 is here with the first few cases reported.
Prepare for battle this cold and flu season with an arsenal of bug busters, ranging from supplements to concentrated chortling.
Today, the words “measles,” “mumps” and “rubella” sound foreign to children.
The father of medicine, Hippocrates, gave us the dictum, “Primum non nocere” meaning “First, do no harm.”
The Lunch Bunch
“Active at Any Age: Strategies for Maintaining Physical Fitness” is the topic for the next Lunch Bunch today from noon to 1 p.m. at the UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South in League City.
As the days grow shorter, we become more aware of the role of light in our life.
In the series “True Blood,” the invention of artificial blood allows vampires to live among humans without inciting fear. In the real world, however, artificial blood would have very different effects, as 85 million units of blood are donated worldwide and there is always a demand for more. An artificial blood substitute free of infectious agents that could be stored at room temperature and used on anyone regardless of blood type would be revolutionary.
About a year ago, The Daily News published an article featuring the tandem bicycle riding adventures of my wife, Jeri Jaquis, and me over the past 25 years. After the article appeared, numerous friends and acquaintances made comments that we must really be healthy to engage in such strenuous activities. On the whole, the answer to such comments was that we made pursuing a healthy life-style an important part of our lives.
"Creating Value in Health Care Through Big Data” will be the topic of the next Healthy Health Policy Lunch and Learn Lecture. Joachim Roski will present at noon Wednesday in the Levin Hall Dining Room on the UTMB Galveston campus.
The last subject I dove into in this column was falling.
October is fire prevention month.
LEAGUE CITY — Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and The American Diabetes Association will host the third annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes (Step Out) at 9 a.m. Saturday at Walter Hall Park, 807 state Highway 3 North.
Common knowledge and previous studies generally agree that children who grow up in the inner city and are exposed to mouse allergens, roach allergens and air pollutants are more likely to develop asthma and allergies.
I recently attended the Lifestyle Medicine Conference in San Diego and learned or was reminded of some amazing information.
The UTMB Osler Student Societies and Student Government Association will be having their annual Children’s Fall Festival from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at UTMB Moody Medical Library Plaza, Ninth and Market streets, for children 12 and under.
It’s almost Halloween again. Before sending your little ones out in search of candy, consider the following to ensure that he or she has a trick-free Halloween.
The Daily News, in cooperation with the Galveston County Health District, publishes weekly health inspection reports. These reports are conducted by the health district office and provided to The Daily News.
Ebola tops the news, but not the charts of scary diseases menacing Galveston County, experts say.
Stay up-to-date on the latest developments in UTMB’s response to the Ebola outbreak at www.utmb.edu/ebola-response. There you’ll find guidelines, resources and disease facts.
Today's health care is more sophisticated with people are living longer, healthier lives — but everything has a price.
A scientific study revealed that variants of certain genes increase a person’s susceptibility to developing lung cancer, especially in smokers.
The emerging fears about Ebola are only in part about getting an infection. To put the snake on the table, the real issue is our fear of death.
The Geriatric Outpatient clinics of the University of Texas Medical Branch will offer an educational seminar for caregivers of persons with memory loss at 1:30 p.m. today.
In a job landscape where change is constant and technology rules, people planning a career or career change can count on health care as a source of employment opportunities for the next 50 years.
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