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Latest University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Stories

2011-12-21 22:54:08

Variations in health care spending by Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) are similar throughout the state despite previous research, which found significant spending differences between the private and commercial sector in McAllen, Texas.

2011-11-16 22:20:37

Cardiologists are quick to point to statistics showing that the “door-to-balloon” treatment time for heart attack patients has dropped significantly in the past few years.

2011-10-04 10:47:20

The brain damage that characterizes Alzheimer's disease may originate in a form similar to that of infectious prion diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob.

2011-09-12 12:09:44

Richard Holbrooke, John Ritter, Lucille Ball, Jonathan Larson and Great Britain's King George II were all taken by the same silent killer: an acute aortic dissection.

2011-09-08 20:04:51

An analysis of the genome of a superbug has yielded crucial, novel information that could aid efforts to counteract the bacterium’s resistance to an antibiotic of last resort.

2011-08-31 23:23:51

Using a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells to treat acute stroke is feasible and safe.

2011-07-19 15:38:45

Patient safety researchers are calling for the expanded use of electronic health records (EHRs) to address the disquieting number of medical errors in the healthcare system that can lead to readmissions and even death.

2011-07-12 22:19:22

Systemic scleroderma has slowed Tracy Zinn but it has not stopped her from working.

2011-06-17 13:20:01

Patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms that lead to acute aortic dissections are 12 times more likely to have duplications in the DNA in a region of chromosome 16 (16p13.1) than those without the disease.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.