The weather has not slowed fishing yet, and some good reports were received from the weekend and also on Monday.
Winning isn’t everything, especially in high school athletics, but judging by the reactions of the Ball High players, coaches, fans and even the stadium maintenance worker, it was obvious that Friday night’s win meant a lot.
Despite what you hear during tonight's presidential debate, no one man or woman is going to make America great again.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
Dr. Susan D. McCammon, associate professor of otolaryngology and co-director of the Center for Cancers of the Head and Neck recently was honored for compassionate, patient-centered care as the 2016 recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism in Medicine. The award was presented at the 2016 of the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. The criteria for the Gold award includes compassion and empathy to patients and their families and co-workers, cultural sensitivity and respect of a patient’s viewpoint.
Several lines of research have shown that certain activities support cognitive function in the aging brain.
We live in a wondrous time. We can 3D print almost anything including some human tissues. Biotechnology is revolutionizing the energy industry and personalized medicine has the promise of delivering individual treatments for heart disease and other major illnesses. And we can play God and create life. In fact, we are up to version 3.0. Scientists have created a living bacterium with genetic information made from only chemicals in a test tube.
This year’s seasonal flu vaccines are now available at the Galveston County Health District Immunization Clinic and both Coastal Health and Wellness locations.
Houston Methodist St. John Hospital will have its Paint the Night Pink event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 in the hospital’s main lobby, 18300 St. John Drive, in Nassau Bay.
Dina DiMaggio, MD and Julie Cernigliaro, DMD, have listed seven facts about baby teeth at www.healthychildren.org. Many things about babies are blamed on teething such as fussiness, drooling, crying during the night and fever. Listed below are some facts about teething:
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is one of the most dreaded and worrisome diseases since it progressively robs its victims of personality, awareness as well as slowly diminishing the essential functions of their bodies.
Nine projects recently were named recipients of UTMB President’s Cabinet awards during the annual President’s Cabinet Awards Dinner. The projects are being made possible by more than $200,000 in awards to 14 faculty and staff members and seven students. Annual contributions from President’s Cabinet members are pooled to create the awards. Since 1993, cabinet members have contributed more than $5 million for more than 100 community programs. The 2016 awards are:
Sometimes I have to remind myself we are in the 21st century when I hear that infectious diseases are a leading cause of death among adults and remain the leading cause of death in children.
Thursday is the “first day of fall” and what better way to celebrate it than to become aware of the risks of falls, especially in our older population. The good news is that many falls can be prevented.
Editor’s note: Christof Koch will open the Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series, which will explore consciousness and the life cycle of the brain. William J. Winslade, a professor at the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch, organized the series. He talked about his plans.
On Oct. 5, The Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series will begin. This first lecture, entitled, “Consciousness and the Birth, Life and Death of the Brain,” will be at 6 p.m. at the Moody Gardens IMAX Theater. The lecture will be presented by Christof Koch, president and chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. For more information, contact William Winslade, email@example.com.
It may sound like a passing inconvenience, but in those who experience it for months or even years on end, insomnia can be costly to health and to the nation as a whole.
Let’s try a short exercise. Ask yourself a series of questions and notice how they make you feel:
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of U.S. deaths and accounts for up to 80 percent of all dementia cases. Particularly distressing is the fact that there is no way to prevent its occurrence, slow its progression or cure the disease once it is detected. And this produces a significant economic burden on families; totaling almost $250 billion for health care and long term care annually.
The unbridled joy of riding a bike can be seen on the faces of many children this summer. But it’s a new experience for Katelyn Vincik, 5, of Victoria, Texas.
When probiotics and prebiotics are combined they are called synbiotics. Yogurt is an example of synbiotics, which contains the live bacteria and the fuel they need to survive.
Dr. Richard E. Rupp, a professor in pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch is on deck in the fight to reassure the public on the safety, necessity and effectiveness of common vaccinations.
The Moody Medical Library’s Truman G. Blocker Jr. History of Medicine Collections recently accepted 13 notebooks documenting Dr. William E. Thornton’s experiments and daily activities when he participated in the 1972 Skylab Medical Experiment Altitude Test.
That was the beginning of the era of antibiotics.
So here we are, in a world where there is still food insecurity, famine and starvation. Yet one of our greatest health challenges is too much food, too much weight.
Imagine what it is like, as a 5-year-old boy, to discover that you are different from your classmates. They seem to be able to sit still for minutes at a time while you can’t stay in your chair. Despite your young will power, you also can’t remember when the teacher is talking and become agitated when she calls on you and finds your attention has drifted to other matters beyond kindergarten.
Nothing is more important to success than learning to read.
The University of Texas Medical Branch is offering a youth and school sports injury clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 5 at the League City Campus, 2240 Interstate 45, in League City.
One study, from researchers in England found that these tastes lure the underaged into a lifetime of vaping and perhaps, smoking.
Scientists have been seeking the cause of this disorder for decades, but it still remains elusive.
A common question I hear is, “Doc, do you have a pill to help me lose weight?”
Dr. Karen D. Wagner, chair of the psychiatry/behavioral science department, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Edward A. Strecker Award. The award is named after Dr. Strecker, a clinician, researcher and prolific author. Wagner holds the Titus Harris, M.D., Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
It is important that if you have any concerns about a child’s development that that concern should be expressed to the health care provider and the child should be screened.
ALS is often known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s the serious illness that came to everyone’s attention through the Ice Bucket Challenge in which a series of celebrities doused themselves with ice-filled buckets of water while challenging other stars and other VIPs to do the same.
This is a remarkable example of how adaptable the human body can be.
Over the years, integrative healers have found that chronic fatigue comes in many varieties, as different as people’s genomic and immune profiles.
The gala, which will be from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 17 at Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., will have a major focus on the initiatives and achievements over the past 20 years, including lifesaving technologies the association has helped fund at the medical branch and local hospital systems.
Backpacks are great for kids to carry items back and forth from school to home, but backpacks that weigh more than 15 percent of your child’s body weight may cause health problems for your child.
Sarah Siddiqui, who is a resident in the University of Texas Medical Branch’s combined Internal Medicine/Preventative Medicine and is also seeking a master’s degree in public health, has won a $10,000 Jess Hay Chancellor’s Fellowship. Siddiqui evaluated a Harris County program designed to reduce the cost of treatments for tuberculosis.
To save lives and keep the healthy well, it takes a village of health care professionals.
Sleep is extremely important to humans and there are some significant consequences to not getting enough.
So, if you are chronically tired, get a thorough medical evaluation and if nothing pans out, consider a more extensive, integrative and functional assessment.
For many children (and their parents) the first day of school is upsetting.
In June of 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report of five previously healthy, gay, young men in Los Angeles with a rare lung infection with Pneumocystis carnii or PCP. This infection is indicative of a weakened immune system. Little did we know that this was the start of the U.S. AIDS epidemic.
The Texas Space Grant Consortium recently awarded scholarships for the upcoming academic year to two University of Texas Medical Branch students.
The Houston branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation recently announced grants totaling $2.2 million dollars to research and local community health organizations including the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston which received $254,997.
Making sure that school-age children receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things parents can do to ensure their children’s long-term health and that of friends, classmates and others in the community, according to local physicians.
Chronic low back pain is the fifth leading cause of visits to primary care physicians and the single most common reason adults use complementary and integrative methods in the United States.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated their recommendations for ways parents can keep their sleeping baby safe.
Not all kids who suffer with asthma outgrow it, and the disease can also crop up at any age.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved new programs for a doctorate in clinical laboratory sciences and in occupational therapy.
My mother used to say that I was going to give her gray hair, but what actually caused it was a reduction in the amount of a pigment called melanin.
High blood pressure or hypertension affects at least 65 million Americans.
One of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant is to breastfeed. That’s why the Women, Infants and Children division of the Galveston County Health District is happy to support World Breastfeeding Week set for Aug. 1 through Aug. 7.