Harvard Medical School

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    3,000 Texans Might Die Without Medicaid Expansion, Study Says

    The folly of Texas Governor Rick Perry's decision to opt out of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion has been well-documented. Billions in federal funds are off the table. More than a million poor adults won't have access to health coverage. Texas businesses will wind up paying an estimated $400 million i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Texas Right to Life Pushes More Bunk Science on "Preborn Pain," Calls Observer "Anti-Life"

    Over the past couple months, we've brought you periodic updates on Texas Right to Life's quest to help pass a bill banning all abortions after 20 weeks. They've finally found a sponsor to carry that bill: State Representative Jodie Laubenberg filed the "Preborn Pain Act" this time last week. Texas R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Top Scientists Are Fleeing Rick Perry's "Politically Driven" Cancer-Fighting Program

    When it comes to funding cancer research, no entity other than the federal National Institutes of Health draws from a deeper well than the The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Since the taxpayer-funded agency's creation in 2007, backed by Governor Rick Perry and Lance Armstrong, it ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 19, 2009

    Stay Hungry, Live Longer: the Science Behind the Calorie Restriction Diet

    An SMU biologist thinks the secret to the fountain of youth may be found by putting fruit flies on a diet.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    Should One Deduction Lead to Another?

    Tori Van Fleet, a forensics and firearms expert with the Fort Worth Police Department, has been following an unusual case making its way through U.S. Tax Court -- one that will determine whether it’s acceptable for people to claim transgender surgery as a tax deduction. Van Fleet hopes the answer ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 17, 2005

    Call a Doctor

    East meets West--and it doesn't go over very well when it comes to food

  • News

    August 12, 2004

    All the Rage

    A year after Taylor Hooton’s suicide, Plano West Senior High is still in denial about steroid abuse

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    His good name

    Former FBI honcho Oliver "Buck" Revell fights against conspiracy buffs who accuse him of mass murder

  • Film

    August 27, 1998

    Samba triste

    Wonderland riffs pleasingly on the notions of fate and destiny, but doesn't entirely add up

  • News

    May 14, 1998

    Fly Boys

    Like a gang of punk Peter Pans, suburbia's not-so-lost boys flock to Eisenbergs Skate Park to test their wings

  • News

    March 5, 1998

    The war over Gulf War Syndrome

    Dallas doctors believe they've solved the mystery of sick veterans, but find themselves in "a bloody scientific war" where they are branded charlatans

  • News

    October 2, 1997

    Trendy health

    The booming field of alternative medicine goes under the microscope in Dallas