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Thursday, January 11, 3:33pm News Highlights

MedPage, Jan. 10, 2007 Patients who live at least five years after a pancreaticoduodenectomy for periampullary adenocarcinoma have a better than 50-50 chance of living another five years, according to a study in Baltimore. In fact, 65 percent of five-year survivors went on to live at least 10 years... more »

Thursday, January 11, 3:32pm News Highlights

Houston Chronicle, Jan. 10, 2007 The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation has contributed $500,000 to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to support ongoing educational and patient care programs at the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Diabetes Center. The contribution is the... more »

Wednesday, January 10, 3:30pm News Highlights

Galveston County Daily News, Jan. 9, 2007 When a major disaster strikes a community, a swift and well-prepared local response is crucial to saving lives, securing property and protecting the long-term economic vitality of the region. Local responders will always be on the front line during the... more »

Wednesday, January 10, 3:29pm News Highlights

Gulf Coast News, Jan. 10, 2007 The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today reports a $100,000 gift to UTMB's Colon Cancer Prevention Program that will support patient discounts for screening colonoscopies, considered the best method for early detection of colon cancer. The funds were... more »

Wednesday, January 10, 3:28pm News Highlights

Galveston County Daily News, Jan. 10, 2007 GALVESTON, Texas — People planning to attend the regional gathering to recognize the Galveston Model for the national Blueprint for Secure Communities are asked to register by Friday. People can register at galveston@ncorp.com. The event will be from 7:30... more »

Wednesday, January 10, 3:26pm News Highlights

Galveston County Daily News, Jan. 10, 2007 AUSTIN, Texas — State Sen. Kyle Janek filed bills Monday that — if passed — would require the state to pay for the University of Texas Medical Branch’s indigent care while relieving its financial burden on taxpayers. Janek, a Houston Republican, has asked... more »

Tuesday, January 9, 3:19pm News Highlights

Galveston County Daily News, Jan. 9, 2007 Letters to the Editor We are very appreciative of all the donors who gave to help provide Christmas for the hospitalized seriously ill children through The Robin Foundation. The gifts were received with squeals of joy, many smiles and much gratitude from the... more »

Tuesday, January 9, 3:18pm News Highlights

The Baytown Sun, Jan. 9, 2007 A longtime Baytown practitioner, who delivered more than 10,000 babies in his career, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with cancer. Dr. John E. Nesselrode, 80, had a 37-year career in the area, but perhaps he was best known for his role as director of the Family... more »

Tuesday, January 9, 3:17pm News Highlights

Poynteronline, Jan. 9, 2007 The Beaumont Enterprise examines how prisons are filling up with old folks. Not only are seniors the fastest-growing age group in prison, but their health and dietary needs can make them expensive to care for.  The story points out: The 3,534 inmates older than 60, who... more »

Tuesday, January 9, 3:16pm News Highlights

Galveston County Daily News, Jan. 9, 2007 GALVESTON — A new solution to a variety of skin problems promises fast results with minimal downtime, according to dermatologists with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The Fraxel laser was approved this year by the U.S. Food and Drug... more »

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