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Youth Football: Is it Safe to Play?

Thu, 08 Dec 2011 14:04:27 GMT

Injuries in little league football are infrequent and when they do occur they are usually minor. Contusions, sprains and strains account for the bulk of all injuries. Prior to 4th grade very few injuries occur and, as you might expect, as kids grow and become stronger and faster, the incidence increases.

Yao Ming undergoes successful surgery to repair broken bone

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:38:22 GMT

Houston Houston Rockets center Yao Ming underwent successful surgery July 22 to repair the broken bone in his left foot. The procedure involved a bone graft in the tarsal navicular bone and included a change to the alignment of his foot.

Yao Ming Medical Update

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 14:30:40 GMT

Rockets center Yao Ming underwent a medical evaluation by Rockets Team Physician Dr. Tom Clanton today which revealed that the hairline fracture in Yao’s left foot has not responded to the current treatment program. A bone scan conducted Wednesday night at Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute revealed that the hairline fracture on the top of the foot has not yet healed.

Whooping Cough On the Rise

Fri, 01 Oct 2010 17:54:22 GMT

Pediatricians are concerned about a rise in cases of whooping cough, an illness that is especially dangerous in infants.

MD Anderson Cancer Center - News Releases

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Launches Unprecedented Moon Shots Program


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announces the launch of the Moon Shots Program, an unprecedented effort to dramatically accelerate the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that reduce cancer deaths....

UT MD Anderson fun run goes dark to highlight importance of skin cancer prevention


Runners and walkers will hit the streets for the fifth annual AIM for a Cure Melanoma Walk and Fun Run, an event hosted by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, at a new evening time Sept. 22 at...

MD Anderson Hosts Free Prostate Health Conference on Sept. 22


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is hosting its 5th annual Prostate Health Conference on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the South Campus Research Building, 7435 Fannin Street at Old Spanish Trail. The public is invited to attend this...

Metabolic protein wields phosphate group to activate cancer-promoting genes


A metabolic protein that nourishes cancer cells also activates tumor-promoting genes by loosening part of the packaging that entwines DNA to make up chromosomes, a team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports in...