Fewer African-American men applied to medical school last year compared to 1978. To find out why, we talked with medical students and doctors who are bucking that trend.
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When Caitlyn Jenner shared her story of transition from male to female she put the transgender community in the spotlight. She also focused attention on a specific surgery, known as facial feminization.
Have you ever thought about what makes a face feminine? I’m not talking lipstick here, but something deeper.
According to one of the surgeons who pioneered facial feminization surgery, what makes a face feminine isn’t easy to define.
It might seem like Ebola has vanished from the U.S., but a year later, the effects of the virus are just taking shape.
In 2014, Americans watched from afar as Ebola raged through West Africa, killing thousands and threatening millions. Until Sept. 30, when a Liberian man named Thomas Eric Duncan tested positive in a Dallas emergency room. Two nurses were infected before he died. Fear traveled faster, and far wider, than the virus. Explore what happened in Dallas – and the lessons hospitals and governments learned.
Surviving Ebola, a KERA News special, airs Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.
There’s a serious doctor shortage in Texas.
Catching up will be hard to do, but three new medical degree programs in the state are scheduled to open classes in 2018, including a joint program in Fort Worth between the UNT Health Science Center and Texas Christian University.
So what impact will the new schools have?
As our devices get smarter, they also are at risk of more sophisticated cyber security attacks.
Yes, that car connected to the internet makes tracking trips and monitoring teen drivers easier, but it also means killing the motor with a few keystrokes is no longer science fiction.
Cars aren’t the only machines to showcase the opportunities and risks of wireless. Medical devices are increasingly connected as well. Which means they’re also increasingly vulnerable.
Four volunteers recently went on a zero gravity ride with the help of NASA in Houston – in the name of science.
Because he’s literally turning trash into treasure.
There are dozens of counties in Texas without even one physician. There are even more without a psychiatrist. In total, more than 3 million Texans don’t have a psychiatrist. So how do you convince students to become psychiatrists, social workers and psychologists? And to move to places that have more cows than people?
One state lawmaker says a bill to award dollar bills would be a good place to start. Read More
There used to be a standard treatment for hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause: hormone replacement therapy. But in 2002, studies showed a possible link to cancer and what was once standard practice became a rare prescription. Since then, scientists have been searching for alternative therapies. Recently, a biochemist at UNT Health Science Center found a drug that looks promising.
The Americans with Disabilities Act opened up services and opportunities for people with disabilities. Twenty-five years later, tech is trying to catch up. North Texas developers are testing new technologies with the disabled community in mind.Read more at KERA News