Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle

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Recent articles by Julian:

A quarter of Texas rural hospitals at risk of closing as federal COVID support wanes, study finds

Texas rural hospitals at risk of closing as COVID support wanes, according to a new study. → Read More

Houston may avoid ‘tripledemic,’ but COVID poised for another winter wave

A collision of three respiratory viruses — COVID-19, influenza and RSV — may not hit... → Read More

Inside a Houston brain bank, UTHealth researchers investigate mysteries of drug addiction

Houston brain bank works with the Institute of Forensic Sciences to understand how cocaine and opioid addiction change the genetic makeup of the brain. Not all brain banks have such close relationships with the local coroner’s office. → Read More

Houston event with free health screenings tp address lack of diversity in clinical trials

Health educators and advocacy groups are taking steps to address the lack of diversity in clinical trials at a free event this Thursday at a Houston Community College campus. → Read More

MD Anderson to use AI to develop cancer drugs through new partnership

MD Anderson Cancer Center will expand its drug development efforts through a partnership with a UK company that uses AI to discover cancer drugs. → Read More

Temperatures may dip below freezing north of Conroe overnight, NWS says

Temperatures as low as 28 degrees are expected across a region that extends from Brenham... → Read More

Planes involved in Dallas air show crash were from Houston, officials say

Damage from a mid-air collision between two planes sits within the fence line of the Dallas Executive Airport on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. Liesbeth Powers/Dallas Morning News Two aircraft involved in a collision Saturday afternoon at an air show in Dallas were from Houston, according to a Facebook post from The Commemorative Air Force. The group, a nonprofit that says it restores historic combat… → Read More

Does screen time hurt child development? Baylor, Rice using new tech to find out.

Baylor, Rice using new tech to study if screen time affects child development. The American Psychological Association has warned of a childhood mental health crisis, → Read More

Physician group threatens legal action over stalled Texas maternal mortality report

Lawyers for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine demanded that the health agency publish its findings by Nov. 10. → Read More

What is osteosarcoma? A look at Mayor Turner’s cancer diagnosis

Osteosarcoma is not a common type of cancer, but it's the most common form of cancer that starts in the bone, according to the American Cancer Society. → Read More

Data shows rising risk for Black mothers as state delays study

Interventions meant to lower the rate of preventable deaths from hemorrhaging appear to be working for white and Hispanic women in Texas. → Read More

Once a lifeline for Third Ward, shuttered Riverside Hospital to return as health care hub

Harris County purchased the site at 3204 Ennis Street in 2018, with the help of a $5.3... → Read More

Harris Health’s tighter budget means it's facing a deficit. What does that mean for patients?

Harris Health System won't fulfill operational needs after county commissioners failed to adopt a new tax rate last week. What does that mean for patients? → Read More

Texas health agency plans to release some maternal health data, but still silent on delayed report

A letter, sent to State Rep. Shawn Thierry, did not specify whether the state will release a long-awaited analysis on maternal mortality in 2019. → Read More

HHS Secretary Becerra touts rise in ACA coverage among Black, Latino populations in Houston visit

A new federal analysis shows 1.3 million Black people and 2.6 million Latino people enrolled in health coverage during the 2022 open enrollment period, representing a 49 percent and 53 percent two-year increase, respectively. → Read More

Unusual surge of flu, RSV puzzles Houston pediatricians

Both RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, and the flu have similar symptoms with slight... → Read More

How groundbreaking tech could revolutionize heart transplants in Houston

Heart donations are typically confined to brain-dead patients. New technology opens up a wider population: people who died because their heart stopped. → Read More

Harris County Public Health offering updated COVID shots for kids

The new vaccines were created to better target omicron strains, which make up the majority of cases circulating in the U.S. Health experts are urging the public to take advantage of the supply ahead of an expected winter COVID wave. → Read More

Which Houston hospitals are most expensive? Some prices compared at Methodist, Hermann, St. Luke's

Rice University health economist Vivian Ho hopes employers can use the data to arrange employee health plans that more accurately reflect the cost of services, rather than sharing uniform costs for all providers. → Read More

St. Luke's Health record system is still offline a week after ransomware attack at parent company

Some non-emergent appointments have been rescheduled. Patients have told the Chronicle they cannot access MyChart, an online tool where they can access medical records. → Read More