Posts Tagged ‘disease’

Asthma Generation

What do cement plants, dirty air, and some of the nation’s highest childhood asthma rates have in common? North Texas.
Larry Tubb doesn’t remember knowing a single kid who had asthma when he was growing up. As a Scout leader 20 years later, he knew of only one troop member who dealt with the breathing disorder. “Now 20 percent of the popula...

Good Samaritan

Home is where the help is at this local AIDS nonprofit.
Sarah Angle Photos by Robert Hart
It’s noon on a weekday, and the cafeteria is loud and lively. Silverware clatters against plates filled with fried tilapia, peas, cornbread, and coleslaw. Large chocolate cupcakes donated by Central Market wait at the end of ...

50/50: The C Word

Sick jokes and terrific acting save this cancer drama.
When he was 24 years old, a comedy writer named Will Reiser was diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. Once he got over the shock, he and his buddy Seth Rogen watched a bunch of movies about cancer patients and found them...

Help for Lyme Sufferers

A new law will educate Texas doctors about a painful tick-borne disease.
Phillip Williamson studies ticks, especially those that carry diseases. His research at the University of North Texas Health and Science Center has helped establish the existence in Texas of Lyme disease, a painful, debilitatin...

Medical License

In the late 1990s, a Harvard Business School graduate named John Crowley made medical history. He was a Bristol Myers executive whose two youngest children suffered from Pompe disease, a form of muscular dystrophy that had alwa...


Jeff Prince
A hardwood chair, desk, laptop computer, and picture window are familiar friends to Dawn Irons, who doesn’t do much more than sit at home and write these days.

Dark Ages

Local author Phil Vinson limns the depths of depression in his debut novel.
Local writer and retired journalist Phil Vinson has published his first work of fiction – and it’s a good one, although I suspect it is not altogether fictional.


From cast to stagehands to music, Fort Worth Opera’s production of Angels in America is nearly immaculate.
Perhaps the best way to describe Fort Worth Opera’s production of Angels in America, composer Peter Eötvös and librettist Mari Mezei’s adaptation of playwright Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning...