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Best of the best in care: Meet Houston's Top Doctors 2016 Oct. 21, 2016
Excellence in health care is a way of life in Houston. The MedCity section has looked to a list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by industry specialist Castle Connolly, to identify America's Top Doctors located right here in the Houston area. They exemplify excellence in Houston medicine.
Harati joins neurological council Oct. 30, 2015
Dr. Yadollah Harati, professor of neurology, was elected as a member of the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties Board of Directors to represent clinical neuromuscular pathology.
Baylor College of Medicine accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Aug. 27, 2014
Accepting the challenge from Texas Children's Hospital CEO Mark Wallace, Baylor College of Medicine President, CEO and Executive Dean Dr. Paul Klotman took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
The Health Calendar Dec. 19, 2012
BCM doctors lead Neuropathy Support Group question-and-answer session.
Athletic impacts may cause ALS-like condition Aug. 18, 2010
Dr. Harati explains the causes of ALS.
Two ALS Cases May Be Linked to Gardasil Vaccine Oct. 16, 2009
Researchers believe that there may be a link between a vaccine against cervical cancer and ALS, aka Lou Gehrig's disease.
Neuropathy support group presentation set July 9, 2008
The Houston Neuropathy Support Group will host a presentation on how neuropathy affects balance…
Scientists follow evolutionary trail of molecules that cause Lou Gehrig's disease June 13, 2008
What became a scientific quest for Dr. Hugo Bellen and his colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston began by trying to define the function of a protein that plays a role in the nervous system.
The ALS Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston certified as Center of Excellence by the ALS Association April 12, 2007
The ALS Association has officially recognized the ALS Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston as its 30th Certified Center.
New laboratory among first to test involuntary function disorders March 15, 2007
Patients with autonomic neuropathies—disorders that disrupt involuntary bodily actions like heart rate and sweating—can now receive some information about their individual problem in the newly opened Autonomic Function Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
New laboratory among first to test involuntary function disorders Nov. 8, 2006
Patients with autonomic neuropathies, disorders that disrupt involuntary bodily actions like heart rate and sweating, received a shot in the arm with the recent opening of the Autonomic Function Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Marti Shlenker Memorial Golf Tournament raises $75,000 for peripheral neuropathy Jan. 15, 2006
Dozens of golfers showed off their best swings at Karpas Properties' Marti Shlenker Memorial Golf Tournament held October 29 at the Wildcat Golf Club to raise money for peripheral neuropathy.
Community – Neuropathy topic of Q&A forum Jan. 5, 2006
The session will be lead by the group's medical advisors, Dr. Yadollah Harati, director of the Neuromuscular Center at Baylor College of Medicine, and Dr. Mazen Dimachkie, director of the Neuromuscular Disease Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center.
ALS Clinic strives to provide more comprehensive care for patients Nov. 15, 2005
A comprehensive, patient-driven ALS Association clinic at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston aims to improve upon the status quo for sufferers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or "Lou Gehrig's disease."
2005 Most Golf Balls Lost Award: Karpas Properties Marti Shlenker Memorial Golf Tournament Oct. 18, 2005
This is just one of the awards given at the Karpas Properties Marti Shlenker Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting the Neuropathy Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
New ALS clinic to open Friday Aug. 25, 2005
Baylor says the clinic will enlist experts in diverse fields (including respiratory, speech, occupational, physical, psychosocial and dietary) and will give special attention to patients' emotional needs by alerting them to all medical and community resources available.
ALS Clinic to broaden treatment for sufferers of "Lou Gehrig's disease" Aug. 24, 2005
A comprehensive, patient-driven ALS Association clinic at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston aims to improve upon the status quo for sufferers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's disease."
Baylor worried as Methodist lures research staff March 20, 2005
Can the city's overall best hospital and the state's best medical school, with their former union dissolved for almost a year, have at least a decorous relationship, or will the titanic split continue to divide a health metropolis built on cooperation?
Prescriptions for Health – Top neurologists to speak at forum Dec. 30, 2004
The Houston Neuropathy Support Group will host a question-and-answer forum with a panel of Houston's top neurologists Jan. 10.
Baylor urges staff to be unified during Methodist split July 21, 2004
In April, Baylor announced that although Methodist will continue to collaborate on some Baylor programs, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital will be its new primary partner, and the college will build its own one-stop outpatient clinic.
Baylor students, faculty greet move with mixed feelings April 23, 2004
Some programs will stay at Methodist, and residents already working at Methodist will remain until their training is completed. Teaching hospitals serve as classrooms for physicians, medical students and residents.
Local group to host neuropathy experts Jan. 1, 2004
The Houston Neuropathy Support Group will host medical advisers Dr. Yadollah Harati, professor of neurology and director of neuromuscular diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, and Dr. Mazen Dimachkie, director of the neuromuscular program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, at its next meeting.
Occurrence of ALS higher in Gulf War veterans Oct. 15, 2003
Finding the disease's underlying cause has frustrated patients and doctors searching for a cure. A new study linking veterans of the Gulf War to ALS raises intriguing questions about who is more at risk for the disease.
Studies link service in Gulf War to Gehrig's Disease Sept. 23, 2003
Dr. Yadollah Harati, a co-author of the Department of Veterans Affairs' study and formerly the chief of neurology at the Houston Veteran Affairs Medical Center, said he was at first skeptical of a link between the Gulf War and ALS.
Treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease moves ahead Oct. 21, 1996
It took a disabling nerve disorder to end Lou Gehrig's historic string of 2,130 consecutive games with the New York Yankees. Gehrig retired in 1939; in 1996, a cure for the disabling disorder that bears his name has yet to be found.
New drug improves breathing, reduces cystic fibrosis symptoms in tests Oct. 6, 1994
A recently licensed drug improves the lives of cystic fibrosis patients, a study by researchers at 50 medical centers shows.
Some hallucinations by sane people not unusual, doctors say Feb. 14, 1987
The 82-year-old woman who saw four people in front of her fireplace, all of them trying on furs and clothes, was curious but not frightened by the unexpected visitors.She knew they were …