A 22-Year-Old SMU Student Is Aiming To Change The Way Asthma Is Managed

Managing asthma can be time consuming and painful. You’re subject to allergy tests and X-Rays. Your lung capacity is measured by blowing into a spirometer, a small device that looks something like a breathalyzer. After your lungs swell and become inflamed, the symptoms are diagnosed through another series of invasive tests known as bronchoprovocation. Edward Allegra, a 22-year-old senior at Southern Methodist University, wants to ease that process. Full Story

Here Are All The Finalists For D CEO’s 2015 Excellence In Healthcare Awards

This year marks the second time that D CEO magazine has attempted to package up some of the most momentous developments in healthcare that have happened in North Texas in the past 12 months. From deals and mergers to wellness plans, from executives to volunteers, from research to real estate, D CEO’s Excellence in Healthcare hopes to paint a vivid picture of some of the highlights over the year. Full Story

Texas Center For Proton Therapy Commissions Its Beam, Names Chief Physicist

One Friday last month, a group of about a half dozen physicists and physicist assistants crowded into a room of the Texas Center for Proton Therapy, eyes glued to a computer screen. To its left was a live feed of the treatment room; a glass cube filled with 50 cubic meters of water that the physicists were preparing to shoot a beam of radiation into. Full Story