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UTHealth School of Public Health Researchers Find Cold Weather Linked to Mortality Risks in Texas

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Cold weather increases the risk of mortality in Texas residents, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The findings were recently published in the journal Environmental Pollution.

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Local Restaurants and Businesses Bring Prom to MD Anderson

The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital joins Houston restaurants and businesses to host its second annual Prom Party Palooza, a prom for teen cancer patients and their families. The glamorous night takes place at MD Anderson on Saturday, April 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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UTHealth School of Public Health Training Youth to Become Advocates for Tobacco Policy Change

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To help train youth to become educators and advocates for tobacco policy change, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in El Paso is partnering with El Paso Independent School District high schools to create an innovative new program.

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Power of Touch to Connect, Encourage Breastfeeding Motivates Consultant

When little Aiden Sandoval was born, lactation consultant Delia Peña was in the birthing suite ready to place him against his mother’s bare chest. It’s a vital part of the delivery of babies at Harris Health System and one that studies show can make a tremendous impact on a newborn’s development.

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Pathologic Complete Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy in Certain Breast Cancer Patients Predicts Low Risk for Local Metastases

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Select breast cancer patients who achieved pathologic complete response (pCR) after chemotherapy may be able to avoid follow-up breast and lymph node, or axillary, surgery, according to new findings from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study, published today in JAMA Surgery, identifies the exceptional responders who are at lowest risk for local metastases and thereby are candidates for less invasive treatment options.

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MD Anderson and Lion Biotechnologies Announce Strategic Alliance to Conduct Clinical Trials of Tils in Multiple Solid Tumors

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Lion Biotechnologies, Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel cancer immunotherapies based on tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) technology, today announced a multi-year strategic alliance agreement involving multi-arm clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of TIL therapy in ovarian, various sarcomas, and pancreatic cancers.

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Study Finds Association Between Specific Gut Bacteria and Colorectal Cancer

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Specific strains of bacteria in the gut are significantly associated with colorectal cancer, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

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Harris Health’s Administration Building Named after Long-Time Trustee

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Harris Health System recognized its longest tenured board of trustee-more than 31 years of service-by naming the Harris Health administration building in his honor. Harris Health is the public healthcare system in Houston and Harris County, Texas.

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UTHealth Honors Obesity Researcher Simon Barquera, M.D, Ph.D., at Lectureship in Child Health

Simon Barquera, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Nutrition Policy Research Division at the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico, was honored yesterday at the 11th annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health.

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IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Gastroenterolgy, Crohn Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Disease, epidemiolgy, metabolic risk factor, Cirrhosis, Liver Failure, Liver Fibrosis

Research Focused on Ties Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Research led by a Houston Methodist gastroenterologist shows that patients who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) for more than two decades have a higher risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).







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