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UTHealth Executive Elected as a 2017 AAAS Fellow

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Michael R. Blackburn, Ph.D., a nationally recognized lung disease researcher and academic leader at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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AJPH Research on Age and the Opioid Epidemic, Anogenital Warts and the HPV Vaccine, US Life Expectancy, Adolescent Girls and Sex Education, Marijuana Advertising

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research on age and the opioid epidemic, anogenital warts and the HPV vaccine, meeting US life expectancy goals, effectiveness of sexual health program for adolescent girls, and measuring the prevalence of marijuana advertising in Oregon

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UTHealth Holds Mass Casualty Incident to Prepare Students for the Worst

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Screams were heard as a runaway car plowed through a crowd before the vehicle crashed and the wreckage was engulfed in flames. The chaos was heightened by the sirens from fire trucks and ambulances rushing to the scene. After firefighter cadets from the Houston Fire Department (HFD) subdued the flames, more than 300 students and volunteers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) rushed onto the smoky field, ready to triage and respond to those injured in the accident.

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Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Announces Evidence-Based Clinical Tools for Continence Care

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) released six evidence-based algorithms and additional tools as a standard for continence care.

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Loyola Cardiologist David Wilber, MD, Receives Stritch School of Medicine's Highest Honor

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Loyola Medicine Cardiologist David Wilber, MD, an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, has received the prestigious Stritch Medal, the highest honor given by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

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Post-Flu Risks A Growing Concern For The Elderly

Infectious disease experts are warning that flu can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and disability in elderly patients for months after they have recovered from their illness.

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Holiday Festivities Can Make It Easy to Overdo Alcohol Consumption

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The holidays generate both positive and negative emotions, and drinking is one of the methods that people often use to cope.

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Missouri Litigation Clears the Way for Hepatitis C Cure for Medicaid Recipients

Lawsuit brought by three public interest law offices leads to availability of drug developed by SLU medical professors.

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Video Game Improves Balance in Youth with Autism

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Playing a video game that rewards participants for holding various “ninja” poses could help children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve their balance, according to a recent study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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OpenNotes Passes the 20 Million Mark

OpenNotes has reached a new milestone. More than 20 million patients can now read their notes securely online using patient portals.







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