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Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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Hailed as the Bill of Rights for individuals with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 has fulfilled much of its promise since it went into effect 25 years ago, according to a survey of disability leaders, released on July...
24-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

UTHealth Researcher to Study Genetic and Social Aspects of HIV Clusters

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Kayo Fujimoto, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, has been awarded a grant to study the genetic and...
23-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

UTHealth, UCLA Develop First Assessment for Grieving Youth

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The first test ever constructed to assess Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder—a problematic syndrome of grief—has been jointly published by researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The...
22-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

UT Physicians Offers Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screenings on Aug. 1

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Free cervical and breast cancer screenings and community health information will be available for women ages 21 to 64 who are uninsured or underinsured at the “See, Test & Treat” event hosted by UT Physicians Bayshore Multispecialty Clinic on...
15-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

UTHealth School of Nursing Assistant Professor Appointed to Texas Board of Nursing

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Allison Edwards, Dr.P.H., R.N., assistant professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing, was appointed to the Texas Board of Nursing by Gov. Greg Abbott.
14-Jul-2015 5:15 PM EDT

Teen Birth, Mental Health Lead Child Hospitalizations in Texas

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From 2004 to 2010 in Texas, mental illness was the most common reason for the hospitalization of children ages 10-14 while pregnancy/birth was the most common reason for the hospitalization of adolescents ages 15-17, according to researchers at The...
14-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

UTHealth Researcher Awarded $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Study Clostridium difficile Infections

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Charles Darkoh, Ph.D., a researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.9 million R01 grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a...
9-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

UTHealth Working to Improve Hispanic-American Health on Border

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Sylvia Hernando became a Community Health Worker (CHW) because she wanted to help others. Hernando had been a stay-at-home mother and was looking to go back to school when she heard about the CHW certification program at The University of Texas...
6-Jul-2015 4:05 AM EDT

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