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Released: 2-Jun-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Ombudsmen advocate for long-term care residents at a distance during COVID-19
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Social isolation necessitated by COVID-19 weighs on everyone, especially older adults and those living with disabilities who may have already felt relatively isolated before the pandemic even started, said Greg Shelley, program manager of the Harris County Long-term Care Ombudsman Program at Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Likewise, the staff and volunteers who are dedicated to advocating for rights, health, and safety of seniors miss face-to-face visits.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Pediatric injuries in the home are on the rise
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

COVID-19 has changed the way families go about their daily routines. With public schools being closed, most parents now have to take on several roles at once. Most are working, providing home schooling and care during the day, and taking on other new roles.

Released: 21-May-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Tracking COVID-19: New research app will help trace the spread of the virus
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the U.S., a new free research app is hoping to slow the outbreak of the disease by tracking symptoms of millions across the country. To bring the app home to Texans, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have joined the national research project led by Harvard University.

Released: 15-May-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Scheduling appointments during COVID-19
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The Stay Home, Work Safe order has been lifted across the state, but with so much uncertainty still lingering around COVID-19, many patients may be wary of attending their much-needed appointments, potentially putting themselves at risk for worsening their condition.

Released: 1-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT
COVID-19 and chronic lung disease: How to stay safe
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, limiting social contact is extremely important for people who have underlying health conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, and any additional chronic lung illness.

Newswise: World Expert Takes Multi-Pronged Approach to Improving Preeclampsia Diagnosis and Treatment
Released: 9-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
World Expert Takes Multi-Pronged Approach to Improving Preeclampsia Diagnosis and Treatment
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Preeclampsia is just as hard to accurately diagnose now as it was 100 years ago, said Baha Sibai, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist with UTHealth. Researchers at McGovern Medical School are looking for ways to change that.

Released: 23-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Ten Ways to Stay Safe and Well When Temperatures Soar
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Dehydration, sunburn, heatstroke, insect bites, rashes, and lacerations – summer can spell health meltdown with a seemingly endless list of unsightly, uncomfortable, and potentially lethal hazards.

Newswise: How to Stay Safe in the Water This Summer
Released: 23-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT
How to Stay Safe in the Water This Summer
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Beaches, lakes, and pools are great ways to beat the summer heat but there are precautions to take before reaching for that swimsuit, report physicians with The University of Texas Health Science at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 16-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Summer survival: How to stay out of harm’s way when temperatures heats up
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Summer brings lots of sunshine and fun, but the high temperatures and sweltering humidity can spell disaster if you’re not prepared. Two emergency medicine experts share some of the most common heat-related illnesses they treat, as well as tips to avoid landing in the emergency room this summer.

Newswise: Moderation and creativity hold key to happy, healthy Thanksgiving
Released: 20-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
Moderation and creativity hold key to happy, healthy Thanksgiving
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The temptation to overindulge at Thanksgiving is immense, but before going overboard, it’s worth pausing and remembering you can eat, drink, and be merry – as well as healthy – over the holiday season.

Newswise: Take Care of Your Skin in the Winter Chill with Handy Hints From UTHealth
Released: 16-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
Take Care of Your Skin in the Winter Chill with Handy Hints From UTHealth
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

With temperatures dipping below freezing, consider the toll that frost is taking on your skin. The good news is experts from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) can help keep your skin in tip-top condition as the winter weather takes hold.

Newswise: UTHealth leads race to demystify antibiotic resistance and win the war against superbugs
Released: 9-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
UTHealth leads race to demystify antibiotic resistance and win the war against superbugs
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Antibiotic resistance is predicted to be the No. 1 cause of death in the world by 2050, but a team of scientists and physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is determined to help stop this grave prediction from becoming a reality.

Newswise: Back To School: Thinking Outside the Carton
Released: 2-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Back To School: Thinking Outside the Carton
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Deciding what to give your children to eat and drink is a minefield these days, even when it comes to milk. Once almost universally regarded as a daily dietary staple packed with vitamins and minerals essential for good health, its relationship with consumers over the years has somewhat soured.

Newswise: UTHealth Faculty Can Comment on Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks
Released: 29-Aug-2011 4:00 PM EDT
UTHealth Faculty Can Comment on Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

This year marks the tenth anniversary of terrorist attacks on American soil, as well as the mailing of Bacillus anthracis-laced letters. At The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), faculty members are available to comment on developments in emergency preparedness and anthrax research since these catastrophes.

Newswise: Congresswoman Giffords Shooting: Trauma Surgery and Recover Experts from UTHealth
Released: 10-Jan-2011 11:00 AM EST
Congresswoman Giffords Shooting: Trauma Surgery and Recover Experts from UTHealth
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

UTHealth Trauma Experts are available for interviews to discuss trauma surgery and recovery in the wake of the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) at an event in Tucson.

Released: 3-Jun-2010 11:30 AM EDT
UTHealth Faculty Available to Comment on Hurricane-Related Issues
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

With weather forecasters predicting multiple hurricanes before the end of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season, faculty members at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have advice that can help coastal residents weather a storm. Interviews on disaster preparedness, traumatic injuries associated with storms and a host of other storm-related issues can be arranged by calling the UTHealth Media Hotline at 713.500.3030.

Released: 7-Jan-2010 2:00 PM EST
Scientists Are Available to Comment on Autoimmune and Autoinflammatory Diseases
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases are a major health issue. The National Institutes of Health reports that up to 23.5 million Americans are afflicted. The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association reports the number is closer to 50 million. Scientists and clinicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston can address the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, as well as the latest advances in research.

Released: 9-Oct-2009 12:50 PM EDT
H1n1 Flu Sweeping U.S.: Ut Health Science Center at Houston Experts Available
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Waiting rooms are full, physician phone lines are overwhelmed and questions are running rampant as federal health officials say the H1N1 flu virus is spreading quickly. UT Health Science Center at Houston experts can provide answers.

Released: 10-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Health Policy Expert Explains Healthcare Reform
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Pauline Rosenau, Ph.D., professor of management, policy and community health at The University of Texas School of Public Health, can translate the proposed plan for universal health care coverage in the United States and discuss the policies of other countries with universal coverage.

Released: 1-Jul-2009 4:30 PM EDT
Experts Available for Obesity, Weight Management Interviews
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Obesity is an escalating problem for all age groups in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of U.S. adults and 46 percent of children are obese. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is at the forefront of obesity prevention, research and treatment and its faculty members have developed community, education and technology-based obesity intervention programs that have worldwide impact. Healthcare specialists are available to discuss obesity prevention, genetics, nutrition, surgical solutions, childhood obesity, fertility and obesity co-morbidities and chronic diseases.

Released: 1-Jul-2009 4:25 PM EDT
Experts Offer Summer Injury Prevention Tips
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Summer's brutal heat brings with it the dangers of skin-scorching sunburn, heartbreaking accidents and deadly dehydration. Summer is also the time when travel season peaks, as people journey to various locations for rest and relaxation, to enjoy water activities and take a "time out." Healthcare specialists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston offer advice and tips to beat the heat and stay safe this summer.

Released: 24-Jun-2009 12:25 PM EDT
Soaring Summer Temperatures Spell Danger: What to Do to Protect Yourself
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

From the west to east coast, Americans are experiencing record-breaking temperatures. Some states are reporting triple-digit numbers and the heat has been the cause of several reported deaths. "Children and the elderly are considered the most vulnerable population. It is harder for their bodies to respond to these high temperatures," said Richard N. Bradley, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine and chief of EMS and disaster medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Released: 11-Jun-2009 12:35 PM EDT
H1N1 Flu Pandemic: UT Health Science Center at Houston Experts Available
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

With the World Health Organization raising the H1N1 flu to the highest pandemic level (Level 6), faculty members of The University of Texas Health Science Center say the world economy could be affected but the illness has run its course in the United States "“ for now.

Released: 13-Feb-2009 12:00 PM EST
University of Texas Dean Part of National Drive to Limit Deadly Salt Consumption
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The nation's alarming consumption of salt is putting many Americans at increased risk of lethal heart disease and stroke, according to Roberta Ness, M.D., dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health. As the president of the American College of Epidemiology, Ness is part of a nationwide initiative to reduce salt levels in processed and restaurant foods.

Released: 5-Dec-2008 1:30 PM EST
Safety Expert Warns About Home Heating Dangers
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

With colder temperatures setting in across the United States, an expert at The University of Texas School of Public Health warns Americans to be aware of the dangers that may come with heating their homes. From fire hazards to carbon monoxide poisoning, there are ways to try to avoid tragedies like the recent one in Aspen, Colorado that left four members of a family dead.


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