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Managing your child’s diabetes during COVID-19

These days it’s hard not to worry about whether a quick outing to the grocery store will result in catching COVID-19. But for parents with children who have preexisting health conditions such as diabetes, it can be especially hard not to worry...
14-Aug-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Maternal obesity increases risk of potentially deadly hypertensive disorders early in pregnancy

Pregnant obese women were more at risk of experiencing early and late-onset hypertensive disorders, and that risk progressively increased in women with higher body mass indexes (BMI), according to a study led by researchers at UTHealth.
12-Aug-2020 5:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Combating child weight gain during COVID-19

The infamous “Quarantine 15,” a reference to packing on the pounds during the pandemic, is affecting even the youngest of Americans, according to UT Physicians pediatricians, who are seeing the evidence in front of them via telemedicine...
12-Aug-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stacey Crane of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth receives grant to improve symptom reporting for kids with cancer

Stacey Crane, PhD, RN, will use a new grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to pilot test a web-based interface designed to make it easier for kids with cancer and their parents to report symptoms in real time with the ultimate goal of...
29-Jul-2020 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Maternal depression increases odds of depression in offspring, study shows

Depression in mothers during and after pregnancy increased the odds of depression in offspring during adolescence and adulthood by 70%, according to a new study by researchers at UTHealth.
27-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Flu vaccine may reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease, new study shows

People who received at least one flu vaccination were 17% less likely to get Alzheimer’s disease over the course of a lifetime, according to researchers at UTHealth.
27-Jul-2020 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Review report outlines rehabilitation strategies for COVID-19 patients

Early rehabilitation of COVID-19 survivors is important to reduce long-term complications, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
22-Jul-2020 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Concussions are associated with cognitive, behavioral, and emotional health consequences for student athletes

Concussions can have a compounding effect on children, leading to long-term cognitive, behavioral, and emotional health consequences, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), who published...
22-Jul-2020 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Ombudsmen advocate for long-term care residents at a distance during COVID-19

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...
2-Jun-2020 4:40 PM EDT

Pediatric injuries in the home are on the rise

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...
2-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT

Tracking COVID-19: New research app will help trace the spread of the virus

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...
21-May-2020 4:15 PM EDT

Scheduling appointments during COVID-19

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...
15-May-2020 10:15 AM EDT

Public health experts explain what our new normal will look like

21-Apr-2020 2:30 PM EDT

COVID-19 and chronic lung disease: How to stay safe

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...
1-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT

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