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Study finds parental stress as a contributing factor linking maternal depression to child anxiety and depressive symptoms

A secondary analysis of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (Fragile Families) found a bi-directional relationship where a mother’s mental health symptoms impacted the child’s mental health symptoms and vice versa, according to...
1-Dec-2021 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Premature infants blooming, thanks to the UT Physicians Pediatric Center Neonatal High Risk Clinic

After premature infants Noah Ordaz and Asher Tate were discharged from the NICU in late 2020, both were followed by Fatima Boricha, MD, at the UT Physicians Pediatric Center Neonatal High Risk Clinic for their continued care and have been developing...
17-Nov-2021 11:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UTHealth faculty members develop epilepsy care management platform for physicians

In an effort to address physician burnout, researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) have developed an informatics platform that helps doctors better streamline and manage the care of patients with...
16-Nov-2021 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

Drug used to prevent miscarriage increases risk of cancer in offspring

Exposure in utero to a drug used to prevent miscarriage can lead to an increased risk of developing cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).
9-Nov-2021 10:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

The power of vitamin D: What experts already know (and are still learning) about the ‘sunshine vitamin’

It’s no secret that vitamin D is critical to balancing many areas of health. But from pediatric broken bones to cluster headaches, physicians and scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) are still...
29-Oct-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Personalized medicine research focuses on Hispanics with diabetes in South Texas

A team of researchers studying genetic data to identify hormone responses in a population of Mexican Americans with prediabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity recently received a $3.5 million grant to fund a five-year study set to begin in late 2021.
28-Oct-2021 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More than 75% of Texans have COVID-19 antibodies, one of the world’s largest assessments finds

A year after launching one of the world’s largest COVID-19 antibody surveys, Texas CARES, public health experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)...
27-Oct-2021 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People with cancer and cancer survivors in low-income and rural areas face greater risk of suicide

Cancer is an unwelcome blow for anyone, but those diagnosed with cancer who live in low-income and rural areas face an increased risk of suicide compared with those living in high-income and urban areas, according to a study by The University of...
18-Oct-2021 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scuba Diver Back to Doing What She Loves, Thanks to Heart Procedure

When she isn't working at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), 55-year-old Caroline Wolbrecht of Houston loves to scuba dive. However, that hobby was put in jeopardy due to a patent foreman ovale (PFO), a heart...
29-Jun-2021 12:25 PM EDT

Infectious disease experts weigh in on how to plan a safe family vacation this summer

For parents of children who are not eligible to receive a vaccine, jumping in the car or jetting away on an airplane is not so easy this summer. Infectious disease experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) share...
7-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT

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Man makes significant lifestyle shifts after suffering stroke

Lewis Palmer follows up with his UTHealth neurologist regularly to make sure he continues to get stronger and lower his risk of ever having a second stroke.
25-May-2021 6:05 PM EDT

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Vincent Van Gogh's revolutionary artwork was more than a product of mad genius, according to a mental health expert

Vincent Van Gogh's struggles with mental illness are often credited as the root of his artistic genius, but a UTHealth psychiatrist says that is just one thing that influenced the work of the world-renowned painter.
20-May-2021 4:05 PM EDT

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Man uses experience of his stroke to be an advocate for others to recognize the signs

After temporarily losing function on his left side, Gary Pearson is passionate about raising awareness of stroke symptoms and how stroke can be prevented.
20-May-2021 12:45 PM EDT

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Research shows race is a factor in disparities of symptom prevalence and response to treatment in multiple sclerosis treatment

Black and Hispanic patients develop more disabilities from multiple sclerosis (MS) and respond to treatments for the disease differently compared to white patients who also have the disease, according to recent findings by researchers at The...
19-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT

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Report shows mental health concerns rising among children and teens during the pandemic

In addition to the physical health problems caused by the pandemic, there has been a heavy mental health toll from months of lockdown and upheaval - particularly for children and teens.
19-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT

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With virtual meetings here to stay, experts give tips on ways to bring some humanity back to our screens

Sitting in small offices, big conference rooms, or giant auditoriums to collaborate with colleagues has been replaced by little squares on computer screens. Family pets, the doorbell, and children sometimes vie for attention, and if you want to...
16-Apr-2021 1:20 PM EDT

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