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Seven-year-old with cleft lip and palate sees marked improvement since birth with help of UT Physicians clinic

The first time Sonia Estrada saw her son Jae blow a bubble, it brought tears to her eyes. The seemingly simple act marked a major milestone for the now 7-year-old Jae, who was born with a cleft lip and palate – birth defects that occur when a...
24-Jan-2022 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study reveals why cervical cancer screening rates are declining, which populations are most affected

Rates of cervical cancer screening have dropped in the U.S., with screening rates lowest among Asian and Hispanic women, as well as women who live in rural areas, don’t have insurance, or identify as LGBQ+, according to researchers with The...
14-Jan-2022 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers studying how special MRI protocol can help treat patients with brain hemorrhages

A study designed to determine how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to help clinicians treat patients with brain hemorrhages is underway at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).
12-Jan-2022 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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An receives National Academy of Inventors fellowship for drug discovery program

An innovative academic drug discovery program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) has earned Zhiqiang An, PhD, professor and director of the Texas Therapeutics Institute of the Brown Foundation Institute of...
11-Jan-2022 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Bridging the health care communications gap for transgender men

Transgender men face significant health and social disparities, including barriers to health care, research, and essential HIV-related conversations with their health care providers. That is why Paige Wermuth, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the...
16-Dec-2021 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Oropharyngeal cancer incidence and mortality rising in nearly all 50 states, reports new national study

Oropharyngeal cancer incidence among men is continuing to rise rapidly in nearly all 50 states and among women living in states in the Midwest and Southeast regions, according to a new study by investigators at The University of Texas Health Science...
15-Dec-2021 5:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

New model reveals achieving an 80% HPV vaccination rate could eliminate nearly 1 million cases of male oropharyngeal cancer this century

A nationwide effort to adequately vaccinate 8 in 10 adolescents against the human papillomavirus (HPV) could prevent 934,000 cases of virus-associated, male oropharyngeal cancer over this century, reported investigators at The University of Texas...
14-Dec-2021 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers expand confidential helpline services statewide to health care workers to find help for mental health concerns

The Heroes Helpline has expanded its services to all health care workers in Texas. The confidential helpline, 833-EMS-INTX, was launched in early 2020 by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) to...
13-Dec-2021 1:35 PM EST 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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