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Grant awarded to develop artificial intelligence to improve stroke screening and treatment in smaller hospitals

New artificial intelligence technology that uses a common CT angiography (CTA) as opposed to the more advanced imaging normally required to help identify patients who could benefit from endovascular stroke therapy (EST) is being developed at...
11-May-2021 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New study suggests pregnant women hospitalized for COVID-19 do not face increased risk of death

Pregnant women who are hospitalized with COVID-19 and viral pneumonia are less likely than non-pregnant women to die from these infections, according to a new study by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston...
10-May-2021 5:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Remembering Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, renowned geriatrician and champion for older adults

Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, an internationally renowned geriatrician and executive director of the Consortium on Aging at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), passed away Tuesday, May 4. She was 62.
5-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Public health experts hit the road to address barriers to vaccination for children in Texas

Every year the World Health Organization recognizes the last week of April as World Immunization Week – a time to celebrate the millions of lives saved and the eradication of multiple diseases because of vaccines. However, access to vaccines is...
29-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Unintended consequences: pediatrician cautions parents of the risks for missing important immunizations

Over the last year, parents have been doing their part to stay indoors and social distance to help stop the spread of COVID-19. But staying home has led to many children missing their annual check-ups and recommended vaccinations.
23-Apr-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Links Delirium to Hospitalized Older Adults with Acute Heart Failure Mortality

A possible link between delirium and mortality in hospitalized older adults with acute heart failure exacerbation has been found by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
20-Apr-2021 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fetal intervention research team studies new regenerative patch as treatment for spina bifida

A fetal intervention team led by Ramesha Papanna, MD, MPH, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has received a $3.2 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for preclinical research on a new...
19-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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First in the nation, FDA-approved Phase II mesenchymal stem cell therapy for Parkinson's disease begins

A Phase II clinical trial to assess mesenchymal adult stem cells as a disease-modifying therapy for Parkinson's disease has been launched at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
15-Apr-2021 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

The Mental Fatigue You Feel Is Called ‘Cognitive Dulling’ and You Are Not Alone if You Are Experiencing It

Someone asks you a simple question and you snap. Common tasks, like washing the dishes, feel impossible to accomplish. Constant virtual meetings on camera leave you feeling drained and make it difficult to concentrate on other duties.
5-Apr-2021 11:05 AM EDT

Dr. Luis Ostrosky available to talk about first Texas hospital randomized study on convalescent plasma

19-Aug-2020 10:10 AM EDT

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

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