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UTHealth joins NIH trial to test antibodies and other experimental outpatient treatments for mild COVID-19 pneumonia

A study on the effectiveness of multiple treatments, including laboratory-made antibodies, at preventing mild COVID-19 from advancing to severe illness in the outpatient setting is underway by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science...
15-Sep-2020 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Oderich joins UTHealth as Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Gustavo Oderich, MD, FACS, a noted leader in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery, has been named chief of the vascular surgery division with the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science...
11-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Could the time of day impact the effectiveness of COVID-19 treatment?

For months, experts have warned against the use of anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, to treat COVID-19 symptoms. But could the timing of when this drug is taken play a role in its effectiveness?
10-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Young Houston woman recovers from COVID-19 after participation in two UTHealth clinical trials

Heba Hajjar, 23, recovered from COVID-19 after participating in two clinical trials while in the ICU.
10-Sep-2020 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Diane Santa Maria named dean of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth

Diane M. Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAAN, has been appointed dean of the Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), effective Tuesday, Sept. 1. In this role, Santa Maria will...
31-Aug-2020 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Team is first in Texas to join NIH hospital study investigating efficacy of convalescent plasma for COVID-19

Using a multimillion-dollar grant from the NIH, physician-scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will investigate whether convalescent plasma infusions can prevent the progression of COVID-19 in one of the...
19-Aug-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Police officers face multifaceted, compounding stressors that can lead to adverse events during high-stress calls

Repeated exposure to high-stress calls for service and ongoing exposure to stress without relief were two of the contributing factors that could lead law enforcement officers to become susceptible to adverse events while performing their duties,...
18-Aug-2020 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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

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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Drug-resistant fungal disease expert available to comment on latest CDC findings

14-Nov-2019 10:25 AM EST

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