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UTHealth research finds telemedicine stroke patients receive consistent care 24/7

Stroke patients examined remotely by a teleneurologist were treated as quickly and effectively after hours as during normal business hours, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
18-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pediatric Endocrinologist Gives Iconic “Mona Lisa” a Second Medical Opinion

Michael Yafi, MD, refutes the most recent hypothesis that “Lisa” had hypothyroidism and psychomotor retardation.
17-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


UTHealth earns CPRIT grants for cancer research, prevention

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) scientists working to increase the effectiveness of cancer drugs and the number of adolescents taking the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine have been awarded grants totaling $1.2...
9-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Novel study compares opioid deaths to treatment capacity by region to illustrate disadvantaged areas nationwide

Ohio, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia have the highest disparity between opioid-related deaths and access to treatment providers for opioid use disorder (OUD) in the U.S. That finding comes from a first-of-its-kind research study.
9-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Most adults dying prematurely of natural causes did not seek medical help, report reveals

About two-thirds of the adults dying prematurely from natural causes did not seek medical help within the 30 days preceding their death, reported forensic researchers.
8-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Tips for behavioral therapy just a click away in free program

It’s another torrential rainfall in the Houston area and your backyard begins to fill up. As you watch, your heart starts to race, you can’t take a full breath, and you know that at any minute you will get the shakes. What do you do? Help could...
4-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Food Pouches – Parents’ Friend or Foe? Expert Weighs the Pros and Cons of Pureed Options

Convenient, appetizing, and seemingly healthy, food pouches appear to be the perfect solution – but time-starved parents might want to pause before loading up their pantries, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center...
3-Apr-2019 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers assess if monitoring oxygen levels in TBI patients improves outcomes

Researchers are investigating whether monitoring brain tissue oxygen levels in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in higher rates of survival and functionality. The trial at The University of Texas Health Science Center at...
3-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Moderation and creativity hold key to happy, healthy Thanksgiving

The temptation to overindulge at Thanksgiving is immense, but before going overboard, it’s worth pausing and remembering you can eat, drink, and be merry – as well as healthy – over the holiday season.
20-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST


Take Care of Your Skin in the Winter Chill with Handy Hints From UTHealth

With temperatures dipping below freezing, consider the toll that frost is taking on your skin. The good news is experts from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) can help keep your skin in tip-top condition as the...
16-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST


UTHealth leads race to demystify antibiotic resistance and win the war against superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is predicted to be the No. 1 cause of death in the world by 2050, but a team of scientists and physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is determined to help stop this grave prediction...
9-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

OBGYN during Harvey: Florence could induce early labor

12-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT


TX disaster preparedness expert can speak to how East Coast citizens should prepare for Florence

11-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT


Research and pediatric probiotics expert available

7-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Hurricane Harvey Anniversary: UTHealth Safety VP Talks About Preparation and Response

17-Aug-2018 4:50 PM EDT


Back To School: Thinking Outside the Carton

Deciding what to give your children to eat and drink is a minefield these days, even when it comes to milk. Once almost universally regarded as a daily dietary staple packed with vitamins and minerals essential for good health, its relationship with...
2-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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