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Children infected with a mild case of COVID-19 can still develop long COVID symptoms

While research has revealed that children and adults hospitalized with COVID-19 are more susceptible to developing long COVID symptoms, a new study by researchers at UTHealth Houston found that children infected with COVID-19, but not hospitalized,...
8-Aug-2022 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Anti-inflammatory compound shows potential in treating patients with severe COVID-19

An anti-inflammatory compound may have the potential to treat systemic inflammation and brain injury in patients with severe COVID-19 and significantly reduce their chances of death, according to a new study from UTHealth Houston and other...
20-Jul-2022 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Healthy Lifestyle Can Offset a High Genetic Risk for Stroke, According to New Research by UTHealth Houston

People who are genetically at higher risk for stroke can lower that risk by as much as 43% by adopting a healthy cardiovascular lifestyle, according to new research led by UTHealth Houston, which was published today in the Journal of the American...
19-Jul-2022 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Whole blood exchange could offer disease-modifying therapy for Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

A novel, disease-modifying therapy for Alzheimer’s disease may involve the whole exchange of blood, which effectively decreased the formation of amyloid plaque in the brains of mice, according to a new study from UTHealth Houston.
14-Jul-2022 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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FDA Approves UTHealth Houston Expansion of Unique in Utero Spina Bifida Repair Study Using an Umbilical Cord Patch

Three families in three different states all share one thing in common – their children were diagnosed with spina bifida in utero. Through their journey to find help, the families were referred to Ramesha Papanna, MD, a maternal-fetal surgeon...
12-Jul-2022 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Doctors with Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program lead 22-year-old Tyler resident to seizure freedom

Elisabeth Gentry had experienced auras ever since she was a toddler, but she didn’t learn that the occasional strange tastes in her mouth and feelings of impending doom were epilepsy until 2015, when she was 15 years old and suffered a grand mal...
11-Jul-2022 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTHealth Houston Emergency Medicine provides training to Polaris Dawn crewmembers

Along with educating students, residents, and fellows in the most advanced lifesaving therapies on Earth, UTHealth Houston Department of Emergency Medicine is helping to prepare members of the Polaris Dawn crew to handle medical emergencies in...
5-Jul-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Awake prone positioning does not offer benefit in reducing intubation for COVID-19 induced acute respiratory failure

A large multicenter, randomized clinical trial revealed no difference in the risk of endotracheal intubation requirement at 30 days between awake prone positioning and standard positioning for patients with COVID-19 who suffered from acute hypoxemic...
29-Jun-2022 11:35 AM 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

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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