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The healing power of rituals: The psychological benefit of putting up holiday décor early

“Rituals such as decorating for the holidays are indeed healing and in some ways can give you back the sense of personal identity that’s been forced out during the pandemic,” said John, a geriatric psychiatrist with UTHealth.
25-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Physicians investigate whether magnetic seizure therapy can treat bipolar depression

Researchers are assessing whether magnetic seizure therapy (MST) can help relieve treatment-resistant depression in bipolar patients in a clinical trial led by UTHealth.
23-Nov-2020 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Neurologists test novel compound for lung and brain injury in severe COVID-19 patients

Neurologists are researching whether a novel immunomodulatory treatment, OP-101, can dampen lung and brain injury in hospitalized COVID-19 patients through a clinical trial at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTHealth).
12-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Providing a safe environment for psychiatric patients during pandemic

The heart of inpatient care for psychiatric patients is socialization, group therapy and shared meals. Then COVID-19 hit with the public health warnings to isolate, socially distance, and wear masks. UTHealth had to figure out how to ride that line.
4-Nov-2020 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers seeking volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine study

A Phase III clinical trial to assess if a potential vaccine is effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 is now open for enrollment by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in collaboration with Memorial...
2-Nov-2020 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers uncover health disparities in childhood obesity and access to treatments

The use of bariatric surgery to treat severe obesity in adolescents, and the racial disparities in access to that treatment, were analyzed in a retrospective study published in Annals of Surgery by researchers at The University of Texas Health...
26-Oct-2020 6:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Woman recovering from COVID-19 shares experience as monoclonal antibody clinical trial participant

When Christina Loville tested positive for the coronavirus, she was terrified. She decided to channel her fear into researching COVID-19 treatments, where she discovered a local clinical trial led by experts at The University of Texas Health Science...
23-Oct-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UTHealth partners with local schools to provide timely mental health care virtually to children

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to induce stress for many, a team of multidisciplinary mental health specialists with UTHealth is leveraging telemedicine to connect students experiencing emotional or behavioral crisis with sustainable care.
20-Oct-2020 11:25 AM 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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