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A guide to using nonmedical masks

There are some critical things to know about how to use a nonmedical mask correctly, because when used incorrectly, which is pretty easy to do, you could actually put yourself and others more at risk. Physicians at UTHealth break it all down.
6-Apr-2020 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 linked to cardiac injury, worse outcomes for patients with underlying heart conditions

COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions, according to a review published today in JAMA Cardiology by experts at The...
26-Mar-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stricter, immediate intervention critical for keeping COVID-19 cases manageable for health care facilities, according to UTHealth modeling

Led by Eric Boerwinkle, PhD, and Momiao Xiong, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) modeled the potential spread of COVID-19 based on whether the Greater Houston area began stringent interventions immediately or...
25-Mar-2020 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Top Harris County, Texas, areas where residents are most likely to need hospitalization, ICU care for COVID-19

Areas of Harris County, Texas, where residents are most at risk for hospitalization and critical care needs due to COVID-19 have been mapped for the first time by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston (UTHealth).
25-Mar-2020 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 just a problem for elderly people, right? Think again.

According to the CDC, based on the preliminary report on outcomes for patients in the U.S., when examining the age range of cases, the largest group with confirmed cases was ages 20-44 years old (29%). Among those hospitalized, adults ages 65-84...
24-Mar-2020 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Facts versus fiction – breaking down COVID-19 myths

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, rumors and misinformation about the virus seem to be spreading just as quickly, if not more quickly, than the virus itself. In the midst of a pandemic, false information can be dangerous and lead to panic, making it...
19-Mar-2020 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Older adults need to stay in touch to avoid loneliness during social distancing

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., social distancing is now the byword for prevention. But for older adults who may already be experiencing loneliness, further isolation could be bad for their health.
18-Mar-2020 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Managing stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

While we are all focusing on taking care of our physical health as the outbreak of COVID-19 develops, it’s also important to keep our mental health a priority.
17-Mar-2020 6:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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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

New study found an increased risk of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes among women delivering after Hurricane Harvey made landfall

11-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT

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UTHealth disability rights champion Lex Frieden has hurricane preparedness tips for people in the path of Hurricane Dorian

3-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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Texas Pulmonologist Available to Comment on the State’s First Case of Lung Disease Associated with Vaping

20-Aug-2019 12:55 PM EDT

A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds too many Americans are taking aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes and don’t need it. Who should be taking aspirin as a preventative measure?

24-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Infectious Disease Expert Says Global Warming Not the Only Factor Behind Rise of C. auris

23-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT

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World Expert Takes Multi-Pronged Approach to Improving Preeclampsia Diagnosis and Treatment

Preeclampsia is just as hard to accurately diagnose now as it was 100 years ago, said Baha Sibai, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist with UTHealth. Researchers at McGovern Medical School are looking for ways to change that.
9-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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