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UTHealth Houston awarded nearly $13M in grants to study treatments for traumatic brain injury

Nearly $13 million in federal grant funds to study treatments for traumatic brain injury, which kills an average of 190 people and hospitalizes another 600 in the U.S. every day, has been awarded to UTHealth Houston by the Department of Defense’s...
25-May-2023 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Gene mutation linked to poorer TBI recovery outcomes in African Americans, according to study

African Americans with a mutation in the gene TRPM4 are more likely to have increased inflammation in the brain, resulting in poor recovery after suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI), compared to others who don’t have the mutation, according...
24-May-2023 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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One-of-a-kind mobile respiratory system allows researchers to see airborne particle deposits in the lungs in new depths

A fully replicated human airway system is a new experimental tool that is overcoming limitations in studying aerosol deposition in lungs at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health.The cutting-edge Mobile Aerosol Deposition Apparatus (MALDA),...
19-May-2023 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UT Dentists is investing in the future one small smile at a time by expanding dental care at Harris County Resources for Children and Adults

UTHealth Houston pediatric dentists are now part of the Integrated Health Clinic, a program of Harris County Resources for Children and Adults, by providing comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral health care for children in Harris County who...
19-May-2023 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug significantly reduces chorea symptoms in patients with Huntington’s disease

The drug valbenazine statistically improves chorea, a movement disorder commonly associated with Huntington’s disease, when compared to a placebo, according to a recent international study led by UTHealth Houston researcher Erin Furr Stimming, MD,...
19-May-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTHealth Houston researcher awarded over $5M to study and improve the diagnostic process in clinics to prevent errors

Improving the diagnostic process and preventing errors are the focus of two studies funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and led by Eric Thomas, MD, associate dean for health care quality with McGovern Medical School at...
16-May-2023 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UT Physicians Multispecialty – The Heights Named a Foster Care Center of Excellence

UT Physicians Multispecialty – The Heights, has been named a Foster Care Center of Excellence by Superior HealthPlan — the ninth provider in Texas to receive the designation and the second in Houston. The clinic earned the distinction for...
15-May-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

El Paso’s UTHealth Houston Center for Community Health Impact to partner on USDA Regional Food Business Center

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected 12 applicants that will each establish a Regional Food Business Center. UTHealth Houston School of Public Health Center for Community Health Impact has partnered with Texas A&M AgriLife...
15-May-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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29-Mar-2023 6:10 PM EDT

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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

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