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During December 2006, 215 media placements about The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston were delivered to a potential audience of nearly 19 million people. The following is a sample of those media placements.
Despite recent claims on Oprah Winfrey's syndicated TV show, Dr. Erik Wilson says only a very few patients get a "transfer addiction" and most end up healthy after bariatric surgery, KHOU-TV, Dec. 6 and Dec. 7.
UT Dental Branch's Dr. Charles Streckfus sees saliva offering future bloodless cancer screening at dental offices, Houston Chronicle "Health/Medicine" Page, Dec. 7.
As he prepares to accept a prestigious international award for his early rehydration research, Dr. Stanley G. Schultz is profiled in a "Faces in the Crowd" feature story in two area editions of the Houston Chronicle "This Week" supplement, Dec. 7.
UT medical students Tanner Baker, Dia Rose Waguespack and Michael Monaco talk about participating in a new study to see if yoga relieves stress, KHOU-TV, Dec. 13, Dec. 14, and Dec. 16.
Dr. Tung Shu and UT Physicians nurse practitioner Robin Hardwicke describe the issues of circumcising adult males, which studies say may cut by 50 percent the risk of spreading AIDS through heterosexual sex, KTRK-TV, Dec. 13.
Dr. Dennis Vollmer discusses the nature of the arterial Venus malformation (AVM) that led to Sen. Tim Johnson's brain surgery, KTRK-TV, Dec. 14.
Dr. Maureen Mayes talks about using a $7.5-million Center for Research Translation grant to study stem cells as a possible treatment for scleroderma, Houston Chronicle "Health/Medicine" Page, Dec. 14.
Dr. Patti Jane Ross talks about the new birth control device called Implanon, which reportedly works for three years with few side effects, KHOU-TV, Dec. 18 and Dec. 19.
Dr. Kevin Pereira says that, although antibiotics are often the treatment of choice for childhood ear infections, no medicine is many times the best prescription, KHOU-TV, Dec. 19 and Dec. 20.
The Ross family is thankful to Dr. Mildred Ramirez that their "miracle baby" survived in utero tumors that were crushing her brain, KTRK-TV, Dec. 22 and Dec. 24.
Gastroenterologist Dr. J. Marc Rhoads is testing a theory that a bacteria imbalance in the colon is behind babies' colic, Houston Chronicle "Health/Medicine" Page, Dec. 28.
With testimonials from CFO Kevin Dillon and Dr. Kevin Lally about how he is "leading by example," Dr. Richard Andrassy is the focus of the monthly "Physician Spotlight" in the December 2006 Medical Journal-Houston.