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The following is a sample of media placements during May 2007 about The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. For more information or assistance with media relations, call Meredith Raine, 713-500-3050.
Originating with the Beaumont Enterprise, an Associated Press story about Dr. Alfred L. McAlister's report that teenagers in Jefferson County affected by hurricanes Katrina or Rita are more likely to smoke cigarettes ran nationwide in 110 media outlets ranging from CNN National and forbes.com to the Brazosport Facts and the Plainview Daily Herald, 6/25-7/2.
In her survey of 1,000 Houston-area high-schoolers, Dr. Laura Benjamins found that 9 percent of them had at least one tattoo; 50 percent did not tell their parents before they got it, KHOU-TV, 7/2.
Dr. Robert Emery, with Environmental Health and Safety interns Joe Robertson and Jake Clay, talk about UT Health Science Center partnering with the Houston VA Hospital on internships to train disabled veterans to do new jobs they may have never considered before, KUHF-FM Radio and KRIV-TV, 7/4-5.
Gerontologist Dr. Carmel Dyer discusses elder abuse in Houston and says, "Nobody wants to think that their son or daughter could do this," KHOU-TV 7/9.
Melinda Deel says higher birth-control costs have caused some who use the UT Student Health Clinic to switch prescriptions, Houston Chronicle, 7/11.
Dr. Raul Caetano explains his study showing Latino victims of spousal abuse are less likely to get the mental health help they need; KTMD-TV and statewide on Telemundo, 7/12.
Dr. Charles Streckfus believes that cancer diagnosis could someday come from saliva and says, "We would be able to tell the tumor at the smallest stage - about the size of a pea," KHOU-TV, 7/16.
In an Associated Press story about Texas leading the U.S. in teen birth rate, Dr. Christine Markham says, "A lot of parents want to talk to their child about sex and dating, but they don't know how to start the conversation," USA Today, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City Star, Philadelphia Daily News and Newsday, 7/25.
Dr. K. Lance Gould demonstrates how a PET-CT imaging system was falsely diagnosing severe heart disease - and how he discovered a way to fix it, KHOU-TV, 7/25.
In the wake of actress Lindsey Lohan's latest arrest, the Mental Science Institute's Dr. Joy Schmitz and a patient talk about alcohol/cocaine treatment and relapses, KTRK-TV, 7/27.
As Chicago grapples with similar air-quality issues, the UT School of Public Health's study finds that children living within two miles of the Houston Ship Channel have a 56 percent greater risk of acute lymphocytic cancers, Chicago Tribune, 7/29.