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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.
In a national "Science Times" story on the best and fastest new treatments, Dr. James C. Grotta says, "Until today, stroke was an untreatable disease," The New York Times, 5/28.
Dr. K. Lance Gould says, "There are many people who are very lean who have severe heart disease," KHOU-TV, 6/1.
Dr. Paul J. Simmons says about a new mouse stem cell study: "This technology isn't simply for therapeutic purposes - the major use will be in creating stem cell line models of complex diseases that we don't really understand," Los Angeles Times, 6/7; KUHFFM, 6/7-8; and KTRK-TV, 6/7.
Dr. Terry K. Scarborough says that there sometimes are unforeseen impacts of weight-loss surgery on a woman's fertility, KTRK-TV twice, 6/8. He and Dr. Erik Wilson also explain how weight-loss surgery can improve the condition of diabetes patients; KTRK-TV, 6/2.
In the wrong hands, sanitizing wipes can be deadly for kids, warns Dr. Antonio. Mu?iz KHOU-TV, twice, 6/8. Important contributions made to the UT Health Science Center by the late UT Medical School teacher, allergist and investor
Dr. John P. McGovern are cited in his obituary, The New York Times, 6/11.
As a recall of some beef products gets underway, Dr. Herbert L. Dupont says: "If there is no pink, there is no worry - if the hamburger is cooked, you're protected," KTRK-TV, 6/11.
Dr. Thomas R. Lux evaluates a new weight-loss pill sold in Europe as Accomplia, KHOU-TV, 6/13, and the new, FDA-approved diet drug Alli as it hits stores, 6/15. He also comments on Alli in a Houston Chronicle story, 6/23.
Carol Wolin-Riklin further advises consumers not to gobble up the new over-the-counter diet pill Alli, KHCW-TV, 6/20.
Dr. Andrew Papanicolaou explains (6/18) that recent research in Houston has shown people with dyslexia read with a less efficient part of their brains, Page One, Houston Chronicle, 6/18. With Dr. Joshua Breier, he also demonstrates how constraint speech therapy at TIRR is helping patients improve two years after their strokes, KTRK-TV, 6/26.
Drs. Guy L. Clifton and Charles E. Begley talk about Houston's health care crisis. Begley says: "Our problems are horrible and embarrassing - what we're struggling with is what can we do about them," USA Today, 6/19.
Drs. Brent King and Jamie McCarthy say that summer is one of the busiest times of the year for ERs. King says ERs are absolutely at the breaking point - McCarthy points out that Chicago has the same population as Houston and they've got six level one trauma centers, KHOU-TV, 6/20.
The "Going Green" movement is exemplified in Houston by Dr. Carl S. Hacker's rooftop garden at the UT School of Public Health and the "green" features of the UT School of Nursing building, KHCW-TV, 39 News, 6/29.
Dr. Richard Bradley reminisces about his recent CCATT (Critical Care Air Transport Team) mission in Iraq and helping wounded U.S. soldiers being evacuated to hospital care in Germany, KTRK-TV, 6/27.
Dr. Susan M. Ramin expresses her view that "the risk overall is probably pretty small" for birth defects from pregnant women on antidepressants. The AP story ran nationwide in major newspapers such as the Boston Globe, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Indianapolis Star, San Francisco Chronicle and Philadelphia Daily News, 6/28.