In the UTHealth Newsroom

UTHealth researchers to assess asthma risk in health care workers

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health have been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to study how the risk of asthma has changed for health care workers in Texas over the last 10 years.


UTHealth opens new clinic for addiction treatment

Designed to treat addictions to tobacco products, alcohol and narcotic pain medications, the Innovations in Addictions Treatment Clinic has opened at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.


Study challenges widely held belief on chronic pain tied to spinal cord injury

It may be time to go back to the drawing board when it comes to explaining the cause of the chronic pain experienced by many of the nearly 300,000 people with a spinal cord injury in the United States.


UTHealth researchers study impact of smoking ban in homeless shelter

 Instituting a partial smoking ban at a homeless shelter can lead to a reduction in expired carbon monoxide levels, an indicator of exposure to cigarette smoke, and may have positive effects on shelter residents’ health, according to new research. 


UTHealth surgeon Tom Nguyen, M.D., named to HBJ’s 40 Under 40

Tom Nguyen, M.D., assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery and co-director of the Structural Heart and Valve Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been named to the 2014 Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40.


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In the Media

Outbreak 101

HealthLEADER, 09/25/2014

While the Ebola virus is grabbing all the headlines, respiratory viruses such as influenza are much more likely to cause a pandemic. UTHealth's Joseph McCormick, M.D., and Catherine Troisi, Ph.D., are featured in this week's HealthLEADER.


Female powerhouses in medicine and science spotlighted at Health Museum gala

CultureMap, 09/24/2014

Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D., and Margaret McNeese, M.D., were included in this CultureMap Houston story about the Health Museum's the Health Museum's Hearts of Gold Gala: Honoring Women in Health and Medicine Science.


A new song for Paul McCartney's war on meat

NewsFix Channel 39, 09/24/2014

UTHealth nutritionist Shreela Sharma, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., is quoted in this NewsFix Channel 39 report about the health benefits of participating in "Meat-free Mondays."


Vacuna contra la Influenza

Univision Houston Channel 45, 09/23/2014

UTHealth's Pedro Aquino, M.D., commented on the importance of flu vaccinations in this interview with Univision Houston Channel 45 news anchor Rebecca Suarez.


3 questions to ask before fibroid surgery, 09/23/2014

In an article on the Health magazine website, Joseph A. Lucci III, M.D., commented on concerns about a medical instrument used to remove fibroids.


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