External News Coverage

Obesity a big problem for US firefighters

CBS News, 07/10/2014

Obese and overweight firefighters are not receiving weight management advice from their health care providers. UTHealth's Dr. Sue Day discusses this new research in a story for CBS News.


Doctors aren't telling overweight firefighters to lose weight, study says

Los Angeles Times, 07/10/2014

Researchers from UTHealth said cardiovascular events, often related to diet and weight, are the leading cause of firefighters' deaths in the line of duty.


Fomenta el hábito de la lectura

Univision Houston Channel 45, 07/09/2014

Dr. Maria Carlo from UTHealth discusses the importance of early reading programs in this live interview with Univision Houston news anchor Rebecca Suarez.


New test developed for Alzheimer's

KTRH Radio, 07/09/2014

Scientists say they are using a blood test to find out it a patient is likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Claudio Soto from UTHealth says this test could be very beneficial.


Safety of e-cigarettes questioned

Fox 26 News, 07/08/2014

UTHealth's Dr. Richard Castriotta was in the Fox 26 News studios to discuss health risks associated with e-cigarettes.


Butter vs. margarine

NewsFix Channel 39, 07/07/2014

“If you do like the regular butter, there is nothing wrong with it. You can just have it in moderation. It is a better option than margarine, no doubt," said Dr. Shreela Sharma from UTHealth.


Is ear candling a waste of time and money?

Fox 26 News, 07/07/2014

UTHealth's Dr. Michael Byrd was in the Fox 26 studios to discuss the health concerns of a trend called ear candling.


In Texas, less progress on reducing teen pregnancy

The Texas Tribune, 07/06/2014

The teen birth rate in Texas is higher than most other states. Dr. Melissa Peskin from UTHealth discusses how these rates can be improved.


United Way effort underscores difficulty of improving pre-kindergarten

Austin American-Statesman, 07/06/2014

UTHealth's Dr. Susan Landry is quoted in this Austin American-Statesman article about pre-kindergarten and school readiness.


Health benefits of playing soccer

KPRC-TV Channel 2, 07/05/2014

In honor of the World Cup, UTHealth's Dr. John Higgins discusses the health benefits of playing soccer using the anagram S-O-C-C-E-R.


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