In the UTHealth Newsroom

179 million cases of acute diarrhea in US each year, most preventable

In the United States, approximately 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur each year, and most of those cases are entirely preventable, a researcher from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) concluded in a New England Journal of Medicine review article released today. 

 

New MRSA superbug emerges in Brazil

An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient. The report appeared in the April 17 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

 

Texas Medical Center is Hiring: Red, White & You

As part of an initiative to hire more veterans, the Texas Medical Center (TMC) and its member institutions will host a job fair for veterans and spouses of deceased veterans on Thursday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hornberger Conference Center, 2151 W. Holcombe Blvd.

 

Stomp Out Stroke! Festival of Life held May 3 at Discovery Green

The second annual Stomp Out Stroke! Festival of Life to raise stroke awareness will be hosted by the Stroke Team of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) on May 3 at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., in downtown Houston.

 

Free oral, head and neck cancer screening set for April 24

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at UTHealth Medical School will offer free cancer screenings in observance of the 17th annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW) on Thursday, April 24, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the 27th Floor of the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza (6400 Fannin Street, Houston, TX). 

 

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In the Media

Cinco Ranch 'kid at heart' wants to be a pediatrician

Ultimate Katy, 04/22/2014

The Houston Chronicle's Ultimate Katy section did a feature story about FT Omidele, who will be graduating next month from the UTHealth Medical School and will soon begin her pediatric residency.

 

Healthiest foods that support heart function

Fox 26 News, 04/21/2014

About 600,000 people die of heart disease every year in the U.S., while many more will suffer from, but survive, a painful heart attack. Fox 26 News spoke with UTHealth's Dr. John Higgins to find out about healthy foods that can strengthen your heart.

 

Diabetes in Rio Grande Valley is high, linked to depression, anxiety

McAllen Monitor, 04/21/2014

UTHealth Drs. Darla Kendzor, Joseph McCormick and Susan Fisher-Hoch co-authored a column about diabetes and depression in the Rio Grande Valley.

 

Hiring Red, White & You! places vets in medical field

Houston Chronicle, 04/18/2014

UTHealth is one of close to a dozen institutions in the Texas Medical Center that will be recruiting military veterans during a job fair on Thursday, April 24. The Houston Chronicle did a story about the hiring event and interviewed Andy Botello, a veteran who was hired by UTHealth during last year's job fair.

 

Preventing elder abuse in Houston

KUHF Houston Matters, 04/18/2014

In this segment, UTHealth's Dr. Jason Burnett discusses what elder abuse is, ways to spot it and efforts in Houston to prevent it.

 

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