In the UTHealth Newsroom

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). 

 

Infants with insulin disorder spared pancreatic surgery thanks to new drug therapy

A new drug treatment based on research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) prevented four children with a rare insulin disorder from losing their pancreas. They were treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

 

UTHealth's Sibai receives national recognition award

Baha M. Sibai, M.D., professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

 

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In the Media

Combating childhood obesity

HealthLeader, 04/10/2014

Even with a recent national decline in childhood obesity, there is still work to be done. This week in HealthLeader, our experts from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living discuss how local communities are the key to making our children healthier.

 

Junk food makes you lazy

KTRH Radio, 04/09/2014

A study of lab rats shows junk food can lead to both obesity and laziness. UTHealth cardiologist Dr. John Higgins says he's not surprised to hear junk food causes laziness. The ingredients in junk food and fast food are bad for heart health.

 

Family-based weight loss

Today's Dietitian, 04/08/2014

Weight is a common topic at dinner tables across America, whether revealing itself in open discussion or unspoken actions. UTHealth's Dr. Deanna Hoelscher provides tips and strategies for families to lose weight together.

 

Alzheimer’s tests on the horizon?

National Geographic, 04/07/2014

UTHealth research is highlighted in this National Geographic article about Dr. Claudio Soto's efforts to develop tests for Alzheimer's disease.

 

Nurses' calm and compassion ease patient suffering

Healthline News, 04/07/2014

There’s an art to telling someone it’s going to be OK, and for those who master it, this empathy and kindness can have a significant impact on a patient's recovery. “We bring humanity to the patient when we express our own humanity,” said UTHealth's Dr. Elda G. Ramirez.

 

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