In the UTHealth Newsroom
Rex Marco, M.D., professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, is the recipient of an award recognizing excellence in the treatment of a type of cancer called sarcoma.
Two professors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) – Barry Davis, M.D., Ph.D., and Kevin Morano, Ph.D. – have been elected fellows into the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.
Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) have been awarded a $2.8 million grant to continue studying the role of certain genes and environmental toxins in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in Jamaican children.
James H. Steele, D.V.M., M.P.H., a professor emeritus at The University of Texas School of Public Health, died Sunday morning, November 10, at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was 100 years old.
A study led by Nancy Bergstrom, Ph.D., associate dean at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing, found that nursing homes that utilize high-density foam mattresses may not need to turn residents every two hours to prevent pressure ulcers, a practice that has been used for over 50 years. A randomized controlled trial of at-risk residents demonstrated that there was no difference in the incidence of pressure ulcers for residents turned at intervals of two, three or four hours.
In the MediaHouston Chronicle, 11/18/2013
Drs. Paul Schulz and Terry Clyburn are interviewed for the second of a two-part story on preventing falls.
KTRK-Channel 13, 11/18/2013
Dr. George Lopez talks about his research: A new stroke drug being tested by researchers right now is using the secrets of bat saliva.
CBS Evening News, 11/17/2013
UTHealth's Dr. Red Duke was a fourth-year surgery resident at Parkland Hospital the day President John F. Kennedy and Texas Gov. Connally were shot and rushed to that hospital. Upon their arrival, Duke says, "It didn't take long to appreciate the gravity of the situation." Jeff Glor reports.
Houston Chronicle, 11/15/2013
Dr. Charles Begley talks about the Affordable Care Act: It'll be up to Texas insurers to decide whether to reinstate scores of health policies they terminated because of the Affordable Care Act - despite President Barack Obama's executive order Thursday giving them that option - because the state insurance commissioner, unlike others, has not prohibited cancellations.
KHOU-Channel 11, 11/14/2013
Dr. John Higgins is interviewed for this story: Those who are looking to either lose weight or not gain it during the holiday season are making use of a little something called Fitbit to track their progress and goals.