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In the UTHealth Newsroom

UTHealth receives more than $3 million to expand teen pregnancy prevention program

Houston Endowment has awarded a three-year, $3 million grant to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health to expand a successful teen pregnancy prevention program that began in the Sunnyside community of Houston.


UTHealth leads study to assess program for formerly incarcerated women

Angela House, in collaboration with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston (HHH), has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate a holistic health care program for formerly incarcerated women.


UTHealth researchers identify genes tied to sudden thoracic aortic dissections

On Super Bowl Sunday, Tina Wilkins was relaxing in her recliner while she chatted on the phone with her mother and waited for the game to begin. She had recently lost 63 pounds and was in better shape than she had been in years.


UTHealth: Clot-busting medication safe for patients who wake up with stroke

Using a clot-busting medication to treat people who wake up with symptoms of stroke was safe and should be studied further to see how effective it might be for a population that otherwise has few treatment options, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


Video magnifiers help children succeed in school

Bhavani Iyer, O.D., a low vision expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), loves helping her young patients make the most of their limited vision. With the help of a nonprofit organization called Sight Savers America, Iyer arranged for four of her grade school patients to get high-tech magnification devices free of charge. The devices are not covered by insurance and cost around $2,500 each.


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In the Media

Missing teeth: What option is best for you?

Houston Defender, 09/14/2016

Ryan Quock, D.D.S., was interviewed by the Houston Defender about the different options for replacing missing teeth.


How the 'elevator speech' is gaining traction among scientists

NPR's Here & Now, 09/12/2016

The student elevator speech contest at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has gone nationwide! A locally produced story was picked up by a national NPR program called Here & Now, which is broadcast on 424 stations across the country and has 3.7 million weekly listeners.


Scientists prove 'feed a cold, starve a fever' is true

KTRH Radio, 09/12/2016

Is the old expression "starve a cold, feed a fever" true? In this KTRH Radio story, Deepa Iyengar, M.D., commented on research suggesting it is.


Reducing the risk of heart disease

KPRC Radio's Fifty +, 09/11/2016

Listen to what Richard Smalling, M.D., Ph.D., had to say on KPRC Radio's Fifty+ show about reducing the risk of heart disease.


Five lies you should never tell your doctor

MSN.com, 09/08/2016

Michael Altman, M.D., was featured in an MSN.com article on lies patients tell their physicians. The story was picked up by six other media outlets.


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