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UTHealth’s Weltge honored by the American College of Emergency Physicians

Arlo F. Weltge, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of emergency medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has received the John A. Rupke Legacy Award for his lifelong commitment to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).


Successful outcome prompts early end to sickle cell anemia clinical trial

Conclusive data show that hydroxyurea therapy offers safe and effective disease management of sickle cell anemia and reduces the risk of stroke, according to a multi-institutional study that included researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


UTHealth awarded $7.3 million for health information technology research

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics has been awarded grants totaling $7.3 million to enhance health care and biomedical discovery through the use of health information technology.


UTHealth researchers to study probiotic’s effect on deadly pre-term infant condition

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have received a $1.6 million grant for a preclinical study investigating whether a probiotic might be helpful in preventing a life-threatening condition in pre-term infants called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). 


UTHealth smoking study: Financial incentives double quit rates

Offering small financial incentives doubles smoking cessation rates among socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The findings were published today in the American Journal of Public Health.


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In the Media

Beyond obesity: Does a Western diet make you stupid?

RadioMD, 11/18/2014

John Higgins, M.D., discussed a reported link between obesity and mental sharpness on a RadioMD medical program hosted by Melanie Cole.


How to convince people to stop smoking? Cold hard cash

WOAI Radio, 11/18/2014

Darla Kendzor, Ph.D., spoke with a reporter from WOAI Radio about new research showing that small financial incentives double the quit rate among socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers.


Los niños también pueden sufrir de artritis

Univision Houston Channel 45, 11/18/2014

Kenya Parks, M.D., was included in a story about juvenile arthritis that aired on Univision Houston Channel 45.


A simple pop health solution with big ROI

Government Health IT, 11/17/2014

Stephanie Parker, R.N., was interviewed for this Government Health IT story about the potential financial benefits of the UTHealth Mobile Stroke Unit.


The pros and cons of therapeutic touch for anxiety relief, 11/17/2014

Stefan Ursu, M.D., Ph.D., was interviewed by an writer for a story about therapeutic touch for anxiety.


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