External News CoverageNews 92 FM, 05/20/2013
The United States are in the final months before some of the most important elements in the Affordable Care Act take hold, and there’s a lot of maneuvering going on between patient advocates and health insurance companies. Dr. Charles Begley is featured in this News 92 FM story about the topic.
The New York Times, 05/18/2013
UTHealth's Dr. Joseph McCormick is quoted in this New York Times story about recent mortality research on immigrants that shows that the longer they live in this country, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
KTRK-TV Channel 13, 05/18/2013
UTHealth safety chief Dr. Robert Emery talks about how the Medical Center is preparing for hurricane season.
Houston Chronicle, 05/15/2013
A federal advisory board stunned law enforcement officials and restaurant trade groups Tuesday with a recommendation that could criminalize driving home after having two drinks at dinner. Drs. Amitava Dasgupta and Brent King are quoted in this Houston Chronicle story about the topic.
In this week's HealthLeader, UTHealth's Dr. Richard Bradley, Dr. John Higgins, Shannon Weston and Corey Jefferson provide information about exercising safely in the heat.
NewsFix Channel 39, 05/14/2013
UTHealth's Dr. John Higgins is featured in this NewsFix Channel 39 story about how cholesterol levels have been on the decline for decades, but as of 2008 those numbers have flat lined, showing no continued improvement.
American Medical News, 05/13/2013
More than two decades after President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, many physician practices are not truly accessible for disabled patients. UTHealth's Lex Frieden is quoted in this American Medical News article about ADA accessible medical practices.
Univision Channel 45, 05/13/2013
Asperger syndrome shows slightly among children, making it difficult to diagnose but those who suffer from it have a high level of intelligence. Dr. Timothy Foster was interviewed for this Channel 45 news story about the syndrome.
Reuters Health , 05/13/2013
Men who were exposed to Agent Orange chemicals used during the Vietnam War are at higher risk for life-threatening prostate cancer than unexposed veterans, researchers have found. UTHealth's Dr. Arnold Schecter was interviewed for this Reuters Health article about Agent Orange and dioxins associated with prostate cancer.
Houston Chronicle, 05/11/2013
UTHealth's Dr. Amy Ridall offers tips on choosing a qualified dentist in this Houston Chronicle story about dental implants and other cosmetic surgery.
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