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Researchers report improved survival rates for premature infants in the United States

BioNews Texas, 09/25/2015

A BioNews Texas story about improved survival and complication rates in premature infants quoted Kathleen Kennedy, M.D., M.P.H., and incoming dean Barbara Stoll, M.D.


Worst in the nation: Texas dead last for health insurance coverage, new data shows

Austin Business Journal, 09/25/2015

The Lone Star State leads the nation in the percentage of people without health insurance. Health economist Henry S. Brown III, Ph.D., discussed the issue with Austin Business Journal reporter Michael Theis.


Why do diagnosis mistakes happen, and how can they be prevented?

Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, 09/25/2015

Eric Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., spoke to Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio about a new report issued by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to help address the problem of misdiagnosis. Thomas appeared before the committee that prepared the report.


Life in a cloud of dust

KTRH Radio, 09/25/2015

In an interview with KTRH Radio reporter Nikki Courtney, Eric Brown, Ph.D., commented on a study showing that microbial clouds, which contain bacteria in the air surrounding people, might actually be as identifiable as a fingerprint.


Path to nursing career can begin in elementary school

Houston Chronicle, 09/25/2015

The School of Nursing was mentioned in this Houston Chronicle article about nurses preparing for their careers since childhood.


State to offer free birth control to low-income teenagers

Dallas Morning News, 09/24/2015

Susan Tortolero Emery. Ph.D., was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article about an initiative to prevent teen pregnancy in Texas.


Waistline deflation

HealthLEADER, 09/24/2015

Erik Wilson, M.D., and Brad Snyder, M.D., discussed a study about using an intragastric balloon to fast-track weight loss in this HealthLEADER article.


New CDC Zimbabwe head to push for elimination of HIV, 09/23/2015

Alumnus of the School of Public Health, Beth Barr, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., was featured in this story about her recent appointment as director of the CDC in Zimbabwe.


CDC funds study of 'kissing bug' disease

Brownsville Herald, 09/20/2015

The Brownsville Herald, McAllen Monitor and BioNews Texas were among 17 outlets that ran stories about Paula Stigler-Granados, Ph.D., who was awarded a grant to study Chagas disease in Texas.


Are GOP hopefuls' words on vaccine 'risks' harmful?

MedPage Today, 09/18/2015

Pauline Filipek, M.D., was included in a MedPage Today story about the continuing controversy over vaccines and autism.


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