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In the UTHealth Newsroom

UTHealth researchers study mild electrical stimulation for schizophrenia patients

A safe, noninvasive weak electrical current delivery called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) will be investigated for its potential in treating schizophrenia patients in a study led by Raymond Cho, M.D., M.Sc., at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


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).


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In the Media

Images of famed trauma surgeon on display at Memorial Hermann hospital gallery

Houston Chronicle, 09/21/2016

Richard Andrassy, M.D., was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about the late James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., M.D., who is the focus of an exhibit at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.


Hispanic Heritage Month: Dr. Carlos Moreno

KPRC-TV Channel 2, 09/21/2016

Carlos Moreno, M.D., was featured in a "Hispanic Heritage Month" spot that will run regularly on KPRC-TV Channel 2 through Oct. 15.


Weight loss and a promise

FOX 26 News, 09/21/2016

Grant Davis, M.D., and a bariatric surgery patient who has lost 200 pounds were featured in a FOX 26 News story filmed at a UT Physicians clinic.


Study indicates West Nile virus may be underdiagnosed in Houston region

Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, 09/19/2016

West Nile virus may be underreported, according to a study by Rodrigo Hasbun, M.D., M..P.H. He discussed his findings with the producers of a podcast for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio.


How one nonprofit has delivered 8 million pounds of groceries to Houston families

Houstonia Magazine, 09/19/2016

Shreela Sharma, Ph.D., R.D., was included in a Houstonia Magazine story about Brighter Bites, a nonprofit she co-founded.


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