UTHealth is at the forefront of obesity prevention, research and treatment and its faculty members have developed community, education and technology-based obesity intervention programs that have worldwide impact.
From natural disasters to public health emergencies and other crises, the importance of being prepared for an emergency situation cannot be overstated. UTHealth is your go-to resource for information on disaster preparedness.
From trying to create new cartilage in the laboratory to clinical trials for patients with traumatic brain injury and stroke, scientists and physicians at UTHealth are leading the way in stem cell research.
At UTHealth, researchers and clinicians are finding ways to give children with developmental disorders the early intervention and skills they need to live fulfilling lives.
Researchers and practitioners at UTHealth are working to study, treat and diagnose conditions affecting the aging population. The Center on Healthy Aging is dedicated to geriatric care.
Clinicians and researchers from across the campus of UTHealth strive to discover breakthroughs in diagnosing and treating neurobehavioral disorders, including mood disorders and addiction.
From stem cell research to cutting-edge rehabilitation treatment, UTHealth physicians and researchers are finding new ways to treat traumatic brain injury, which affects 1.7 million people in the U.S. each year.

In the UTHealth Newsroom

Rosenberg woman is grateful for the early detection of breast cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a good time for women to be checked for possible tumors. Read about a 68-year-old woman who is glad that a mammogram was ordered by her physician at the UT Physicians Community Health & Wellness Center – Rosenberg,


UTHealth now offers a fellowship in obesity medicine

To help doctors address the obesity epidemic, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) now offers a fellowship in obesity medicine.


UTHealth study finds that 15 percent of sixth-grade students commit cyber abuse

Fifteen percent of sixth-grade students reported they had perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology, according to a new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.


UT Physicians launches integrative program for children with complex medical issues

A unique day treatment program for children and adolescents with medical issues complicated by emotional and behavioral challenges opened today at UT Physicians in the Texas Medical Center. The UT Physicians PATH program team is comprised of faculty and staff at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


UTHealth, 2-1-1 collaboration improves cancer control, prevention outcomes

A partnership that added health navigation services to 2-1-1 call centers helped a significant number of underserved Texans receive cancer control or prevention measures such as Pap tests and smoking cessation help, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


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In the Media

Pet therapy

KPRC Radio's Fifty+, 10/23/2016

Pets are a great source of companionship for young and old. In this interview with Doug Pike, the host of KPRC Radio's Fifty+ show, Sandy Branson, Ph.D., R.N., discussed additional benefits.


Halloween safety tips

KPRC-TV Channel 2, 10/22/2016

Marilyn Murr, M.D.,  shared Halloween safety tips with KPRC-TV Channel 2.


Houston doctor wanted an apology from Delta. She didn’t expect to ignite a social movement.

Houston Chronicle, 10/21/2016

Tamika Cross, M.D., and LaTanya Love, M.D., were included in Houston Chronicle health reporter Mike Hixenbaugh's front-page story about the experiences of black women physicians, who make up just 2 percent of all physicians.


Experto explica en qué consite el síndrome del túnel carpiano y a quiénes afecta

Univision Houston Channel 45, 10/15/2016

Jose Arias Berrios, M.D., did a live interview at Univision Houston Channel 45 on the diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.


Death of athletes revives debate over heart screenings

Houston Chronicle, 10/15/2016

John Higgins, M.D., was quoted in a story in the San Antonio Express-News on efforts to screen athletes for cardiac issues.


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