In the UTHealth Newsroom

Children’s Learning Institute to improve school readiness by studying different instructional approaches

A total of $7 million in grants received by the Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will fund projects to compare the effectiveness of different instructional approaches and learning environments in order to improve the school readiness skills of at-risk preschool children.

 

UT Physicians adds two new clinics devoted to post-stroke care and education

Two new clinics devoted to treatment and education for patients who have suffered a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) have opened at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

 

UTHealth Dr. Bhavani Iyer awarded low vision grant

Bhavani Iyer, O.D., a low vision specialist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been awarded a grant to help Harris County residents whose vision problems cannot be corrected with eyeglasses, medication or surgery.

 

It’s Your Game…Keep It Real reduces dating violence among minority youth

New research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) shows that It’s Your Game…Keep it Real (IYG), a health education program designed to delay sexual behavior and promote healthy dating relationships, can significantly reduce dating violence behaviors among minority youth.

 

UTHealth research: Obese US firefighters report receiving no weight advice from their health provider

Obese and overweight firefighters are not receiving weight management advice from their health care providers, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

 

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In the Media

Blood type diet

Fox 26 News, 07/14/2014

UTHealth weight loss expert Dr. Deborah Horn visited the Fox 26 studios to discuss the efficacy of a health fad called the "blood type" diet.

 

Negative attitude can cause a stroke

KTRH Radio, 07/14/2014

UTHealth's Dr. Jacqueline Phillips-Sabol says that negative emotions can affect cardiac function.

 

Movie plagues not entirely claptrap

MedPage Today, 07/13/2014

It's a recurring theme -- a plague threatens to kill us all and a few brave souls work tirelessly to prevent doom. Dr. Kevin Morano from UTHealth discusses whether this type of plague is possible in the real world.

 

Program to help curb dating violence

Indio Asian News Service, 07/11/2014

For teenagers who are victims of dating violence, a unique health education program, designed to delay sexual behaviour and promote healthy dating relationships, can significantly reduce the menace, according to new research from UTHealth.

 

Dental hygienists' role transforms to meet growing need

Houston Chronicle, 07/11/2014

Jayne McWherter, director of UTHealth's dental hygiene program, is quoted in this Houston Chronicle story about the transforming role of dental hygienists

 

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