In the UTHealth Newsroom

UTHealth researchers study impact of smoking ban in homeless shelter

 Instituting a partial smoking ban at a homeless shelter can lead to a reduction in expired carbon monoxide levels, an indicator of exposure to cigarette smoke, and may have positive effects on shelter residents’ health, according to new research. 

 

UTHealth surgeon Tom Nguyen, M.D., named to HBJ’s 40 Under 40

Tom Nguyen, M.D., assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery and co-director of the Structural Heart and Valve Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been named to the 2014 Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40.

 

Houstonia magazine recognizes UTHealth faculty members in exclusive guide of top doctors

More than 200 physicians who are affiliated with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School are recognized in Houstonia magazine’s exclusive guide of the city’s best doctors.

 

UTHealth Medical School ranked fourth by Hispanic Business Magazine

Hispanic Business magazine has ranked The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School among the top five medical schools in the country for promoting and encouraging a diverse community where Hispanic students can thrive.

 

UTHealth recognizes champions and youth leaders in obesity prevention

Efforts to combat obesity in Texas will be highlighted at the Seventh Annual Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony on Sept 9.

 

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In the Media

C-sections: Does your hospital perform too many?

KHOU-TV Channel 11, 09/18/2014

UTHealth maternal-fetal specialist Sean Blackwell, M.D., was included in a KHOU-TV Channel 11 story about the rise in C-sections in the past 50 years.

 

Germophobia: How afraid should you really be of germs in everyday life?

Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, 09/17/2014

UTHealth's Luis Ostrosky, M.D., commented on the fear of germs -  germaphobia - on the live weekday talk show Houston Matters on Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio.

 

Low vision

HealthLEADER, 09/17/2014

In the most recent HealthLEADER, Bhavani Iyer, O.D., talks about options for people who have low vision that cannot be corrected through standard means.

 

Painkiller deaths are on the rise

NewsFix Channel 39, 09/17/2014

UTHealth's Amitava Dasgupta, Ph.D., commented on painkiller abuse in this NewsFix Channel 39 story.

 

Iconic surgeon 'touched' that school bears his name

Houston Chronicle, 09/16/2014

The Houston Chronicle Pearland edition included a feature story on UTHealth's James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., M.D., and the elementary school named after him.

 

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