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179 million cases of acute diarrhea in US each year, most preventable

In the United States, approximately 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur each year, and most of those cases are entirely preventable, a researcher from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) concluded in a New England Journal of Medicine review article released today. 

 

New MRSA superbug emerges in Brazil

An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient. The report appeared in the April 17 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

 

Texas Medical Center is Hiring: Red, White & You

As part of an initiative to hire more veterans, the Texas Medical Center (TMC) and its member institutions will host a job fair for veterans and spouses of deceased veterans on Thursday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hornberger Conference Center, 2151 W. Holcombe Blvd.

 

Stomp Out Stroke! Festival of Life held May 3 at Discovery Green

The second annual Stomp Out Stroke! Festival of Life to raise stroke awareness will be hosted by the Stroke Team of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) on May 3 at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., in downtown Houston.

 

Free oral, head and neck cancer screening set for April 24

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at UTHealth Medical School will offer free cancer screenings in observance of the 17th annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW) on Thursday, April 24, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the 27th Floor of the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza (6400 Fannin Street, Houston, TX). 

 

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In the Media

What are the red flags for austim? What are resources available in Houston?

KUHF Houston Matters, 04/17/2014

In this segment, Dr. Cathy Guttentag of the Children's Learning Institute discussed autism signs, diagnosis and treatment.

 

Saving the best...for later

HealthLeader, 04/17/2014

In line with Team UTHealth's participation at the Houston March for Babies event on April 27, Drs. Sean Blackwell and Mary Austin discuss the dangers associated with premature births in this week's Health Leader.

 

Study: 1 in 20 Americans misdiagnosed

U.S. News & World Report, 04/16/2014

Millions of Americans are misdiagnosed by their doctors every year, potentially worsening their illnesses or injuries and posing “a substantial patient safety risk,” a new study finds. UTHealth's Dr. Eric Thomas is quoted in the article.

 

UTHealth discovers dangerous new superbug

Fox 26 News, 04/16/2014

At the UTHealth Medical School, Dr. Cesar Arias and his colleagues have discovered a new form of the super-bug "MRSA" - a strain of staph bacteria fully immune to the once powerful antibiotic Vancomycin. "All the antibiotics we used to treat this we can't do anymore," said Arias.

 

Keep nap time as short as possible

KTRH Radio, 04/15/2014

A Houston doctor says some new study results suggest taking long naps might impact your health, negatively. UTHealth family practitioner Dr. Deepa Vasudevan says she thinks power naps can be good, but the results of the British study show this is something which needs to be looked at more closely.

 

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