Encouraging more social interaction for children rather than just limiting TV time and enforcing strong nutritional policies in schools are two of the ways to decrease child obesity rates, according to researchers from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus.
Hailed as the Bill of Rights for individuals with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 has fulfilled much of its promise since it went into effect 25 years ago, according to a survey of disability leaders, released on July 23 in Washington, D.C. But the findings also reveal ongoing and emerging challenges and areas of opportunity
Kayo Fujimoto, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, has been awarded a grant to study the genetic and social network aspects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission.
The first test ever constructed to assess Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder—a problematic syndrome of grief—has been jointly published by researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Free cervical and breast cancer screenings and community health information will be available for women ages 21 to 64 who are uninsured or underinsured at the “See, Test & Treat” event hosted by UT Physicians Bayshore Multispecialty Clinic on Saturday, Aug. 1.
Disability rights champion Lex Frieden was prominently featured in stories on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including an appearance on Houston Matters, the noontime talkshow of Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio.
FOX 26 News, 07/31/2015
This morning in the studios of FOX 26 News, James Cross, M.D., did an interview on the treatment of severe sunburns.
Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, 07/31/2015
Wallace A. Gleason Jr., M.D., appeared on Houston Matters, the noontime talk show of Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, to talk about the physician shortage.
Associated Press, 07/30/2015
In an Associated Press story about the water quality of Rio de Janiero's lakes and beaches, sites for the 2016 Summer Olympics, School of Public Health researcher Kristina Mena, Ph.D., calculated the health risk for participating athletes. Mena found that "international athletes at all water venues would have a 99 percent chance of infection if they ingested just three teaspoons of water."
The Buzz Magazines, 07/29/2015
Julie Kaplow, Ph.D., and counselor Stephanie Yudovich were included in a story about a family's journey through grief and the help they received at UTHealth Trauma and Grief Center for Youth.