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In the UTHealth Newsroom

Veteran Spotlight: Stewart shares how the US Army prepared him for leadership

We are fortunate to count military veterans and uniformed service members among our many faces of UTHealth. On Veterans Day and every day, we stand united in honor of our students, educators, clinical providers, researchers and administrative personnel who have served in the military. We do this through our ongoing commitment to a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment at UTHealth and through service to active military personnel and veterans in our community.

 

Novel same-day Type 2 diabetes treatment study launches in US

A same-day procedural therapy to improve glucose control for Type 2 diabetes patients will be investigated in a UTHealth pilot study. Absalon D. Gutierrez, MD, and Nirav C. Thosani, MD, are among the first physician-researchers in the country to assess the safety and effectiveness of The Revita™ System, designed to help improve blood sugar levels without the need for additional medications.

 

TSU students assist in cyclotron efforts

The McGovern Medical School cyclotron has been removed, but trace amounts of radioactivity may still remain in the six-foot thick concrete vault.

 

UTHealth ranked as a top state agency for HUB participation

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is one of the top agencies in Texas for working with Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), according to a recent report issued by the Texas Comptroller’s Office

 

UTHealth drives forward programs to stop childhood obesity

Two grants totaling nearly $3.7 million will support the efforts to combat obesity and help Texas children achieve healthy lifestyles through the mission of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living.

 

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In the Media

How getting a flu shot could save your life

HealthDay, 01/16/2019

Michael Chang, MD, was quoted in a HealthDay article based on our news release about the lifesaving potential of getting your flu shot. The story was also picked up by Newsmax Health.

 

Putting the genie back in the bottle: addressing constipation in the opioid era

Healio, 01/16/2019

Brooks D. Cash, MD, was featured in a Healio article about addressing constipation caused by opioid use.

 

Opioid crisis

FOX 26 News, 01/15/2019

Michael Weaver, MD, was interviewed on FOX 26 News this morning about the rise in opioid overdose deaths.

 

Time to floss!

FOX 26 News, 01/14/2019

This morning on FOX 26 News, Margo Melchor, RDH, MEd, EdD, showed viewers how to floss correctly.

 

Study: athletes should go meat-free for better performance

FOX 26 News, 01/12/2019

During an appearance on FOX 26 News, John Higgins, MD, discussed the pros and cons of plant-based protein versus animal-based protein for a story previewing the 29th annual Preventive Cardiology Forum scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2.

 

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