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In the UTHealth Newsroom

Research finds effects of concussion in children can linger up to a year

A study of children who experienced mild traumatic brain injury revealed that almost a third of them were still dealing with headaches, irritability, difficulty concentrating and other post-injury issues a year later, reported researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in the journal Pediatrics.


Home blood pressure assessments are more accurate than office checks

Doctors could improve the care of high blood pressure by relying more on home blood pressure (BP) checks and not so much on the less-accurate office BP assessments, wrote health care quality experts from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in an editorial in the journal JAMA.


Stars shine bright at UTHealth Constellation Gala

Close to 550 friends of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) gathered for the biennial Constellation Gala to honor Jane and Robert Cizik and celebrate the university’s advancements in health care education, scientific discovery and clinical care.


UTHealth leads race to demystify antibiotic resistance and win the war against superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is predicted to be the No. 1 cause of death in the world by 2050, but a team of scientists and physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is determined to help stop this grave prediction from becoming a reality.


Body clock researchers prevent liver cancer growth in mice

The body’s internal clock could play a critical role in the fight against certain types of liver cancer, according to a preclinical study by scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The results were published recently in the journal Nature Communications.


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In the Media

100 Houston area veterans get free dental work at UTHealth’s dental school

Houston Chronicle, 11/09/2018

Margo Melchor, R.D.H., M.Ed., Ed.D., and Kimberly Ruona, D.D.S., were quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about Friday's Give Vets a Smile event. The coverage also included a FOX 26 News story on Marine Corps veteran Dee Behn, who was among the 88 veterans who received free dental care.


Teen murder suicide

KTRK-TV Channel 13, 11/09/2018

Iram Kazimi, M.D., spoke to KTRK-Channel 13 reporter Steve Campion about teen suicide, including possible signs that might alert parents, how to bring up the topic and questions to ask their teenager. Stories quoting her aired at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.


On the Front Lines of Health Care

TMC News, 11/08/2018

In observance of Veterans Day, TMC Pulse magazine ran a story on health care providers and trainees who have served in the military including Joseph Love, D.O., and McGovern Medical School student Robert Athey.


Does a Common Heart Medication Raise Your Risk for Lung Cancer?

Healkthline, 11/08/2018

Syed Jafri, M.D, was quoted in a Healthline article about whether a common heart medication increases a patient's risk of lung cancer. 


How to help caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month

FOX 26 News, 11/08/2018

How In connection with National Family Caregivers Day, Jessica Lee, M.D., M.S., was interviewed by FOX 26 News about the many contributions of people who take care of loved ones.


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