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In the UTHealth Newsroom

Stroke patients treated at a teaching hospital are less likely to be readmitted

Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less of a chance of landing back in a hospital during the early stages of recovery, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


Research shows surprising scale of health benefits for biggest losers

When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


Scientists pinpoint brain networks responsible for naming objects

Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have identified the brain networks that allow you to think of an object name and then verbalize that thought. The study appeared in the July issue of BRAIN. It represents a significant advance in the understanding of how the brain connects meaning to words and will help the planning of brain surgeries.


UTHealth School of Public Health announces new regional dean of Austin campus

Deanna Hoelscher, Ph.D., R.D.N., has been named regional dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Austin, effective Sept. 1. She will succeed Cheryl Perry, who has served as regional dean since the school’s Austin campus was established in 2007.


Delivering moms at 39 weeks lowers C-section, high blood pressure rates

Healthy first-time mothers whose pregnancies were induced at 39 weeks were less likely to deliver by cesarean section and had significantly lower rates of high blood pressure disorders of pregnancy, said researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


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In the Media

Any Weight Loss Can Be Healthful, but More Can Be Much Better

New York Times, 08/15/2018

The New York Times published a story featuring research by Gregory Knell, Ph.D., that revealed it pays to think big when it comes to weight loss and metabolic syndrome


Nutrition in Schools

KEYE TV in Austin, 08/14/2018

Deanna Hoelscher, Ph.D., was interviewed for a story on KEYE-TV Channel 42 in Austin about school nutrition and a "traffic-light" label system.


Got milk? The benefit of milk and alternatives

FOX 26 News, 08/14/2018

Shreela Sharma, Ph.D., R.D., was interviewed on FOX 26 News for a back-to-school segment about the benefits of and alternatives to milk for children.


FDA approves “Natural Cycles” app as a method of contraception

FOX 26 News, 08/13/2018

On FOX 26 News, Mazen Abdallah, M.D., commented on a smartphone application designed to help women time ovulation to avoid pregnancy.


Healthy foods and habits or beach days

FOX 26 News, 08/11/2018

John Higgins, M.D., was interviewed on FOX 26 News about healthy, non-perishable snacks to bring along to the beach as summer draws to a close.


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