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In the UTHealth Newsroom

Study suggests obese children who drink recommended amount of milk have less risk of metabolic syndrome

Obese children who consume at least two servings of any type of cow’s milk daily are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


Rapamycin lotion reduces facial tumors caused by tuberous sclerosis, UTHealth reports

Addressing a critical issue for people with a genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), doctors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) reported that a skin cream containing rapamycin significantly reduced the disfiguring facial tumors affecting more than 90 percent of people with the condition


UTHealth research: simpler scan still effective in deciding stroke treatment

A study led by a neurologist from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) showed that a computed tomography (CT scan) could be sufficient for determining thrombectomy treatment in stroke.


UTHealth researcher reveals results of study on emergency breathing tubes

In a landmark study, researchers found that patients treated with paramedic oxygen delivery using a newer, more flexible laryngeal breathing tube may have a greater survival rate after sudden cardiac arrest than the traditional intubation breathing tube.


UT Physicians offers tips to avoid a summertime ER visit

Everyone enjoys spending the summer months in the great outdoors but you have to do it responsibly or injury can occur, say doctors with UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth.)


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In the Media

Advice for youths interested in medical school

Univision Houston Channel 45, 05/21/2018

On Univision’s news show Primera Edicion, Natacha Villegas, M.D., and Andrew Valenzuela, M.D., of McGovern Medical School Class of 2018 talked about what it takes to become a doctor and why there is a need for Spanish speaking physicians. The program is also broadcast in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.


How to recognize the warning signs of geriatric depression

KPRC Radio's Fifty +, 05/20/2018

Vineeth John, M.D., M.B.A., addressed the diagnosis and treatment geriatric depression on KPRC Radio’s  Fifty + show.



Pro: Drinks dangerous for minors; warning labels not enough

Victoria Advocate, 05/20/2018

John Higgins, M.D., was featured in a Victoria Advocate story on concerns about the use of energy drinks by children.


Opioid overdose epidemic

Univision Houston Channel 45, 05/19/2018

For tips on how to safely dispose of opioids, watch this interview with Damaris Ortiz, M.D., on Univision Houston Channel 45.


Should You Treat SSc with Cyclophosphamide or Mycophenolate?

The Rheumatologist, 05/17/2018

Shervin Assassi, M.D., M.S., was quoted in a story in The Rheumatologist, an online news site of the American College of Rheumatology, about the treatment of intestinal lung disease tied to scleroderma.


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