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In the UTHealth Newsroom

Student-led health fair to care for families and cuddly teddy bear friends

UTHealthCares and UT Physicians will team up for the second annual UTHealthCares Community Health Fair on Saturday, Jan. 26, at UT Physicians Multispecialty – Jensen.


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.


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


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 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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