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Photo of Luke Henley, third from left, with his family on the tennis court. (Photo courtesy of the Henley family)

Young tennis athlete returns to the court after multiple surgeries

Since he was 4 years old, a major part of Luke Henley's life has been tennis. To play professionally one day, Luke is on the right track - even after multiple surgeries on one of his femurs. 

Photo of paramedics loading a patient in an ambulance for a story about new research on whether cold stored platelets administered in the ambulance can help save patients. Photo by Getty Images

Researchers assess whether cold-stored platelets are safe and effective in treating severely bleeding trauma patients

The early use of cold-stored platelets as an early intervention for patients with injury and hemorrhagic shock is being studied by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) as part of a national trial.

Jordan E. Lake, MD, MSc, and James Langabeer, PhD, EdD, MBA. (Photo by UTHealth).

Mobile care for persons with opioid use disorder aims to improve HIV prevention and treatment, and reduce opioid overdoses and deaths

A pilot study that hits the road to address two intersecting epidemics-– HIV among people who inject drugs and opioid dependence-– is underway at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). 

Photo of Dr. Christopher Conner, MD, PhD. His research showed a direct connection between the increased use of ridesharing apps and a decrease in motor vehicle collisions and impaired driving convictions. (Photo by Rogelio Castro/UTHealth)

Research shows decrease in motor vehicle collisions and DUI/DWI convictions correlates with increase in ridesharing services

The increased use of ridesharing apps was linked to a decrease in motor vehicle collisions and impaired driving convictions in Houston, according to published research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).



Remembering Tropical Storm Allison 20 years later: A lesson in resiliency

Tropical Storm Allison dropped more than 40 inches of rain on Houston in 2001, causing widespread flooding in the city and in the Texas Medical Center. (Photo by UTHealth)

In a region defined by hurricanes and severe weather, one storm stands out in its devastating impact on the Texas Medical Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth).

Tropical Storm Allison dropped more than 40 inches of rain on Houston in 2001, causing widespread flooding and severe consequences. McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center were among the hardest-hit medical institutions.


Infectious disease experts weigh in on how to plan a safe family vacation this summer

Catherine Troisi, PhD, poses for a photo with her grandchildren taken during their last family vacation in 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Troisi is looking forward to visiting again this summer. (Photo courtesy of Catherine Troisi, PhD).

After spending 18 long months avoiding people to slow the spread of COVID-19 and carrying the accompanying stress resulting from a global pandemic, a vacation sounds like an excellent way to wind down. But for parents of children who are not eligible to receive a vaccine, jumping in the car or jetting away on an airplane is not so easy. Infectious disease experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) share some tips to help families plan a safe vacation for the whole household.



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