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New research has revealed that early atherosclerosis is associated with excess amounts of abdominal fat in U.S.-born Mexican Americans, but not first-generation immigrants. (Photo by: Getty Images)

U.S.-born Mexican Americans at greater risk for cardiovascular disease than first-generation immigrants

Early atherosclerosis (measured by increased thickness of the carotid arteries) is associated with excess amounts of abdominal fat in U.S.-born Mexican Americans but not first-generation immigrants, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The findings were published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

After completing a brief survey about their health, survey participants will visit a participating clinic to have their blood drawn for antibody testing. (Photo by: UTHealth)

Public health experts at DSHS and UTHealth collaborate on nation’s largest COVID-19 serological testing assessment

To help public health professionals and scientists better understand the spread of COVID-19 in Texas and the immune response it causes in individuals, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are partnering with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to launch the Texas Coronavirus Antibody Response Survey (Texas CARES). Texas CARES will determine the proportion of people throughout Texas who have COVID-19 antibodies, indicating a past infection and presumably some degree of immune protection.

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Young boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy an inspiration to family

Due to his nonverbal autism, Sam Lujan doesn’t always warm up to new people right away. However, in 2016 there was an exception when his mother, Maria Lujan, brought him and his little brother to visit their new pediatrician at UT Physicians Multispecialty – The Heights.

Photo of how the TCHATT program is leveraging telemedicine to connect students experiencing emotional or behavioral crisis with sustainable care. (Photo credit: Getty Images and Lauren Mathews/UTHealth)

UTHealth partners with local schools to provide timely mental health care virtually to children

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to induce stress for many, a team of multidisciplinary mental health specialists with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is leveraging telemedicine to connect students experiencing emotional or behavioral crisis with sustainable care.






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