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Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Cody Duty/UTHealth)

State and local officials emphasize vaccine’s critical role in crushing COVID-19

In one of the Houston neighborhoods hit hardest by the coronavirus, state and local public officials, together with leaders from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The University of Texas System, gathered at UT Physicians Multispecialty-Jensen on Saturday, Jan. 23, to encourage everyone to roll up their sleeves and receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Image of one cup of high-sugar cereal with sugar cubes resting on top. One cup of high-sugar cereal equals about four teaspoons of added sugar in a person's diet. (Photo by Cody Duty and Jonathan Lopez/UTHealth)

Reduce sugar intake with easy, practical steps

Eating large amounts of sugar over a long period of time can cause major health complications, including the risk of developing chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Photo of John Harvin, MD, who led a team of physician-researchers to identify an opioid-minimizing pain management strategy for patients with acute trauma. (Photo credit: Cody Duty/UTHealth)

Modified pain management strategy reduces opioid exposure to trauma patients, study shows

A pain management regimen comprised mostly of over-the-counter medication reduced opioid exposure in trauma patients while achieving equal levels of pain control, according to a new study by physician-researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Phuong Nguyen, MD, with UTHealth and UT Physicians, was asked to virtually participate in an Inauguration Day event to honor health care heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Cody Duty)

Surgeon asked to virtually participate in Inauguration Day

One of our very own, Phuong Nguyen, MD, assistant professor of surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was asked to virtually participate in an Inauguration Day event by the presidential inauguration committee in the form of a recorded song. What sparked this personal invitation? A simple, yet clever music video produced and promoted early in the COVID-19 pandemic by Nguyen and other health care workers across the U.S.


New antibody therapies found to potentially fight COVID-19

Researchers have discovered a potential new antibody therapy for COVID-19. (Photo by UTHealth)

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) have discovered a potential new antibody therapy for COVID-19. The study was published in Nature Communications.


Study enrolling patients with dementia for pain management

Researchers at UTHealth are studying the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) or “brain massage therapy” for pain management in persons with dementia. (Photo by UTHealth)

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are studying the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) or “brain massage therapy” for pain management in persons with dementia.




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