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Photo of baby with roseola rash, which occurs as the second part of the virus after the high fever. (Photo credit: Amy Laukka)

“Not every illness right now is COVID-19” – A common virus this time of year in babies and toddlers

It’s the middle of the night and your baby wakes up crying. You already know they have a fever by the heat coming from their head, but the number on the thermometer, above 104 degrees, prompts a wave of fear to sweep over you. All you’ve heard about since March has been the dangers of COVID-19 and you wonder if the virus has finally invaded a loved one in your home.

Therapist Kelsey Burke of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Neuromotor Research Clinic works with a young patient using I-ACQUIRE therapy. (Photo by: Fralin Biomedical Research Institute)

Clinical trial to assess rehabilitation treatment for infants and toddlers after stroke

In the first of its kind for the tiniest stroke survivors, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will lead a stroke rehabilitation clinical trial in the state of Texas through a multi-institutional NIH StrokeNet initiative.

A woman receives a vaccine in her arm. (Photo by: Getty Images)

Team assessing if dual-antibody injection prevents COVID-19 illness

A combination antibody treatment for preventing COVID-19 illness in individuals who have had sustained exposure to someone with the virus is being studied by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The clinical trial is enrolling patients at Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

Photo of Manish Patel, MD, (left) and Soma Jyothula, MD, (right) who were part of a UTHealth team that came together for double-lung transplant COVID-19 patient, Francisco Medellin (center). (Photo by Maricruz Kwon/UTHealth)

Double-lung transplant for COVID-19 patient performed by team of UTHealth physicians

Just 12 hours after undergoing a double-lung transplant, 70-year-old Francisco Medellin was sitting up in a chair pushing bike pedals – a seemingly simple act that was the culmination of hard work by a dedicated multidisciplinary team from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


Preparing for asthma attacks during a pandemic

Pushan Jani, MD, says every year toward the end of September and into October, he sees a significant uptick in asthma-related hospitalizations as various pollens such as ragweed and mold hit the air. (Photo by: Getty Images)

Cooler weather, pumpkins, and falling leaves – all things that kick off the most wonderful time of year, the holiday season. But for asthma sufferers, this could mean trouble because experts see an increase in asthma attacks toward the end of September.





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