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Heart month: Researchers create Texas’ first statewide cardiac arrest registry, highlight racial disparities in CPR training

Photo of Salil Bhandari, MD, demonstrating how to do bystander CPR safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by UTHealth)

February 26, 2021

Projections from Texas’ first cardiac arrest registry show that every day at least 60 Texans will suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which is a sudden loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness. If bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is performed, the victim’s chance of survival can triple, but less than half of victims in the Lone Star State receive any bystander CPR, according to data from the registry.



Innovative treatments and multidisciplinary team work to help glioblastoma patients

Photo of Flint Greer and his wife, Jamie. (Photo courtesy of Flint Greer)

February 25, 2021

Flint Greer, 24, of Pollock, Louisiana, and Alberto De Solo, 70, of Miami, Florida, don’t know each other, but they have something critical in common: Both traveled to Houston for innovative brain cancer treatment from a team of brain care physicians with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


How to prevent carbon monoxide exposure

If you want to use your vehicle to warm up, take a slow trip around the block or around the parking lot, but get your vehicle away from your garage and home.  (Photo by Getty Images).

February 18, 2021

As Houstonians brace for more below-freezing temperatures, medical experts with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are concerned those without power may continue to turn to risky measures to heat their homes that could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.  


CPR performed by wife gives Houston man time to reach hospital care and cardiac surgery

Quan Collins, 49, received life-saving CPR by his wife which allowed him to get care from Cesar Nahas, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon with UT Physicians and UTHealth. (Photo by Quan Collins)

February 12, 2021

It was a typical evening workout for Pearland resident Quan Collins before the 49-year-old passed out after a two-mile run with his wife, Ganesa. Without hesitation, Ganesa dialed 911 and began CPR by performing chest compressions. This action helped pumped blood out of his heart, and kept it circulating during what was later identified as cardiac arrest.


From high school to med school, women in medicine reflect on the value of mentorship

Jessica Lee, MD, left, and Carmel Dyer, MD, right. (Photo by: UTHealth)

February 11, 2021

In the world of geriatric medicine, Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, is a name many in the field immediately recognize. She has appeared before Congress, served on multiple national advisory panels, and published hundreds of studies on topics such as elder mistreatment and interprofessional geriatric teams. Her research has changed lives, and so has her mentorship. She has influenced many – including her colleague, Jessica Lee, MD.


Parthasarathy named fifth fellow for Sharma family endowed scholarship

Nivedhitha Parthasarathy (Photo by Rachel Atterstom/UTHealth).

February 4, 2021

Houston doctoral student Nivedhitha (Nivi) Parthasarathy, MPH, has been selected as the 2021 Sharma Fellow, supported by the Shreela and Vibhu Sharma Endowed Fund for Excellence in Community Nutrition, Health & Wellness at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. 



Home sweet home: Helping build a Habitat for Humanity home

A photo of UTHeath and UT Physicians employees. Employees from UTHealth and UT Physicians participated in the 2021 Houston Habitat for Humanity home build. (Photo by Kim Kham, UT Physicians Marketing & Communications)

January 29, 2021

UTHealth and UT Physicians are proud to once again be the title sponsor for the annual Houston Habitat for Humanity home build, hosted by KPRC – TV Channel 2. After the difficult year experienced by health care workers across the globe, it was the perfect way to reconnect and give back to the community we serve.


COVID-19 variants: What do we know?

An image of a virus as seen from under a microscope. An infectious disease expert with UTHealth explains what these variants mean for us and our current vaccines. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

January 28, 2021

After nearly a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have reported mutations of the virus originating in both the U.K. and South Africa. Luis Ostrosky, MD, infectious disease expert with UT Physicians, breaks down what the public should know about these and similar variants.



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