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Scuba diver back to doing what she loves, thanks to heart procedure

Photo of Caroline Wolbrecht diving in Roatan, Honduras. Thanks to her doctor from UTHealth and UT Physicians, Caroline Wolbrecht can once again go scuba diving without worrying about side effects from her PFO. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Wolbrecht)

June 28, 2021

When she isn't working at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), 55-year-old Caroline Wolbrecht of Houston loves to scuba dive. 

However, that hobby was put in jeopardy due to a patent foramen ovale (PFO), a heart condition that she didn't even know she had for years. 



Texas Health Informatics Alliance launches, opens registration for its first conference

Photo of red wall at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics.

June 21, 2021

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has joined forces with two other University of Texas System institutions to form the Texas Health Informatics Alliance (THIA), which aims to enhance health informatics across the state through partnerships in research, data, policy, education, standards, and workforce development.






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)

June 8, 2021

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.


Safety experts offer tips to prepare for potentially dangerous hurricane season

In 2017 Hurricane Harvey brought devastating flooding to the Houston area. Experts at UTHealth say now is the time to prepare for a potentially dangerous hurricane season.  (Photo credit: Deborah Mann Lake, UTHealth).

June 1, 2021

Summer is just around the corner, and so is hurricane season. Weather experts are warning Americans to prepare for an active and potentially dangerous Atlantic season – which gets its official start on June 1. With the potential for heavy rain and strong winds, the threat of power loss, and dealing with potentially dangerous cleanup in the aftermath of a storm, experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) say preparing in advance is the best way to weather anything hurricane season may bring.



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