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Combating child weight gain during COVID-19

Even without access to the gym, recreation centers, or school exercise programs, families should still find ways to keep their children active, according to Joyce Samuel, MD, with UTHealth and UT Physicians. (Photo by: Getty Images)

August 12, 2020

The infamous “Quarantine 15,” a reference to packing on the pounds during the pandemic, is affecting even the youngest of Americans, according to UT Physicians pediatricians, who are seeing the evidence in front of them via telemedicine appointments.


A family’s story of cleft care from infancy to childhood

Megan Harvey, now an outgoing 6-year-old, has been a patient of the Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Team at UT Physicians since birth. (Photo by the Harvey family)

August 4, 2020

Flash back to 2013. Jennifer Harvey felt prepared for her second trimester appointment to review her routine blood work. She had been through this before with her two older children. Unfortunately, that appointment was much more of a whirlwind than Jennifer anticipated.



Despite shortened year, UTHealth dental van provides thousands of treatments in East Texas

Dr. Debra Stewart (right), oversees fourth-year dental students during three-week rotations on the adult dental van. (Photo by: UTHealth School of Dentistry)

July 20, 2020

A good portion of the 107,000 miles on The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry's adult dental van were logged on the highways between Houston and East Texas, regularly taking dental and dental hygiene students and faculty to treat patients in rural communities – an area where most residents do not have access to dental care.



COVID-19: What school may look like during the pandemic

Image of boy walking with backpack. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

July 16, 2020

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently released guidelines for students’ return to the classroom this fall. In many districts, parents will have the option of sending their children back to school or enrolling them in a remote learning program. While these guidelines were released in preparation for school starting in the fall, it is important to note that local conditions will play a huge role in determining when and how schools will open. Some districts are choosing to start the school year with only a remote option.





The new normal of surgeries during COVID-19

Jaijo Vennatt is walking just nine weeks after fracturing his hip thanks to UT Physicians orthopedic surgeon, Milton L. Routt Jr., MD. (Photo provided by Jaijo Vennatt)

July 10, 2020

Imagine being away from your home and family, sustaining a traumatic orthopedic injury, and all the while, a pandemic is underway. That’s exactly what happened to Jaijo Vennatt, a third-year medical student.



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