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Innovations in the treatment of lymphedema in head and neck cancer patients

Ron Karni, MD, and patient Carey Hatfield

April 19, 2019

Lymphedema research at UTHealth has led to new knowledge and innovative treatments for head and neck cancer patients after surgery and radiation therapy. Carey Hatfield, 59, is among the patients to benefit from the researchers’ elucidation of internal lymphedema and the use of the Flexitouch® system, an intermittent pneumatic compression device that allows patients to self-manage the condition.

Deep brain stimulation restores quality of life

Pastor Jay McIntosh

April 19, 2019

Imagine a world where the smallest tasks can make day-to-day life incredibly difficult. At times, life can be stressful enough without having to worry about menial things. But for those suffering with tremors, even the smallest tasks can present an enormous challenge.

Novel study compares opioid deaths to treatment capacity by region to illustrate disadvantaged areas nationwide

Photo of James Langabeer, PhD, MBA, and his research team created a new metric to measure the areas of the U.S. that have the greatest need for opioid treatment programs. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

April 9, 2019

Ohio, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia have the highest disparity between opioid-related deaths and access to treatment providers for opioid use disorder (OUD) in the U.S. That finding comes from a first-of-its-kind research study conducted at UTHealth to investigate the regional imbalances that exist between the need for OUD treatment and access to providers nationwide.

Tips for behavioral therapy just a click away in free program

Photo of hand holding a phone showing digital cognitive therapy landing page

April 4, 2019

It’s another torrential rainfall in the Houston area and your backyard begins to fill up. As you watch, your heart starts to race, you can’t take a full breath, and you know that at any minute you will get the shakes. What do you do? Help could be just a click away!

Without skipping a beat

Jorge D. Salazar, MD, and Pansy Tung, MD

March 29, 2019

More than two decades ago, Stephen A. Barnes oversaw Jorge D. Salazar’s training in general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. But in October 2017, he found himself on a stainless steel operating table waiting for Salazar to repair a hole in his heart that had been quietly sapping his vitality his entire life.

Moving forward after an aortic dissection

Zachery Jessup

March 27, 2019

One year ago, Zachery Jessup showed up at the emergency room with complete numbness in both legs. Jessup had suffered an aortic dissection and medical teams began moving quickly to try and save his life.

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