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Breakthrough COVID-19 cases occur in 7.5% of vaccinated Texas participants, according to UTHealth Houston survey; subgroups at higher odds identified

Photo of Stacia DeSantis, PhD, corresponding author of the paper and professor of biostatistics at the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health.

February 7, 2023

Breakthrough COVID-19 infections after vaccination occurred in 7.5% of Texans surveyed and were linked to Hispanic ethnicity, larger household size, rural versus urban living, type of vaccination, and multiple comorbidities, according to findings from UTHealth Houston School of Public Health published Feb. 2 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.


New clinic program adds colorful bites for brighter futures

UT Physicians and Brighter Bites help bring a variety of fruits and vegetables to families to improve their health. (Photo by Brighter Bites)

January 30, 2023

Have you ever tried a chocolate tomato or purchased a vibrant pink dragon fruit?

These exotic-sounding fruits and vegetables are part of a unique pilot study at two UT Physicians clinics that offers prescriptions for free produce in an effort to improve dietary behaviors in children.



UT Physicians doctor shares how to break up with alcohol for Dry January

Dry January is a public health challenge to give up alcohol for 31 days. (Photo by Getty Images)

January 3, 2023

Dry January can help regular drinkers start the new year with a cleaner slate of health, according to Carman H. Whiting, MD, medical director for UT Physicians Multispecialty – Sienna and assistant professor of family medicine with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.



Houstonian shares his story for HIV Awareness Month

Jay, a Houstonian who is HIV-positive, shares his story of hope, healing, and health to teach and help others. (Photo courtesy of Jay)

December 12, 2022

HIV is a virus that targets the body’s immune system, and the late stage of this infection becomes AIDS. Thanks to advanced medicine, however, people with HIV can live functional and healthy lives. Jay, 49, is living proof.  



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