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Getting to the root of disorders

Shawn S. Adibi, DDS

November 28, 2018

“The more conservative care we can give to a patient, the better the result is for the individual and our society.” Davor Seferovic embraces his mentor’s motto as he pursues his future as a dentist.


Better living through better thinking

Cizik School of Nursing doctoral student Yun-Ju Lai believes a high level of optimism will not only improve recovery for stroke victims, but it also will help improve everyone’s life.

November 27, 2018

Behind the body, an amazing machine made up of muscle and blood, skin, and bones, is the essence of what makes a person—the mind and influence of emotions. Figuring out the connection between mental and physical health is what keeps Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth doctoral student Yun-Ju Lai up at night.


Addressing a Growing Crisis

Schmitz and Lane are leading innovative research to better understand addiction and how best to treat it.

November 26, 2018

Addiction, one of the leading behavioral disorders, takes a heavy toll on individuals, their families, and entire communities. When caught in the downward spiral of addiction—whether to drugs or alcohol—families suffer because of destructive behavior, diminished health, and problems at home or work.


Restoring Health, Restoring Identity

Ian de Koster, Patient

November 25, 2018

Ian de Koster took aim at the soccer ball and launched himself into the air. As the 17-year-old high school soccer player’s head propelled the ball downfield, an opponent’s skull whacked into his. Ian recalls a daze creeping into his vision and seeing things as if they were happening in a movie, but he quickly collected himself and continued playing.


Looking Beyond a Disease

Gabriela Colpo, PhD and Natalia Pessoa Rocha, PhD, work to give hope to patients with Huntington’s disease.

November 25, 2018

The patients who see Natalia Pessoa Rocha, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Antonio L. Teixeira, MD, PhD, carry a heavier burden than most. Some come in wheelchairs, bereft of muscle control in their legs. Others seem the perfect picture of health. But one tie binds them inextricably together: Huntington’s disease.


Take care of your skin in the winter chill with handy hints from UTHealth

Photo of woman in hat and scarf with snow behind her. Photo credit is Getty Images.

November 16, 2018

With temperatures dipping below freezing, consider the toll that frost is taking on your skin. The good news is experts from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) can help keep your skin in tip-top condition as the winter weather takes hold.




UT Physicians offers no-cost varicose vein screenings Nov. 10 in Bellaire

Photo of UT Physicians'  Sheila M. Coogan, M.D. PHOTO CREDIT: Lorenz Meyer, UTHealth

October 29, 2018

People concerned about varicose or spider veins in their legs can get a no-cost screening and consultation from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the UT Physicians Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery clinic, 6700 West Loop South, Suite 110. Appointments are required and parking is free.




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