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Maximizing safety during the holidays if you can’t achieve the NBA-style social bubble

Photo of experts say  if you choose to gather for the holidays, it’s still wise to maintain all safety measures advised by the CDC such as frequent handwashing, physical distancing, and wearing a mask. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

December 16, 2020

Some families have chosen to create a COVID-19 social bubble to celebrate the holidays this year, after the National Basketball Association leveraged the technique during its most recent season.

But since creating a bubble requires two weeks of diligent quarantine, testing, and temperature checks for anyone planning to be included, if you’re planning to gather for Christmas, the time has passed to start preparing.


Surgery on rare side effect of COVID-19 gives patient ability to smile again

Anthony Jones gives a

December 16, 2020

It was enough that Anthony Jones had survived the infection, intubation, and one of those COVID-19 goodbyes that might not see a ‘hello’ on the other side. But when they turned the Lake City, Florida, resident over after he lay on his stomach for 12 hours a day for three weeks – necessary to heal ailing lungs – a new alarming complication awaited him and his family.


Girl gets her smile back - and a new jaw - thanks to innovative tissue engineering procedure

Photo of Grace Moss with James Melville, DDS. Melville reconstructed Grace's jaw using tissue engineering. (Photo by Rogelio Castro/UTHealth)

December 16, 2020

Nine-year-old Grace Moss of Laredo, Texas, was facing a daunting prospect. A tumor that had invaded her jaw had been removed, but now the plastic surgeon wanted to remove her fibula - the smaller of the two bones in her lower leg - to use as a graft. Fortunately, her dad, Dwayne Moss, discovered an article featuring someone at UTHealth who could provide Grace with a high-tech treatment option - her own stem cells. 



Stay-at-home orders tied to an increase in harmful alcohol consumption, study finds

The study is one of the first to analyze the association of stress caused by the pandemic and dangerous alcohol consumption. (Image by: UTHealth).

December 14, 2020

Binge drinkers increased their alcohol consumption by nearly 20% during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, according to new research by public health experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Their study, published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, is one of the first to analyze the association of stress caused by the pandemic and dangerous alcohol consumption.


Strategies for prioritizing your mental health this holiday season

Photo of a girl in a santa hat looking out the window. Keeping a positive mindset, especially as we go into the holidays, will be more important than ever, since the upcoming holiday season is sure to be anything but normal. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

December 14, 2020

This year we’ve been laser-focused on physical health to protect ourselves and others from the ongoing pandemic, but it’s also critically important to prioritize the state of our mental health. Keeping a positive mindset during the holidays will be more important than ever this year, since the holiday season is sure to be anything but normal.


Preparing for the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine

Photo of a COVID vaccine, after an advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted to recommend emergency use authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine in the United States. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

December 11, 2020

After nine months of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, a glimmer of hope is on the horizon after an advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted to recommend emergency use authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine in the United States.


Young boy cured of seizures and back to his energetic life

Picture of Charlie Crawmer with parents, Brian and Sarah Crawmer, following his laser ablation surgery. Photo courtesy of Sarah Crawmer.

December 11, 2020

Imagine being a healthy kid enjoying all sorts of energetic activities – swimming, riding your bicycle, and playing baseball – and then having all of that ripped away because of seizures. That is exactly what happened to 6-year-old Charlie Crawmer of Houston.



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