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UT Physicians extended and weekend hours now available

Pouran Yousefi, MD, examines a patient. Photo taken before current mask protocols. (Photo by UT Physicians Marketing & Communications)

May 1, 2020

As we approach two full months of emphasizing social distancing, we know many of you need to be seen for annual check-ups, vaccinations or health concerns you may be experiencing. We are listening. In response, UT Physicians has extended its hours to provide evening options Monday-Friday and Saturday appointments for new and established patients at our community-based clinics.


The search for IgG: What you need to know about antibody testing

Photo of physician conducting antibody research, as researchers say antibody testing will play an important role in navigating decisions on reopening the country safely. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

April 28, 2020

As officials consider how to reopen the country safely, researchers say antibody testing will play an important role in navigating those future decisions. But not all antibody tests are created equal, and the presence of antibodies doesn’t necessarily equate to COVID-19 immunity.


Experts at UTHealth successfully treat severe case of COVID-19 in 3-week-old infant

A mother and her baby. Photo by Getty Images.

April 27, 2020

In one of the first reported cases of its kind, a 3-week-old infant in critical condition recovered from COVID-19 due to rapid recognition and treatment by physicians from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The case was published April 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine.





Dental pain: can it wait or is it an emergency?

Photo of a woman with a toothache. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

April 22, 2020

Anyone who has ever suffered through tooth pain knows the warning signs – a bit of sharp pinch when biting down, a dull ache after drinking a cold liquid, a throb after chewing gum. But in the midst of COVID-19, when does dental pain mean you should call for an appointment or head to the emergency room?


Public health experts explain what our new normal will look like

A woman wearing a mask prepares to open up her business. Photo by Getty Images.

April 21, 2020

As local, state, and national government leaders release guidelines on reopening businesses and returning to a “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and infectious disease experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) say a gradual, cautious return would be the most effective.



How best to combat COVID-19 at home

Common kitchen and bathroom surfaces should be cleaned frequently. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

April 20, 2020

The vast majority of individuals who develop COVID-19 will not require hospitalization and will end up fighting the illness at home. But how do you best prepare your household in case someone comes down with this virus?



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