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UTHealth Houston PAP Project grassroots program connects women to cervical health resources

The Houston PAP Project offers no-cost screening for cervical cancer to women. UTHealth Houston physicians and staff volunteer their time to make the outreach effort a success. (Photo taken by Gina Montalvo, UTHealth Houston)

February 15, 2024

“When you find something so precious, you want everyone to know.”

Those are the words from cervical cancer survivor, Juana Espino, who now serves as project coordinator of the Houston PAP Project. This UTHealth Houston program provides no-cost cervical cancer screenings to a predominantly Hispanic population. As a result of her journey, Espino has become instrumental in sharing her testimony and encouraging other Hispanic women to get screened.








Hand surgery allows athlete to return to sports and compete in collegiate triathlons

Marco Ferrier is excelling as a collegiate triathlete, thanks to a second opinion with a UT Physicians orthopedic surgeon. (Photo by Logan Ball/UT Physicians)

January 8, 2024

A complication in the emergency room could have sidelined teenager Marco Ferrier from athletics.Thankfully, his family trusted their instincts and looked for another opinion. Today, Ferrier is training twice a day, completing collegiate triathlons throughout the United States, and loving his life as a freshman at the University of Colorado Boulder.


Dry January: Dietitian shares three fun mocktail recipes to try this month

Diana Guevara, RD, a registered dietitian with UTHealth Houston School of Health, selected three mocktail recipes to try during Dry January. (Photo by Nathan Jeter/UTHealth Houston)

January 4, 2024

Every year, thousands of people choose to cut back on alcohol and take part in Dry January, a month-long sobriety commitment that has shown health benefits like improved quality of sleep and more energy. Alcohol-free drink options can go beyond water and tea to beverages that are colorful and fun. Diana Guevara, RD, a registered dietitian with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health, shared three tasty and healthy mocktail recipes to try this month.



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