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Concussions in high school athletes may be a risk factor for suicide

New research by UTHealth suggests high school students with a history of sports-related concussions might be at an increased risk for suicide completion.

November 25, 2019

Concussion, the most common form of traumatic brain injury, has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicide in adults. Now new research published by UTHealth suggests high school students with a history of sports-related concussions might be at an increased risk for suicide completion.




Anal cancer rates and mortality have risen dramatically among Americans

From left to right: Ryan Suk, MS; Ashish Deshmukh, PhD, MPH; and Kalyani Sonawane, PhD.

November 19, 2019

Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, according to researchers at UTHealth. The results of their study were published in the November issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.


McCullough wins 2019 Stroke Council Award

Photo of Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD

November 18, 2019

The American Heart Association’s Council on Stroke has named Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD, Roy M. And Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair and professor of neurology, as the 2019 Stroke Council Award & Lecturer.




Open to being different: Part 2

Forrest Tweed is back to his normal routine after his cleft lip repair surgery.

November 8, 2019

When we left Forrest five months ago, he was days away from his first surgery to repair his cleft lip. His parents, Erin and Kyle Tweed, had been prepping him for this day since before he was born.




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