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UTHealth joins trial of arthritis drug’s effect on COVID-19-induced cytokine storm

A doctor examines a chest x-ray. (Photo by Getty Images).

June 22, 2020

A drug is being studied for its effectiveness in treating a type of severe immune overreaction seen in patients with COVID-19-induced pneumonia by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The clinical trial is enrolling patients at Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.


Children with developmental disabilities more likely to develop asthma

A young girl uses an inhaler to treat asthma. (Photo by Getty Images.)

June 16, 2020

Children with developmental disabilities or delay are more at risk of developing asthma, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open led by public health researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) as part of the Center for Pediatric Population Health.


Planes, trains and automobiles: reducing the risks of traveling this summer

A photograph of a family loading luggage into a car. The photo is by Getty Images.

June 12, 2020

After enduring more than two months of quarantine, businesses and institutions are reopening, spurring summer travel plans to satisfy the urge to escape confinement. But is it safe to travel with the threat of COVID-19 still lingering? Experts at UT Physicians and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) weigh in on how to reduce the risks of traveling and make health-conscious decisions as we plot out the summer.






Ombudsmen advocate for long-term care residents at a distance during COVID-19

Greg Shelley, Program Manager of the Harris County Long-term Care Ombudsman Program at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth. (Photo by Sherri Deatherage Green, Cizik School of Nursing)

June 2, 2020

Social isolation necessitated by COVID-19 weighs on everyone, especially older adults and those living with disabilities who may have already felt relatively isolated before the pandemic even started, said Greg Shelley, program manager of the Harris County Long-term Care Ombudsman Program at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth. Likewise, the staff and volunteers who are dedicated to advocating for rights, health, and safety of seniors miss face-to-face visits.



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