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UTHealth Houston School of Public Health breaks ground on a building that embodies the education, research and practice to keep Texans healthy

Photo of rendering of building with caption UTHealth Houston School of Public Health breaks ground on $299 million, 10-story new home in the Texas Medical Center. (Image courtesy of SmithGroup)

June 27, 2023

The most prestigious school of public health in the state and fourth-largest in the country, UTHealth Houston School of Public Health will break ground on a 10-story, 350,000-square-foot tower in the Texas Medical Center that underscores the school’s mission of health promotion and disease prevention, sustainable access to affordable health care with improved outcomes, and training the next generation of leaders in public health sciences.


Teen regains full mobility in hand after fireworks accident

Tanner Staff, a fishing enthusiast, almost lost his hand due to a traumatic fireworks injury, but Ashton Mansour, MD, was able to save it after a complex surgery. (Photo provided by patient)

June 23, 2023

Tanner Staff was like many 15-year-old boys his age who played football and enjoyed duck hunting and fishing. His passion was spending time in the agriculture shop at school doing welding projects. A traumatic New Year’s Eve accident almost caused Tanner to lose his right hand – the one used to hold a hammer and football for his favorite activities.



A surgical procedure trial compares efficacy of two reliable procedures to repair a hiatal hernia and put an end to heartburn and GERD symptoms

Two years later, Mike Culp, left, no longer has disruptive GERD symptoms and is very happy with the results of his fundoplication procedure. (Photo courtesy of Mike Culp)

June 13, 2023

For years, Mike Culp, 30, followed a highly restrictive diet and took medication to help manage his painful acid reflux symptoms that plagued his life and sleep. At age 18, he went to a specialist, who diagnosed him with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). He was prescribed a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI), a medication that shuts off the acid-pumping cells in the stomach. His symptoms were temporarily managed, but he could not get rid of the burning, acidic-induced discomfort for long.


Livestock exhibitor recovering well after open-heart surgery

Mark Wise stands proudly in his family-owned business, Wise Meat Market. (Photo provided by Wise family)

June 6, 2023

The last thing Mark Wise remembered from his arrival at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was leading his steer into a stall. The next thing he recalled was being in an ambulance and his clothes being cut off with scissors. Between those moments, Wise’s heart stopped beating.





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