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Photo of Christy Ankrom, who has suffered from migraines all her life and finally found a treatment option that keeps them at bay. (Photo by Maricruz Kwon/UTHealth)

Global pandemic has you stressed? Nerve-relaxing injections could help relieve migraines.

Christy Ankrom has suffered from migraines all her life, but now a 20-minute treatment on her lunch break every three months is all it takes to keep them at bay. Ankrom, 41, finally found relief from nerve-relaxing Botox injections at UTHealth Neurosciences, part of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

According to the study, more than 10% of Hispanic and Black youth suffer from severe obesity in the U.S., yet their rates of completing weight loss surgery are well below that of white youth. (Graphic by: UTHealth)

Researchers uncover health disparities in childhood obesity and access to treatments

The use of bariatric surgery to treat severe obesity in adolescents, and the racial disparities in access to that treatment, were analyzed in a retrospective study published in Annals of Surgery by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Christina Loville was randomized for the treatment LY-CoV555, an investigational monoclonal antibody developed from the blood sample of a recovered COVID-19 patient. (Photo by: Getty Images)

Woman recovering from COVID-19 shares experience as monoclonal antibody clinical trial participant

When Christina Loville tested positive for the coronavirus, she was terrified. She decided to channel her fear into researching COVID-19 treatments, where she discovered a local clinical trial led by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

New research has revealed that early atherosclerosis is associated with excess amounts of abdominal fat in U.S.-born Mexican Americans, but not first-generation immigrants. (Photo by: Getty Images)

U.S.-born Mexican Americans at greater risk for cardiovascular disease than first-generation immigrants

Early atherosclerosis (measured by increased thickness of the carotid arteries) is associated with excess amounts of abdominal fat in U.S.-born Mexican Americans but not first-generation immigrants, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The findings were published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association.


Public health experts at DSHS and UTHealth collaborate on nation’s largest COVID-19 serological testing assessment

After completing a brief survey about their health, survey participants will visit a participating clinic to have their blood drawn for antibody testing. (Photo by: UTHealth)

To help public health professionals and scientists better understand the spread of COVID-19 in Texas and the immune response it causes in individuals, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are partnering with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to launch the Texas Coronavirus Antibody Response Survey (Texas CARES). Texas CARES will determine the proportion of people throughout Texas who have COVID-19 antibodies, indicating a past infection and presumably some degree of immune protection.


Young boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy an inspiration to family

Photo of Sam

Due to his nonverbal autism, Sam Lujan doesn’t always warm up to new people right away. However, in 2016 there was an exception when his mother, Maria Lujan, brought him and his little brother to visit their new pediatrician at UT Physicians Multispecialty – The Heights.




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