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.
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to induce stress for many, a team of multidisciplinary mental health specialists with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is leveraging telemedicine to connect students experiencing emotional or behavioral crisis with sustainable care.
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