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Grant funds COVID-19 research with Hispanic families

Daphne Hernandez, PhD, associate professor at Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has received a $25,000 Dean’s Research Award for her study titled “Creencias de salud: Health Beliefs, Socio-Economic Factors, and Mental Health of Hispanic Immigrant Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

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

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.

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

Children with developmental disabilities more likely to develop asthma

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.

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

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.






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