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Heart interventions return pastor to his congregation

Photo of Roy Farmer and his wife, Linda, prior to his valve procedures. (Photo courtesy of the Farmer family)

April 30, 2021

For Roy Farmer fatigue was a normal part of his fulfilling life. It wasn't until his cardiologist ran a routine test, discovering leaks in two of his heart valves, that he is fully understood the cause of his low energy. 

Public health experts hit the road to address barriers to vaccination for children in Texas

All for Them is a multimethod, multicomponent program aimed at increasing immunization rates, including for the HPV vaccine, among minority youth in medically underserved areas across Texas.

April 27, 2021

Every year the World Health Organization recognizes the last week of April as World Immunization Week – a time to celebrate the millions of lives saved and the eradication of multiple diseases because of vaccines. However, access to vaccines is still a barrier for many children in our community, so public health experts with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are hitting the ground to bring lifesaving immunizations directly to them.

There's no place like (a Habitat for Humanity) home

Photo of the Houston Habitat for Humanity ribbon cutting ceremony. On April 13, Houston Habitat for Humanity and KPRC-TV Channel 2 hosted a ribbon-cutting for Alma Armendaris' new home. (Photo courtesy of Houston Habitat for Humanity)

April 19, 2021

Throughout a year of hardships, challenges, and sometimes grief, it's important to take the time to honor the happy moments; the official ribbon-cutting for the 2021 Houston Habitat for Humanity home was just that. 

With virtual meetings here to stay, experts give tips on ways to bring some humanity back to our screens

Photo of a person falling asleep during a virtual meeting while kids are on devices in the next room. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

April 15, 2021

Sitting in small offices, big conference rooms, or giant auditoriums to collaborate with colleagues has been replaced by little squares on computer screens. Family pets, the doorbell, and children sometimes vie for attention, and if you want to take a bite of food, you turn off the camera. For better or worse, the way we meet has been forever changed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But experts at UTHealth think there are some easy things to do so all of these virtual experiences don't lead to burnout and fatigue. 

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