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Cizik School of Nursing students give back

Two students with Cizik School of Nursing and a person with West Houston Assistance Ministries put food and supplies into a vehicle.

November 9, 2021

On a recent early October morning, two students from Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) helped hand out food and nutrition education materials to families in an underserved neighborhood in the Westchase district of Houston.

Vitamin supplements keep child seizure-free nine years after rare epilepsy diagnosis

Violet Raney has been footloose and seizure-free since Gretchen Von Allmen, MD, diagnosed her with pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy and prescribed her vitamin B6 supplements nine years ago. (Photo courtesy of Charla Buras)

November 5, 2021

None of the anti-convulsants prescribed to Charla Buras' infant daughter, Violet, were stopping Violet's grand mal seizures. But ever since Gretchen Von Allmen, MD, diagnosed Violet with a rare form of epilepsy, prescribed her over-the-counter vitamin B6 supplements, and weaned her off all other medications, Violet has been seizure-free.

UTHealth Houston welcomes 10 new Development Board members

October 26, 2021

Ten new members joined the ranks of the UTHealth Houston Development Board during the group’s meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Under the leadership of Virginia L. (Ginni) Mithoff, Development Board chair, this group of more than 150 innovators and leaders from various fields comes together with a passion for the mission of UTHealth Houston. By drawing awareness to the university’s work and increasing philanthropic support, they champion the causes of health education, research, and patient care and help shape the future of the institution.

Colorectal cancer patient helps others with autobiography

Mark and Laura Shook are enjoying their lives, family, and church after a shocking colorectal cancer diagnosis 12 years ago. (Photo by Alyssa Duty/UT Physicians)

October 14, 2021

Although she couldn’t quite place what was wrong, Laura Shook knew something wasn’t right with her body. Upon hearing the grave cancer diagnosis of beloved actress Farrah Fawcett, her concerns grew. She knew it was time to seek out professional help.

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