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Nutrition month: Making homemade baby food is likely easier and cheaper than you think

Photo of homemade baby food. (Photo by Getty Images)

March 25, 2021

A recent report from a House Oversight subcommittee revealed that commercial baby foods are “tainted with significant levels of toxic heavy metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury,” a finding that sparked concern for parents across the country.  

The report noted that toxic heavy metals could impact a baby’s neurological development and long-term brain function, but a registered dietician from UTHealth said the bottom line is that we don’t really know the impact toxic metals can have on child development.

UT Physicians team provides COVID-19 vaccination effort for patients with disabilities

Photo of Kelasha “Keke” Spencer who was all smiles after receiving her COVID-19 vaccination. (Photo by Kim Kham, UT Physicians)

March 22, 2021

Young adults with disabilities often need complex care because of extensive health care conditions that may limit communications, mobility, or require special medical equipment and transportation. This presents a tough challenge for physicians, caregivers, and families. When the opportunity was available to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to patients with disabilities on Saturday, Mar. 6, employees across our practice worked together to offer a convenient drive-thru service at the UTHealth Vaccine Hub. 

McGovern Medical School Class of 2021 celebrates virtual Match Day

Group photo of the Class of 2021 at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. (Photo by Dwight Andrews, UTHealth)

March 18, 2021

Fourth-year McGovern Medical School students learned where they will train as residents through the National Resident Matching Program today - in the midst of one of the greatest challenges to the medical profession: the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Traditionally, students gather to open the envelopes containing their fate, but this year, students did their own celebrations separately, some receiving their Match results via email.

While the process may have looked different, the achievement remains a meaningful symbol of hard work, determination, and hope for the future.

Researchers find mobile stroke units improve outcomes and reduce disability among stroke patients

Photo of the UTHealth mobile stroke unit. (Photo by UTHealth)

March 17, 2021

Stroke patients received clot-busting medications such as tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) faster, more often, and recovered significantly better when treated via a mobile stroke unit (MSU) compared to standard management by Emergency Medical Services (EMS), according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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