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Safety tips for cold weather

Photo of woman with socks and warm drink trying to warm up. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

November 30, 2020

With freezing temperatures expected across our region tonight, an expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has advice regarding the dangers that may be present with many heating their homes for the first time this season.


Patient with aortic aneurysm benefits from innovative, minimally invasive procedure

Gustavo Oderich, MD, FACS, checks Rodolfo Sandoval’s heartbeat at his six-week post operation checkup. Oderich repaired Sandoval’s complex aortic aneurysm with a minimally invasive procedure. (Photo by: Caliann Ferguson/UTHealth)

November 19, 2020

When Rodolfo Sandoval was told he would need to undergo open surgery to repair his thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm, he hesitated. At 73 years old, he was worried about the recovery process for a major, invasive procedure. Then COVID-19 arrived and he made the decision that he would only consider the surgery if it became a life or death situation.

This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for nurses

This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for nurses

November 19, 2020

Nursing is and always has been a noble profession that requires skill, compassion, patience, and stamina.

This past year, the contributions of nurses were underscored with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The men and women who devote their lives to caring for others are putting themselves and sometimes their families at significant risk to fight for their patients’ well-being.

Five tips to keep your children safe

Five tips to keep your children safe

November 17, 2020

National Injury Prevention Day, Nov. 18, is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of injury prevention among children. To mark this day, Sandra McKay, MD, pediatrician with UT Physicians, highlights the top five tips to keep your kids safe in everyday life.

Providing a safe environment for psychiatric patients during pandemic

Photo of Doctor Lokesh Shahani and nurse Roshan Cherian wearing PPE to work in a special COVID-19 unit  at UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center. Photo by UTHealth.

November 4, 2020

The very heart of inpatient care for psychiatric patients is socialization, group therapy, shared meals, and a standard two people per room. Then COVID-19 hit with the accompanying public health warnings to isolate, socially distance, and wear masks. UTHealth HCPC had to walk the line between the two.

Pandemic has you stressed? Nerve-relaxing injections could help relieve migraines.

Photo of Christy Ankrom, who has suffered from migraines all her life and finally found a treatment option that keeps them at bay. (Photo by Maricruz Kwon/UTHealth)

October 30, 2020

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).

Young boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy an inspiration to family

Photo of Sam

October 19, 2020

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.

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