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Anal cancer rates and mortality have risen dramatically among Americans

From left to right: Ryan Suk, MS; Ashish Deshmukh, PhD, MPH; and Kalyani Sonawane, PhD.

November 19, 2019

Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, according to researchers at UTHealth. The results of their study were published in the November issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Misdiagnosed brain tumor could have cost man his life

Photo of Dimas Martinez, who is free of seizures and working, following a surgical procedure performed by UTHealth’s Yoshua Esquenazi, MD.

October 28, 2019

For five years, Dimas Martinez battled debilitating, out-of-the-blue seizures, which doctors had diagnosed as the result of a parasitic infection. The doctors and multiple rounds of medications to treat the infections came and went. But the seizures remained.

Fragmented: Building relationships to end homelessness

Fragmented: Building relationships to end homelessness

October 24, 2019

Texas ranks fourth among states with the largest number of homeless individuals. Each night, more than 4,000 people in the Greater Houston area sleep without permanent housing — 39% of those are unsheltered living under bridges or in tents.

The kid next door

Woman in chains with help me written on hands

October 18, 2019

The first encounter Elizabeth Newlin, MD, had wasn’t what she expected. The family appeared affluent. Well put together. The little girl, who had visible signs of abuse, was throwing the world’s greatest tantrum in the middle of the emergency room—none of the doctors or nurses knew what to do.

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