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The problem with hyperhidrosis

April 24, 2018

Perhaps you don’t sweat it. But up to five percent of Americans wish they were so lucky. They have hyperhidrosis — in other words, they perspire profusely.


Deep brain stimulation and mental health

March 27, 2018

An experimental treatment option now available for the first time in North America for people struggling with treatment-resistant depression has researchers optimistic.


Lighting the Way of Heart Repair

Lighting the Way of Heart Repair

February 21, 2018

Mention sound waves and your favorite song or someone’s voice may come to mind. But to a cardiologist, sound waves mean echocardiograms.

Echocardiograms are heart images created from sound waves. They give doctors an inside view of a beating heart, which makes it possible for interventional cardiologists to repair life-threatening heart problems without open-heart surgery.


Mind over matter?

Woman looking sullen

February 2, 2018

The mind is a powerful thing. If you don’t believe it, just ask the heart. From depression to broken heart syndrome, what happens in that intricate complex of axons, synapses and neurotransmitters called the brain can affect the heart in ways researchers are still working to understand.


A gift for science

December 13, 2017

The Willed Body Program at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) allows an individual to donate his or her body for use as a contribution to the education of future physicians and the advancement of medical science.



Going to extremes

June 27, 2017

When Pat Sumner’s son, Eric, was in elementary school, she chalked up his moodiness to anxiety issues. After two decades of frustration and confusion, the diagnosis of bipolar disorder was tough.



UTHealth part of international study to test efficacy of injectable HIV prevention drug

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April 10, 2017

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), which includes McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has launched a study to evaluate whether a new injectable medication can work as well as an existing oral pill to safely protect against HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) who have sex with men.


UTHealth to host free forum on insightful autism information on March 25 in TMC

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March 21, 2017

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experts will discuss the latest advances in care at a free public forum sponsored by the Neuroscience Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at  Houston (UTHealth). It is at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, in The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center, 7440 Cambridge St.



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