September 30, 2020
To help reduce COVID-19-related health disparities in vulnerable populations in Texas, a multi-institutional team of researchers led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will identify disease hotspots and testing deserts in three racially diverse areas, and then develop and evaluate intervention strategies to increase COVID-19 testing.
September 25, 2020
Bringing together expertise and access to the best clinical care, research trials, discovery science, and public health knowledge, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has established the UTHealth COVID-19 Center of Excellence.
July 13, 2020
To accelerate colorectal cancer screening for the most vulnerable Texans, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Colorectal Cancer Control Program has awarded The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health a $3.8 million grant.
June 16, 2020
Children with developmental disabilities or delay are more at risk of developing asthma, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open led by public health researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) as part of the Center for Pediatric Population Health.
June 12, 2020
After enduring more than two months of quarantine, businesses and institutions are reopening, spurring summer travel plans to satisfy the urge to escape confinement. But is it safe to travel with the threat of COVID-19 still lingering? Experts at UT Physicians and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) weigh in on how to reduce the risks of traveling and make health-conscious decisions as we plot out the summer.
June 10, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on people with obesity as they struggle to manage their weight and mental health during shelter-in-place orders, according to research led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and UT Southwestern.
May 28, 2020
Results of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) study assessing the most commonly used medications for raising blood pressure in patients with nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a rare type of stroke, have been published in Neurosurgical Focus by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
May 22, 2020
Trust your tap. That’s the message Kristina Mena, PhD, dean of UTHealth School of Public Health in El Paso, has been stressing to El Pasoans worried about whether their water is safe to drink during the COVID-19 outbreak.
May 18, 2020
Many Houston area gyms opened their doors Monday after being closed for several weeks due to COVID-19. There are precautions you can take to minimize your risk of contracting the virus while at the gym.
April 28, 2020
As officials consider how to reopen the country safely, researchers say antibody testing will play an important role in navigating those future decisions. But not all antibody tests are created equal, and the presence of antibodies doesn’t necessarily equate to COVID-19 immunity.