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Children with developmental disabilities more likely to develop asthma

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.

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Planes, trains and automobiles: reducing the risks of traveling this summer

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.

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Mental, physical health of people with obesity affected during COVID-19 pandemic

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. 

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Researchers examine data to identify optimal vasopressor treatment for rare type of stroke

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).



COVID-19 just a problem for elderly people, right? Think again.

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March 24, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging all Americans – and now especially young adults – to avoid crowded spaces and gatherings of 10 people or more, and to continue practicing social distancing. Experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) echo that message.




COVID-19 Update: UTHealth moves classes online, effective March 16

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March 13, 2020

In our ongoing efforts to minimize the potential transmission of novel coronavirus COVID-19, the six schools of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will shift to online and virtual classes, effective Monday, March 16.



Adequate folate levels linked to lower cardiovascular mortality risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are 60% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease. Photo by Getty Images.

February 26, 2020

Decreased folate levels in the bloodstream have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, shedding light on why those patients are more susceptible to heart and vascular disease, according to research published today in JAMA Network Open by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).



UTHealth’s homeless health care delivery solution among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 million grant

Photo of UTHealth researchers investigating a sustainable health care delivery solution for individuals experiencing homelessness. (Photo credit: Theresa Crowley/UTHealth)

February 19, 2020

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced that a proposal by UTHealth to create a sustainable health care delivery solution for individuals experiencing homelessness is in the Top 100 for the foundation’s 100&Change competition. As a semifinalist, UTHealth is vying for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical social challenges.



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