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  • Deep-rooted child obesity issue in Texas and Waco area offers no quick fixes

    Deep-rooted child obesity issue in Texas and Waco area offers no quick fixes

    Published: September 27, 2022

    Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RD, was interviewed by the Waco Tribune-Herald about the prevalence of childhood obesity in Texas.

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  • Houston mother, 6-year-old son, battle long COVID

    Houston mother, 6-year-old son, battle long COVID

    Published: September 26, 2022

    A study led by Sarah Messiah, PhD, MPH, which showed some children suffer from long COVID, was mentioned in a Texas Standard segment.

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  • Adolescents with severe obesity lost weight, kept it off, and erased comorbidities after bariatric surgery

    Adolescents with severe obesity lost weight, kept it off, and erased comorbidities after bariatric surgery

    Published: September 21, 2022

    Research led by Sarah Messiah, PhD, MPH, which found that adolescents with severe obesity saw positive outcomes after bariatric surgery, was covered by Medical Xpress, Bioengineer.org, Science Magazine, and Endocrinology Network.

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  • Synagogues collaborating to help enable food security, nutritional self sufficiency

    Synagogues collaborating to help enable food security, nutritional self sufficiency

    Published: September 15, 2022

    Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN, was interviewed by the Jewish Herald-Voice about a nonprofit, Brighter Bites, which is affiliated with UTHealth School of Public Health and aims to address food insecurity among low-income families.

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  • Educators, other experts aim to build momentum in fight against youth vaping

    Educators, other experts aim to build momentum in fight against youth vaping

    Published: September 13, 2022

    CATCH My Breath, developed by UTHealth School of Public Health, was included in an American Heart Association story that was picked up by Chron.com, the Beaumont Enterprise, the Laredo Morning Times, HealthDay, and other publications about initiatives to deter vaping in children and adolescents.

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  • Back to School: The Dangers of Kids and Vaping

    Back to School: The Dangers of Kids and Vaping

    Published: September 13, 2022

    Steven Kelder, PhD, MPH, talked to FOX 26 News about the dangers of vaping for children and adolescents.

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  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Published: September 07, 2022

    Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15-October 15 each year in the United States to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Center staff member Alejandra Gonzalez shares what being Hispanic means to her, and local events to join in on the celebrations.

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  • Clinical trial comparing concussion treatments now recruiting adolescent patients

    Clinical trial comparing concussion treatments now recruiting adolescent patients

    Published: September 06, 2022

    Gregory Knell, PhD, is investigating the effects of different treatments, including light exercise and screen time restrictions, on recovery from a sport-related concussion among adolescents.

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  • Teachers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic

    Teachers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic

    Published: August 26, 2022

    In the 2019-2020 school year, 4 million schoolteachers served approximately 60 million children in the United States. Historically, teachers have experienced lower wages, greater imbalances in effort and reward, unhealthy lifestyles, higher levels of food insecurity, greater work stress, and more signs of poor physical and mental well-being. However, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers have been subjected to a different level of financial crisis, exhaustion and burnout. As part of the Sharma Doctoral Fellowship, in partnership with Brighter Bites non-profit organization, two Sharma fellows, Fangyu Li and Nivi Parthasarathy, assessed the impact of social determinants of health on schoolteachers’ food insecurity and stress.

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  • August Healthy Summer Challenge: Why Sleep is Important

    August Healthy Summer Challenge: Why Sleep is Important

    Published: August 19, 2022

    Sleep has always been one of the cornerstones of good health. Despite data showing the benefits of sleep, our Internet-connected world provides content around the clock, making it difficult for adults and children to get enough sleep. However, a recent study shows that the effects of lack of sleep might be more damaging than previously thought.

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