• Alarming trend shows first-time smoking among young adults

    Alarming trend shows first-time smoking among young adults

    Published: July 09, 2018

    Millennials living more dangerously and settling down later could be creating a new generation of addicted smokers and e-cigarette users, according to the surprising results of research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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  • Watch What You Eat with Dr. Susie Day

    Watch What You Eat with Dr. Susie Day

    Published: June 18, 2018

    Firefighters seem to be pretty healthy people. After all, you work out a lot, right? But what do you eat? Now look, I’m not your dad—but exercising doesn’t give you carte blanche to eat junk. But that’s exactly what my guest on this edition of Code 3 says is happening.

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  • $4.4 Million For 2018 Nutrition And Food Access Research Award Winners

    $4.4 Million For 2018 Nutrition And Food Access Research Award Winners

    Published: June 15, 2018

    Dr. Alexandra van den Berg Ph.D, along with a research team, will use the nearly $1 million grant to develop a quasi-experimental longitudinal study designed to capture the impact of new food access points on consumption, food security, and obesity.

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  • Firefighters' eating habits alarm health professionals

    Firefighters' eating habits alarm health professionals

    Published: May 16, 2018

    Of all the meals in regular rotation at the Station 5 firehouse in North Charleston, none is as popular as the chicken sandwich. It’s not just any chicken sandwich, Capt. David Reindollar emphasizes. To make it, whichever firefighter has drawn cooking duty first rustles up a bag of hot dog buns. Then he or she tucks a fried chicken tender into each bun, and covers the meat with cheese and honey mustard. Next, the sandwich goes into the oven until the chicken is hot and the cheese is melty.

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  • Food Addiction

    Food Addiction

    Published: May 08, 2018

    Chocolate, potato chips, French fries — many of us find it difficult to eat just a bite or two of a sweet or salty food. But at what point does eating unhealthy foods excessively actually become problematic?

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  • UTHealth expert participates in international project to tackle adolescent obesity

    UTHealth expert participates in international project to tackle adolescent obesity

    Published: May 08, 2018

    Child obesity expert, Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RD, from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Austin was called upon to help lead a groundbreaking project to involve and empower adolescents in the fight against obesity in Europe.

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  • €9.5m pan-European Project to Tackle Adolescent Obesity

    €9.5m pan-European Project to Tackle Adolescent Obesity

    Published: May 03, 2018

    A consortium of 14 research and advocacy organizations (including our Center) will be launching a ground-breaking project involving young people themselves in a bid to tackle obesity.

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  • Khorus Software Sees Record Growth While Solving Top CEO Headaches

    Khorus Software Sees Record Growth While Solving Top CEO Headaches

    Published: May 03, 2018

    Khorus Software, provider of strategy-execution software for CEOs, today announced record results for the first quarter of 2018, including 140 percent year-over-year revenue growth and a slate of new enterprise customers.

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  • Vaping becoming epidemic among students

    Vaping becoming epidemic among students

    Published: April 10, 2018

    Dr. Steven Kelder spoke with Spectrum News Austin on the problematic spike of high school students vaping across the country, especially with one product called JUUL.

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  • How System researchers are taking a multi-faceted approach to obesity

    How System researchers are taking a multi-faceted approach to obesity

    Published: March 07, 2018

    Researchers across the UT System are working hard to gain a clearer picture of what works best to encourage and support children and adults in overcoming obesity.

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