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Flu-stricken Texas teacher's death puts focus on antivirals

Associated Press, 02/15/2018

In an Associated Press story, Luis Ostrosky, M.D., explained how antiviral drugs can affect flu patients differently. The story was picked up by 56 outlets including ABC News online and the Houston Chronicle.


Houston billionaire couple gives Memorial Hermann $25 million

Houston Chronicle, 02/06/2018

The generous $25 million gift made recently by Jane and Robert Cizik to the School of Nursing and the $25 million gift by Fayez Sarofim to UTHealth in 2006 were included in a Houston Chronicle story about a donation to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.


Recognizing National Women Physicians Day

FOX 26 News, 02/03/2018

Feb. 3 was the birthday of the first American woman to earn a medical degree. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, M.D., marked this milestone on FOX 26 News by telling viewers about the many career opportunities for women in health care.


This year’s flu seeing more hospitalizations and child deaths

FOX 26 News, 01/30/2018

On FOX 26 News, Catherine Troisi, Ph.D., explained why this season's flu strain is so virulent.


Behind the first bionic eye surgery in Houston

KPRC-TV Channel 2, 01/22/2018

KPRC-TV Channel 2 health reporter Haley Hernandez went behind the scenes earlier this month at the first bionic eye implantation surgery in Houston, performed by Amir Mohsenin, M.D., Ph.D., and Garvin Davis, M.D., M.P.H. Hernandez will also do a follow up story once the device is activated in February.


Benefits of the Mediterranean diet

Univision Houston Channel 45, 01/22/2018

Alex Ribas-Latre, Ph.D., told Univision Houston Channel 45 about starting the New Year with the Mediterranean diet. 


Helpful tips for starting a running routine

FOX 26 News, 01/15/2018

If you were inspired by last weekend's marathon and want to start a running program, watch this interview with John Higgins, M.D., on FOX 26 News.



Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

Associated Press, 01/15/2018

Is it possible to rupture your throat by holding back a sneeze? Zi Yang Jiang, M.D., was quoted in an Associated Press story showing that it can. The article was picked up by nearly 90 media outlets including ABC News.


The Day Lidia Lopez Got Her Bionic Eye

TMC News, 01/11/2018

Ophthalmologists Amir Mohsenin, M.D., Ph.D., and Garvin Davis, M.D., M.P.H., performed the first "bionic eye" implant in Houston last week to help a woman suffering from vision loss due to retinitis pigmentosa. TMC News was in the operating room at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center for the procedure and will be back for follow-up coverage next month when her implant gets activated, which will allow her to see shapes and distinguish light from dark.


Houston To Get New Public Mental Health Hospital — The First In 30 Years

Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, 01/09/2018

Jair Soares, M.D., Ph.D., was on Houston Matters, the noontime talk show of Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, to discuss the UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health, which will become the largest academic behavioral health institution in the country when it's complete.


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