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Medical Study Identifies Houston As Anti-Vaccine Hotspot

Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, 06/18/2018

Susan Wootton, M.D., was interviewed by Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio about a recent study identifying Houston as an anti-vaccine hot spot.


Energy drink warning

KPRC-TV Channel 2, 06/18/2018

In an interview with KPRC-TV Channel 2 health reporter Haley Hernandez, John Higgins, M.D., commented on the health risks of children and athletes consuming energy drinks.


Researchers Hope New Program Will Curb Opioid Abuse In Houston; See Interactive Map On How It Affects Texas

Houston Public Media KUHF Radio, 06/18/2018

On Houston Matters, the noontime talk show on Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, James Langabeer, Ph.D., M.B.A., fielded listener questions on an innovation program to combat opioid abuse.


The keys to a healthy lifestyle

Univision Houston Channel 45, 06/18/2018

On Univision's regional news show Primera Edicion, Hilda Wist, F.N.P.-C, R.N., discussed the keys to a healthy lifestyle. Her interview was also broadcast in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.


Meth addiction has roared back in Texas. Can new experimental treatment stop it?

Houston Chronicle, 06/16/2018

A UTHealth Psychiatry clinical trial for methamphetamine use was featured in Sunday's front-page story in the Houston Chronicle with quotes from Joy Schmitz, Ph.D., Michael Weaver, M.D., and trial participants


UTHealth House Calls presented by Mercedes-Benz Dealers of Greater Houston

KTRK-TV Channel 13, 06/13/2018

To educate the community on a variety of health topics, Mercedes-Benz Dealers of Greater Houston has teamed up with UTHealth to host a series of House Calls events that will be broadcast live on KTRK-TV Channel 13's website throughout the summer and fall. Visit to learn more about the partnership and watch the first 30-second vignette featuring LaTanya Love, M.D.


Battle against bad breath

KTRK-TV Channel 13, 06/11/2018

KTRK-TV Channel 13 ran tips provided by the School of Dentistry on how to prevent bad breath.


FDA warns companies to stop selling pure caffeine

FOX 26 News, 06/08/2018

The FDA asked companies to quit selling products with pure or highly concentrated caffeine and John Higgins, M.D., explained why on FOX 26 News.


For Houston doctors, practicing medicine runs in the family

Houston Chronicle, 06/04/2018

Gretchen Zimmerman, M.D., was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article about the four-generation-strong legacy of practicing medicine in her family, which was strengthened when her daughter Rebecca Thompson, M.D., graduated from McGovern Medical School last month.


How Might Harvey Affect Houstonians’ Thoughts On Future Storms?

Houston Public Media KUHF Radio, 06/01/2018

Leslie Taylor, Ph.D., was interviewed on Houston Matters, the noontime talk show of Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, about whether Houstonians are experiencing fatigue left over from Hurricane Harvey.


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