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In the UTHealth Newsroom

New kissing bug guide published to strengthen the fight against Chagas disease

A guide to help battle a potentially fatal disease transferred by a blood-sucking insect called the kissing bug has been published by a task force led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


Practicing medicine is in the blood for McGovern Medical School graduate

When budding doctor Rebecca Thompson graduated from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) May 18, she  a four-generation-strong family legacy.


UTHealth High Risk Children’s Program named to prestigious national research network

The UTHealth High Risk Children’s Program, a collaboration between The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, has been named to the national network for Children and Youth Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).


UTHealth launches pilot study to help people confronting opioid dependence and overdose

An intervention program for people who have overdosed on opioids is the focus of a new multi-institution pilot study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The study started in April.


UTHealth film about Third Reich’s “killing nurses” wins Platinum at WorldFest

The WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival has honored a 56-minute film produced by Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) with a Platinum Remi Award given for a documentary under 60 minutes.  The original documentary film, Caring Corrupted: the Killing Nurses of the Third Reich, is a grim cautionary story about nurses who participated in the Holocaust and abandoned their professional ethics during the Nazi era.


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In the Media

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.


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.


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.


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


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