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UTHealth Houston PAP Project grassroots program connects women to cervical health resources

The Houston PAP Project offers no-cost screening for cervical cancer to women. UTHealth Houston physicians and staff volunteer their time to make the outreach effort a success. (Photo taken by Gina Montalvo, UTHealth Houston)

February 15, 2024

“When you find something so precious, you want everyone to know.”

Those are the words from cervical cancer survivor, Juana Espino, who now serves as project coordinator of the Houston PAP Project. This UTHealth Houston program provides no-cost cervical cancer screenings to a predominantly Hispanic population. As a result of her journey, Espino has become instrumental in sharing her testimony and encouraging other Hispanic women to get screened.



UTHealth Houston and UT Physicians join to help build a home for fourth year

Brian Heaps, MD, and Rehal Bhojani, MD, put on their hard hats and safety gloves to help build a home for a Houston family. (Photo by Kim Kham/UT Physicians)

January 26, 2024

Even with a delayed start, temperatures felt like the 20s on Jan. 17, the morning of UTHealth Houston’s build day with Houston Habitat for Humanity. Employee volunteers gathered around a portable heater as they waited for the safety meeting – complete with layers of clothing, jackets, gloves, and hats to attempt to stay warm. Despite the brisk air, more than 20 employees with UTHealth Houston and UT Physicians were excited to get started and make a difference.




Dry January: Dietitian shares three fun mocktail recipes to try this month

Diana Guevara, RD, a registered dietitian with UTHealth Houston School of Health, selected three mocktail recipes to try during Dry January. (Photo by Nathan Jeter/UTHealth Houston)

January 4, 2024

Every year, thousands of people choose to cut back on alcohol and take part in Dry January, a month-long sobriety commitment that has shown health benefits like improved quality of sleep and more energy. Alcohol-free drink options can go beyond water and tea to beverages that are colorful and fun. Diana Guevara, RD, a registered dietitian with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health, shared three tasty and healthy mocktail recipes to try this month.





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