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“This is how we can help” – Couple shares their story as COVID-19 clinical trial participants

The couple, who enrolled in separate COVID-19 antibody clinical trials at UTHealth, at their day 29 appointments with Netanya S. Utay, MD. (Photo by: UTHealth)

November 24, 2020

“I don’t feel so great,” my husband, Brandon, said to me one Saturday afternoon – the last thing I wanted to hear after spending the last seven months tuned into COVID-19 media coverage. Knowing a few of his co-workers had recently tested positive for the virus, we didn’t wait to secure an appointment for a rapid test. When he called me an hour later to tell me he has tested positive, my heart sank.



Thanksgiving food safety tips

Father and children preparing a turkey (Photo by Getty Images)

November 24, 2020

To keep you safe while preparing your Thanksgiving feast, consider the following tips to avoid food poisoning and possible COVID-19 exposure.




Patient with aortic aneurysm benefits from innovative, minimally invasive procedure

Gustavo Oderich, MD, FACS, checks Rodolfo Sandoval’s heartbeat at his six-week post operation checkup. Oderich repaired Sandoval’s complex aortic aneurysm with a minimally invasive procedure. (Photo by: Caliann Ferguson/UTHealth)

November 19, 2020

When Rodolfo Sandoval was told he would need to undergo open surgery to repair his thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm, he hesitated. At 73 years old, he was worried about the recovery process for a major, invasive procedure. Then COVID-19 arrived and he made the decision that he would only consider the surgery if it became a life or death situation.




UTHealth School of Dentistry partners with Harris Health to provide dental care

Announcing their new partnership are, from left, Esmaeil Porsa, MD, Glorimar Medina, MD, and John Valenza, DDS. (Photo credit: Brian Schupp)

November 11, 2020

As part of its vision to improve oral health in order to improve overall health, the School of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has partnered with Harris Health System to serve the dental care needs of Harris County residents at the system’s six dental care sites.


Providing a safe environment for psychiatric patients during pandemic

Photo of Doctor Lokesh Shahani and nurse Roshan Cherian wearing PPE to work in a special COVID-19 unit  at UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center. Photo by UTHealth.

November 4, 2020

The very heart of inpatient care for psychiatric patients is socialization, group therapy, shared meals, and a standard two people per room. Then COVID-19 hit with the accompanying public health warnings to isolate, socially distance, and wear masks. UTHealth HCPC had to walk the line between the two.



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