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In the UTHealth Newsroom

Novel same-day Type 2 diabetes treatment study launches in US

A same-day procedural therapy to improve glucose control for Type 2 diabetes patients will be investigated in a pilot study at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Absalon D. Gutierrez, MD, and Nirav C. Thosani, MD, are among the first physician-researchers in the country to assess the safety and effectiveness of The Revita™ System, designed to help improve blood sugar levels without the need for additional medications.


UTHealth ranked as a top state agency for HUB participation

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is one of the top agencies in Texas for working with Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), according to a recent report issued by the Texas Comptroller’s Office


Scientists discover changes in the brain’s cellular powerhouses of bipolar disorder patients

Glitches in the structures that power cells could contribute to the mood swings experienced by the nearly 6 million American adults with bipolar disorder.


UTHealth drives forward programs to stop childhood obesity

Two grants totaling nearly $3.7 million will support the efforts to combat obesity and help Texas children achieve healthy lifestyles through the mission of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living.


New UTHealth psychiatric hospital combines innovative care with strategic design

Plans revealing a psychiatric facility centered around light and nature were unveiled today for the UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health, a joint project of the Texas State Health and Human Services Commission and UTHealth.


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In the Media

New UT psychiatric hospital will be specially designed for longer-term patients

Houston Chronicle, 01/11/2019

Plans for the new UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health were unveiled Friday, and the event was covered by the Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal, Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, TMC News, KPRC-TV Channel 2, Telemundo Houston Channel 47, Univision Houston Channel 45San Antonio Express-News, and Connect Texas. Read more in the Newsroom.


Opioid Nation: An American Epidemic

KPRC-TV Channel 2, 01/11/2019

An interview with James Langabeer, PhD, MBA, about his opioid abuse prevention program, called HEROES, was featured Friday night on KPRC-TV Channel 2 News. In the story, the program was praised by Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, and a patient shared how HEROES saved his life. The piece was also posted on Click2Houston. The story has already generated dozens of calls and emails to the HEROES team from people interested in enrolling themselves or loved ones into the program.


Grieving family hopeful for “Cody’s Law”

KHOU-TV Channel 11, 01/09/2019

John Higgins, MD, was quoted in a KHOU-TV Channel 11 article on proposed legislation calling for student athletes to be tested for heart disease. The interview also ran on KVUE -TV Channel 24 in Austin.


E. Coli Boil Water Warning

KTRK-TV Channel 13, 01/09/2019

Philip Johnson, MD, was featured in a KTRK-TV Channel 13 story on health issues associated with exposure to a type of bacteria called Escherichia coli. 


Inicia el año cumpliendo tus propósitos

Univision Houston Channel 45, 01/06/2019

Veronica Garcia of UT Physicians-Victory made a guest appearance on Univision's public affairs program called Contigo En La Comunidad. The topic: how to keep those New Year health resolutions.


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