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Article ID: 697430

July 26 Marks 28 Years of ADA: Disability Rights Champ Lex Frieden Says Much Work Remains

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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13-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697376

UTHealth offers tips to get children back on a school sleep schedule

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

To get your young scholar off to a good start this school year, it’s important to make sure he or she is well-rested when the bell sounds, according to Reeba Mathew, M.D., a sleep expert with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas of Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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12-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697285

Study Shows Biomarker Panel Boosts Lung Cancer Risk Assessment for Smokers

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

A four-protein biomarker blood test improves lung cancer risk assessment over existing guidelines that rely solely upon smoking history, capturing risk for people who have ever smoked, not only for heavy smokers, an international research team reports in JAMA Oncology. “This simple blood test demonstrates the potential of biomarker-based risk assessment to improve eligibility criteria for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography,” said study co-senior author Sam Hanash, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Clinical Cancer Prevention at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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11-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697337

Historic ORs Closing

Houston Methodist

The operating rooms where Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and others performed the firsts in the heart surgery will close as the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center moves to a new high-tech building.

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12-Jul-2018 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697313

New Research Could Banish Guilty Feeling for Consuming Whole Dairy Products

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Enjoying full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter is unlikely to send people to an early grave, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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11-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697192

Implantable Device Provides New Treatment Option for Epilepsy Patients

Houston Methodist

Richard Pollitt was at the end of his rope after years of suffering regular seizures, with some lasting five minutes and preventing him from working and enjoying his favorite pastimes. Desperate for relief after medications did not work, Pollitt had a small battery-powered device implanted in his skull to control seizures. Now he rarely has them.

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Article ID: 697140

Alarming Trend Shows First-Time Smoking Among Young Adults

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Millennials living more dangerously and settling down later could be creating a new generation of addicted smokers and e-cigarette users, according to the surprising results of research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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9-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696766

Dr. James M. Musser becomes FASEB president

Houston Methodist

Beginning July 1, James M. Musser, M.D., Ph.D., becomes the 2018-2019 president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).

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28-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696494

New Kissing Bug Guide Published to Strengthen the Fight Against Chagas Disease

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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).

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21-Jun-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696348

Houston Methodist receives additional $6 million Occidental Petroleum donation to enhance community patient care

Houston Methodist

A Houston Methodist program that provides specialty patient care to uninsured and underserved patients received another multi-million dollar gift from Occidental Petroleum Corporation.

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20-Jun-2018 8:30 AM EDT
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