UTHealth team designs face shields for those on front lines of COVID-19 response

With cake collar material, a three-hole punch, a scrapbooking paper trimmer, and the drive to protect those on the front lines of health care, a team from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has designed a…


Task force unites COVID-19 research

Recognizing the importance of a coordinated approach, UTHealth has convened a university-wide task force to help steer the university’s response on COVID-19 research. The pandemic has resulted in research interest throughout the world with substantial funding opportunities. Charles “Trey” Miller,…


Nguyen uses music to “Help the Doctor”

English poet Robert Browning once said, “Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.” With a large number of people across the country confined to their homes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps we could all use a…


UTHealth, Memorial Hermann seeking plasma donations from survivors of COVID-19

An experimental therapy to help patients recover from COVID-19 by transfusing plasma from virus survivors into critically ill patients is being investigated by physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for use at Memorial Hermann….


Facing unprecedented changes, McGovern students press on

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the day-to-day lives of people all over the world. Health care workers are on the front lines, businesses are closed, and people are encouraged to stay home. Despite life being turned upside down, the students…


Medical experts answer common questions about COVID-19

As new data on COVID-19 continues to roll out on a daily basis, questions are asked about who’s at risk, how it’s being transmitted, and what additional precautions people need to take. Experts at The University of Texas Health Science…


Managing stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

While we are all focusing on taking care of our physical health as the outbreak of COVID-19 develops, it’s also important to keep our mental health a priority. When there is a major concern for ourselves or our loved ones…


Facts versus fiction – breaking down COVID-19 myths

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, rumors and misinformation about the virus seem to be spreading just as quickly, if not more quickly, than the virus itself. In the midst of a pandemic, false information can be dangerous and lead to…


Epidemics from plague to coronavirus

Michael Yafi, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, offers a historical context of epidemics in this essay. It was first published by the Hektoen international online journal. Throughout history humanity has faced many epidemics and pandemics that caused…


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