Watch out for signs of mental illness in teens as a result of current events

The coronavirus pandemic, coupled with recent headlines of injustice, riots, racial tension, and protests, has surfaced feelings of anxiety and depression in adults, but young people are no doubt feeling the impact as well. “Mental illnesses are on the rise…


McGovern Medical School students step up to relieve burdens for front line physicians

“I swim in hot weather,” said 6-year-old Owen McKay during his virtual tutoring session with Caroline Andrews, a student of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Just a few weeks ago, the “s”…


Task force raises awareness of the importance childhood vaccinations

A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows the rate of children receiving regular vaccinations has dramatically decreased since the COVID-19 outbreak began. When compared to the same time period (mid-March through mid-April), the Centers for Disease Control and…


Scheduling appointments during COVID-19

The Stay Home, Work Safe order has been lifted across the state, but with so much uncertainty still lingering around COVID-19, many patients may be wary of attending their much-needed appointments, potentially putting themselves at risk for worsening their condition….


Experts at UTHealth successfully treat severe case of COVID-19 in 3-week-old infant

In one of the first reported cases of its kind, a 3-week-old infant in critical condition recovered from COVID-19 due to rapid recognition and treatment by physicians from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at…


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…


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…


Infant and toddler teachers receive specialized training on helping young minds realize potential

The Children’s Learning Institute at McGovern Medical School has received a $3 million grant to teach the latest child development strategies to more than 850 infant and toddler specialists and teachers working in at-risk communities in the Lone Star State….


Second Annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science Symposium set for Feb. 11

McGovern Medical School and the Women Faculty Forum will host the second annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science Symposium from 4-7 p.m., Feb. 11 in the Memorial Hermann Conference Center. The featured speaker for the symposium is…


Mosquera named Distinguished Hispanic Physician

The Hispanic American Medical Association of Houston (HAMAH) honored Ricardo Mosquera, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, with its 2019 Distinguished Hispanic Physician Award. “To be recognized by peers in the medical field, in Houston, and by this important association is…


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