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Free screenings available at May 2 Stroke Fest

Fun activities for kids will be available at the May 2 Stomp Out Stroke Festival.

The Stroke Team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School will host the third annual Stomp Out Stroke Festival on May 2 at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., in downtown Houston.The free event is designed to provide lifesaving information about stroke prevention and treatment.

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  • Colasurdo named commencement speaker

    Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo

    Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo, president of UTHealth and dean of the UTHealth Medical School, has been named this year’s commencement speaker.

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  • Panel to discuss autism in adult life

    Dr. Katherine Loveland will be among the speakers at the first annual Benjamin J. Geigerman Lecture.

    The first annual Benjamin J. Geigerman Lecture, a series created to educate the public and professionals about issues affecting adults with autism spectrum disorders and to help people on the autism spectrum succeed in adult life, will be hosted from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

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  • Intensive critical care course available for nurses, paramedics

    critical care course

    An intensive two-week course on critical care will be hosted by the Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

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  • Pediatric neuroscience symposium set for May 2

    Dr. Ian Butler is one of the course directors of the Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium.

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital will host the Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium 2015 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Hermann Pavilion Conference Center, 6411 Fannin St.

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Medicine’s roots

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A cutting from the Tree of Hippocrates and a bronze bust of the Father of Medicine was unveiled April 23 in front of the Medical School Expansion.

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  • Texans overwhelming view health insurance as important

    A first-of-its-kind survey asking Texans if health insurance is necessary found an overwhelming majority believe having coverage is critical for them and their families, with 50 percent calling it "absolutely essential."

  • Prescription drug deaths in Texas vastly undercounted

    Fatalities from prescription drugs are widely undercounted in Texas and in many other states, obscuring a growing overdose problem that is one of the nation's leading causes of preventable death.

  • Houston doctor making strides in battle against breast cancer

    As a heavy storm passed through Houston on Saturday Alyssa Rieber was outside walking in the downpour. A cancer survivor who was now fighting a cold, she could only think of one thing: Keep going. It's a powerful sentiment she shares with people all the time.

  • Ancient viruses may assist human embryos

    Our genomes are riddled with the detritus of ancient viruses. They infected our hominid ancestors tens of millions of years ago, inserting their genes into the DNA of their hosts.

  • Cause and treatment of burning-mouth syndrome remains elusive

    The cause of burning-mouth syndrome is frequently a mystery, making it exceptionally hard to treat.

  • Standing desks benefit young students

    If you work in an office, you have probably encountered people who tout the health benefits of using a standing desk. New studies out of Texas A&M University now show that a standing desk may benefit your schoolchild, too, both in weighing less and learning more.

  • Surprise abortion fight signals more of the same ahead

    Weeks of relative quiet on the subject of abortion broke into a heated debate last week in the Texas Capitol, as frustrated conservatives forcibly brought the issue to the forefront by trying to tack amendments onto an unrelated health services bill.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Larry Ross

Dr. Larry RossLarry Ross, M.D., Ph.D., 76, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, died Sunday, March 1, 2015.  For more than a decade, he contributed substantially to the teaching of the Gross Anatomy and Developmental Anatomy courses at the UTHealth Medical School.

He received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) – Galveston in 1966 and 1968, respectively.

The visitation and rosary will be held Thursday, March 5 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 6502 County Road 48, Manvel, TX 77578, 7-9 p.m. Bring your memories to share.

The funeral will be held Saturday, March 7 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell St, Houston, TX 77007 at 2 p.m. with a reception following at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 607E Whitney St, Houston, TX 77022.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, St. Thomas High School, University of St. Thomas or the Willed Body Programs at either MSU or the University of Texas Medical Schools.

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Eric Gerken has been named Director of Management Operations for the Advanced Heart Failure Program and the Electrophysiology Heart Program, effective April 27. He comes to UTHealth from Baylor College of Medicine, where he served as Client Services Manager/Research Financial Manager.


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