October 12, 2023

Eight ways to fight breast cancer

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jessica Trevino Jones, MD, oncologist and assistant professor with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, compiled the following researched tips to help reduce your risk! Before starting any new routine, speak with your physician. Skip…

October 12, 2023

Woman with gastroparesis finds sound care and a new sense of hope

When LaKisha Williams discusses the challenge of managing chronic gastroparesis, she looks at each day as a journey. “It is not easy. While I may be able to eat one minute, the next I may be nauseous or running to…

October 3, 2023

Researchers uncover why a gene mutant causes young children to have strokes

A discovery of a mutation in the gene ACTA2 has given researchers, led by Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, with UTHealth Houston, insight into understanding the cause of a rare and progressive problem with arteries in the brain and a cause…

September 25, 2023

At the Bedside: Nurse with sickle cell disease joins clinical drug trial and finds energy she’s never had before

The day that Dorcas Osho and her parents moved to the United States, just one day after her fifth birthday, she began screaming in pain. Her parents scrambled to help their daughter and rushed her to a children’s hospital, where…

August 30, 2023

UTHealth Houston set to enroll patients for long COVID clinical trials

Two clinical trials that will evaluate drugs, biologics, medical devices, and other therapies for long COVID that are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will launch at UTHealth Houston. The trials are part of the NIH Researching COVID to…

August 30, 2023

Rios elected to Sigma Xi Honor Society

Adan Rios, MD, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, has been elected as a member of the Sigma Xi Honor Society, and as a board member for the society’s Texas Medical Center Chapter. “I have been arduously working for years on…

August 30, 2023

Rheumatology recruits co-director for Scleroderma Program

The Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine has recruited a new co-director of the Scleroderma Program, one of the largest scleroderma clinical and research programs in the world. An internationally known researcher and clinician in scleroderma (systemic sclerosis), Zsuzsanna McMahan, MD,…

August 30, 2023

Genetic mutation can lead to coronary artery disease at young age

A novel molecular pathway to explain how a mutation in the gene ACTA2 can cause individuals in their 30s – with normal cholesterol levels and no other risk factors — to develop coronary artery disease has been identified, according to…

July 24, 2023

What to Know About Small Bowel Obstruction, a Rare Complication of Bariatric Surgery

Brooks Cash, MD, was interviewed by Health about small bowel obstruction, a rare complication of bariatric surgery, in light of Lisa Marie Presley’s death.

July 24, 2023

Cardiologist raises concerns over Prime energy drink with children

John Higgins, MD, talked to KPRC-TV Channel 2 and FOX 26 News about the dangers of PRIME energy drinks.