July 24, 2023

Cash Named Outstanding Subspecialty Attending

Congratulations to Brooks Cash, MD, FACP, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, on being named the Outstanding Subspecialty Attending of the Year for 2022-23 by the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. Cash is the chief of the UTHealth Houston Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition…


July 24, 2023

How hot is too hot for the human body? Study offers new insights

John Higgins, MD, was quoted in a Medical News Today article about how much heat our body can handle.


July 24, 2023

Researchers uncover how a genetic mutation can cause individuals with normal cholesterol levels to develop coronary artery disease at a 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

Q&A: Early detection of rheumatoid arthritis is vital in young adults

Katherine Terracina, MD, spoke to Healio about how early detection of rheumatoid arthritis is vital in young adults.


July 24, 2023

Once-weekly insulin vs. daily injection: Study finds one is more effective than the other

Absalon Gutierrez, MD, was quoted in a Medical News Today article about a study that compared the efficacy of once-weekly and once-daily insulin injections.


July 24, 2023

Lung Disease

As part of a series on lung diseases, HealthCentral interviewed Bindu Akkanti, MD, about corticosteroids for COPD treatment; Pushan Jani, MD, about how allergies can worsen COPD; and Guatam Sikka, MD, about the differences in lungs with COPD, and why…


July 24, 2023

Ft. Bend County health department investigating after localized outbreak of Legionellosis

Luis Ostrosky, MD, spoke to KHOU-TV Channel 11 about the legionellosis outbreak in Fort Bend County and what residents should be aware of. The story also appeared online.


July 24, 2023

COPD Hypoxia: What You Need to Know

HealthCentral interviewed Bindu Akkanti, MD, about complications patients experience with COPD; Sami Hossri, MD, about why asthma causes wheezing; and John Higgins, MD, about the connection between asthma and high blood pressure.


June 30, 2023

Increase in Cases of Streptococcus Infections

Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, talked to Univision Houston Channel 45 about strep A cases.


June 30, 2023

Local Malaria Infection Reported in Texas

Luis Ostrosky, MD, spoke to Telemundo Houston Channel 47 about the first locally acquired case of malaria in the state. The interview appeared in the 4:30, 5, and 10 p.m. shows.


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