February 2, 2022

Researchers of CONTAIN study say convalescent plasma likely had benefit in early days of COVID-19; could be used early in next pandemic

COVID-19 convalescent plasma showed a likely benefit for patients early in the pandemic before remdesivir and corticosteroids were in use, according to results of a landmark study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine that included physician-scientists at The University of Texas…

February 2, 2022

Houston area long-hauler is on the road to recovery thanks to UTHealth COVID-19 Center of Excellence

Lying in his isolation bed in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Anthony Garcia could not believe he was one of the thousands of Houstonians that ended up in the hospital battling COVID-19. The husband, father…

December 6, 2021

New Study Contradicts Findings That Link Moderate Alcohol Consumption to Health Benefits

John Higgins, MD, spoke to FOX 26 News about a study that found lower mortality in people who abstain from alcohol. November 16, 2021  

November 12, 2021

Personalized medicine research focuses on Hispanics with diabetes in South Texas

A team of researchers studying genetic data to identify hormone responses in a population of Mexican Americans with prediabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity recently received a $3.5 million grant to fund a five-year study set to begin in late…

November 9, 2021

Doctor recommends children receive COVID-19 vaccine before the holidays

Luis Ostrosky, MD, was interviewed by KRGV-TV Channel 5 in the Rio Grande Valley about why he believes children over the age of 5 should be vaccinated against COVID-19 now that they are eligible. November 4, 2021

November 9, 2021

CDC Expands Booster Eligibility, Recommends 4th Shot for Some

Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH, spoke to FOX 26 News about the CDC’s latest recommendation for severely immunocompromised individuals to receive a fourth COVID-19 booster shot. November 3, 2021

November 9, 2021

Hospitals in Houston Receive Vaccines for Children Following Final CDC Approval

Luis Ostrosky, MD, talked to Univision Houston Channel 45 about why a CDC panel recommended and approved the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. November 2, 2021

November 8, 2021

7 Signs Your Aging Loved One Needs Care, and How to Help Them

Faith Atai, MD, spoke to LIVESTRONG.com about signs and symptoms that could signal aging family members need more care. November 1, 2021

November 8, 2021

Balloon-Enhanced Colonoscopy Finds More Adenomas

As a session moderator, Brooks Cash, MD, was quoted in a MedScape story about balloon-enhanced colonoscopy research presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting. October 26, 2021

November 8, 2021

Broken Heart Syndrome: On the Rise, Especially in Women 50-74

Abhijeet Dhoble, MD, was quoted in a WebMD story about previous research he did on broken heart syndrome. October 20, 2021