September 21, 2021

Women in Medicine

In celebration of Women in Medicine Month, ASGE asked women at all stages of their career in medicine, why they selected medicine and gastroenterology as their profession. Here is what they had to say and read about our very own…


September 15, 2021

7,000 Instead of 10,000 Steps a Day Reduces Heart Disease Risk

John Higgins, MD, spoke to FOX 26 News about the change in the recommended number of steps per day. September 15, 2021


September 15, 2021

How Statins May Prevent Dementia

Jessica Lee, MD, spoke with Doug Pike for the Fifty+ show on KPRC radio about a new trial that is looking at statins as a possible treatment for preventing or delaying dementia (8:00 mark). September 8, 2021


September 15, 2021

Study: Getting Two Vaccines Chops ‘Long-Haul’ COVID Risk in Half

Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH, spoke to FOX 26 News about research showing vaccination can reduce the risk of developing long COVID. September 7, 2021


September 15, 2021

Pediatric Hospitalizations Continue To Rise Across Texas As COVID-19 Spreads Among Students

As 86 more children were admitted in a single day to Houston hospitals with COVID-19, Luis Ostrosky, MD, told Houston Public Media that healthy children are now having more serious complications. Texas Public Radio also shared the story. September 2,…


September 7, 2021

6 Beach Tips That Can Make Your Trip Less Exhausting

John Higgins, MD, was interviewed for a story on Self.com about preventing exhaustion and heat illnesses at the beach. August 31, 2021


September 7, 2021

Scuba diver back to doing what she loves, thanks to heart procedure

When she isn’t working at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), 55-year-old Caroline Wolbrecht of Houston loves to scuba dive. However, that hobby was put in jeopardy due to a patent foramen ovale (PFO), a heart…


September 1, 2021

COVID-19 Booster Shots and Additional Doses

Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, spoke to FOX 26 News answering questions about COVID booster shots and additional doses. August 31, 2021


September 1, 2021

What Your ‘Heart Rate Variability’ Says About Your Health

John Higgins, MD, spoke to Lifehacker about heart rate variability, what it is, and how to use it to improve your physical health and athletic performance. August 19, 2021


September 1, 2021

COVID Help Desk: Is the vaccine booster shot the same as the first doses?

Luis Ostrosky, MD, spoke to the Houston Chronicle about a potentially deadly drug used to treat animals for worms that people are taking for COVID-19; to KPRC-TV Channel 2 about long COVID and the UTHealth Center of Excellence; and to…