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…


May 19, 2023

Coronavirus FAQ: ‘Emergency’ over! Do we unmask and grin? Or adjust our worries?

Luis Ostrosky, MD, spoke to NPR about safety precautions now that the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended.


May 9, 2023

New Recommendations for Vaccination Against Covid-19

Luis Ostrosky, MD, spoke to Univision Houston Channel 45 about COVID-19 vaccination recommendations.


May 3, 2023

CDC offers new guidelines on COVID-19 vaccinations, recommending booster amid new variant

Luis Ostrosky, MD, spoke to Houston Public Media about new COVID-19 vaccination guidelines.


May 3, 2023

Long COVID could be to blame for your sleep issues. 3 tips for getting your nights back on track

Luis Ostrosky, MD, talked to Fortune about how long COVID can affect your sleep. Read the full story…


April 21, 2023

Long COVID–like symptoms can happen after the flu, too. Here’s how to prevent both

Flu or COVID, it may not matter—the post-viral illness you potentially wind up with could look pretty similar, according to new research released this week. Long COVID is a post-viral illness that occurs after infection with COVID. Also known as PASC,…


April 19, 2023

COVID-19 vaccinations moving to single-shot approach

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted to start unifying the strain composition for COVID-19 primary and booster vaccines on Jan. 26. This is a step to coordinate and simplify the COVID-19…


December 7, 2022

Residents of assisted living facilities lost significant, concerning weight during the COVID-19 quarantine

Older adults residing in assisted living facilities and quarantined to their rooms during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic lost significant weight, according to gerontology care providers and researchers from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Significant weight loss of…


August 30, 2022

Awake prone positioning does not offer benefit in reducing intubation for COVID-19 induced acute respiratory failure

A large multicenter, randomized clinical trial revealed no difference in the risk of endotracheal intubation requirement at 30 days between awake prone positioning and standard positioning for patients with COVID-19 who suffered from acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, according to research…


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…