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$3 million gift funds full scholarships for UH College of Medicine’s inaugural class

The inaugural class of the University of Houston’s College of Medicine will attend medical school debt free. An anonymous $3…

July 18, 2018
  • Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt received an honorary degree from Baylor College of Medicine for his humanitarian response to Hurricane Harvey recovery.
    Field Notes

    Field Notes: July 2018

      1 | DOUGLAS BARNES, M.D., chief of staff for Shriners Hospitals for Children – Houston, was awarded the W.B. and Brandon…

    July 2, 2018
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    On the Side

    Jessica Davila, Ph.D.

    NAME: Jessica Davila, Ph.D. OCCUPATION: Program chief of the Health Services Research Methodology and Statistics Core at the Michael E….

    July 2, 2018
  • The Majeed family poses at home in Conroe, Texas, from left to right: Ashif, Umair, Ayan, Bushra and Sara.
    Innovation

    Saving Umair

    His parents describe it as a miracle—a gift from God. Just six months ago, Umair Majeed, now 12, was suffering from…

    July 2, 2018
  • Harris County Public Health mosquitoes research
    Innovation

    Fight the Bite

    Mosquito season is in full swing in the Houston area, which means residents face an increased risk of catching a potentially serious disease from…

    July 2, 2018
  • Curated SE
    Curated

    Sensory Explorations at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Museums are designed to be stimulating, but individuals with special needs require special accommodations to make the most of their…

    July 2, 2018
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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Julius J. Siefing. Julius served from 1942 to 1945 during World War II, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.Julius described his experiences in the Army in an interview with the Veterans History Project. He was born on October 14, 1921 in New Weston, Ohio. He was drafted into the Army at the age of 22, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Julius completed basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas before completing additional training in California and Hawaii. He was assigned to an infantry division and sailed to Australia in 1942.Julius and his unit also traveled to New Guinea where they carried food rations from ships and through ten miles of jungle to other soldiers. After securing an airport from the Japanese to allow Army Air Corps planes to land, the unit participated in a raid on Leyte Island in the Philippines. Julius watched as American planes bombed the island before the infantry was ordered to raid the beach. After a nearby dynamite explosion, Julius helped to carry wounded soldiers out of the jungle.Julius also served in Mindanao and Mindoro islands in the Philippines. He was tasked with clearing booby traps and protecting natives from enemy attack. Because of the constant combative surroundings, he was rarely able to rest, attend church or write. While on a mission in the Philippines, a soldier next to Julius lost his arm in an explosion. Julius was able to stop the bleeding and help him to a vehicle. He later learned the soldier was taken to a hospital and survived his injuries.Julius left the military in 1945 with three Bronze Stars. He returned to Ohio and worked as a school bus driver for 43 years while raising his family.Julius passed away on Jan. 23, 2016 in Coldwater, Ohio at the age of 94.We honor his service.

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#HPV-related tonsil cancer survivor: “If you can prevent your child from having cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?” #CancerMoonshot #endcancer https://t.co/Htyhk9bXjD

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Diabetes study of Asian Indians by UTHealth nurse researcher highlighted in @AmDiabetesAssn Scientific Sessions: https://t.co/lqwcr7xGvi

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Alarming number of women not receiving prenatal care: https://t.co/PQjVoQoAXw via @houstonchron

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"My work serves as just a short interlude in a long period of struggle in the stories of hospitalized families – stories filled with hope." Audrey McKim shares her personal journey helping families as a child life activity coordinator at #TexasChildrens: https://t.co/ICdwf4Tuod

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Dr. Matthew Sewell, @MethodistHosp dermatologist, will answer your questions about skin cancer risk factors & treatment in a live Facebook video event on 7.25 at 2 p.m. Send in your questions & we will do our best to get them all answered for you. https://t.co/X4DlPJsofi https://t.co/Gg9F0OecK0

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RT @RiceBizWisdom: As a NASA contractor, Constance Adams designed spaceship interiors for solar system travelers. After a terminal cancer d…

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At just 23 weeks, Stephanie gave birth to micro-preemie twins—a boy and a girl.“Gage and Sadie were so tiny, so perfect, so beautiful, yet so sick,” she said.Read their NICU story: https://t.co/TWsfKYPfpx.

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Cancer treatment can be very painful physically and mentally. Adding a trained therapy dog to this stressful environment can increase a patient’s energy level and decrease any discomfort or anxiety: https://t.co/2qeTb9WWK7 #texaschildrens https://t.co/jy7PiYGMeY

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RT @BCMHouston_News: "Is your cellphone giving you cancer?" @voxdotcom asks. @bcmhouston's @QOstrom helps break down the research. https://…

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