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covid effects

Coronavirus May Have Lasting Impact on the Heart

People with underlying heart conditions may be more susceptible to changes caused by COVID-19, says UH cardiologist Eiran Z. Gorodeski, MD, MPH. What you need to know.

diabetes

Study Aims To Solve Special Problem for COVID-19 Patients With Diabetes

As many as 20 percent of COVID-19 patients being treated in the ICU may have diabetes, according to recent studies, making management of their glucose levels a vital concern.

clinical trials

Understanding Clinical Trials: What You Need To Know

Keeping up on the latest medical research can be a benefit, but the sheer amount of information – and the sometimes contradictory results – can be wearying.

medical leeches

How Leeches Can Save Lives And Limbs for Some Patients

Most people cringe at the mere mention of the word leeches. Even more would be alarmed at the thought of having them attached to their skin as part of their medical plan of care.

glioblastoma

Clinical Trial Studies Treating Brain Tumor with Genetically Modified Poliovirus

A new clinical trial is looking into validating whether a modified version of the virus that causes polio can impact the survival rates of people with glioblastoma (GBM), a deadly cancer of the brain.

weight cancer risk

What Does Your Scale Say About Your Cancer Risk?

Could tracking your weight every week be as effective as a mammogram or colonoscopy in early detection of cancer? Research under way at UH Seidman Cancer Center may soon provide answers.

copd

An Alternative to Lung Transplant for Emphysema-Related COPD

Smoking-related emphysema destroys large sections of lung tissue, leaving them essentially useless. The idea behind this treatment is almost counterintuitive, but can produce dramatic results for a certain group of people.

bariatric surgery

Weight-Loss Surgery May Have Benefits Beyond the Scale

Two recent studies show there appears to be benefits to weight-loss surgery that underscore the long-term value of dropping excess pounds.

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