Oxygen therapy in COPD patients is associated with burn injury

March 27, 2015

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease receiving home oxygen have a higher risk of burn injury. This study was published on March 30 in Mayo... more »

 UTMB to open new clinic in Texas City

UTMB to open new clinic in Texas City

March 27, 2015

GALVESTON, Texas – The University of Texas Medical Branch’s new Texas City Primary and Specialty Care Clinic is opening Monday, March 30. The 35,000-square-foot facility, with 61 exam rooms, is designed to... more »

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Hospitals turn to 'resilient design' after a series of natural disasters

Hospitals and Health NetworksMarch 17, 2015

In 2008, a storm surge caused by Hurricane Ike sent 13 feet of water through UTMB facilities in Galveston, causing $1 billion dollars’ worth of damage. But in the words of past un... more »


UTMB addresses health disparities among Hispanics

Galveston County Daily NewsDecember 23, 2014

UTMB’s Hispanic Center of Excellence is working to reduce disparities through the recruitment and training of culturally competent medical students and through faculty development. more »

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UTMB aims to improve local adolescent HPV vaccine rates

February 20, 2015

Gynecologist awarded $1.4 million to implement project that will increase the number of adolescents receiving the HPV vaccine more »


MEDICAL DISCOVERY NEWS-Declining sense of smell a signal of death

Galveston County Daily NewsMarch 31, 2015

By NORBERT HERZOG and DAVID NIESEL This may be a Debbie Downer question, but can you guess what condition is most indicative of a person’s imminent demise? It turns out that the strongest predictor of impending death is not cancer, stroke, heart attack, diabetes or emphysema, but a... more »

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