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... more »

Chikungunya virus may be coming to a city near you - learn the facts

Chikungunya virus may be coming to a city near you - learn the facts

March 26, 2015

 The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has been the subject of increasing attention as it spreads throughout South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. This painful and potentially debilitating disease... 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 »


Keeping Kids Healthy-All pain relievers are not equal

Galveston County Daily NewsMarch 26, 2015

By SALLY ROBINSON Your child has a fever, cough and headache. You reach in the medicine cabinet and find several bottles of pills and liquid medicine. Brand names vary, but the generic names include ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen and aspirin. How do you know what is right for your... more »

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