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    UTMB Clear Lake treats first ruptured aneurysm

    A 72-year-old woman with a severe headache was treated Monday at University of Texas Medical Branch Clear Lake Hospital for a ruptured aneurysm – a first for the south Harris County hospital. “This represents a major milestone towards gaining comprehensive stroke center status,” said Dr. Peter Kan, chair of Department of Neurosurgery at UTMB.

  • Student Run Clinic Seeks to Combat a National Crisis

    A new Congestive Heart Failure Clinic at St. Vincent’s House run by medical students at the University of Texas Medical Branch is striving to better educate uninsured patients about heart failure, its complications and how best to manage the condition. The comprehensive care clinic at St. Vincent’s House in Galveston provides post-discharge heart failure patients with bi-weekly interprofessional services such as respiratory and occupational therapy by supervised UTMB students who will also monitor vitals, discuss diet, and engage in supervised exercise.

  • UTMB School of Nursing Recognized as an Apple Distinguished School

    The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston School of Nursing has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2021-2024. Joining a growing list of schools across the nation, UTMB’s School of Nursing was recognized as a center of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.

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    Substantial Mental Health Impact From COVID-19 Measures Found in New Research

    Findings from new University of Texas Medical Branch research suggest a substantial mental health impact of COVID-related mitigation measures such as stay-at-home orders. The study, which was published today in the JAMA Network Open, found an increase in the use of psychiatric medications coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic among both men and women, with a substantially higher increase among women.