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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.

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    New Research Examines Health Care Rights and Access Among Migrant Seafarers

    Several key themes emerged including that seafarers routinely underreport adverse work and health conditions for fear of losing future work contracts. These adverse conditions range from working aboard dangerous vessels and routes to concealing severe and moderate injury and illness.

  • 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.

  • Recovering COVID patient coping with depression, regrets

    Conflicting news earlier this year about COVID-19 vaccinations confused Michele Budd, so she put off deciding if she should get the shot. Then she got sick and spent two weeks in the hospital.

  • 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.