UTMB’s Volpi receives $2.7 million for muscle loss research

September 15, 2016

As a person ages they lose muscle and strength.  The medical term for this is sarcopenia. The sarcopenia process can speed up as one gets older, usually around 75, but it can also happen as early as the... more »

Strong social support is related to shorter stay in inpatient rehabilitation after hospitalization

Strong social support is related to shorter stay in inpatient rehabilitation after hospitalization

September 6, 2016

GALVESTON, Texas – Sometimes the best medicine is the care of family and friends. A recent study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston showed that patients with strong social support from family... more »

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Robert and Russell Moody lecture series set to begin

Galveston County Daily NewsSeptember 14, 2016

By UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH On Oct. 5, The Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series will begin. This first lecture, entitled, “Consciousness and the Birth, Life and... more »

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UTMB nursing graduate beats the odds

April 21, 2016

It’s been a very long road for Galveston’s Hunter Cherryhomes. When he walks across stage at The University of Texas Medical Branch’s School of Nursing graduation ceremony April 29 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center at 3 p.m., getting his degree will definitely be the high... more »

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Strong social support is related to shorter stay in inpatient rehabilitation after hospitalization

September 6, 2016

GALVESTON, Texas – Sometimes the best medicine is the care of family and friends. A recent study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston showed that patients with strong social support... more »

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An infectious cause for Alzheimer's?

Galveston County Daily NewsSeptember 14, 2016

By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of U.S. deaths and accounts for up to 80 percent of all dementia cases. Particularly distressing is the fact that there is no way to prevent its occurrence, slow its progression or cure the disease once... more »

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