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Hispanic Drug Use Researchers Gather at UH

Posted on · Twenty advanced degree and post doctoral fellows from around the country are gathered at the University of Houston for the national Hispanic science network summer research training institute on Hispanic drug use. UH sociology professor Dr. Avelardo Valdez says there is a lot that is known but much more to be learned about Latino drug […]

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Tropical Storm Allison Baby Celebrates 4th Birthday

Posted on · When Tropical Storm Allison inundated the Texas Medical Center four years ago Kimberly Young found herself in a precarious position, she was about to give birth and the only hospital she could get to was the VA Medical Center on Holcombe. But it was obvious that Kimberly Young was going to have the baby the […]

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Supreme Court Rules on Cruise Line ADA Compliance

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled on a case initiated by several disabled travelers who booked cruises that sailed from Houston. The petioners said the ships did not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Sandra Krider is a Houston attorney whose firm represented Douglas Spector who claimed he’d paid a premium price for a […]

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UH Bioterrorism Grant

Posted on · Identifying bioterrorism agents quickly and accurately is critical in the effort to prevent of limit a bioterrorist attack. Researchers at the University of Houston are tackling the problem with a grant from the Department of Homeland Security. Hospitals check for biological agents routinely, but the search is confined to a lab or a small area. […]

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SAW Helps Houston Hospital Enhance Career and Educational Opportunities

Posted on · Hospitals across the country are trying to stem the flow of employees who leave their positions to get a better job somewhere else. A Houston hospital that encourages its employees to advance their careers by going to “school at work.” In fact it’s called “School At Work” or SAW. The program is designed to give […]