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Family Health History, Research, and the Holidays

Posted on Friday, December 23rd, 2011, by with Comments Off

Family gatherings over the holidays are perfect for collecting important family medical history information.  Read more here.  Now is also the perfect time to discuss enrolling in research.  Please tell your family about the research we are doing at the John Ritter Research Program.


Sofia Gutierrez Brain Aneurysm Awareness Fund Raiser Event Was a Wonderful Success

Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011, by with Comments Off

The community really turned out to support the Gutierrez family for this event.  Local businesses sold products and food, offered wellness checks and flu shots, and sponsored fun activities for kids.  The Blood Alliance was there accepting blood donations, and the fire department was on hand with fire engines, including a pink engine supporting breast cancer awareness and signed by hundreds of people.  A local helicopter emergency service got a lot of attention when it flew in and landed nearby for people to view.  There was an honor guard, a children’s choir, a live band, and a luminary ceremony.  A silent auction was also held.  All proceeds benefited the Sofia Alejandra Gutierrez Brain Aneurysm Research Fund at the John Ritter Research Program at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston. 

Thank you, Monica and Omar Gutierrez, for planning and organizing this event, for your support of the research being done on intracranial aneurysms at the John Ritter Research Program, and for your tireless commitment to increasing public awareness that some individuals may be predisposed to these aneurysms based on their family history.


ACC/AHA Pocket Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Thoracic Aortic Disease Now Available to Healthcare Providers

Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2011, by with Comments Off

The American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Pocket Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Thoracic Aortic Disease  are now available to physicians and other healthcare providers free of charge thanks to the Thoracic Aortic Disease (TAD) Coalition and a grant from W.L. Gore & Associates.  The 64-page booklet is based on the guidelines published in March 2010.

“It is vital that the guidelines, which were developed by nine leading medical associations, be incorporated into clinical practice because too many patients with aortic disease do not know they are at risk of a potentially fatal aortic dissection,” said Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, Director of the John Ritter Research Program at UTHealth.

Read more here.


 


 

 

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