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Can a vitamin treat COVID-19-related acute kidney injury?

July 27, 2021

Researchers at UT Health San Antonio, The University of Washington at Seattle and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have launched NIRVANA, a National Institutes of Health-funded pilot clinical study to treat acute kidney injury (AKI) in COVID-19 patients.

NPR: Doctors worry that memory problems after COVID-19 may set the stage for Alzheimer’s

July 27, 2021

Dr. Gabriel de Erausquin and Dr. Sudha Seshadri, Neurology/Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, and Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Rehabilitation Medicine, are quoted in this NPR story and share their research findings about how COVID-19 affects the brain. Listen here

The Washington Post: Suffering with hiccups that never seem to go away

July 26, 2021

Ali Seifi, Neurosurgery, was interviewed about the straw-like device he invented to get rid of hiccups in this Washington Post story. Read story

KSAT 12: American Academy of Pediatrics recommends face masks for all students, teachers and staff this year

July 22, 2021

Dr. Tess Barton, Pediatrics, is featured in this KSAT 12 story. Dr. Barton said children 11 and under can’t get the vaccination currently and masking in public and in classrooms can help stop the spread. Watch story

Becker’s Spine Review: Orthopedic surgeon named head team physician for Texas university’s athletics program

July 21, 2021

K.J. Kenneth-Nwosa, MD, has been named head team physician for the University of Texas at San Antonio Athletics and assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at UT Health San Antonio. Read story

KENS 5: Infectious disease expert answers questions about delta variant

July 21, 2021

Dr. Jason Bowling, Infectious Diseases, was interviewed for a live, four-minute segment on KENS 5 TV’s lifestyle show, Great Day SA. He spoke about the delta variant in relation to the U.S. Olympic gymnast who has tested positive and also addressed why people should continue to mask and get vaccinated. Watch story