Long School of Medicine

KSAT 12: UT Health San Antonio medical students promote voter registration as part of a “Healthy Democracy”

October 5, 2020
 

UT Health San Antonio medical students participated in an initiative to increase voter participation in the health care industry, as well as make voter registration a routine part of patient care. The students registered health care workers and patients to vote. Read and watch the story. 


KSAT 12: San Antonio doctor weighs in on President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 treatment plan

October 5, 2020
 

Dr. Tom Patterson, Infectious Diseases, was interviewed by KSAT 12 TV regarding President Trump’s receiving the anti-viral drug remdesivir, to which the FDA has granted emergency authorization, the indications that lead to remdesivir being administered, its side effects and what more is known about COVID’s response to remdesivir since clinical trials of the drug began […]


KSAT 12: COVID-19 hospitalizations not seeing same decrease as positivity rate, says San Antonio doctor

October 5, 2020
 

In addition to speaking about the spread of COVID-19 in San Antonio and vaccine development, Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, discussed two recently published studies on hydroxychloroquine that show the medication is not effective for COVID-19. Read and watch the story.


Texas Public Radio: Donald Trump and Woodrow Wilson: U.S. Presidents who did not escape a global pandemic

October 5, 2020
 

Dr. Jason Bowling, Infectious Diseases, discusses the differences between the 1918 flu pandemic and our current COVID-19 pandemic, during a discussion about President Trump’s infection with the coronavirus. Read the story.



Researchers discover genes linked to brain shrinkage

October 2, 2020
 

A new study implicates 160 genes in brain shrinkage seen on MRIs of 45,000 healthy adults. The shrinkage is in the cortex, the dimply outer layer of the brain that gives rise to thinking, awareness and action, and largely consists of gray matter.



San Antonio Express-News: Commentary: Multispecialty and Research Hospital to fill region’s cancer needs

October 2, 2020
 

President William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, and Robert A. Hromas, MD, dean of the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, discuss the UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital and how it will serve South Texas with a unique pathway to health, providing intricate, specialty care using innovative technologies and clinical […]