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KSAT 12: WHO study finds remdesivir didn’t help COVID-19 patients; UT Health weighs in

October 19, 2020

KSAT 12 localized the national story involving a statement of the World Health Organization (WHO) with an interview of Dr. Thomas Patterson, Infectious Diseases, who is leading a UT Health San Antonio-University Health System study site on remdesivir, as part of the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trials (ACTT) sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and […]

Medical News Today: US election 2020: Undocumented status and mental healthcare access

October 19, 2020

In this perspective article, Luz Maria Garcini, PhD, MPH, assistant professor at the Center for Research to Advance Community Health at UT Health San Antonio, considers what the upcoming presidential election might mean for the access to mental health care of people living with undocumented status in the United States. Read the article.

KSAT 12: ‘Don’t forget to wash your hands’ says San Antonio infectious disease doctor in KSAT Q&A

October 19, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, continues her weekly appearance on KSAT 12 with advice about washing hands to avoid not only COVID-19 but also the common cold. Watch the interview.

Magnesium energetics

Researchers solve 100-year-old mystery of what activates magnesium ions in the cell

October 15, 2020

The discovery is expected to be a springboard for future development of novel drugs to treat cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders such as diabetes and other diseases.

STAT: For Black women, the isolation of infertility is compounded by barriers to treatment

October 14, 2020

Dr. Yetunde Ibrahim, a reproductive endocrinologist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was interviewed for this story by STAT that discusses infertility among Black women. Dr. Ibrihim says Black women are underrepresented in infertility clinical trials. Read the story.

News 4: Doctors developing COVID ‘Brain Fog’ treatments with data from MRI scans

October 14, 2020

Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, spoke to News 4 San Antonio audiences about a condition scientists and COVID survivors call “brain fog.” Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez, who runs a recovery clinic for COVID patients, indicates that more data is becoming available from MRI studies where scientists can look at specific parts of the brain. Read […]