Long School of Medicine

News 4: San Antonio medical school, hospital beginning the third phase of COVID-19 clinical trials

August 11, 2020
 

Dr. Tom Patterson, Infectious Diseases, was interviewed about the drug remdesivir now entering the third phase of clinical trials at University Hospital, keeping us on the cutting edge of the battle against COVID-19. In this Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial 3, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, remdesivir will be paired with a drug called […]


News 4: Doctors warn of long-term health effects COVID-19 has on its survivors

August 11, 2020
 

Dr. Anoop Nambiar, Pulmonology, warned of the long-term health effects of COVID-19 on its survivors; he indicated that there’s a 20 percent chance anyone with COVID-19 could be hospitalized and a five to ten percent chance that patient could end up in critical care Read and watch the story.


Fox 29: Local doctor suggests taking break from the screen, no matter how hard it may be

August 11, 2020
 

Dr. Steven Pliszka, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, explained the dangers of too much social media time, that has occurred as a result of social distancing, and urged taking breaks from the screen, no matter how hard it may be. Read and watch the story.


News 4: Local doctor suggests taking break from the screen, no matter how hard it may be

August 11, 2020
 

Dr. Steven Pliszka, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, explained the dangers of too much social media time, that has occurred as a result of social distancing, and urged taking breaks from the screen, no matter how hard it may be. Read and watch the story.


COVID-19 survivor shares her recovery journey

August 10, 2020
 

Erika Ibarra, a 32-year-old surgical resident, says finding out she was infected with COVID-19 was the most terrifying event of her life. In this video, she explains the uncertainty she faced during her fight against the virus. Learn more about our “We Can Stop the Spread” public education initiative.



Research shows new education program may increase hepatitis C screenings

August 10, 2020
 

A team of researchers from UT Health San Antonio and UT Southwestern have published a study in the Journal of Cancer Education showing that a new, shortened training program for health care providers may increase screenings for hepatitis C virus (HCV) across the region.