Long School of Medicine

KENS 5: Expert shares ways parents can help battle childhood obesity

September 29, 2021

Dr. Cynthia Cantu, with UT Health Physicians Primary Care, was interviewed for a story that appeared on KENS 5 where she spoke to viewers about National Childhood Obesity Month. She explained how the pandemic has affected the health of children, what other health issues could develop if your child is considered obese and some simple […]

KXAN-TV: Austin-based company developing treatment for lung transplant recipients, COVID survivors

September 29, 2021

Dr. Debbie Levine, Department of Medicine, is quoted in this story and explained that lung transplants have a higher rejection rate than any other organ. Watch story

KENS 5: Participants needed for national study testing ivermectin and other drugs against COVID-19

September 29, 2021

Dr. Tom Patterson and Laura Najvar, Infectious Diseases, are quoted in this KENS 5 story about a national study that is underway to test the efficacy of existing medications against the coronavirus. Watch story

Texas Public Radio: Many eligible teens, young adults still haven’t gotten their COVID-19 vaccinations

September 28, 2021

Dr. Mandie Tibball Svatek, Pediatrics, and Dr. Brigitte Bailey, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, were guests on “The Source” on Texas Public Radio. Listen here

San Antonio Express-News: Editorial: El Paso shows how to escape COVID’s grip

September 28, 2021

Dr. Ruth Berggren, infectious Diseases, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, is quoted in this San Antonio Express-News editorial. Read editorial 

CNBC.com: Biden says unvaccinated Americans are ‘costing all of us’ as he presses Covid vaccine mandates

September 27, 2021

Dr. Barbara Taylor, Infectious Diseases, is quoted in this CNBC.com story. Read story