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Fox 29: COVID vaccine authorization for teens could come ‘sometime in April’, doctor says

April 1, 2021

Dr. J.B. Cantey, Pediatrics, is in this Fox 29 story about the Pfizer announcement that its COVID-19 vaccine is 100 percent effective in trials involving kids 12 to 15 years old and its plan to request emergency-use authorization in the coming weeks from the FDA. Dr. Cantey said that it is not impossible to think […]

Trauma experts aim to reduce deaths by providing blood-clotting agent

March 31, 2021

Severely injured trauma patients who received a blood-clotting drug before arriving at the hospital had a better chance of surviving than those who didn’t, according to new research published in Journal of the American Medical Association Surgery.

WebMD: Brain Scraper: Why do some COVID tests hurt so much?

March 31, 2021

Dr. Philip Chen, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, is quoted in this Web MD article on why some COVID tests hurt so much. Dr. Chen said that for people who are more prone to get headaches, the test can trigger a severe one, that nosebleeds can occur if the swab irritated and broke the surface of […]

KSAT 12: Pregnant women share their experiences, questions ahead of KSAT’s ‘Pregnancy and Infertility in a Pandemic’ town hall

March 31, 2021

Dr. Patrick Ramsey, Obstetrics and Gynecology, is quoted in this KSAT 12 story that sought to provide questions held by pregnant women ahead of its town hall on pregnancy and infertility in a pandemic. Dr. Ramsey said that one visitor is allowed to accompany the woman during labor and delivery and that the major San […]

KSAT 12 Q&A: March 25, Dr. Ruth Berggren

March 31, 2021

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, talked with KSAT 12 viewers on March 25 about where Bexar County is in terms of reaching herd immunity and other COVID-19 topics. Watch the Q&A.

KSAT 12: Replacing ventilator with tracheotomy could help COVID-19 patients heal faster, UT Health study finds

March 30, 2021

Dr. Alvaro Moreira, Pediatrics, spoke to KSAT 12 audiences about the fact that a ventilator can compromise COVID-19 patients who are critically ill; their breathing with assisted ventilation and weakened immune systems puts these patients at an increased risk for developing pneumonia. Read and watch the story.