Long School of Medicine

Houston Chronicle: Pregnant, immunocompromised or have allergies? Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines

January 6, 2021

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, contributed to this story in the Houston Chronicle addressing questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Read the story.

KSAT 12: Researchers in San Antonio discover how alcohol limits the ability to pay attention

December 31, 2020

A new study published by researchers at UT Health San Antonio found that alcohol impacts a person’s decision-making under the influence. The work is funded by generous support from the Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation and by grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute […]

San Antonio Express-News: Commentary: Pledging vaccine patience and faith

December 31, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, is mentioned in this opinion piece published in the San Antonio Express-News which speaks to San Antonio leaders pledging confidence in, and encouragement for receiving, the COVID-19 vaccines. Read the story.

News 4: New COVID variant ‘likely’ in San Antonio, doctor says

December 31, 2020

Dr. Jason Bowling, Infectious Diseases, contributed to a News 4 San Antonio story saying it is likely that a new COVID variant is in the U.S. and San Antonio, adding that the new strain is up to 70 percent more transmissible; he emphasizes, however, that the same measures we’ve been doing for months will still […]

News 4: Nurse contracts COVID days after first Pfizer vaccine dose

December 31, 2020

Dr. Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, explained to News 4 San Antonio viewers how people who were already exposed to COVID when taking the first of two administrations of the Pfizer vaccine can become positive for COVID; it can take between 10 to 12 days to be immune — plus both doses — for the vaccine […]

San Antonio Report: ‘We’re almost there’: San Antonio health care workers reflect on a dark year but see hope ahead

December 31, 2020

Dr. Ralph Riviello, Emergency Medicine, was quoted in a story of the San Antonio Report, offering perspective as someone who has worked both on the front lines in the emergency room and as an overseer of ER nurses and doctors. Read the story.