Long School of Medicine

KSAT 12: More children experiencing sleep issues during COVID-19 pandemic, doctors say

March 30, 2021
 

Dr. Karen Hentschel-Franks, Pediatrics, was interviewed by KSAT 12’s Ursula Pari for a story about more children experiencing sleep issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a toll of virtual learning, social distancing and being in their rooms too many hours a day. Watch the story.



CDC updates guidelines for fully vaccinated people

March 30, 2021
 

With 8,700 UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff and students now vaccinated, and even more vaccinations distributed throughout the community, many are wondering if they can ditch their masks and return to social events. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated its guidelines for those who are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.




Hybrid ceremony marks Match Day 2021

March 29, 2021
 

As the topsy-turvy, excruciating time of the pandemic appears to be winding down, UT Health San Antonio and its Long School of Medicine inched toward normalcy March 19 with a hybrid Match Day ceremony, when graduating medical students learned the location of their residency training.




A cornerstone of research-based medicine

March 29, 2021
 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio broke ground and unveiled the cornerstone for the UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital, a destination center for research and treatment of cancer and other complex diseases that disproportionately impact the people of South Texas.




Bladder cancer patients respond well to new immunotherapy tested at Mays Cancer Center

March 26, 2021
 

According to the study, 53.4% of participants receiving NF were free of cancer at three months and 45.5% of patients continued to be cancer-free for at least 12 months.




Global health care worker burnout is high and ‘unsustainable’

March 26, 2021
 

Physicians aren’t alone. A published letter by Dharam Kaushik, MD, associate professor of urology and surgeon with the Mays Cancer Center, also references a large study of burnout and trauma in nurses during the pandemic.