Long School of Medicine

AAMC: Great escapes: Doctors and nurses find respite from pandemic fatigue

August 4, 2020
 

Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, contributed to an item posted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the AAMC, about escapes that front-line workers are using to cope with COVID-19 stress and find a moment of respite from pandemic fatigue. Read the story.


San Antonio Express-News: Did George Floyd protests add to S.A’s coronavirus spike? Most likely not, experts say. But don’t take chances: Mask up when you march.

August 3, 2020
 

Dr. Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, says in the patients she’s talked to the exposure to COVID-19 infection seems to have come from Memorial Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, not from any of the demonstrations. Read the story.


CNN: Growing up in a violent environment is likely to lead to accelerated aging and disease risk, new review of studies shows

August 3, 2020
 

Amy Garrett, PhD, assistant professor of radiology and psychiatry and director of the neuroimaging core for the Department of Psychiatry, was interviewed as an outside expert to provide context in this story about a new study that suggests experiencing adversity early in life is likely to make children reach puberty more quickly, increase cellular aging […]


Fragile X syndrome discovery offers clue in autism

August 3, 2020
 

Structures called primary cilia – which act like TV antennas for cells to detect signals – are present in fewer numbers in mice born with Fragile X syndrome, according to researchers.


Fox 29: Doctors worried about significant drop in immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases

August 3, 2020
 

Dr. Mandie Svatek, Pediatrics, was interviewed about the importance of getting children vaccinated before the school year, despite the pandemic. Read and watch the story.


News 4: Doctors worried about significant drop in immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases

August 3, 2020
 

Dr. Mandie Svatek, Pediatrics, was interviewed about the importance of getting children vaccinated before the school year, despite the pandemic. Read and watch the story.