Long School of Medicine

News 4: San Antonio doctor invents a cure for hiccup

September 14, 2020

Dr. Ali Seifi, an associate professor and neuro-intensive care physician, was interviewed about his science-based invention to stop hiccups called HiccAway. Read and watch the story.

KSAT 12: Long-awaited new ALS drug shows promise at UT Health San Antonio

September 14, 2020

Dr. Carlayne Jackson, professor of neurology and otolaryngology, co-authored a new study that includes the results of a small clinical trial for an oral drug that slowed ALS patients’ rate of functional decline. Read and watch the story.

KSAT 12: ‘Don’t be frightened by this:’ San Antonio doctor talks coronavirus vaccine hiccup

September 14, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, answers questions on KSAT 12 regarding the mysterious illness in the AstraZeneca vaccine trial and what it means for the future of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Read and watch the story.

Fox 29: CDC shows number of people who die from COVID-19 and having diabetes, group looks to help

September 11, 2020

Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD, assistant professor in the Joe. R and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, explains that research is underway about why diabetes makes fighting COVID-19 more difficult. Read and watch the story.

Physician develops device to relieve hiccups

September 11, 2020

A neuro-intensive care physician at UT Health San Antonio has invented a science-based way to stop hiccups. The device is called HiccAway.

Behind the Shield: From radiation oncology to COVID care

September 10, 2020

I am a radiation oncology resident who was involved in taking care of COVID-19 patients at the Audie Murphy VA Medical Center. I trained for nearly three years solely in an outpatient setting, where patients aren’t typically sick enough to warrant acute hospital-level care. So I must admit that the thought of diving back into […]