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News 4: Doctors, school administrators urging flu shots amid COVID pandemic

September 3, 2020

Dr. Mandie Svatek, Pediatrics, speaks to News 4 San Antonio saying that while social distancing, mask-wearing and hand washing may help, vaccines will be vital this year and are the best line of defense against the flu. Read the story.

Texas Standard: Ask a doctor: Could upgrades to HVAC systems help businesses prevent the spread of COVID-19?

September 2, 2020

Dr. Fred Campbell, Hospital and General Medicine, continued in his service of answering listeners’ COVID-19 questions on Texas Standard, a radio program produced in the state capital in collaboration with Texas Public Radio San Antonio, KUT Austin, KERA North Texas and Houston Public Media. Read and listen to the Q&A. 

News 4: New form of PTSD therapy could be game changer for military couples

August 31, 2020

This story highlights the new Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP) research study that’s part of Dr. Alan Peterson’s PTSD research group. The newly published study was conducted with veterans and military members in Central and South Texas. The study shows that condensing months of weekly therapy into one weekend could help improve patient, partner and […]

KSAT 12: Hand sanitizer packaged in water bottles, beer cans, kids’ food pouches, FDA warns

August 31, 2020

Dr. Shawn Varney, South Texas Poison Center, spoke to KSAT 12 audiences about the fact that even small amounts of alcohol in hand sanitizers can be lethal to a small child. Read and watch the story.

KSAT 12: ‘I’m cautiously optimistic we can open schools, businesses,’: UT Health San Antonio doctor says on COVID-19 trends

August 31, 2020

Dr. Robert Leverence, chief medical officer of UT Health San Antonio, discussed staying vigilant and practicing caution during the Labor Day weekend, COVID-19 model projections and what the future looks like for our community as in-person school begins to open up. Read and watch the story.

Behind the Shield: Resiliency through uncertainty

August 27, 2020

As I sit here surrounded by evacuation zones and smoke thickening the Sonoma County air, I am continuously grateful for the resilience of our community. Our intensive care unit was the only one left open in our town during the 2017 fires. I watched with stinging eyes and breathed through shallow breath, with flames visible […]