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Celebrate Earth Week

April 16, 2021

Celebrate Earth Week from April 19-23. There will be virtual exhibitions throughout the week on Zoom from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Prizes will be given away!


Discover Magazine: Fight or flight? Why our caveman brains keep getting confused

April 16, 2021

Dr. Sudha Seshadri, professor of neurology and director of the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, explains the link between neurodegenerative diseases and high cortisol levels in this Discover Magazine article. The story me …


Latino USA: Your COVID-19 vaccine questions, answered

April 16, 2021

Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of UT Health San Antonio’s Institute for Health Promotion Research and Salud America!, speaks on a Latino USA podcast about overcoming vaccine hesitancy and taking the important step to be vaccinated. Her remarks begin at t …


Lone Star Health News: Lone Stars on the Medical Frontier: Dr. Robert Svatek sees momentum for more cancer cures

April 16, 2021

Dr. Robert Svatek, chairman of urology and bladder cancer specialist with the Mays Cancer Center, gives great insights about advances in immunotherapy and the future of cancer care in this Lone Star Health News article. The story mentions that Dr. Svat …


The Center Square: More than 140 fully vaccinated people in Houston have tested positive for COVID-19, following trend of ‘breakthrough cases’ nationwide

April 16, 2021

Dr. Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, is quoted in this article explaining that it could take anywhere between 10 to 12 days for individuals to develop immunity after getting both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read the story.


Yahoo! Finance: ‘The abundance of caution is good,’ it gives clinicians time to figure out if the complications are due to the vaccine: Doctor

April 16, 2021

Dr. Owais Durrani, Emergency Medicine resident, speaks to Yahoo! Finance about the upsides of Americans being overly cautious of the COVID-19 vaccine as it gives clinicians time to figure out if the complications are due to the vaccine. He said the pau …


COVID-19 vaccines available now

April 15, 2021

UT Health San Antonio currently has open appointments for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. You must be 16 years and older to receive the vaccine and will need to return in 21 days to receive your second dose. Schedule your vaccine online: http://schedule.u …


Gizmodo: The challenges of unravelling long COVID

April 14, 2021

Dr. Rachel Pearson, Pediatrics, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, is quoted in this feature on the challenges of unravelling long COVID. She believes that, in scientific inquiry, there’s much less harm to casting a broad net of inquiry in order …


KSAT 12 Q&A: April 12, Dr. Ruth Berggren, UT Health San Antonio infectious disease specialist

April 14, 2021

In this KSAT 12 Q&A, Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, spoke from a senior center where vaccinations were being administered in order to answer viewers’ latest questions regarding how the vaccine is holding up to the variants. Watch the Q …


KSAT 12: Thousands of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses on hold at local medical facilities

April 14, 2021

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, said that, in a few rare cases, where people had an allergy to mRNA vaccines, side effects of clots and bleeding are appearing indicating a possibility of an antibody being produced that’s binding to platelets an …


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