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Viral ‘molecular scissor’ is next COVID-19 drug target

October 22, 2020

American and Polish scientists, reporting the journal Science Advances, laid out a novel rationale for COVID-19 drug design – blocking a molecular “scissor” that the virus uses for virus production and to disable human proteins crucial to the immune response.


Medical News Today: US election 2020: Undocumented status and mental healthcare access

October 19, 2020

In this perspective article, Luz Maria Garcini, PhD, MPH, assistant professor at the Center for Research to Advance Community Health at UT Health San Antonio, considers what the upcoming presidential election might mean for the access to mental health …


Flu shots are crucial during COVID-19 pandemic

October 6, 2020

Ramon Cancino, MD, MS, FAAFP, director of the Primary Care Center for UT Health Physicians, explains the importance of getting the flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic and how you can avoid potentially contracting both the flu and the coronavirus a …



COVID-19 makes it even more vital to get your flu shot

September 15, 2020

The flu vaccine can reduce symptoms that might be confused with those of COVID-19. In addition, the vaccine can decrease the severity of the illness, reduce hospitalizations and save lives.


Recovered from COVID-19? Help current patients by donating convalescent plasma

September 11, 2020

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is collecting plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients, per U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements, to be used as a treatment for patients who are currently sick with the virus.



Post-COVID syndrome hits kids’ hearts

September 4, 2020

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome damages the heart to such an extent that some children will need lifelong monitoring and interventions.



Avoid the ‘twindemic.’ Get your flu shot.

September 3, 2020

Doctors aren’t sure of exactly how the flu and COVID-19 might interact, but highly recommend flu vaccines this year.


KENS 5 Medical Minute: Back to School Vaccines

September 3, 2020

Johanna Matos, APRN, UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, urges parents to take steps to help keep their children healthy as schools prepare to start in-person classes. That includes getting the flu shot this year and making sure kids are up to dat …



New Latino-Focused Campaign: Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19!

September 2, 2020

Salud America! launched this digital campaign to inform and urge Latino families to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19.



Don’t let Labor Day become a COVID day. Mask up!

August 28, 2020

Experts urge everyone to wear masks, observe 6-foot social distance, wash hands vigorously, and avoid indoor and large gatherings.


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