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Metformin-frailty study seeks 60 with prediabetes

January 3, 2017

Thousands of South Texans take metformin daily to treat their type 2 diabetes, and thousands more take it because they are at risk for the disease. Because of the way metformin works, researchers with the UT Health Science Center’s Barshop Institute for Aging and Longevity Studies want to learn whether the medication might offer other health benefits in older adults and merit broader use.

Houston Chronicle: MD Anderson’s leader gets largest performance bonus among UT System presidents

January 1, 2017

Eleven presidents of the University of Texas System, including financially ailing MD Anderson Cancer Center, received annual performance bonuses this week totaling more than $1 million. Read the full story at the Houston Chronicle

Express-News: Providing mentorship to military kids

January 1, 2017

Twice a month, Marcos Aceves, 12, gets a visit from a very special person. Read the full story at the Express-News

Express-News: Chew on this: San Antonio lawmaker seeks to raise smoking age to 21

January 1, 2017

In Texas, everyone who turns 18 is allowed to vote, serve on a jury, join the military, play the lottery and — for now — buy and use tobacco products. Read the full story at the Express-News

KSAT 12: SA doctors leading way in fix for Charcot foot syndrome

January 1, 2017

San Antonio has a diabetes problem and that’s what’s causing people to have a lot of other problems too. Watch the full story at KSAT 12

Washington Post: Childhood cancer survival rates are up, but so are long-term complications

January 1, 2017

When Brittany Galan was diagnosed with leukemia at 6 weeks old, doctors warned her parents she had little chance of surviving — she was so young and so sick. Read the full story at the Washington Post

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News: Animal Models for Neurological Disorders

January 1, 2017

Studies in animal models have proven extremely useful in understanding the mechanisms of many human diseases and in assessing new therapeutic strategies. Read the full story at Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Endocrinology Advisor: Adipose Tissue Insulin Resistance Increased in Obese Patients

January 1, 2017

Resistance to the antilipolytic effect of insulin (Adipo-IR) is increased in obese individuals with normal glucose tolerance (NGT), and in those with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in Diabetes. Read …

KWEX TV: Una campaña en San Antonio promueve la vacuna contra el virus del papiloma humano

January 1, 2017

Enero es el mes de la concientización sobre el cáncer cervical, por lo que unidades médicas en la ciudad estarán promoviendo la vacunación a fin de reducir los casos de este padecimiento. Watch the full story in Spanish at KWEX TV

American Dental Education Association: Dr. John Rugh of UTHSCSA SOD Receives National Dental Honor

January 1, 2017

John Rugh, Ph.D., of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry (UTHSCSA SOD), recently received the Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award for accomplished faculty members. Read the full story at the American Dent …

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