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San Antonio Express-News: How many people have been infected by coronavirus in Bexar County but don’t show symptoms?

June 2, 2020

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has partnered with UT Health San Antonio and the San Antonio Fire Department to measure the prevalence of asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 in Bexar County. The study involves sampling about 500 households, …

Is your digital signature secure?

June 1, 2020

A digital certificate, is a free service offered by the Office of Information Security, and includes the ability to sign and certify documents, representing your unique and secure digital fingerprint.

Dr. George Kudolo

Dr. George Kudolo named 2020 Piper Professor

June 1, 2020

George Kudolo, PhD, CPC, FAIC, FAACC, chair and professor in the Department of Health Sciences, was named a 2020 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.

San Antonio Express-News: Amid novel coronavirus pandemic, San Antonio’s Nirenberg has emerged as steady, cautious leader who relies on data

June 1, 2020

San Antonio health experts say Mayor Ron Nirenberg has been keen to seek their advice before making major decisions — even if that advice was unpleasant. “He’s very receptive to ideas that are different from his own and especially if we were coming wit …

EMS World: Patient Care: Training EMS for emergency deliveries in the field

June 1, 2020

This article, about emergency birth in the field, was written by a group of medical students led by Drs. Erin Mankus and Sarah Page-Ramsey from Obstetrics/Gynecology. Read the full article.

KSAT 12: Trust Index: Do vitamin deficiencies make you more susceptible to COVID-19?

June 1, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, infectious diseases specialist and director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, and Dr. Jason Bowling, infectious diseases specialist, answer KSAT viewers’ questions about vitamin deficiencies and COVID-19 susceptibility …

Texas Public Radio: Ask the expert: Dr. Berggren on the safety of pool visits amid the pandemic:

June 1, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, infectious diseases specialist, director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics and COVID-19 consultant for Bexar County and member of the City of San Antonio’s Health Transition Team, answered listeners’ questions about poo …

KSAT 12: San Antonio diabetics face treatment challenges while trying to avoid COVID-19 exposure

June 1, 2020

Thousands of insulin users in San Antonio, especially children, are facing new challenges that could put their health at risk. UT Health San Antonio is taking new measures to make sure no one goes without their lifesaving medicine during the pandemic. …

KOMO TV: Risk of death twice as high among cancer patients with COVID-19

June 1, 2020

Dr. Ruben Mesa, director of the Mays Cancer Center, is featured in this story about the results of a new COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium study published in The Lancet. According to the study, cancer patients who get COVID-19 have a 13% risk of dying, mo …

Rivard Report: San Antonio to sample residents randomly to trace coronavirus spread

June 1, 2020

Study participants won’t have their information shared, and only people who consent to having their samples collected will be tested, Kurian said. Ten teams of students and volunteers from UT Health San Antonio and members of the San Antonio Fire Depar …

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