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News 4: New swine flu strain ‘something to be aware of’ UT Health San Antonio expert says

July 1, 2020

Dr. Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, discusses a new strain of the flu carried by pigs. She says it’s a mutated version of the swine flu that emerged in 2009. “This strain has been increasing since 2016 so it’s been a very gradual thing,” said Patte …



‘We Can Stop the Spread’ with social distancing

July 1, 2020

Observing 6-foot social distancing when out in public is one of the safe behaviors advocated in UT Health San Antonio’s “We Can Stop the Spread” public education initiative.


News 4: UT Health San Antonio doctor creates flexible covering to protect health care workers

July 1, 2020

Dr. Steven Venticinque, Anesthesiology, has created a device aimed at protecting health care workers who treat COVID-19 patients. The ‘stat enclosure,’ a clear tent-like covering, can be placed over a patient’s head while health care workers provide tr …


KSAT 12: It’s all about size! Why experts say it’s false to say masks don’t filter out coronavirus because odors can get in

July 1, 2020

Some posts circulating online are claiming that since you can smell things like food or smoke through a cloth mask, the covering will not filter the coronavirus. Dr. Fred Campbell, General and Hospital Medicine, associate professor of medicine, says th …


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Power outage: Research offers hint about heart weakness in Barth syndrome

June 30, 2020

Barth syndrome is a rare condition that occurs almost exclusively in males. Symptoms include an enlarged and weakened heart. The condition is present at birth or becomes evident early in life. Life expectancy is shortened and there is no treatment. The …


Fox 29: UT Health San Antonio doctor creates flexible covering to protect health care workers

June 30, 2020

Dr. Steven Venticinque, Anesthesiology, has created a device aimed at protecting health care workers who treat COVID-19 patients. The ‘stat enclosure,’ a clear tent-like covering, can be placed over a patient’s head while health care workers provide tr …


News 4: Rapid increase in COVID-19 patients leads to huge spike in hospitalizations

June 30, 2020

Hospital beds are becoming scarce in San Antonio due to COVID-19. Contingency planning is now being ramped up to provide excess capacity when the hospitals are full. “We’re all nearing our capacity,” says Dr. Robert Leverence, chief medical officer. He …


Benzinga: UT Health San Antonio encourages U.S. public: ‘We Can Stop the Spread’

June 30, 2020

UT Health San Antonio President William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, announced “We Can Stop the Spread,” a public education initiative urging the public to continue safe behaviors such as wearing a mask, washing and sanitizing hands often, practicing 6-foot s …



School of Dentistry research enterprise ranks among top 10 of U.S. dental schools

June 30, 2020

The UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry’s research enterprise has been ranked seventh among all U.S. dental schools for National Institutes of Health funding for 2019, jumping 11 spots over previous years.


KTSA: Dr. Fred Campbell on the Jack Ricarrdi Show

June 30, 2020

Dr. Fred Campbell, General and Hospital Medicine, was a guest on KTSA Radio’s Jack Riccardi Show. They discussed the spike in COVID-19 and the surge of patients being admitted into the hospital. They talked about the difference in whether a person is a …


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