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Study: Childhood trauma, lack of support influence opioid use, overdose among new mothers

May 26, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (May 26, 2020) — New mothers who have returned to using opioids or have died of an overdose often have a troubled past going back to their childhood. The death of a parent, abuse by a trusted individual, the routine use of drugs in the home …


Telemundo: Stroke could be a first symptom of COVID-19

May 26, 2020

Dr. Santiago Palacio, a neurologist at UT Health San Antonio, explains that patients with COVID-19 are also at risk of having a stroke even though they don’t have symptoms of the disease. Read and watch the full story.


KSAT 12: Explained: Phase II of Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas; Rules for bars, bowling alleys

May 26, 2020

As Governor Greg Abbott ramps up re-openings statewide, San Antonio health officials say its too early to tell how this will affect COVID-19 cases in Bexar County and across the state. Dr. Ruth Berggren, infectious diseases specialist and director of t …


Texas Standard: Ask a doctor: Is it safe to send kids back to day care, and other questions answered

May 26, 2020

Dr. Fred Campbell, General and Hospital Medicine, was a guest on KTSA radio’s Ask a Doctor segment to answer listeners’ questions about their health during the coronavirus pandemic. He explained what hydroxychloroquine is and discussed contact tracing. …


San Antonio Express-News: ‘It’s one of the silver livings’: How COVID-19 pandemic could boost access to maternal health care

May 26, 2020

Patrick Ramsey, M.D., maternal-fetal medicine specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is quoted in this story about the increased use of telemedicine for pregnant women during COVID-19. Read the full story.



Have you missed your cancer screenings?

May 22, 2020

Mays Cancer Center experts to discuss why getting screenings now is important during May 29 webinar  SAN ANTONIO (May 22, 2020) — Studies have shown that individuals with cancer who get COVID-19 are more likely to have poor outcomes. And with everyone …


Rivard Report: City of San Antonio to close stretches of 2 residential streets to most traffic

May 22, 2020

In addition to the pilot streets, ActivateSA’s proposal identified 31 census tracts that could benefit from such a program, said Amanda Merck, a research specialist for the Institue for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio, VIA Metropolit …


San Antonio Express-News: San Antonio hospitals, practices land $154 million in bailout funds

May 22, 2020

Federal funds went to a major physician practice called U.S. Anesthesia Partners of Texas, UT Health San Antonio, the START Center for Cancer Care, Post Acute Medical hospitals and many home health agencies. Read the full story.


Flags at half-staff to honor victims of the coronavirus pandemic

May 22, 2020

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation lowering the U.S. flag to half-staff to honor the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Flags across the nation will remain at half-staff through Sunday, May 24.



Faculty present their innovations at virtual pitch day

May 22, 2020

Nine UT Health San Antonio clinicians and scientists pitched their innovations in the President’s Translational and Entrepreneurial Research Fund (PTEF) virtual forum held May 20.


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