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News 4: Doctors: Low risk of infection from bacteria in Gulf of Mexico

July 5, 2016

You’ve seen the pictures of flesh-eating bacteria making the rounds on social media. You’ve probably also heard the stories saying, ‘Avoid coastal waters’. But local doctors explain what you need to know to be able to enjoy that visit to Texas beaches. …


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Express-News: Hot cars in San Antonio can be deadly for unattended children

July 5, 2016

After sitting under the scorching sun on a 95 degree afternoon, the inside of a black Chevy Suburban reached a temperature high enough to fry an egg on the dashboard. Safe Kids San Antonio, in partnership with the Texas Heatstroke Task Force and the So …


Time Warner Cable News: San Antonio Home to PTSD Treatment Program

July 5, 2016

Doctors are stressing the importance of getting help for anyone who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Experts at the University of Texas Health Science Center say data shows 80 percent of PTSD patients can be treated to the point of recovery …


MedPage Today: Revisiting Neoadjuvant Hormones for ER+ Breast Cancer

July 5, 2016

Neoadjuvant endocrine therapy for estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer achieved response rates similar to those obtained with combination chemotherapy but with less toxicity, pooled data from 20 studies showed. The findings have implications f …


Medical News Today: Early diagnosis remains key to successful treatment of deadly fungal infection

July 5, 2016

While acknowledging that improvements in therapies have led to better care of patients with invasive aspergillosis – a potentially deadly fungal infection – new practice guidelines emphasize that there remains a critical need for early diagnosis. The I …


Fox 29: ‘Super germs’ a growing problem in America

July 5, 2016

There’s growing concern sweeping the country about what’s being called “super germs.” They are bacterial infections that have become resistant to most available treatment options. “Unfortunately, we are starting to see more cases of these drug resistan …


Science Daily: Early diagnosis, effective therapy vital for treatment of deadly invasive aspergillosis

July 5, 2016

New therapies are improving care, but early diagnosis remains critical in the effective treatment of invasive, a potentially deadly fungal infection, according to new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and publishe …


Express-News: University Hospital upgraded to a Level I pediatric trauma center

July 5, 2016

University Hospital has been upgraded to a Level I pediatric trauma center, one of only five in Texas and the only hospital in San Antonio equipped and staffed to offer the most sophisticated care possible to seriously injured children, Bexar County Ho …


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Pregnant? Use DEET to repel pesky mosquitoes

July 5, 2016

As people plan more outdoor activities this summer, some pregnant women may be wondering which insect repellent will protect them best. This year’s concern is Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitos, whose bites have the potential to transmit Zika …


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Insect repellent containing DEET best for pregnant women

July 1, 2016

As people plan more outdoor activities this summer, some pregnant women may be wondering which insect repellent will protect them the best against Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitos, whose bites are the primary cause of Zika virus. The virus has caused brain abnormalities in babies developing in the womb.


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