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KSAT 12: Some San Antonio hospitals using pediatric ICU for adults due to hospitals reaching capacity

July 3, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, infectious diseases specialist and director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, discussed how some local hospitals are making more room for patients. She added that the current spike in COVID-19 cases is from social gath …


Fox 29: Parks will close for Fourth of July weekend, here’s how they’ll be monitored

July 3, 2020

Dr. Jan Patterson, infectious diseases specialist, discussed the closure of parks in San Antonio and Bexar County for the Fourth of July weekend due to COVID-19 and why this is necessary. She also emphasized social distancing and avoiding gatherings wi …


News 4: Parks will close for Fourth of July weekend, here’s how they’ll be monitored

July 3, 2020

Dr. Jan Patterson, infectious diseases specialist, discussed the closure of parks in San Antonio and Bexar County for the Fourth of July weekend due to COVID-19 and why this is necessary. She also emphasized social distancing and avoiding gatherings wi …


Fox 29: COVID-19 patients with uncontrolled diabetes most at risk

July 3, 2020

Dr. Carolina Solis-Herrera, an endocrinologist and diabetes specialist, and a patient were interviewed about more severe complications developing in patients with diabetes who get COVID-19. Read and watch the full story.


A trauma surgeon’s appeal: Help pull hospitals from the brink of crisis

July 3, 2020

Together, we have the power to reduce the spread of the virus. Please help your friends and family wear a mask, physically distance, pay extra attention to hand hygiene and take care of each other.


San Antonio Express-News: Commentary: Help pull hospitals from the brink of crisis

July 3, 2020

Dr. Ronald M. Stewart, chair of the Department of Surgery, submitted this op-ed to the San Antonio Express-News and it was published June 30. Read the commentary.


STAT: No one wants to go back to lockdown. Is there a middle ground for containing Covid-19?

July 3, 2020

Fred Campbell, General and Hospital Medicine, is included in this story discussing the rising hospitalizations in many states. “There is incredible stress on the system, and it appears that might be getting a whole lot worse over the next few weeks,” s …


Water outage impacts a few buildings on Long Campus July 24-25

July 2, 2020

UT Health Facilities Management has scheduled an impairment of the domestic water system providing water to the Medical School Building, the Holly Auditorium and the AAB Building beginning at 8 p.m., Friday, July 24, through 8 a.m., Saturday, July 25.  


Reform Austin: When and how often should you clean your mask

July 2, 2020

Fred Campbell, General and Hospital Medicine, said when hand washing your mask, use hot, soapy water and then scrub for 20-30 seconds. “Soap actually surrounds the COVID-19 viruses and destroys them. Dissolves them,” he said. Dr. Campbell said it’s imp …


News 4: Emergency rooms seeing increase in both COVID patients and those who suspect they have it

July 2, 2020

Dr. Ralph Riviello, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, discusses the increase of patients, those who haven’t been diagnosed with COVID-19 but are experiencing symptoms, going to area hospitals to get checked out. He says they’re also see …


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