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KSAT 12: Trust index: Do San Antonio hospitals have enough personal protective equipment?

May 7, 2020

UT Health San Antonio has clinics and labs across the city with its health care workers and researchers on the front line. They say they do not have a shortage and “are closely monitoring our PPE and are providing universal masking to our employees.” W …


KSAT 12: Your coronavirus questions answered

May 7, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, infectious diseases specialist and director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, answers coronavirus questions submitted by viewers. Dr. Berggren discusses restaurants, hair salons and gyms reopening, antibody testing, im …


KTSA: Dr. Thomas Patterson discusses clinical trial of new anti-viral drug for COVID-19 patients

May 7, 2020

Dr. Thomas Patterson, chief of the Division of Infectious Disease, was a guest on KTSA’s Jack Riccardi Show. Dr. Patterson discussed the new anti-viral drug, remdesivir, for the sickest COVID-19 patients. Dr. Patterson is leading a local study site in …


KTSA: COVID-19 questions answered

May 7, 2020

Dr. Fred Campbell, an internal medicine doctor in the Department of General and Hospital Medicine, answered questions about COVID-19 on KTSA’s Jack Riccardi Show. Topics included low oxygen saturation, lung condition of COVID-19 survivors and antibody …


KENS 5 Medical Minute: Donating blood and COVID-19

May 7, 2020

Joshua Hanson, MD, MPH, associate dean for student affairs at UT Health San Antonio, explains why it’s important to donate blood now more than ever. Medical Minute is a collaboration between UT Health San Antonio and KENS 5.


PhillyVoice: As seniors’ walking speeds slow, their minds usually do too

May 6, 2020

Seniors tend to slow down physically at about the same time they decline mentally, leading to a heightened mortality risk, according to a new study conducted by UT Health San Antonio. Read the full story. Other websites featuring this story:  News-Medi …


What to expect when you return to campus

May 6, 2020

Significant safety efforts are in place as we return to campus, but the main and most effective defense we have is by you continuing to wash your hands, maintain appropriate social distancing and wearing a mask.


Houston Chronicle: UT Health San Antonio researchers study antibodies against coronavirus

May 6, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 survivors have an important asset: antibodies against it. Studying samples from these individuals will help a team at the Long School of Medicine to understand which antibodies best neutralize the coronavirus. This will be important in devel …


News-Medical.net: Study shows thinking and walking speed usually decline together

May 6, 2020

Do thinking and walking go hand in hand in determining the health course of senior adults? A study published by UT Health San Antonio researchers found that, indeed, the two functions often parallel each other in determining a person’s health trajector …


KTSA: FDA approves emergency use of COVID-19 drug being tested in San Antonio

May 6, 2020

Dr. Thomas Patterson, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, explained the implications of the FDA fast-tracking emergency authorization of the new anti-viral drug, remdesivir. Listen to the interview. 


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