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Student nurses train to stem the tide of Latino youth obesity

March 8, 2011

Hispanic nursing students in five U.S. cities — Chicago, Phoenix, San Antonio, Brownsville, Texas, and Edinburg, Texas — will become trainer-influencers to communities, steering Hispanic youth and their families away from the damaging lifelong effects of childhood and adolescent obesity.

March of Dimes provides $400,000 for preterm birth research

March 8, 2011

With the help of funding from the March of Dimes, a UT Health Science Center San Antonio researcher is working to expand knowledge about how to predict and prevent early births.

Muevete (Move) USA trains Hispanic student nurses to target obesity

March 4, 2011

The goal is to teach and work at the community, grassroots level with Hispanic youth and their families to develop skills and enhance their ability to make healthy choices that contribute to a reduction in child and adolescent obesity

Survey assesses Bexar adolescents’ mental health, gaps in care

March 3, 2011

Almost a decade ago, a national survey found that 79 percent of children 6-17 years of age with mental health needs had not gotten treatment in the previous year. For Hispanic children, the numbers were even worse.

Clark receives Health Science Center’s highest award for 2011

March 1, 2011

Robert A. Clark, M.D., assistant vice president for research at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, has been named the Presidential Distinguished Research Scholar at the university for 2011.

Brain tumor myths and truths

February 28, 2011

The way people’s cell phones are glued to their ears these days, one might expect the brain tumor rate to soar.

Scientists find a new way insulin-producing cells die

February 25, 2011

The death of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is a core defect in diabetes. Scientists in Italy and Texas now have discovered a new way that these cells die — by toxic imbalance of a molecule secreted by other pancreatic cells.

Healthy living tips – with lunch – to cut breast cancer risk

February 24, 2011

Healthy living in general is good preventive medicine, but it is possible to fine-tune that philosophy to lower one’s risk for developing breast cancer, which will affect one in eight women.

Serotonin plays role in many autism cases, studies confirm

February 24, 2011

Mouse models are yielding important clues about the nature of autism spectrum disorders, which impact an estimated one in 110 children in the U.S.

PSA velocity test a poor predictor of prostate cancer

February 24, 2011

Over-reliance on test could result in unnecessary biopsies

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