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CPRIT gives Health Science Center researcher cancer prevention grant to partner with YMCA

July 28, 2011

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) on Wednesday awarded $265,000 to a researcher from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio who is working with the YMCA of Greater San Antonio to encourage healthy living and cancer prevention.

In Muevete USA, student nurses combat childhood obesity

July 27, 2011

In two primarily Hispanic neighborhoods, Rosalinda Barrientos and other students from the UT Health Science Center School of Nursing asked children the question, “What does ‘healthy’ mean to you?”

Nursing students to teach children about nutrition on grocery store field trip

July 25, 2011

Nursing students from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio will help teach children from San Antonio’s West Side about good nutrition and healthy eating practices on a field trip to their neighborhood grocery store.

New study evaluates yoga’s benefits for breast cancer survivors

July 21, 2011

In response to staggering obesity and breast cancer mortality rates, a new local study is testing how different types of exercise—like yoga—best improve cancer survivors’ fitness, quality of life and molecular indicators of future risk.

CPRIT honors San Antonio cancer investigators

July 15, 2011

A ceremony marking Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas’ awards totaling almost $13 million in cancer research dollars to San Antonio health and academic institutions

JAMA study shows importance of updating family cancer history in adult patients

July 12, 2011

One of the best ways to determine a person’s risk for certain cancers is family health history – and between the ages of 30 and 50, that family history can change significantly.

Strength of Spirit in Overcoming Cancer

July 8, 2011

Scientific evidence and personal stories presented in free lecture

Related studies point to the illusion of the artificial

June 27, 2011

Waistlines in people, glucose levels in mice hint at sweeteners’ effects

Community leaders to kick off local site of nation’s largest long-term children’s study

June 24, 2011

A ceremony marking the South Texas start of the National Children’s Study, a 20-year study of the environment’s effects on the health of 100,000 children

MIRA program gives college students a close-up look at the health professions

June 24, 2011

Laredo-area college students interested in a possible career in the health professions have until July 1 to apply for a special program exploring those professions, offered by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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