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Session offers guidance on entering fast-growing physician assistant field

May 4, 2010

Anyone interested in becoming a physician assistant can learn more about this fast-growing career field — including how to apply to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio or its Regional Campus in Laredo — during an information session on Saturday, May 8.


Forum raises awareness of mental health conditions and research

April 30, 2010

Faculty will speak on topics including myths and misunderstandings about psychiatric disorders, drug use among adolescents, and the genetics of schizophrenia.


San Antonio urologist elected to national post

April 30, 2010

Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., professor and chair of urology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and executive director of its Cancer Therapy & Research Center, has been elected a trustee of the American Board of Urology.


Scientists learn to block pain at its source

April 26, 2010

Discovery of pain-causing compounds leads to development of new non-addictive painkillers


2010 Woman to Woman Conference: Consejos de su comadre (Advice from your dearest friend)

April 22, 2010

Women who focus more on their family’s health than their own have a chance to put themselves first for a change.


Batter up! S.A. Missions to help groups promote organ, tissue, eye donation

April 15, 2010

From Opening Night’s first pitch through several dates during the 2010 season, fans at San Antonio Missions baseball games will receive information on the life-saving gift of organ, tissue and eye donation.


Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., new dean of the School of Medicine

April 13, 2010

A nationally recognized neurologist has been named the new dean of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


New film depicts the importance of end-of-life decisions

April 12, 2010

“Advance Directives,” a short film about two young adults and their differing approaches to end-of-life decisions, premieres in San Antonio just ahead of National Healthcare Decisions Day.


A drug that extends life span prevents Alzheimer’s deficits

April 12, 2010

If research results continue to be repeated and are turned into clinical trials, a drug already approved for some uses could be marshaled — sooner than we expect — to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in humans and improve health to the end of life.


Research, supported by Voelcker Fund, explains why some human lymphomas can be deadly

April 9, 2010

Annually 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. Approximately half will die of this disease despite the latest, state-of-the-art treatment.


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