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Schenken elected as treasurer of national ob-gyn certifying board

February 18, 2010

Robert S. Schenken, M.D., professor and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, recently was elected treasurer of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

For Girl Scouts, photos are a first step to boosting physical activity

February 17, 2010

In coming weeks, dozens of Girl Scouts will fan out across the city’s West Side to take photographs that answer the question, “What makes it easy and what makes it hard to be physically active in your neighborhood?”

Through photos, Girl Scouts shed light on what promotes – and discourages – physical activit

February 12, 2010

Armed with cameras, Girl Scouts go on a hunt in their West Side neighborhood to identify the things that help them to be physically active or discourage physical activity.

Muscle loss finding may one day save physiques

February 12, 2010

Why does sarcopenia happen and can it be stopped? A study conducted in mice with accelerated muscle loss at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio provides this insight: Less protection from antioxidants and more damage from oxidative stress results in impairment to cells’ energy centers, which slowly leads to death of muscle cells.

fMRIs reveal brain’s handling of low-priority ideas

February 9, 2010

When we put an idea on the back burner, it goes into a processing area of the brain called the default-mode network.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ $3.9 million gift to anchor new nursing education pipeline

February 8, 2010

A $3.9 million gift from Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. will help The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio transform nursing education in South Texas.

Scientists ID a protein that splices and dices genes

February 4, 2010

A novel finding, described Thursday (Feb. 4) on the Science Express Web site by teams from the National Cancer Institute, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of Toronto, offers a clue as to how genes can have what you might call multiple personalities.

Hispanic nursing student mentoring program, developed in San Antonio, receives $500,000 funding

February 3, 2010

Hispanics account for 15 percent of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, yet they make up less than 2 percent of the nation’s registered nurses.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries to present transformative gift to UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing

February 2, 2010

The gift will help the School of Nursing transform nursing education in South Texas by offering three new degree programs and building a ‘virtual hospital’ on the Health Science Center campus.

Unusual competition raises money to improve health in Haiti

January 22, 2010

Project Haiti raises money for various projects, including medical mission trips.

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