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President’s Council luncheon draws enthusiastic group of community leaders

March 1, 2012

The annual President’s Council luncheon Feb. 29 at Pearl Stable featured a large turnout of enthusiastic community leaders, scientists at every table leading dialogues about discoveries, and celebration of the President’s Council’s support of programs at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

Protocol reduces sternal wound infections in children by 61 percent

February 27, 2012

A two-year effort to prevent infections in children healing from cardiac surgery reduced sternum infections by 61 percent, a San Antonio researcher announced at the Cardiology 2012 conference Feb. 23 in Orlando, Fla.

France elected Councilor to national pharmacology society

February 23, 2012

Charles P. France, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and psychiatry in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, this year will assume duties as a Councilor to the American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics.

After bleach ingestion incident, South Texas Poison Center shares facts on household chemicals

February 22, 2012

After a recent incident in which children at a Gonzales daycare facility were mistakenly given diluted bleach to drink, the South Texas Poison Center wants to share the facts about the hazards of this and other household chemicals.

Regents approve oral health care center at UT Health Science Center

February 17, 2012

The University of Texas System Board of Regents this month authorized a $95 million oral health care center at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

“Barefoot Heart” author speaks about growing up in migrant farm worker family

February 17, 2012

Elva Treviño Hart’s memoir is the 2012 One Community/One Book selection of San Antonio Public Library, UT Health Science Center Libraries

UT Health Science Center shortens time to earn physician assistant degree

February 13, 2012

The Physician Assistant Studies program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will soon offer students the opportunity to complete the program in two years instead of three, bringing physician assistants more quickly into the workforce.

Exercise and cancer patients lecture tomorrow night

February 8, 2012

Stacey Young-McCaughan, R.N., Ph.D., a professor in the department of psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, will discuss the fitness program for cancer survivors she has created at the CTRC.

How exercise helps every cancer patient

February 6, 2012

Climbing stairs again. Lost weight. Better sleep. More energy. Cancer survivors who have joined supervised exercise programs report all these benefits. They often also report that at first, they don’t know how to begin.

Study shows a urine test can effectively predict high-risk prostate cancer

February 2, 2012

Initial results of a multicenter study involving The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio indicate that two urine-based biomarkers are associated with prostate cancers that are likely to be aggressive and potentially life-threatening among men who take an “active surveillance” approach to manage their disease.

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