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San Antonio researcher receives top American diabetes award

June 12, 2008

Studies of insulin resistance, development of frontline therapies shape his legacy.


Drug lowers conversion to type 2 diabetes by 81% in multicenter research study

June 12, 2008

In a research study of hundreds of patients facing the prospect of developing type 2 diabetes, the oral drug pioglitazone (brand name: Actos®) reduced the rate of conversion to the disease by 81 percent in the active therapy group compared to those taking a placebo, the study leader, Ralph A. DeFronzo, M.D., reported June 9 during the 68th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in San Francisco.


Robot-assisted surgery represents safe, effective option for patients with kidney, bladder, prostate cancers

June 11, 2008

UT Health Science Center, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care have removedmore kidney, bladder tumors with the technology than any academic center in Texas.


UT Health Science Center helps develop new Web resource to promote health care innovation

June 6, 2008

A new national Web resource designed to promote innovation in the delivery of health care was launched this spring by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).


Perales presents STEER program as fellow in Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute

June 5, 2008

Doctors no longer make house calls, so many environmental factors that would clue in physicians as to why their patients are sick aren’t considered, much less discussed.


El Paso organization partners with UT Health Science Center to announce new traffic safety project for Hispanics

June 4, 2008

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death among persons ages 4 to 33.


Construction hits halfway mark on Health Science Center’s new,256,000-square foot Medical Arts Research Center

June 2, 2008

Local contractor making Health Science Center’s vision of a one-stop shop for all patient care center a reality.


Coveted federal translational research award comes to S.A.

May 29, 2008

A South Texas consortium led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is receiving a $26 million Clinical and Translational Science Award to speed biomedical breakthroughs to improve the health of the people in the region’s communities.


Dr. Lyda Arévalo receives Clare M. Fagin Fellowship to further studies in geriatric nursing

May 19, 2008

In a recent report, the Institute of Medicine noted that many more health care providers and family caregivers with specialized training will be needed to provide care for the aging Baby Boomer generation.


Cancer survivors heal mind, body and spirit at Annual Wellness Conference

May 16, 2008

The “Surviving and Thriving” Wellness Conference, hosted by The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio empowers cancer patients, both the newly diagnosed and long-term survivors, and their caregivers to learn how to conquer their fears, manage their symptoms and find inspiration in the words of nationally acclaimed speakers.


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