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Painkiller monitoring study reveals racial differences, overall poor care

May 17, 2011

Primary care practices must improve follow-up of patients taking prescription painkillers, in part because these drugs are an increasingly common cause of unintentional death and painkillers can be a gateway to illicit drug abuse, said a UT Medicine San Antonio physician who leads a recently established community health research center.

Cosmetic Surgery: Is It Right for You? – free lecture offered May 17

May 16, 2011

A free public lecture on cosmetic surgery, part of the ongoing health information series provided by UT Medicine San Antonio, the practice of School of Medicine physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

Study gives clue as to how notes are played on the genetic piano

May 12, 2011

Japanese and U.S. scientists in the young field of epigenetics today reported a rationale as to how specific genes are silenced and others are not.

CTRC holds free public lecture on skin cancer

May 11, 2011

A free public lecture on skin cancer risks, prevention and treatment, part of the ongoing cancer prevention and treatment series at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Second SALSI forum takes aim at Latino obesity

May 10, 2011

The second-annual SALSI Research Forum, highlighting efforts to prevent obesity among Latinos in San Antonio and South Texas.

Study shows enlarged prostate not a cancer warning sign

May 9, 2011

Despite the recommendations of some health groups, the symptoms of an enlarged prostate are not associated with the risk of prostate cancer, according to new data from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, a decade-long study of almost 19,000 men.

New study suggests breast cancer treatments lose effectiveness over time

May 9, 2011

Some breast cancer treatments designed to reduce the risk of a recurrence may lose their effectiveness once the patient survives the first three-year danger zone, suggests a new study published online today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Commencement 2011

May 4, 2011

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Skin cancer: What does it look like and what should you do?

May 4, 2011

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and with another South Texas summer coming on, it will be the topic of the next free public lecture at the UT Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center.

Tiny molecule may prove big in fight against neurodegenerative diseases

May 4, 2011

A tiny molecule that circulates in the body in minute quantities, especially in the brain, represents a novel and promising therapeutic strategy for syndromes such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, UT Health Science Center San Antonio researchers say in a newly published paper.

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