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Free community forum to offer facts about ADHD, depression, bipolar

April 26, 2006

Parents of children and teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression and bipolar disorder have more reason to be optimistic these days, says Steven R. Pliszka, M.D., the Meadows Foundation and Semp Russ/San Antonio Area Foundation Research Professor at the Health Science Center


New center dedicated to treating children’s sleep disorders is first of its kind in San Antonio

April 26, 2006

Pediatric sleep experts report that 25 percent of children in the United States experience some type of sleep disorder. Problems can include sleepwalking, insomnia, narcolepsy, snoring, sleep apnea and others.


Risk calculator on Web can help men assess prostate cancer chances

April 26, 2006

Within moments at a computer, a man 55 or older who is concerned about his chance of developing prostate cancer can obtain a trustworthy, science-based estimate of risk – information that can help him decide whether or not to see a physician.


Hundreds hail RAHC biomedical research facility

April 26, 2006

More than 300 state, regional and community leaders and members of the public gathered in Edinburg, Texas yesterday to dedicate the Medical Research Division of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC).


Researchers practice new way of repairing rare throat obstructions

April 11, 2006

Trouble swallowing and breathing, a sore throat and unexplained weight loss are all indicators of Zenker’s diverticulum – pouches that develop in the throat and are made up of muscle tissue and mucus membrane.


April 11 ‘Brain Bowl’ to test the knowledge, wits of undergrads

April 4, 2006

The University of Texas Longhorns won the national championship this year on the gridiron, and now they’re trying for another title – capturing the prize at the seventh annual Brain Bowl at the UT Health Science Center.


Postdoctoral fellows vital to Health Science Center research

April 4, 2006

Major research universities around the country host large numbers of recently graduated Ph.D.s and clinicians to further their research credentials for training intervals from two to six years.


Second building signifies expansion of HSC’s commitment to Laredo

April 4, 2006

Young people who desire to become health professionals joined distinguished leaders, including Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, to break ground March 30 for the second building of the Health Science Center’s Laredo Campus Extension.


Good fitness before a stroke could reduce brain damage

March 28, 2006

Here’s reason No. 101 to do those jumping jacks in the morning: The brain housed in a well-conditioned body is far more able to respond to the challenge of a stroke than the brain housed in an out-of-shape body, new research out of the Health Science Center suggests.


President Cigarroa receives leadership award from National Hispanic Medical Association

March 28, 2006

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, received the Hispanic Health Leadership Award in the academic category from the National Hispanic Medical Association in Washington, D.C. on March 25.


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