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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.

Web courses put allied health professionals on the cutting edge of disaster response

March 20, 2006

You are on your normal shift when you hear from a couple of your patients that an “18-wheeler” has overturned less than a mile from your clinic.

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery reduces patients’ pain, surgeon says

March 20, 2006

It has been more than a decade since the first laparoscopic colorectal surgery was performed, and all indications are that the minimally invasive technique “is a significant advance in the way we treat colorectal cancer and other conditions,” said John H. Winston III, M.D., M.B.A., assistant professor of surgery at the Health Science Center.

Putting plans in place will greatly help your future caregivers

March 20, 2006

We should plan for being old, so that when the time comes, the stress our children or other caregivers feel can be greatly reduced.

April 3-6 programs examine mental health consequences of Katrina, other disasters

March 14, 2006

“Mental Health Consequences of Recent Disasters: From Oklahoma City to Katrina,” a conference and workshop, will be offered to area health professionals April 3-6 at the Health Science Center.

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