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Harvard, Tulane students learn environmental links to medicine in Laredo

February 7, 2006

Nine students from the Harvard University School of Public Health and one from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine visited Laredo in January as part of an environmental medicine program offered by the Health Science Center and a host of Laredo partners.


Study examines brain’s complex activity in thirst, pain

February 7, 2006

When we are thirsty, we are more sensitive to pain. Now a new study conducted in San Antonio and Australia shows why – the brain activates differently when we are both thirsty and in pain than when we are thirsty alone or in pain alone.


Governor Briscoe gives $2 million to cardiovascular research

February 7, 2006

The Honorable Dolph Briscoe Jr., governor of Texas from 1973 to 1979, is one of the legendary figures in Texas history.


Simulator puts health providers in shoes of heart failure patients

January 31, 2006

A heart failure educational simulator, the “Heart FX Pod,” will be at the North Campus of the Health Science Center from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.


CDC-funded survey eyes decision making in men with prostate cancer

January 31, 2006

When Earl was diagnosed with prostate cancer last March, he thought his doctor would tell him precisely what he should do.


Study: Newer antibiotic more effective at treating elders’ pneumonia

January 24, 2006

A newer antibiotic medication proved more effective at knocking out community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in patients 65 and older than the antibiotic that has been the front-line CAP treatment the last decade, according to a national study coordinated at the Health Science Center.


Dr. Julio Palmaz appointed to prestigious Ashbel Smith Professorship

January 24, 2006

Julio C. Palmaz, M.D., who revolutionized cardiology and peripheral vascular medicine by inventing the world’s first stent, was named an Ashbel Smith Professor Jan. 19 at the Health Science Center.


Dr. Sunil Ahuja receives the Health Science Center’s highest honor at 2006 Awards Ceremony

January 24, 2006

Sunil K. Ahuja, M.D., M.Sc., who last January electrified the world of HIV-AIDS research with a genetics finding that explains why some people are more susceptible to HIV infection than others in their own ethnic group, was recognized Jan. 19 as the 2006 Presidential Distinguished Scholar at the Health Science Center.


Depressed patients might one day be asked: Have you had your leptin today?

January 17, 2006

Leptin, a hormone produced in fat tissue, regulates our appetite and weight, but it may do a whole lot more.


Sawing logs? New center aims to treat hard-core snorers

January 17, 2006

If your husband or wife’s snoring is driving you up a wall, think about what it might be doing to his or her health.


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