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Online course in pain management reaches Latin America

June 8, 2004

An online pain management course written in Spanish and created in the department of anesthesiology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio was rolled out this spring to a potential audience of 25,000 general practitioners, internists, rheumatologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, orthopedists and other physicians from Mexico to Argentina.


New information discovered regarding Hispanics with colorectal cancer

June 8, 2004

Hispanics present with colorectal cancer at a younger age and with more advanced disease than other ethnic groups, according to a study of 453 colorectal cancer patients treated between 1985 and 2001 by physicians from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Dental experts fault study linking X-rays to term low birth weight

June 7, 2004

A study published April 28 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is causing some pregnant women to question whether they should have X-rays taken in their dentists’ offices.


Health Science Center bestows degrees for 2004

June 4, 2004

The five schools of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio held their commencement exercises in May. Some individuals in the following lists are summer or winter graduates


Work published in ‘Nature’ sheds light on key cell division process

June 4, 2004

There is important news from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio about a process that is crucial to cell division and therefore to all of human health.


Frequently asked questions about PSA and prostate cancer

May 28, 2004

The prostate is a gland that is a part of the reproductive organs and lies below the urinary bladder in men.


‘Out of the 4.0 box thinking’ benefited South Texas patient

May 27, 2004

Like many Americans, Edgar Smith loathes the words “prostate cancer.”


Study finds 15 percent of men with ‘normal’ PSA had prostate cancer

May 27, 2004

Some men who have received good marks on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test from their physicians may be getting a false sense of confidence about not having prostate cancer, according to a study released May 27 in The New England Journal of Medicine.


Medrano receives 2004 Medical School Distinguished Alumnus Award

May 25, 2004

Martha Medrano, M.D., M.P.H., assistant dean for continuing medical education and director of the School of Medicine’s Hispanic Center of Excellence at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has received the 2004 Medical School Distinguished Alumnus Award.


Putting the proverbial brakes on aging

May 18, 2004

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has received a $2.5 million grant for a National Institute on Aging (NIA) Intervention Testing Center, one of three such U.S. centers established by the NIA to test potential therapeutic interventions to slow the aging process.


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