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Study: Disease management gave heart failure patients more time

November 15, 2004

Patients with congestive heart failure who received disease management services – such as home visits and telephone calls from registered nurses – between trips to the doctor’s office lived longer than patients who did not receive the services, reported Gregory Freeman, M.D., and Autumn Dawn Galbreath, M.D., at the American Heart Association Scientific Meetings Nov. 7 in New Orleans.

$1.1 million project seeks prevention of lead exposure

November 15, 2004

he U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has given The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio a $1.1 million grant to support expanded screening of children and pregnant women for lead exposure and to encourage more physicians to test for lead before symptoms appear.

President’s Council makes possible 2 new endowed chairs

November 9, 2004

More than 200 distinguished philanthropists joined Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president, at the San Antonio Country Club Oct. 26 for the annual fall luncheon and awards program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio President’s Council and Development Board.

Body’s ‘internal marijuana’: A new target for treatment of schizophrenia, Parkinson’s?

November 1, 2004

“Endocannabinoids” is an impressive word that sounds like the name for a group of tribal warriors or an ancient people.

Health Science Center to offer ‘one-stop shopping’ in women’s health care

November 1, 2004

Every woman enjoys shopping. San Antonio women will soon benefit from a different kind of shopping – one-stop shopping in women’s health care.

Million-dollar gift from Dallas-area couple to benefit Health Science Center

November 1, 2004

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, already a leader in the care of premature, low-birth-weight infants, has received a million-dollar private gift to augment current research and clinical care of these smallest Texans.

Schenken becomes president of American Society for Reproductive Medicine

October 22, 2004

Robert S. Schenken, M.D., professor and chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is now the president of the nation’s largest society of physicians who specialize in fertility, sterility, menopause and other issues that surround reproduction.

Health Science Center notches top U.S. award for libraries, museums

October 20, 2004

The Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) Medical Library, a branch of the Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been selected to receive the nation’s highest honor for public service provided by museums and libraries.

Acupuncture Clinic gets to the point

October 18, 2004

The new Acupuncture Clinic, located at the University Physicians Group Diagnostic Pavilion at 4647 Medical Drive.

SACI supports book of Latinas’ breast cancer experiences

October 18, 2004

Among Latina women, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the number one cancer killer.

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