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We Can Stop the Spread: COVID-19 Testing – What you need to know

July 1, 2020

Jason Bowling, MD, associate professor of infectious diseases, shares important facts about COVID-19 exposure and testing. He also explains that we must continue to do our part. Wear a face mask, practice social distancing and good hand hygiene to flatten the curve. Together, we can stop the spread.


Pilot study aims to improve diet patterns in Asian Americans with diabetes

July 1, 2020

Dr. Jisook Ko, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, was recently selected as a scientist of the Asian Resource Center for Minority Aging Research supported by the National Institute on Aging.


Fox 29: New swine flu strain ‘something to be aware of’ UT Health San Antonio expert says

July 1, 2020

Dr. Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, discusses a new strain of the flu carried by pigs that has the potential to become a pandemic. She says this new flu virus is a mutated version of the swine flu that emerged in 2009. “This strain has been increas …


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Power outage: Research offers hint about heart weakness in Barth syndrome

July 1, 2020

Barth syndrome is a rare condition that occurs almost exclusively in males. Symptoms include an enlarged and weakened heart. The condition is present at birth or becomes evident early in life. Life expectancy is shortened and there is no treatment. The …


KSAT 12: Trust index: Valve masks do not stop spread of COVID-19, only ventilates one way

July 1, 2020

Dr. Fred Campbell, General and  Hospital Medicine, says wearing a cloth face mask or covering is great common sense and an extremely humanitarian thing to do during the pandemic. Read and watch the full story.


News 4: New swine flu strain ‘something to be aware of’ UT Health San Antonio expert says

July 1, 2020

Dr. Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, discusses a new strain of the flu carried by pigs. She says it’s a mutated version of the swine flu that emerged in 2009. “This strain has been increasing since 2016 so it’s been a very gradual thing,” said Patte …



‘We Can Stop the Spread’ with social distancing

July 1, 2020

Observing 6-foot social distancing when out in public is one of the safe behaviors advocated in UT Health San Antonio’s “We Can Stop the Spread” public education initiative.


News 4: UT Health San Antonio doctor creates flexible covering to protect health care workers

July 1, 2020

Dr. Steven Venticinque, Anesthesiology, has created a device aimed at protecting health care workers who treat COVID-19 patients. The ‘stat enclosure,’ a clear tent-like covering, can be placed over a patient’s head while health care workers provide tr …


KSAT 12: It’s all about size! Why experts say it’s false to say masks don’t filter out coronavirus because odors can get in

July 1, 2020

Some posts circulating online are claiming that since you can smell things like food or smoke through a cloth mask, the covering will not filter the coronavirus. Dr. Fred Campbell, General and Hospital Medicine, associate professor of medicine, says th …


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Power outage: Research offers hint about heart weakness in Barth syndrome

June 30, 2020

Barth syndrome is a rare condition that occurs almost exclusively in males. Symptoms include an enlarged and weakened heart. The condition is present at birth or becomes evident early in life. Life expectancy is shortened and there is no treatment. The …


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