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KENS 5 Medical Minute: Donating blood and COVID-19

May 7, 2020

Joshua Hanson, MD, MPH, associate dean for student affairs at UT Health San Antonio, explains why it’s important to donate blood now more than ever. Medical Minute is a collaboration between UT Health San Antonio and KENS 5.

PhillyVoice: As seniors’ walking speeds slow, their minds usually do too

May 6, 2020

Seniors tend to slow down physically at about the same time they decline mentally, leading to a heightened mortality risk, according to a new study conducted by UT Health San Antonio. Read the full story. Other websites featuring this story:  News-Medi …

What to expect when you return to campus

May 6, 2020

Significant safety efforts are in place as we return to campus, but the main and most effective defense we have is by you continuing to wash your hands, maintain appropriate social distancing and wearing a mask.

Houston Chronicle: UT Health San Antonio researchers study antibodies against coronavirus

May 6, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 survivors have an important asset: antibodies against it. Studying samples from these individuals will help a team at the Long School of Medicine to understand which antibodies best neutralize the coronavirus. This will be important in devel … Study shows thinking and walking speed usually decline together

May 6, 2020

Do thinking and walking go hand in hand in determining the health course of senior adults? A study published by UT Health San Antonio researchers found that, indeed, the two functions often parallel each other in determining a person’s health trajector …

KTSA: FDA approves emergency use of COVID-19 drug being tested in San Antonio

May 6, 2020

Dr. Thomas Patterson, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, explained the implications of the FDA fast-tracking emergency authorization of the new anti-viral drug, remdesivir. Listen to the interview. 

High Plains Public Radio: Pregnant in a pandemic: How to protect yourself and baby from COVID-19

May 5, 2020

Dr. Patrick Ramsey, maternal-fetal specialist in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, provided advice for pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to the interview.

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Nurse heroes honored in May

May 5, 2020

School of Nursing celebrates the contributions nurses make to provide compassionate care for all.

Rivard Report: Health care providers resume doctor visits, surgeries as restrictions lift

May 5, 2020

Dr. Ruben Mesa, director of the Mays Cancer Center, and Dr. Ramon Cancino, Family and Community Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, emphasized that it is safe for patients to receive cancer screenings and elective surgeries. Read the full story.

KSAT 12: Blood clot issue found in young COVID-19 patients at University Hospital

May 5, 2020

Dr. Diego Maselli, associate professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care at UT Health San Antonio, explained that most patients with coronavirus at University Hospital have had some form of blood clot in their arms and …

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