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Whole blood is a trauma game changer

September 27, 2019

Many of us went through medical school learning that blood components were the best way to give transfusions. This approach also helped stretch donated blood, which always seems to be in short supply. Given this has been the standard approach to transf …



Youth-onset Type 2 diabetes is derailing the lives of young adults

September 27, 2019

Jane Lynch, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist at UT Health San Antonio, is truly on the front lines of San Antonio’s alarming increase of Type 2 diabetes in children. Since 2005, more than 1,000 youth under the age of 18 have been diagnosed with the di …



San Antonio has a new designation: Dementia Friendly City

September 27, 2019

If you look at our city’s greatest successes, they have been accomplished by individuals and groups working together toward a common goal. A great example of this is the announcement that San Antonio is now a Dementia Friendly City. This designation, f …


News 4: Questions surround cause of vaping-related illnesses as local man hospitalized

September 26, 2019

Dr. Shawn Varney, an emergency room doctor at University Hospital and professor of emergency medicine at UT Health San Antonio, is quoted in this News 4 San Antonio story on the dangers of vaping. Read the story here  


Message from the Mays Cancer Center director

September 26, 2019

Dear Mays Cancer Center Community: Today, September 25, we passed the first significant milestone in our competitive renewal journey as an NCI-designated cancer center – the submission of our Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG). Our designation as an NC …


Fluzone vaccine available

September 25, 2019

Fluzone High-Dose, an influenza vaccine designed specifically for people age 65 and older, is available in the Wellness 360 clinic in the School of Nursing. UT Select members should bring their insurance card and ID badge; walk-ins 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon …


Women in Medicine Month, Part IV

September 25, 2019

Read the newsletter September is Women in Medicine Month. Read about the achievements and talents of some of UT Health San Antonio’s women faculty in the fourth in a series of newsletters.  


Dr. Sung receives UT System Faculty STARs award

September 24, 2019

He is one of the world’s leading researchers in BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are tumor suppressor genes.


Cranial remolding: An intro to the program and the specialist behind it

September 24, 2019

In this interview, Darren Poidevin, CLPO, clinical director of the UT Health San Antonio Cranial Remolding Program, shares his background and expertise in the field. See the video below to hear how he got involved and what he enjoys most about the prog …



Driving to end childhood cancer

September 23, 2019

Hyundai Hope on Wheels® presented two grants totaling $500,000 to UT Health San Antonio for pediatric cancer research. Video: Highlight reel


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