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Pro Publica: The Children of Agent Orange

December 1, 2016

Army veteran William Penner used to jokingly call the thick yellow crust that crept across his young son Matthew’s scalp “Agent Orange” after the toxic defoliant sprayed on him in Vietnam before the boy was born. Read the full story at ProPublica



$2.3 million grant to help diagnose Alzheimer’s, other diseases

November 29, 2016

The John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, on Nov. 1 announced a three-year, $2.3 million grant to UT Health San Antonio for high-powered radiological equipment to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions.



TPR: Refugee health clinic filling a large gap

November 29, 2016

In the past six years, more refugees have resettled in Texas than in any other state in the country.



Study: Veterans with epilepsy more at risk of death

November 28, 2016

U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with epilepsy were more than twice as likely to die between 2011 and 2015 as were similar veterans without epilepsy.



Iraq-Afghanistan veterans with epilepsy more at risk of death

November 28, 2016

U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with epilepsy were more than twice as likely to die between 2011 and 2015 as were similar veterans without epilepsy, a study shows.



Study finds talk therapy for civilians with PTSD effective for military

November 23, 2016

A leading talk therapy for civilians with post-traumatic stress disorder, known as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), also is effective for many who suffer from combat-related PTSD.



Study finds therapy for civilians with PTSD effective for military

November 23, 2016

A leading talk therapy for civilians with post-traumatic stress disorder, known as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), also is effective for many who suffer from combat-related PTSD.


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Dr. Kumar named Family Physician of the Year

November 22, 2016

Kaparaboyna Ashok Kumar, M.D., FRCS, FAAFP, professor of family and community medicine, has been awarded the highest honor among Texas family doctors by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.



TPR: SA Cancer Foundation pledges $17 million to CTRC

November 22, 2016

The San Antonio Cancer Foundation is pledging $17 million to support the new affiliation between the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy and Research Center and M-D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.



CNN: Clinics help keep people with serious mental illness out of ER

November 22, 2016

A transitional care clinic at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio annually treats up to 1,500 patients with serious mental illness until they can find regular care.


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