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DailyRx News: Would You Deal with Side Effects for More Time

September 10, 2016

Some people are quick to throw in the towel when a treatment comes with some unpleasant side effects. Read the full story at the DailyRx News


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Business Journal names Health Care Heroes

September 9, 2016

Four members of the Health Science Center family have been named winners of the San Antonio Business Journal’s 2016 Health Care Heroes awards.


Racer: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA: Poordad Continues Progress through Science of Racing

September 9, 2016

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama is an important rung of the racing ladder for some of today’s most promising young stars. But a look from a different angle shows the foundation of the series resting on the shoulders of people like Fred Po …


Miami New Times: Naled Not Working in Miami Beach, FIU Analysis Shows

September 9, 2016

Dr. Philip Stoddard, a Florida International University biologist and the mayor of South Miami, has released a study that shows that Miami-Dade County’s aerial spraying of naled, a controversial neurotoxic pesticide, is not working to combat the Zika v …


The Monitor: Healthcare district debate leaves several unanswered questions

September 9, 2016

There were several questions left unanswered Thursday in a debate over the proposed healthcare district between Hidalgo County Pct. 2 Commissioner Eddie Cantu and pediatrician Dr. Martin Garza. Read the full story at The Monitor


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Presidential Award winner: Sam Pardo

September 8, 2016

Sam Pardo, senior research core facility technologist, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, received t he Employee Excellence Award.


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NBC: Latino kids need more play space access to tackle obesity

September 7, 2016

Children in Latino communities have far less access to green and play spaces than children in white neighborhoods, and higher obesity rates than their white and black counterparts.



Study shows Hispanics with HIV at high risk of diabetes, obesity

September 7, 2016

As they age, individuals living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart disease and other chronic health conditions due to HIV-associated inflammation as well as the medications that control the virus.


UT Health Science Center researchers reduce head and neck cancer in mice by 50 percent

September 6, 2016

A multidisciplinary research team at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has found a new way to treat deadly, late-stage head and neck cancer, reducing tumor size in mouse models by 50 percent in just 14 days. The researchers found that targeting both the epidermal growth factor receptor and anaplastic lymphoma kinase pathways caused the tumors to shrink. They are seeking funding for clinical trials in humans.



Research shows Hispanics living with HIV at high risk of developing diabetes and obesity

September 6, 2016

Patients receiving life-saving, anti-retroviral treatment for HIV are living longer and healthier lives. But there is a downside: As they age, individuals living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart disease and other chronic health conditions due to HIV-associated inflammation as well as the medications that control the virus. This can pose special problems for patients who live in lower- and middle-income Latin American countries, such as Mexico and the Dominican Republic, where resources for primary care are limited, according to a new study in the August edition of the journal PLOS ONE.


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