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Free Asthma Boot Camp a fun way for kids to take charge of their asthma

July 12, 2016

SAN ANTONIO (July 12, 2016) — The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is holding a free Asthma Boot Camp from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 25. The camp will be held at the DoSeum, San Antonio’s Museum for Kids, at 2800 Broadway.  The camp is fo …


Professor Bill Saunders (right) and Dr. Ellis

Faculty member named to Royal College of Surgeons

July 12, 2016

Edward Ellis III, D.D.S., M.S., professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Health Science Center, was awarded Fellowship Ad Hominem in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.


The Doctor Is In

KSAT 12: The Doctor Is In: Changing lives through prosthetics

July 11, 2016

Jesse Rettele started working at a local orthotic and prosthetics facility at the young age of 17. “I always loved working with my hands and tinkering with things,” Rettele said.



U.S. News & World Report: This old drug could boost your memory

July 5, 2016

A long-used drug called methylene blue may rev up activity in brain regions involved in short-term memory and attention, a small study suggests. Methylene blue has been used in medicine for more than a century, said Timothy Duong, the senior researcher on the study and a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.



News 4: Doctors: Low risk of infection from bacteria in Gulf of Mexico

July 5, 2016

You’ve seen the pictures of flesh-eating bacteria making the rounds on social media. You’ve probably also heard the stories saying, ‘Avoid coastal waters’. But local doctors explain what you need to know to be able to enjoy that visit to Texas beaches. …


Dr. Lillian Liao

Express-News: Hot cars in San Antonio can be deadly for unattended children

July 5, 2016

After sitting under the scorching sun on a 95 degree afternoon, the inside of a black Chevy Suburban reached a temperature high enough to fry an egg on the dashboard. Safe Kids San Antonio, in partnership with the Texas Heatstroke Task Force and the So …


Time Warner Cable News: San Antonio Home to PTSD Treatment Program

July 5, 2016

Doctors are stressing the importance of getting help for anyone who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Experts at the University of Texas Health Science Center say data shows 80 percent of PTSD patients can be treated to the point of recovery …


MedPage Today: Revisiting Neoadjuvant Hormones for ER+ Breast Cancer

July 5, 2016

Neoadjuvant endocrine therapy for estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer achieved response rates similar to those obtained with combination chemotherapy but with less toxicity, pooled data from 20 studies showed. The findings have implications f …


Medical News Today: Early diagnosis remains key to successful treatment of deadly fungal infection

July 5, 2016

While acknowledging that improvements in therapies have led to better care of patients with invasive aspergillosis – a potentially deadly fungal infection – new practice guidelines emphasize that there remains a critical need for early diagnosis. The I …


Fox 29: ‘Super germs’ a growing problem in America

July 5, 2016

There’s growing concern sweeping the country about what’s being called “super germs.” They are bacterial infections that have become resistant to most available treatment options. “Unfortunately, we are starting to see more cases of these drug resistan …


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