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KSAT 12: Infectious disease expert: Weather and COVID-19

July 6, 2020

Ruth Berggren, MD, and meteorologist Sarah Spivey discuss how the weather affects the spread of COVID-19.


Consumer Reports: How to stay safe as fireworks besiege neighborhoods in some cities

July 6, 2020

For people with PTSD, fireworks can cause serious anxiety, especially if they’re unexpected. Veterans, for example, may have a strong reaction “to fireworks, because it reminds them of explosions that have occurred in the battlefield,” said Alan Peterson, PhD, professor and chief of the division of behavioral medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 


Fox 29 San Antonio: Doctors urging social distancing, safety to avoid second holiday weekend surge

July 6, 2020

Doctors in San Antonio are stressing how the next few days will determine what capacity our hospital systems will have in terms of the number of available beds moving forward.


News 4 San Antonio: Doctors urging social distancing, safety to avoid second holiday weekend surge

July 6, 2020

Doctors in San Antonio are stressing how the next few days will determine what capacity our hospital systems will have in terms of the number of available beds moving forward. “Now is not the time to let our guard down,” said Ruth Berggren, MD, an infe …


San Antonio Express-News: ‘When we’re full, we’re full’: COVID-19 pushes San Antonio hospitals to the limit

July 6, 2020

The alarming surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations in San Antonio — where at least one in four new patients has the disease — is growing at a faster rate than in other major Texas cities.


Texas Standard: Ask A Doctor: Why Does Texas’ Death Rate Appear To Be Low?

July 6, 2020

In this week’s installment of Ask a Doctor, UT Health San Antonio physician Fred Campbell, MD, answers more of Texas Standard listeners’ most pressing questions about the coronavirus.


Texas Public Radio: Hospitals in San Antonio are filling with COVID-19 patients, only 10% of staffed beds available

July 6, 2020

Ruth Berggren, MD, infectious disease expert, said as San Antonio hospitals fill up with COVID-19 patients, they are being creative to open up new beds to care for patients.


Ivanhoe Broadcast News: Cork tree bark to fight prostate cancer

July 6, 2020

Darpan Patel, PhD, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, and Pratap Kumar, PhD, in the Department of Molecular Medicine, explain why cork tree bark, an herbal remedy that’s been around for centuries, is being studied as a way to shrink prostate tumors.



Data, lots of it, may detect who will have dementia and what type

July 6, 2020

What if, by inputting information about dementia and a patient into a supercomputer and crunching the data, a treatment team could quantify the individual’s risk of developing the disease? And what if, based on the results, the team could diagnose whic …


President’s Forum: Updates on the status of our important missions

July 6, 2020

In the interest of keeping the UT Health San Antonio community updated on the status of our important missions, as well as on the financial measures we have taken during COVID-19, I share a link to a message I recorded late last week. I continue to be very grateful for all you are doing to make lives better. 


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