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Holding breath may protect heart during radiation therapy

February 8, 2016

A technique using a new form of surface imaging available at only one site in South Texas—the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC)—is expected to reduce women’s risk of long-term cardiac side effects from radiation therapy when treating left-sided breast cancer.


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Holding breath may protect the heart during radiation therapy for breast cancer

February 8, 2016

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is offering a first-in-region technique to help women with left-sided breast cancer. By having the women hold their breath while radiation therapy is delivered, specialists are protecting coronary arteries on the surface of the heart.


KENS 5: Heart surgery helped man breathe easy again

February 8, 2016

Gerald Nuckols had a long career as a carnival worker, but his health forced him to retire. “I couldn’t walk a block without stopping and resting,” Nuckols said. Watch the full story at KENS 5


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KSAT 12: Why heart health is so important for women

February 8, 2016

An estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases. That statistic is why Dr. Ildiko Agoston, from the University of Texas Health Science Center, is trying to make sure women understand the importance of taking care of th …


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Medical Xpress: Mesh-like scaffold is disordered in Alzheimer’s-affected cells

February 8, 2016

Brain cell death in Alzheimer’s disease is linked to disruption of a skeleton that surrounds the nucleus of the cells, a researcher in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio said. Read the full story at M …


KABB-TV: Elementary students receive free dental exams

February 7, 2016

Kids at Adams Elementary School got free dental checkups Friday.  Metro Health and volunteers from the San Antonio District Dental Society, and SA Dental Hygienists Association made it all happen. The kids received free dental exams and preventative or …


News 4: ALTC dedication

February 7, 2016

Dedication ceremonies were held today for the 51.2 million dollar academic learning and teaching center at U.T. Health Science Center. The 130 thousand square foot facility has 84 stations for what’s called Digital Anatomy Labs. It’s a new way to teach …


MD News: University Health System’sHeart and Vascular Institute: Tailoring treatment to each patient

February 7, 2016

Joanne Brewer was the proverbial picture of health for most of her life. “I was one of those healthy people who didn’t use any of my health insurance, and I hated like heck to have to pay for it,” the 73-year-old retired educator says. “I wasn’t overwe …


Street Insider.com: Regulus therapeutics

February 7, 2016

Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: RGLS) announced interim results from one of the company’s ongoing Phase II studies of RG-101 for the treatment of Hepatitis C Virus infection (HCV). Read the full story at Street Insider.com


Fierce Biotech: Regulus shares spike on a high success rate for RG-101 hep C combos

February 7, 2016

Can Regulus still make a splash in the increasingly crowded hepatitis C drug market? The biotech says yes, backing up its case for RG-101 with interim Phase II data that showed its injection pushed a small group of patients to a 97% sustained virologic …


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