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Doctors prepare for potential Zika virus outbreak

January 27, 2016

Although there are no confirmed cases of Zika virus originating in the continental United States, local health care professionals are preparing for potential cases originating from travel to affected areas outside the United States, and possible local outbreaks in South Texas.


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CTRC, other NCI Cancer Centers, issue call for HPV vaccination in children

January 27, 2016

Directors of the nation’s 69 National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers, including the Cancer Therapy & Research Institute of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, have called for all children and young adults to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV).


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2-minute update: UT Medicine expands

January 26, 2016

Groundbreaking News: UT Medicine is expanding its services to the Hill Country with a $19 million clinical facility, to be called UT Medicine Hill Country, opening in early 2017.


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Report touts ways to fight obesity in Latino kids

January 26, 2016

More Latino kids are obese by ages 2-5 than white kids, due to maternal obesity, less exclusive breastfeeding, and workplace and childcare issues that affect nutrition and physical activity levels, according to a new package of research from Salud America!


Jezebel: Why are we so paranoid about what pregnant women see?

January 26, 2016

There’s a scene on the CBS show Criminal Minds in which JJ, a pregnant FBI profiler, halts a conversation about a killer to put headphones over her pregnant belly. She tells the others she doesn’t want her child to hear the gory details of the conversa …


San Antonio Express-News: Baby boxes provide a safe place for infants to sleep

January 26, 2016

Some infants in San Antonio soon will be sleeping as Finnish babies do — in cardboard boxes.  After giving birth, 130 mothers who deliver at University Hospital will receive “baby boxes” filled with clothing, diapers and other necessities for infants. …


Doctors Lounge: Schools and obesity among Hispanic kids: Report

January 26, 2016

Exercise and healthy nutrition can be hard to come by at U.S. schools that serve mainly Hispanic students, according to a new report. Read the full story at Doctors Lounge


Reuters: Smoking cessation pill no better than nicotine patches or lozenges

January 26, 2016

Smoking cessation pills aren’t any better than nicotine patches or lozenges at helping people successfully quit, a U.S. study suggests. Read the full story at Reuters


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President Henrich lauds milestones, looks to future in Town Hall

January 25, 2016

Health Science Center President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, discussed university milestones and accomplishments in 2015 and looked to the future during a Town Hall meeting for faculty, staff and students Jan. 25.


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Scientists learn how poxviruses defeat the body’s host defense

January 25, 2016

Smallpox virus, which killed millions of humans through the ages, ranks among the world’s most feared bioterrorism agents. Human monkeypox continues to occur sporadically in remote African villages. In a new report, virologists from the School of Medic …


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