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The Dallas Voice: Making the dentist’s office friendly

January 18, 2016

If going to the dentist makes you nervous, meet Max.  “Max is Dr. Carole Ann Boyd’s standard poodle.  He’s being trained as a service dog and right now, he’s better at hand signals than voice commands. Read the full story at The Dallas Voice

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Take Part: Latino Kids Are More Obese Than Their Peers for This Insidious Reason

January 18, 2016

A common complaint about modern kids is that they spend too much time indoors watching television or racking up points on the latest video game-all while noshing on a bag of chips or some other unhealthy junk food.  The commonsense alternative to all t …

The Katy News: Beverly Wheeler Of UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, Shares Collection Of Essays Written By Nursing Students

January 18, 2016

A book written by senior nursing students, “Nursing is Caring” is a collection of 81 essays about inspiring patients who made them realize they were in the right profession. Read the full story at The Katy News

General Surgery News: Group Files Bariatric Surgery Denial Complaint

January 18, 2016

Five organizations representing health care providers and advocates for people with obesity have filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), claiming states that deny coverage for bariatric surgery fa …

General Surgery News: More Evidence Supports Breast Conservation Over Mastectomy

January 18, 2016

San Antonio—Women with early-stage breast cancer have better outcomes if they receive breast-conserving surgery and radiation rather than mastectomy, according to two studies presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). Read the f …

KSAT 12: Kidnapping suspects arrested en route to ATM with victim

January 18, 2016

Campus officers at the UT Health Science Center arrested two people early Saturday morning as they were on their way to an ATM with their alleged kidnapping victim.  Campus police said Peyton Palmer, 17, and Marcus Williams, 19, are facing aggravated r …

Leaders break ground on UT Medicine Hill Country clinic

January 14, 2016

Academic medical leaders ceremonially broke ground Jan. 13 on UT Medicine Hill Country, the newest location of UT Medicine San Antonio. UT Medicine is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center.

Leaders break ground on UT Medicine Hill Country

January 13, 2016

“UT Medicine Hill Country is part of a clinical transformation plan that includes expanding and diversifying the services of our thriving academic medical practice throughout the San Antonio region,” said Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at the Health Science Center.

Academic Learning & Teaching Center to open

January 13, 2016

The newest addition to the Health Science Center, the colorful and high-tech Academic Learning & Teaching Center, will be dedicated at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16.

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Researchers: Lack of play spaces ups obesity risk for Latino kids

January 12, 2016

Latinos have limited spaces to be physically active, which contributes to obesity rates in Latino kids, but sharing recreational facilities and creating walkable neighborhoods are promising solutions, according to a new package of research from Salud America!, a national network for Latino childhood obesity prevention based at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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