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The Conversation: Why isn’t learning about public health a larger part of becoming a doctor?

January 11, 2016

What should a physician do if patients are unable to visit a physician because their workplace doesn’t give them sick days? What about an obese individual who has trouble following healthy eating recommendations because their neighborhood doesn’t have …


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New immunotherapy agent offers hope for kids with cancer

January 7, 2016

The Health Science Center is the first study site in the United States to offer a clinical trial evaluating a promising new immunotherapy agent in children and young adults who do not respond well to traditional therapy or whose cancer comes back.


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New chair of Department of Medicine named

January 5, 2016

W. Brian Reeves, M.D., currently professor and vice chair of medicine and chief of the Division of Nephrology at the Penn State College of Medicine, has been selected as chair of the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine, Dean Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., announced.


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WOAI Radio: Child asthma cases declining

January 5, 2016

A federal study out this morning shows that after spiking for the past decade, rates of childhood asthma are leveling off or even declining, News Radio 1200 WOAI’s Michael Board reports. The study by the National Center for Health Statistics say the ra …



HSC plays key role in military medicine convention

January 5, 2016

Several staff members from the Health Science Center played key roles in planning and executing the annual meeting of AMSUS, including the Military Health Institute,


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UT Medicine among elite centers invited to join Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network

January 5, 2016

UT Medicine San Antonio is now a member of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s PFF Care Center Network. This designation recognizes UT Medicine as a leader in providing the highest quality of care for pulmonary fibrosis patients in South and Central Texas.


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KSAT-12 News: Do you have ‘Holiday Heart Syndrome’?

January 4, 2016

Are you overwhelmed by the holidays? Are you stressed, and drinking and eating more than you normally do? They are signs of what doctors call “Holiday Heart Syndrome.” The syndrome can happen to anyone, even if they have a healthy heart. It’s triggered …


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MD Magazine: Source of GI dysfunction in Type 1 diabetes found

January 4, 2016

According to findings published in Cell Stem Cell, the cause of gastrointestinal symptoms in type 1 diabetes has been discovered. Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio compared intestinal tissues from diabetic pa …


Ketamine Effects Include Antidepressant Properties, And Researchers Have Identified The Brain Circuit Involved

January 4, 2016

Ketamine, an anesthetic drug, has gained popularity as an illicit party drug due to its hallucinogenic properties and ability to provide pain relief, relaxation and sedation. Read the full story at Medical Daily


UTRGV bids farewell to 2015 — a historic, momentous, groundbreaking year

January 4, 2016

It was the year of our birth – and of many firsts – for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the first public university created in Texas in the 21st century. Read the full story at the Valley Town Crier


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