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Device retrieves clot, enables retired bus mechanic to beat stroke

June 3, 2010

Patricia Ozuna can tell you all about the night her husband, Lino, suffered a stroke. The couple lay in bed at 1:15 a.m. Oct. 2, 2009, when Patricia felt his body lean into hers. “I said, ‘Lino, you’re squashing me.’ It didn’t take me more than a minute to realize something was wrong. He was looking at me and talking, but I couldn’t understand him.”


A problem under the sun – Rise of skin cancer in Hispanics, blacks concerns dermatologists

May 28, 2010

People with fair skin, blue eyes and red hair are still at the highest risk for skin cancer, but doctors say the number of darker-skinned patients with skin lesions has risen dramatically, both under the hot Texas sun and nationally.


June 15 is the deadline for college students to apply for new summer health professions program

May 26, 2010

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is beginning a new program this summer for Laredo area college students who are interested in the health professions.


Report: San Antonio smoking ordinance wouldn’t snuff out restaurant/bar industry

May 25, 2010

If San Antonio ends up prohibiting smoking in indoor workplaces, its restaurants and bars are not likely to lose patrons to the few and geographically separated establishments outside the city limits that do allow smoking, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


UT Health Science Center San Antonio faculty member receives research grant

May 25, 2010

Study to evaluate mental health recovery and wellness program


UT Health Science Center’s Amelie Ramirez named co-chair of Mayor’s Fitness Council

May 21, 2010

In the wake of the city’s $15.6 million federal grant to fight childhood obesity, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro has named Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, a co-chair of his new Mayor’s Fitness Council, which will develop ways to spur improved community nutrition and activity.


School of Medicine, SA Military Pediatrics Center to host 47th Annual Teaching Conference: Pediatrics for the Practitioner

May 21, 2010

The 47th Annual Teaching Conference: Pediatrics for the Practitioner, a conference designed to provide new information and skills for physicians, advanced practice nurses and other health care providers who treat children, will take place June 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio.


Behavioral therapy is effective for reducing tics in children with Tourette syndrome

May 18, 2010

Parents and clinicians now have an effective non-medication treatment option for children with Tourette syndrome and related tic disorders, according to a study published in the May 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).


Bringing radiation treatment closer to home, CTRC partners with Jourdanton Community Cancer Center

May 12, 2010

Radiation treatment for cancer often involves brief daily sessions for weeks at a time, and until now, many South Texas cancer patients had to travel to San Antonio, the Texas-Mexico border or the Gulf Coast for radiation therapy.


Successful strategies for combating childhood obesity to be discussed at symposium

May 6, 2010

Childhood obesity experts discuss how to tackle the problem within communities at the 2010 Pediatric Obesity Symposium.


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