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.”
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.
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.
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.
May 25, 2010
Study to evaluate mental health recovery and wellness program
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.
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).
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.
May 6, 2010
Childhood obesity experts discuss how to tackle the problem within communities at the 2010 Pediatric Obesity Symposium.