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Doctor to the elderly grapples with own father’s aging

January 27, 2009

In “Memory Lessons: A Doctor’s Story,” Jerald Winakur, M.D., recalls his struggle to cope with his 86-year-old father’s disability and dementia


Preeminent imaging researcher Fox earns UT Health Science Center’s highest award

January 23, 2009

World-renowned imaging researcher Peter T. Fox, M.D., is the 2009 Presidential Distinguished Scholar at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Renowned researchers to speak at meeting

January 22, 2009

Three prominent researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will discuss their work and the impact it has had on people’s day-to-day lives.


Symposium spotlights Valley’s growing research capabilities

January 21, 2009

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is laying the groundwork for a thriving research community in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and its efforts will be on display at a gathering this weekend.


Cigarroa says in farewell: ‘I will always feel at home here’

January 21, 2009

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., the pediatric and transplant surgeon whose inspiring leadership helped fuel momentum at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for more than eight years, told hundreds of faculty, staff, students and community leaders today that the successes of his tenure “are truly yours.”


Cigarroa to thank faculty, staff, students for 8 exemplary years

January 20, 2009

UT Health Science Center President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., will reflect on important educational, research and clinical initiatives of the last eight years by the Health Science Center community.


Radiation treatment after prostate removal significantly improves survival in men with advanced prostate cancer

January 19, 2009

Each year, about 100,000 men with advanced prostate cancer undergo surgery to remove their prostate gland (radical prostatectomy).


Small device helps sleep apnea sufferers in a big way

January 14, 2009

UT Health Science Center study confirms dental appliance successful in treating patients suffering from severe sleep apnea


Caesarean section before 39 weeks raises risk to infant lungs, study shows

January 9, 2009

For a healthy mother and baby, scheduling a Caesarean section delivery one to two weeks earlier than necessary slightly raises the risk of respiratory and other preventable problems in the newborn, and women should be counseled with this in mind.


Possible target for treating diabetes, obesity identified in study

January 8, 2009

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have for the first time identified a protein that regulates the creation of a key hormone in fat tissue, a discovery that could have implications for the treatment of diabetes, obesity and possibly even aging.


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