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9 tips to help you have a safer holiday – ho, ho, ho!

December 13, 2005

Here are some helpful hints for a healthy and safe holiday season from the Health Science Center.


New report: Age, race, diet have effect on PSA levels over time

December 13, 2005

A man’s age, race and diet have a significant impact on how much his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) concentration changes over time, according to a report released Dec. 12 by researchers from institutions including the Health Science Center and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC).


Schenken elected to serve on board to certify future physicians

December 6, 2005

The Health Science Center’s Robert S. Schenken, M.D., professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), the national organization that certifies physicians in obstetrics and gynecology, and related subspecialties.


U.T. Health Science Center unveils state-of-art Clinical Skills Center

December 6, 2005

The Health Science Center last week formally opened its $5 million Clinical Skills Center, where aspiring physicians and other health professions students learn the art of physical examination, patient history-taking and bedside manner.


Estrogen inhibitors likely to serve as cervical cancer treatments, study suggests

December 6, 2005

Landmark evidence suggests estrogen may be one of the causative agents in cervical cancer, according to a research team at the Health Science Center. The results, published in the Dec. 1 issue of Cancer Research, raise the possibility that estrogen inhibitors could be used as a potential line of therapy to treat cervical cancer.


Narcolepsy drug relieves pain, improves sleep in fibromyalgia syndrome patients, study finds

November 22, 2005

A clinical study unveiled today at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego shows that a drug now used to help patients with the sleep disorder narcolepsy can be useful at treating fibromyalgia syndrome patients, as well.


Grant to focus on traffic safety issues among Hispanics

November 22, 2005

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio today announced it has received a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation to conduct an educational campaign on traffic safety in San Antonio.


Diabetic Foot Update 2005 to examine nerve damage

November 22, 2005

The 21st Annual “Diabetic Foot Update: A Multidisciplinary Approach” will be held Dec. 4-6 at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel.


HSC Dental School receives $2 million from an individual

November 22, 2005

In the wake of rising education costs, the Dental School of the Health Science Center received the largest gift from an individual to a dental school in Texas—$2 million from the estate of Dr. Stacy Wendell Clapp Jr., a former adjunct faculty member of the UT Health Science Center. The official presentation was Friday, Nov. 18, at the Omni Hotel as part of the Dental School’s 35th Anniversary Hollers Lecture and Gala Event.


President’s Council awards prestigious chair to leading AIDS researcher

November 22, 2005

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s President’s Council gathered Nov. 16 at the Marriott Riverwalk for an annual luncheon emphasizing the importance of endowments and honoring the donors who make them possible.


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