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CATCH Academy prepares South Texas students for health careers

July 26, 2005

Twenty South Texas high school students visited the Health Science Center last week to participate in a one-week camp designed for select students and their teachers to learn about a variety of allied health field topics.


No blood? No problem. HSC researchers solve a drug-related death dilemma

July 26, 2005

In the past, when a badly decomposed body arrived at the Bexar County Forensic Science Center, forensic toxicologists faced a dilemma if the blood in the corpse had dried up.


$3 million will boost Health Science Center’s Laredo programs

July 26, 2005

Continuing education for Laredo health professionals … environmental health training … dental student education … student “pipeline” activities.


RAHC shuts early as Hurricane Emily looms

July 19, 2005

The Health Science Center’s Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen closed early by presidential order on Monday as Hurricane Emily appeared ready to bear down on the Lower Rio Grande Valley.


14 leaders serve on President’s Laredo Advisory Council

July 19, 2005

Fourteen leaders in the Laredo community recently agreed to serve as the founding members of the President’s Laredo Advisory Council, a panel established by the Health Science Center to make recommendations on Health Science Center programs in the Gateway City.


Health Science Center announces new neurosurgery residency program

July 19, 2005

A new neurosurgery residency program at the Health Science Center has begun educating resident physicians in the intricacies of the branch of surgery dealing with the brain, spine and nerves.


RAHC shuts early as Hurricane Emily looms

July 18, 2005

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen closed early by presidential order on Monday as Hurricane Emily appeared ready to bear down on the Lower Rio Grande Valley.


First stroke study of its kind expands to Mexico, Europe and South America

July 12, 2005

Researchers at the Health Science Center are another step closer to ending stroke for those most at risk.


Study: No single PSA level ensures safety from prostate cancer risk

July 12, 2005

Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., professor and chair of urology at the Health Science Center, is looking for a better test – or set of tests – to diagnose prostate cancer and to distinguish between cancers that will kill men if left untreated and those that will not threaten health and do not need treatment.


Cigarroa says BRAC medical recommendations are visionary, logical

July 12, 2005

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, was one of the speakers July 11 as San Antonio hosted a public hearing of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC).


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