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Health Science Center’s RAHC library shares blue ribbon award

September 23, 2004

A national award that highlights exemplary health promotion activities of U.S. libraries was awarded Sept. 20 to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) library, located in Harlingen, and the Biblioteca Las Américas (BLA) library, located in Mercedes.


School-based diabetes program stems normal childhood rise in blood sugar

September 17, 2004

A school-based program to instill healthy habits in low-income, Mexican-American children resulted in a dramatic drop in blood sugar levels of 1,200 fourth-graders, according to a randomized, controlled trial released Sept. 6 in Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.


$6 million grant to help S.A. youth take a stand against diabetes

September 14, 2004

A $6 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is bringing the Stand Up! clinical trial to San Antonio, researchers and school officials announced Sept. 8. The Alamo City is one of seven sites nationwide for the Stand Up! study, which seeks to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in middle school youth.


Titanium rib becomes 1st new FDA-approved spine deformity treatment in 40 years

September 14, 2004

(L-R) Melvin D. Smith, M.D., of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital and the Health Science Center, and Robert M. Campbell Jr., M.D., professor of orthopedics at the Health Science Center, director of the Thoracic Institute at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa an …


Historical Library lecture to touch on Dali and his Spain

September 7, 2004

The Spain of Salvador Dali” will be the topic at noon Wednesday, Sept. 15, as The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio hosts a presentation of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.


These gaps don’t sell blue jeans, they allow cells to communicate

September 7, 2004

Humans have them. Dogs have them. So does the earthworm. So do sponges, sea anemones and jellyfish.


I.N.Q.U.I.R.E. program develops health, science teaching materials for middle schools

August 24, 2004

In June, 16 middle school and high school teachers from 14 schools and six school districts spent six weeks at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio interacting with scientists and researchers to create new teaching materials to improve science, math and health education at the middle school level.


Valle named first administrative services director for the RAHC

August 24, 2004

Valle San Antonio (Aug. 24, 2004) – Deborah Valle, M.B.A., former student services coordinator of the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC), has accepted the newly created position of administrative services director as the RAHC continues to grow. In …


Miami surgeon is new chair of surgery at UT Health Science Center

August 17, 2004

Stephen M. Cohn, M.D., F.A.C.S., an internationally recognized surgeon who has conducted innovative research to improve resuscitation of trauma victims and combat casualties, is the new chairman of the department of surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


South Texas men have chance to march for prostate cancer awareness

August 10, 2004

On Saturday, Sept. 4, hundreds of men will get together at the Alamodome in downtown San Antonio, but it won’t be for a football game, outdoors show, power tool exhibition or monster tractor pull.


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