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New animal imaging system at UTHSC just 5th in world

November 17, 2003

A newly acquired $410,000 SPECT/CT machine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC) is just the fifth of its kind worldwide for obtaining super-high-resolution images of disease processes in rodents and other small animals, faculty researchers said.


Poison Center just a phone call away at 1-800-222-1222

November 17, 2003

As the holidays approach, the South Texas Poison Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC) stands ready to help when the unexpected occurs.


Mellonig earns Outstanding Educator Award from AAP

November 17, 2003

James Mellonig, D.D.S., M.S., professor of dentistry and director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC), received the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).


Metabolic syndrome predicts Type 2 diabetes

November 7, 2003

The oral glucose tolerance test, which diagnoses patients at high risk for diabetes but is costly and inconvenient, may soon be put to rest.


New UTHSC program answers question: Is sex worth the wait?

November 7, 2003

Four 12-year-olds and five 13-year-olds had babies in Bexar County last year. More than 60 girls gave birth at age 14 – some to their second child. And 224 girls gave birth at age 15.


Historic Palmaz Stent® displayed at Smithsonian

November 4, 2003

The world’s most successful medical device, the Palmaz Stent®, was part of a special presentation this fall at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.


Ladies Auxiliary VFW awards grant to UTHSC professor

November 4, 2003

Charles R. Thomas Jr., M.D., vice chairman and associate professor in the department of radiation oncology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC), received a $15,000 grant from the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars for his research of radiation therapy for lung and esophageal cancer.


UTHSC professor honored by Hispanic Dental Association

November 4, 2003

The Board of Trustees and members of the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) have awarded Ramon Baez, D.D.S., M.P.H., professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Community Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC), the HDA’s Recognition of Excellence award.


UTHSC faculty to appear on Radio Unica health shows Nov. 1 and 8

October 31, 2003

Listeners to San Antonio’s Radio Unica station, 1250 AM, will get a special treat this weekend and next. Radio Unica 1250 AM will broadcast two one-hour health shows in Spanish at noon Saturday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 8.


Free Latino health fair to include information on Alzheimer’s

October 30, 2003

“Celebrando La Salud de la Familia Hispana,” a health fair featuring information about Alzheimer’s disease, is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Villita Assembly Building, 401 Villita St. in San Antonio.


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