Preventing kidney disease in patients with diabetes

October 15, 2018
 

Both type 2 and type 1 diabetes patients are at increased risk for the development of kidney disease. Most people with kidney disease have no symptoms, but your primary care doctor can perform two simple tests to check how your kidneys are working. One is a blood test (measurement of the creatinine) and the other is a […]

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Fertility: innovations lower costs and open opportunities

October 15, 2018
 

National Infertility Awareness Week (April 22-28, 2018), founded by the fertility support group RESOLVE, is intended to increase awareness of how infertility affects men and women. It also encourages the public to understand reproductive health.  This year, take the pledge to #flipthescript to encourage dialogues about barriers to care and opportunities for those who cannot conceive naturally. The […]

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Men’s health update: heart disease

October 15, 2018
 

Heart disease is a condition that negatively impacts the way your heart works. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease. This disease is caused by the presence of blockages (or “plaques”) in blood vessels of the heart. Blockages are due to the build-up of cholesterol, fat and other substances in the […]

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5 things people with hearing loss wish you understood

October 15, 2018
 

Here are five things people with hearing loss wish you understood: 1. Provide context. My brain needs help filling in the gaps. For example, if you walk up to me and say, “We need milk, eggs, and cheese” I might respond with, “What about the Chinese?” However, if you had initially mentioned that you would like […]

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Texas Public Radio: Researchers ID treatment window to minimize damage from MS

October 10, 2018
 

San Antonio researchers have found a critical period of time during which some mobility might be restored to patients with multiple sclerosis. This discovery has doctors stressing the importance of early diagnosis for those with MS. Read the full story at Texas Public Radio

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Texas Public Radio: Brenner takes new approach with existing drug to better treat glioblastoma

October 1, 2018
 

Dr. Andrew Brenner at the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center has modified the drug Avastin, and is researching the effect.

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