Fox 29: CDC shows number of people who die from COVID-19 and having diabetes, group looks to help

September 11, 2020
 

Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD, assistant professor in the Joe. R and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, explains that research is underway about why diabetes makes fighting COVID-19 more difficult. Read and watch the story.


San Antonio Report: New awareness campaign brings COVID-19 prevention message home to Hispanics

September 11, 2020
 

Dr. Amelie Ramirez, Salud America!, Institute for Health Promotion Research, contributed to a San Antonio Report story about a new campaign that educates Latino families on how to slow the spread of coronavirus. Read the full story.


KSAT 12: UT Health San Antonio plans to build $400M research and specialty hospital

September 10, 2020
 

UT Health San Antonio plans to begin construction in spring 2021 on the University of Texas Health Specialty and Research Hospital, a 144-bed facility in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center. Read the story.


Texas Public Radio: $357 Million Hospital Coming To South Side San Antonio In 2021

September 10, 2020
 

Dr. Steven Pliszka, Psychiatry, discusses the new San Antonio State Hospital. Dr. Pliszka led the San Antonio stakeholders’ executive committee that made recommendations to the state for the new facility. Listen to the interview. 


San Antonio Express-News: Editorial: Make flu shot a priority

September 9, 2020
 

It is possible to get COVID-19 and the flu at the same time, and there is also the possibility a patient could develop pneumonia from either of the illnesses, Dr. Barbara Taylor, an associate professor of infectious diseases and an assistant dean at UT Health San Antonio is quoted as saying in this editorial. Read […]


San Antonio Express-News: During coronavirus surge in San Antonio, hospitals ran far short of virus-fighting drug, doctor says

September 9, 2020
 

Remdesivir has been found to shorten the time it takes a COVID-19 patient to recover from 15 to 11 days and halt the progression of the disease, keeping more patients out of the intensive care unit and off of ventilators to breathe, said Dr. Tom Patterson, chief of infectious diseases in the Joe R. and […]