News 4: Local doctors research if cholesterol pill can keep you healthy as you age

April 7, 2021

In this News 4 segment, Dr. Sara Espinoza, Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine, explained the clinical trial PREVENTABLE, an NIH-funded study of the Barshop Institute. The study will investigate whether taking atorvastatin, a drug commonly used to lower cholesterol also called Lipitor®, can help adults age 75 and older maintain health by preventing dementia, disability […]

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UT Health San Antonio to open new multispecialty care facility this fall

April 6, 2021

UT Health San Antonio is expanding its health care footprint with the opening of UT Health De Zavala, a new multispecialty health facility near I-10 and 1604.

This Saturday only: Limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for UT Health San Antonio family members

April 6, 2021

Sign your eligible family members up to receive their COVID-19 vaccine from UT Health San Antonio. There are a limited number of vaccine appointments available for this Saturday’s vaccine clinic (April 10, 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.). Anyone 16 years of age or older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Sign up here.

UT Health San Antonio to build major outpatient facility, expanding leading-edge care to fast-growing community

April 6, 2021

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, known as UT Health San Antonio, will build a major community outpatient center on the Park West Campus of The University of Texas at San Antonio, bringing much-needed primary and specialty care, and surgical services, to that area’s growing population.

San Antonio Express-News: Pandemic anniversary anxiety is real. A San Antonio doctor shares how to cope.

April 5, 2021

Dr. Don McGeary, Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Medicine, speaks about pandemic anniversary-induced anxieties as people look back at the year we’ve endured and explains that these feelings are very real and normal reactions to trauma. Read the story.

KENS 5: Despite optimism from vaccine manufacturers, San Antonio doctor recommends parents hold off on immunizing children

April 5, 2021

Dr. Tess Barton, Pediatrics, suggests to KENS 5 audiences that parents of young children should wait until more studies yield data that at least one of the vaccines is safe for them. Watch the story.