Whole blood is a trauma game changer

September 27, 2019

Many of us went through medical school learning that blood components were the best way to give transfusions. This approach also helped stretch donated blood, which always seems to be in short supply. Given this has been the standard approach to transfusions since the 1970s, it is not unexpected that many of us probably would […]

Close up Bag of blood on blur background.

Youth-onset Type 2 diabetes is derailing the lives of young adults

September 27, 2019

Jane Lynch, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist at UT Health San Antonio, is truly on the front lines of San Antonio’s alarming increase of Type 2 diabetes in children. Since 2005, more than 1,000 youth under the age of 18 have been diagnosed with the disease in her clinic at the Texas Diabetes Institute on South […]

Photo of a child measuring her sugar level in a doctor's office.

San Antonio has a new designation: Dementia Friendly City

September 27, 2019

If you look at our city’s greatest successes, they have been accomplished by individuals and groups working together toward a common goal. A great example of this is the announcement that San Antonio is now a Dementia Friendly City. This designation, from Dementia City America, was announced June 15 by our School of Nursing, which […]

Making childhood better: one child at a time

September 13, 2019

Did you know that one-in-four children in Bexar County suffers with mental health issues? “An alarming number of children suffer from psychotic disorders due to bullying and other stressful situations,” said Jessica Knudsen, president and CEO of Clarity Child Guidance Center. “We’ve seen increased numbers of kids referred to us from the local school districts […]


The big picture is a sum of all the little details

August 9, 2019

It sounds like a minor detail. But the next time you go to class or to a meeting or event at UT Health San Antonio, are people left standing or does everyone have a desk or chair? Do the microphone and AV equipment work? Is the room size-appropriate and functional? It’s not a coincidence. Meet […]

Sonia Lopez and Judith Villareal