Giving patients a ride could save lives, thousands in public health care costs

October 14, 2021
 

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – Providing transportation for low-income patients that reduces no-show rates for doctor visits by just 25% could lower public costs more than $15,000 per month as well as extend a lifeline for critical health care. “It has been established that high no-show rates of publicly supported health systems […]




A ‘Prince’ of a doctor: Otchere brings heart to cardio-oncology treatment

October 6, 2021
 

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – Growing up in Ghana, Dr. Prince Otchere noticed that high blood pressure ran in his family. And after he arrived at Houston for college, he learned there was a link between cardiovascular diseases and some ethnic minorities in this country. All that inspired him to pursue a […]




‘Dementia Friendly City’ proclamation urges inclusion, support

October 5, 2021
 

San Antonio was the third Texas city to earn the designation “Dementia Friendly City” by having a community grassroots effort working to welcome and support those with the condition, and provide helpful resources to caregivers. The designation is from the national nonprofit support organization Dementia Friendly America.




‘Dementia Friendly City’ proclamation urges inclusion, support

October 4, 2021
 

Contact: Steve Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – With more than 390,000 Texans age 65 or older living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and expected to increase nearly 30% by 2025, there is a pressing need for inclusive communities that support families touched by the degenerative diseases. San Antonio was the third Texas city to […]




UT Health San Antonio study shows MRI technique improves detection of aggressive prostate cancer

September 17, 2021
 

An MRI scan called restriction spectrum imaging greatly improves the detection of prostate cancer progression, according to a published study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also known as UT Health San Antonio.




The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio selected to Forbes Best-In-State Employers 2021 list

September 1, 2021
 

UT Health San Antonio ranks 34th on the list of major employers in Texas, from all industries, and is in the top five in the “Healthcare & Social” industry sector. The rankings are based on independent surveys.