Study validates quick screening for chemical intolerance, finds one in five affected

October 21, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – A recent study validates use of a brief questionnaire to screen patients for chemical intolerance, after a large national sampling, and the researchers conclude the condition likely affects one in five people. Previously, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also known […]

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‘RISE for Rural Telementoring’ launches to boost health care in underserved rural communities

October 20, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu A program housed at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also known as UT Health San Antonio, is reaching out to rural communities grappling with limited health care access and worker shortages, among other barriers. “Telementoring,” or technology-enabled mentoring, uses telecommunication technology to deliver training, education […]




New chief dental officer at UT Health San Antonio may be first in U.S.

October 18, 2021

Written by Rosanne Fohn Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu The School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio has hired Associate Professor Micaela Gibbs, DDS, MHA, as its first chief dental officer (CDO). She is one of the first — if not the first — CDOs for an academic dental practice in the U.S. Dr. […]


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.