Deer Park fire

Texas Poison Network response to Deer Park fire questions

March 21, 2019
 

The South Texas Poison Center at UT Health San Antonio is part of the Texas Poison Network. With the Deer Park chemical fire in suburban Harris County making headlines in recent days, the state network provided the following information as a service to the public statewide. Shawn Varney, M.D., director of the South Texas Poison […]

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Heart

Team studies smarter automatic defibrillator

March 18, 2019
 

Thousands of patients with congestive heart failure benefit from automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators (AICDs) that deliver shocks to the heart to correct abnormal heart rhythms. These defibrillators improve survival in patients who are at risk for sudden cardiac death. AICDs administer shocks based on data from intra-cardiac electrocardiograms (ECGs) obtained from leads that measure the […]

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And the Oscar [or in this case residency] goes to …

March 7, 2019
 

The 2019 Academy Awards may be over, but the medical school version happens this month. Cover the action as UT Health San Antonio’s senior medical students learn where they will spend the next three to seven years in residency training. None of them knows until the envelope is opened! WHAT:          “Match Day 2019,” when […]

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Dr. Sudha Seshadri

Bill and Rebecca Reed give $1 million to Glenn Biggs Institute

March 5, 2019
 

Bill and Rebecca Reed, members of the Development Board at UT Health San Antonio, are giving $1 million to advance the missions of the university’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, announced the Reeds’ contribution Feb. 24 at “Dialogues on Dementia at […]

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Large Alzheimer’s study discovers 5 new genes of risk

March 4, 2019
 

An international team of researchers — including faculty of UT Health San Antonio — analyzed information from more than 94,000 individuals to arrive at new findings about the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Largest Alzheimer’s study discovers 5 new genes of risk

March 1, 2019
 

An international team of researchers — including faculty of UT Health San Antonio — analyzed information from more than 94,000 individuals to arrive at new findings about the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease, including five new genes that increase Alzheimer’s risk. The meta-analysis, which combines and reevaluates data collected by four consortia that make up the International Genomic […]

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