Diabetes, dialysis patients must remain vigilant in pandemic

July 8, 2020
 

For some of the most medically vulnerable residents of San Antonio, precautions will always remain in place, even after a COVID-19 vaccine is developed.



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Diabetes, dialysis patients must remain vigilant in pandemic

July 8, 2020
 

First we flattened the curve. Now we’ve had a prolonged spike in infections. For some of the most medically vulnerable residents of San Antonio, precautions will always remain in place, even after a COVID-19 vaccine is developed. Diabetes impacts one in every seven people in San Antonio (14%) compared to one in every nine in […]



Granddaughter helping her disabled grandmother walk with the aid of a walker.

Data may detect who will have dementia and what type

July 7, 2020
 

What if, by inputting information about dementia and a patient into a supercomputer and crunching the data, a treatment team could quantify the individual’s risk of developing the disease? And what if, based on the results, the team could diagnose which type and subtype of dementia that the patient might develop? And what if the […]




Data, lots of it, may detect who will have dementia and what type

July 6, 2020
 

What if, by inputting information about dementia and a patient into a supercomputer and crunching the data, a treatment team could quantify the individual’s risk of developing the disease? And what if, based on the results, the team could diagnose which type and subtype of dementia that the patient might develop? And what if the […]



‘We Can Stop the Spread’ aims to impact behaviors and save lives

July 2, 2020
 

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, UT Health San Antonio launched a public education initiative aimed at sustaining and increasing the simple behaviors that will keep us all safe. We are asking the community to do its part by wearing a face mask in public, practicing social distancing and good hand hygiene.


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Power outage: Research offers hint about heart weakness in Barth syndrome

July 1, 2020
 

Barth syndrome is a rare condition that occurs almost exclusively in males. Symptoms include an enlarged and weakened heart. The condition is present at birth or becomes evident early in life. Life expectancy is shortened and there is no treatment. The laboratory of Madesh Muniswamy, PhD, in the Long School of Medicine, found a clue […]