Triple threat: COVID, smoking and mountain cedar pollen

December 11, 2020

‘Lungs can only take so much,’ environmental medicine physician says. Mary Lucas lives on San Antonio’s Northeast Side with her 8-year-old son, Mychael Gordon. Both have asthma, requiring them to have ready access to an inhaler and nebulizer. Making matters worse, the neighbors in their apartment complex smoke. “We have it coming in from all […]

Robert Svatek, MD, MSCI

Robert Svatek, MD, MSCI, named chairman of urology in Long School of Medicine

December 7, 2020

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has appointed Robert Svatek, MD, MSCI, as chairman of the Department of Urology. Dr. Svatek, who assumed the position Nov. 30, was selected after an extensive national search. Dr. Svatek was born and raised […]

Martin Paukert, MD

Drinking blocks a chemical that promotes attention

December 2, 2020

Norepinephrine release to cells is diminished, causing cascade of effects. In a new paper, researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) report brain chemistry that may contribute to why drinkers have difficulty paying attention while under the influence. The work is funded by generous support from […]

Ily Guckian, Baby MIss America

A helmet didn’t stop Ily Guckian, Baby Miss America

December 1, 2020

Cranial remolding at UT Health San Antonio corrected head asymmetry. Ily Guckian of San Antonio has been a fighter since her arrival on Sept. 26, 2019. Born in the 31st week of pregnancy, Ily spent her first two months in a neonatal intensive care unit. “They wrapped her up immediately and rushed her out,” said […]

Man kicking a soccer ball on playground

Can a statin maintain the health of adults 75 and older?

November 20, 2020

PREVENTABLE clinical trial at UT Health San Antonio recruiting 450 volunteers.

Give thanks safely

November 20, 2020

“We Can Stop the Spread” public education series Story by Jessica Binkley Media contact:  Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu As the holidays approach, gatherings of families and friends seem inevitable. However, recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outline possibilities for safely coming together this season. “We expect to see an increase in cases […]