Study links omega-3s to improved brain structure, cognition at midlife

October 5, 2022

Holy mackerel! Could eating salmon, cod, tuna, herring or sardines keep our brains healthy and our thinking agile in middle age? New research makes this connection. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 5, 2022) — Eating cold-water fish and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids may preserve brain health and enhance cognition in […]

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UT Health San Antonio, University Health trial shows bionic pancreas improves type 1 diabetes management compared to standard insulin delivery methods

September 28, 2022

Contacts: Will Sansom, UT Health San Antonio, (210) 567-2579, Andrea Wazir, University Health, (210) 358-2347, SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 28, 2022) — A device known as a bionic pancreas, which uses next-generation technology to automatically deliver insulin, was more effective at maintaining blood glucose (sugar) levels within normal range than standard-of-care management among people […]

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Dozens more genes linked with stroke; potential drug targets identified

September 28, 2022

Findings reported in Nature have implications for future dementia care, as well. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 28, 2022) — Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) are part of an international team that discovered 61 additional genetic loci associated with stroke and […]

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Diabetes self-care reached by 32% who built trust with community health workers

September 26, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 26, 2022) — One-third of 986 patients achieved long-term self-care of their type 2 diabetes after building trusting relationships with community health workers (promotores in Spanish) over 12 weeks, according to a newly published study by faculty of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San […]