A third of San Antonians have prediabetes; doctors urge testing

November 10, 2022

During Diabetes Awareness Month (November), UT Health San Antonio endocrinologist Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD, reminds the community that one in every three people in San Antonio has prediabetes, which physicians define by a hemoglobin A1C percentage of 5.7% to 6.4%. Hemoglobin A1C is a blood test that measures average glucose levels over the past three months. Carolina […]

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33% of San Antonians have prediabetes, so get checked

November 10, 2022

Flu shots are critically important for those with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 10, 2022) — Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a consequence of multiple medical problems occurring simultaneously. The body has less insulin — the hormone that lowers blood sugar — and is not sensitive to […]

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School of Nursing provides Narcan to Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

November 7, 2022

  Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar stopped by the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing on Oct. 27 to receive 96 doses of Narcan®, a nasal spray that can rescue individuals who have experienced accidental opioid poisoning. The School of Nursing provides training to first responders on the use of Narcan and has distributed […]

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Clusters of genes help mice live longer, team reports

November 1, 2022

  The NIA Interventions Testing Program, including UT Health San Antonio, collaborated with peers in Tennessee and Switzerland. Researchers from the National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded Interventions Testing Program recently reported the discovery of multiple candidate genes that influence longevity. The three Interventions Testing Program sites – UT Health San Antonio, The University of Michigan […]




School of Nursing provides Narcan to Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

October 31, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 31, 2022) — Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar stopped by the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing on Oct. 27 to receive 96 doses of Narcan®, a nasal spray that can rescue individuals who have experienced accidental opioid poisoning. The School of Nursing provides training to first […]

Opioid crisis in the United States


‘We have an obligation to help others’

October 28, 2022

For teenager Arhan Rao, repurposing an antidepressant drug to treat cancer is the opening act in a career of serving patients by finding new ways to stop tumors. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 28, 2022) — As Arhan Rao, 17, watched his grandfather sicken with cancer and die three years ago, a goal […]

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