RAHC celebrates Asthma Awareness Month; EPA sponsors training

May 2, 2006
 

In the United States alone, 6.2 million children suffer from asthma, which accounts for one-third of all pediatric emergency room visits. Asthma is the fourth-most-common reason for pediatric physician office visits, and is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism.


Researcher links race and cardiovascular health to preterm labor

May 2, 2006
 

A researcher at the Health Science Center has found a disturbing link among race, cardiovascular health and pre-term labor.


Technique makes it easier to see mouse embryo in all its glory

May 2, 2006
 

A fast, high-resolution, 3D mouse embryo visualization technique developed by collaborators in San Antonio and Salt Lake City will undoubtedly revolutionize the way birth defects and cancer genes are studied in animal models.


Free community forum to offer facts about ADHD, depression, bipolar

April 26, 2006
 

Parents of children and teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression and bipolar disorder have more reason to be optimistic these days, says Steven R. Pliszka, M.D., the Meadows Foundation and Semp Russ/San Antonio Area Foundation Research Professor at the Health Science Center


New center dedicated to treating children’s sleep disorders is first of its kind in San Antonio

April 26, 2006
 

Pediatric sleep experts report that 25 percent of children in the United States experience some type of sleep disorder. Problems can include sleepwalking, insomnia, narcolepsy, snoring, sleep apnea and others.


Risk calculator on Web can help men assess prostate cancer chances

April 26, 2006
 

Within moments at a computer, a man 55 or older who is concerned about his chance of developing prostate cancer can obtain a trustworthy, science-based estimate of risk – information that can help him decide whether or not to see a physician.