Mays Cancer Center joins leading cancer organizations to warn cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19 and neither should you

January 28, 2021
 

The coalition of 76 organizations has released an open letter reminding the public that cancer still poses a major threat to people’s health, and acting as soon as is safely possible can lead to much better outcomes in the future.



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Mays Cancer Center joins leading cancer organizations to warn cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19 and neither should you

January 28, 2021
 

The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, is teaming up with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), the American Cancer Society (ACS) and other leading cancer organizations across the country to endorse the resumption of cancer screening and treatment during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition of 76 organizations has […]




New England Journal of Medicine publishes COVID-19 treatment trial results

January 27, 2021
 

A clinical trial involving COVID-19 patients hospitalized at UT Health San Antonio and University Health found that a combination of the drugs baricitinib and remdesivir reduced time to recovery.




Take action: Find out if you have implicit bias and what to do next!

January 27, 2021
 

Contributed by Cliff Despres, Institute for Health Promotion Research Many people think they harbor no bias toward other people. Or they believe they know their biases and don’t act on them. But everyone has implicit bias, or stereotypes that affect our understanding and decisions about others beyond our conscious control. These biases can affect our […]



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Strokes after TIAs have declined over time, study shows

January 26, 2021
 

But patients should be monitored for extended period after transient ischemic attacks. SAN ANTONIO and BOSTON – Study findings released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) hold both good news and bad news about transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), which are harbingers of subsequent strokes. Sudha Seshadri, MD, professor of neurology at […]




Journal article reviews century of data showing COVID-19 likely to impact the brain

January 19, 2021
 

An article published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association cites decades of published scientific evidence to make a compelling case for SARS-CoV-2’s expected long-term effects on the brain and nervous system.