Behind the Shield

September 3, 2020

For the next several weeks, we will be telling the stories of the heroes who are working day in and day out to ease the burden of the pandemic. We will be looking behind the shield at the experiences of the extraordinary people of UT Health San Antonio.




Behind the Shield: Resiliency through uncertainty

August 27, 2020

As I sit here surrounded by evacuation zones and smoke thickening the Sonoma County air, I am continuously grateful for the resilience of our community. Our intensive care unit was the only one left open in our town during the 2017 fires. I watched with stinging eyes and breathed through shallow breath, with flames visible […]




STRONG STAR: Working to alleviate PTSD in Veterans

July 31, 2020

PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, affects one out of 11 adults. Among military veterans, 11-20% are diagnosed with the disorder in a given year. PTSD oftentimes carries a stigma, making it difficult for veterans and others to reach out and seek professional help. STRONG STAR, which was founded in 2006 at UT Health San Antonio, is […]


Interdisciplinary care at UT Health San Antonio: Eye care and occupational therapy

July 24, 2020

The interdisciplinary approach to care is not as common in the ophthalmology field as one might think. The Lions Low Vision Center of Texas, part of UT Health Physicians, is the only eye care center in San Antonio utilizing an interdisciplinary team, with ophthalmologists, optometrists, and surprisingly, occupational therapists working together to bring the best […]

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UT Health San Antonio: ENGAGED

July 22, 2020

Volunteering and community service learning (CSL) is now easier than ever at UT Health San Antonio. The institution has launched our new community engagement platform: UT Health San Antonio ENGAGED.

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At-home workouts during quarantine

June 17, 2020

Since many of us are staying home during the pandemic, we may be missing out on the daily movement that keeps us active and healthy. Sitting for a prolonged period of time can cause some neck and back pain, and if a person is sedentary, it may cause some strength and mobility issues in the […]

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