RAHC expansion is ‘a commitment to the people of the Valley’

July 25, 2006

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, told Lower Rio Grande Valley leaders July 17 that the Regional Academic Health Center’s second Harlingen building, currently under construction, represents “a firm and enduring commitment by the Health Science Center to the people of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, chief among them our veterans.”

Heart cells in aged mice contain many more random gene-expression combinations than same cells in young mice

June 27, 2006

As we age, our bodies increasingly lose the ability to repair errors that occur in our genetic blueprint, DNA.

San Antonio Area Foundation awards $260,738 to HSC researchers

May 30, 2006

The San Antonio Area Foundation in May awarded 10 grants totaling $260,738 to Health Science Center researchers for studies of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, myasthenia gravis, a safer smallpox vaccine and other important topics.

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.

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery reduces patients’ pain, surgeon says

March 20, 2006

It has been more than a decade since the first laparoscopic colorectal surgery was performed, and all indications are that the minimally invasive technique “is a significant advance in the way we treat colorectal cancer and other conditions,” said John H. Winston III, M.D., M.B.A., assistant professor of surgery at the Health Science Center.

A colorectal screening is ‘an investment in your health,’ surgeon says

March 14, 2006

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and physicians like Morton Kahlenberg, M.D., of the Health Science Center, are spreading the word: If you are over 50 (or younger if you have certain risk factors), make a deposit in the bank account of your health by getting screened.