COVID-19

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Metal ions help COVID-19 virus to disguise itself

June 2, 2021

Scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have discovered a mechanism by which SARS-CoV-2 exploits changes in metal ion concentrations to disguise itself in the body. Varying concentrations of metal ions — positively charged atoms such as magnesium, manganese and calcium — are observed in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.



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Mays Cancer Center and other top U.S. cancer centers call for urgent action to get HPV vaccination back on track

May 25, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted delivery of key health services for children and adolescents, including HPV vaccination for cancer prevention.



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Pandemic intensified longstanding stresses for Hispanics

May 25, 2021

The pandemic amplified mental health stressors long experienced by vulnerable Hispanic populations but also fortified members’ coping strategies, according to new research from the Center for Research to Advance Community Health.




How to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at UT Health San Antonio

May 13, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is available via appointment to everyone 12 years and older. You may schedule the time and date of your vaccine appointment online.



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Planning for personal travel in a pandemic

May 10, 2021

International and domestic travel for university business purposes remains restricted. Personal international travel is discouraged, and several factors should be considered prior to traveling, said Julie Wilbers, director of the Office of International Services.




UT Health San Antonio shifting vaccinations to its clinics across Bexar County

May 10, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine appointments and walk-ins are available to everyone 16 years and older, with priority given to those 80 years and older.