COVID-19

Woman sick on couch with cough.

Allergy symptoms to soar on Christmas Eve, or could it be COVID-19?

December 23, 2020

High winds and cold temperatures are expected to trigger a massive release of mountain cedar pollen. Adults and children who are allergic may experience itchy eyes, nose and throat, and they may have a cough or a runny nose.



Masked holiday women.

Be merry and masked during winter holidays

December 21, 2020

Although the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine is now here, cases and hospitalizations continue to soar and holiday travel and gatherings are cause for concern for many. However, recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide recommendations for safely celebrating the winter holidays.



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A tribute to heroic service

December 18, 2020

As hope finally begins to break across the dark horizon, we wish to thank and pay tribute to you for the unique and heroic contributions you have made in the battle against COVID-19. Together, we will continue to make lives better.



Woman sneezing.

Triple threat: COVID-19, smoking and mountain cedar pollen

December 18, 2020

“We face a triple threat: Infection by two respiratory viruses, inflammation by tobacco smoke, plus a major allergen,” said Claudia S. Miller, MD, MS, a professor emeritus and environmental health expert. “Lungs, and their owners, can only take so much.”



The COVID-19 vaccine is here, but the fight is not over

December 17, 2020

Ruth Berggren, MD, infectious disease specialist for UT Health San Antonio, explains the excitement surrounding the arrival and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and the importance of not letting our guard down during the holidays.



‘Hope in a vial’: COVID-19 vaccinations begin at UT Health San Antonio

December 16, 2020

UT Health San Antonio made history when the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was administered to the university’s front-line health care workers, physicians, nurses and students.