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KSAT 12: Explained: Phase II of Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas; Rules for bars, bowling alleys

May 26, 2020

As Governor Greg Abbott ramps up re-openings statewide, San Antonio health officials say its too early to tell how this will affect COVID-19 cases in Bexar County and across the state. Dr. Ruth Berggren, infectious diseases specialist and director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, says there are a few warning indicators. “The […]


Texas Standard: Ask a doctor: Is it safe to send kids back to day care, and other questions answered

May 26, 2020

Dr. Fred Campbell, General and Hospital Medicine, was a guest on KTSA radio’s Ask a Doctor segment to answer listeners’ questions about their health during the coronavirus pandemic. He explained what hydroxychloroquine is and discussed contact tracing. Read and listen to the Q&A.


San Antonio Express-News: ‘It’s one of the silver livings’: How COVID-19 pandemic could boost access to maternal health care

May 26, 2020

Patrick Ramsey, M.D., maternal-fetal medicine specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is quoted in this story about the increased use of telemedicine for pregnant women during COVID-19. Read the full story.


Rivard Report: City of San Antonio to close stretches of 2 residential streets to most traffic

May 22, 2020

In addition to the pilot streets, ActivateSA’s proposal identified 31 census tracts that could benefit from such a program, said Amanda Merck, a research specialist for the Institue for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio, VIA Metropolitan Transit board member, and ActivateSA member. Read the full story.


San Antonio Express-News: San Antonio hospitals, practices land $154 million in bailout funds

May 22, 2020

Federal funds went to a major physician practice called U.S. Anesthesia Partners of Texas, UT Health San Antonio, the START Center for Cancer Care, Post Acute Medical hospitals and many home health agencies. Read the full story.


KLBJ Radio: Austin’s top news – Remdesivir offers glimmers of hope

May 21, 2020

Dr. Thomas Patterson, chief of the Division of Infectious Disease, says the ongoing clinical trials of remdesivir continue to offer glimmers of hope. “It’s an antiviral drug that has shown promise in animal models against the coronavirus,” says Patterson. Read the story.