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Healio: Beta-cell function improved in men with Type 2 diabetes

January 18, 2016

Men with Type 2 diabetes who received acipimox as an add-on to 3 weeks of Farxiga therapy saw improved beta-cell function and beta-cell sensitivity to glucose beyond Farxiga alone; however, the addition of the lipolysis inhibitor did not cause further improvement in insulin sensitivity, according to research in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. […]



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Take Part: Latino Kids Are More Obese Than Their Peers for This Insidious Reason

January 18, 2016

A common complaint about modern kids is that they spend too much time indoors watching television or racking up points on the latest video game-all while noshing on a bag of chips or some other unhealthy junk food.  The commonsense alternative to all this screen time, healthy advocates say is to send youngsters outside where […]



The Katy News: Beverly Wheeler Of UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, Shares Collection Of Essays Written By Nursing Students

January 18, 2016

A book written by senior nursing students, “Nursing is Caring” is a collection of 81 essays about inspiring patients who made them realize they were in the right profession. Read the full story at The Katy News


General Surgery News: Group Files Bariatric Surgery Denial Complaint

January 18, 2016

Five organizations representing health care providers and advocates for people with obesity have filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), claiming states that deny coverage for bariatric surgery fail to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and discriminate on the basis of health status and sex. Read […]


General Surgery News: More Evidence Supports Breast Conservation Over Mastectomy

January 18, 2016

San Antonio—Women with early-stage breast cancer have better outcomes if they receive breast-conserving surgery and radiation rather than mastectomy, according to two studies presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). Read the full story at General Surgery News


KSAT 12: Kidnapping suspects arrested en route to ATM with victim

January 18, 2016

Campus officers at the UT Health Science Center arrested two people early Saturday morning as they were on their way to an ATM with their alleged kidnapping victim.  Campus police said Peyton Palmer, 17, and Marcus Williams, 19, are facing aggravated robbery and kidnapping charges. Read the full story in the Express-News