In the News

KSAT 12: UT Health San Antonio physician develops device to relieve hiccups

October 6, 2020

Dr. Ali Seifi, a neuro-intensive care physician, was featured in a story on KSAT 12’s GMSA at 9 about the device he developed to stop hiccups called HiccAway. Watch the story.


KSAT 12: UT Health San Antonio medical students promote voter registration as part of a “Healthy Democracy”

October 5, 2020

UT Health San Antonio medical students participated in an initiative to increase voter participation in the health care industry, as well as make voter registration a routine part of patient care. The students registered health care workers and patients to vote. Read and watch the story. 


KSAT 12: San Antonio doctor weighs in on President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 treatment plan

October 5, 2020

Dr. Tom Patterson, Infectious Diseases, was interviewed by KSAT 12 TV regarding President Trump’s receiving the anti-viral drug remdesivir, to which the FDA has granted emergency authorization, the indications that lead to remdesivir being administered, its side effects and what more is known about COVID’s response to remdesivir since clinical trials of the drug began […]


KSAT 12: COVID-19 hospitalizations not seeing same decrease as positivity rate, says San Antonio doctor

October 5, 2020

In addition to speaking about the spread of COVID-19 in San Antonio and vaccine development, Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, discussed two recently published studies on hydroxychloroquine that show the medication is not effective for COVID-19. Read and watch the story.


Texas Public Radio: Donald Trump and Woodrow Wilson: U.S. Presidents who did not escape a global pandemic

October 5, 2020

Dr. Jason Bowling, Infectious Diseases, discusses the differences between the 1918 flu pandemic and our current COVID-19 pandemic, during a discussion about President Trump’s infection with the coronavirus. Read the story.


The Cancer Letter: Ruben Mesa named executive director of the Mays Cancer Center

October 5, 2020

The second item in this briefs section is about Dr. Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP, being named executive director of the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson. Read the story.