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Cardiovascular Business: Chemotherapy could be damaging children’s heart cells, leading to problems later in life

October 1, 2020

Results published in the journal PLOS ONE show that 20% of children treated with drugs called anthracyclines go on to suffer heart failure later in life. The research is conducted in the laboratory of Gregory Aune, MD, PhD, of the Department of Pediatrics and the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at UT Health San Antonio. Read […]


KSAT 12: Doctors say to get flu shot to help avoid ‘twindemic’

September 30, 2020

Robert Leverence, MD, chief medical officer of UT Health Physicians, appeared in two KSAT 12 news interviews to discuss why getting the flu shot, this year in particular, is so important for our community. Read and watch the story.


Reform Austin: Parents warned about hand sanitizer packaged like food

September 30, 2020

Prior KSAT 12 news coverage of Dr. Shawn Varney, medical director of the South Texas Poison Center, is referenced within this story in Reform Austin that focuses on the dangers of hand sanitizer packaged to look like food and drink products. Read the story.


Spectrum News: Two-day therapy retreat helps treat PTSD and improve re­la­tion­ships

September 28, 2020

In this “In Focus Texas” segment, Alan Peterson, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of our national STRONG STAR PTSD consortium and Consortium to Alleviate PTSD research programs based in the Department of Psychiatry, was interviewed about a two-day weekend treatment for military-related PTSD that can also improve relationships of military couples. Watch the story.


Spectrum News: Understanding PTSD and its effects on relationships

September 28, 2020

In this “In Focus Texas” segment, Alan Peterson, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of our national STRONG STAR PTSD consortium and Consortium to Alleviate PTSD research programs based in the Department of Psychiatry, was interviewed about a two-day weekend treatment for military-related PTSD that can also improve relationships of military couples. Watch the story.


Psychology Today: Why gray matter volume and white matter connectivity matter

September 28, 2020

A team of researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, along with dozens of collaborators from around the globe, published a paper (Hofer et al., 2020) that identifies 160 genes linked to brain shrinkage (as indexed by a reduction in gray matter volume, surface area, and thickness) in 34 anatomically […]