Myth or fact? Test your knowledge of the brain and learn ways to keep your brain healthy

January 27, 2023

By Arash Salardini, MD, Neurology, Glenn Biggs Institute The brain is among the most complex organs in the human body. As the body’s command center, it controls our memories, emotions, thoughts, movements, vision, motor skills, the processes that regulate our bodies and the attributes that make each one of us unique. Given its complex job, […]


Vasectomies increase during March Madness

January 26, 2023

  For some men, preparing to watch their favorite college basketball teams duke it out during March Madness includes a comfortable chair, big screen TV, an ice pack and a vasectomy. “It’s the perfect time to relax at home and have something to do while you are recovering. There aren’t many sporting events like it […]


UT Health San Antonio specialists to discuss latest treatments of movement disorders

January 25, 2023

Deep brain stimulation, continuous levodopa infusion among topics Four fellowship-trained movement disorders neurologists from UT Health San Antonio will give talks Friday (Jan. 27) at the Parkinson’s Foundation Tri-State Symposium. These physicians will discuss the newest developments in research and clinical trials of Parkinson’s disease and other disorders. The symposium, free and open to the […]


UT Health San Antonio-UTSA team studies compounds aimed at brain cancer

January 24, 2023

Basic science generates new drug for treating glioblastoma, the deadliest cancer Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive brain cancer associated with the worst overall survival rates among all human cancers. Only 65% of GBM patients live one year past diagnosis and only 12% live five years. The late senators Ted Kennedy and John McCain both […]



5 ways to keep your muscles active at work

January 20, 2023

By Bradley Tragord, PT, DPT, DSc, associate professor, Department of Physical Therapy People who are physically active, tend to live longer and healthier lives. Individuals with risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes or even a smoking habit, can benefit from incorporating physical activity into their daily routine. The U.S. Department of Health and Human […]