Community members, health care professionals and students invited to the South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference March 8

February 27, 2023

  The Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, will present the 2023 South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference public event for members of the community to learn about new therapies and exciting research advancements in Alzheimer’s and dementia treatment. The free public event, from 5 p.m. […]

6 ways to help increase your happiness

February 23, 2023

  By Veena Prasad, PhD, MBA, LPC, behavioral health counselor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Office for Graduate Medical Education We all want to feel happy. In fact, finding “happiness” has become a billion-dollar industry with books, lectures, courses and research dedicated to that Holy Grail of feelings. It’s no wonder so many people are interested […]

UT Health San Antonio scientists tie obesity to Alzheimer’s-related genes

February 22, 2023

Obesity in midlife and in women most closely linked to dementia In a new study, researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) link obesity with 21 Alzheimer’s disease-related genes, providing a potential mechanistic explanation for why Alzheimer’s is sometimes more frequent among adults who experienced obesity […]

ACS grant to launch $4.1 million Latino Cancer Health Equity Research Center

February 21, 2023

  Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, of UT Health San Antonio is launching the new “Avanzando Equidad de Salud: Latino Cancer Health Equity Research Center” thanks to a four-year, $4.08 million grant from the American Cancer Society. Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH The Avanzando Equidad de Salud Center, which begins this month, is a response to the […]

UT Health San Antonio teams up with San Antonio Brahmas to deliver game-day care

February 21, 2023

  UT Health San Antonio is the official sports medicine provider for the San Antonio Brahmas, the local XFL football team.     A sports medicine team provides medical care for the team’s athletes with comprehensive care on the field for home games, ensuring the health and safety of each player. Offering access to UT Health […]

UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing and Amerigroup team up to offer rural health visits

February 21, 2023

  Children and families in need of health care in rural Texas communities are being visited by mobile nursing clinics dispatched from the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) with support from Amerigroup Texas. These “clinic road trips” — using a 40-foot-long, medically […]