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FDA, CDC consider authorizing COVID vaccine for kids age 5-11

October 25, 2021

UT Health San Antonio medical and scientific experts are preparing a public education campaign about the importance of getting COVID-19 vaccinations now to prevent the possibility of a winter surge. The organization also is preparing to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 when the vaccine receives emergency use authorization, which is expected in early November.




‘RISE for Rural Telementoring’ launches to boost health care in underserved rural communities

October 22, 2021

A program housed at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also known as UT Health San Antonio, is reaching out to rural communities grappling with limited health care access and worker shortages, among other barriers.




Giving patients a ride could save lives, thousands in public health care costs

October 21, 2021

Providing transportation for low-income patients that reduces no-show rates for doctor visits by just 25% could lower public costs more than $15,000 per month as well as extend a lifeline for critical health care.




‘Dementia Friendly City’ proclamation urges inclusion, support

October 5, 2021

San Antonio was the third Texas city to earn the designation “Dementia Friendly City” by having a community grassroots effort working to welcome and support those with the condition, and provide helpful resources to caregivers. The designation is from the national nonprofit support organization Dementia Friendly America.




Contribute today! State Employee Charitable Campaign ends Oct. 8

October 5, 2021

Dear faculty and staff, As we are just a few days from the conclusion of this year’s State Employee Charitable Campaign, we write to encourage you to participate in this worthy campaign that helps so many in our community. We are very proud of how UT Health San Antonio has supported our community in the […]



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Caring for Brianna: VHL Dream Team springs into action

September 21, 2021

Brianna Garcia wondered why her heart raced when she exercised and why she was tired all the time. Her doctor in Laredo referred her to a team of specialists at UT Health San Antonio. Six weeks of care followed and experts unraveled the teen’s medical mystery.