Education

Hispanic child eating healty

Salud America! gets $1.3 million to fight child obesity

February 2, 2016

Salud America! The RWJF Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children has received a one-year, $1.3 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to develop new, culturally tailored educational content that empowers people to work toward policy changes that support the health of Latino children. Salud America!, which was established in 2007, […]



mosquito

Doctors prepare for potential Zika virus outbreak

January 27, 2016

Although there are no confirmed cases of Zika virus originating in the continental United States, local health care professionals are preparing for potential cases originating from travel to affected areas outside the United States, and possible local outbreaks in South Texas.



family cooking

Report touts ways to fight obesity in Latino kids

January 26, 2016

More Latino kids are obese by ages 2-5 than white kids, due to maternal obesity, less exclusive breastfeeding, and workplace and childcare issues that affect nutrition and physical activity levels, according to a new package of research from Salud America!




Academic Learning & Teaching Center to open

January 13, 2016

The newest addition to the Health Science Center, the colorful and high-tech Academic Learning & Teaching Center, will be dedicated at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16.



Latino kids playing in playground

Researchers: Lack of play spaces ups obesity risk for Latino kids

January 12, 2016

Latinos have limited spaces to be physically active, which contributes to obesity rates in Latino kids, but sharing recreational facilities and creating walkable neighborhoods are promising solutions, according to a new package of research from Salud America!, a national network for Latino childhood obesity prevention based at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.



W. Brian Reeves, M.D.

New chair of Department of Medicine named

January 5, 2016

W. Brian Reeves, M.D., currently professor and vice chair of medicine and chief of the Division of Nephrology at the Penn State College of Medicine, has been selected as chair of the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine, Dean Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., announced.