Health


Nominate your colleagues for the 2019 Presidential Awards

October 17, 2018
 

The nomination process for the 2019 Presidential Excellence Awards is now open with a submission deadline of Nov. 16.

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Preventing kidney disease in patients with diabetes

October 15, 2018
 

Both type 2 and type 1 diabetes patients are at increased risk for the development of kidney disease. Most people with kidney disease have no symptoms, but your primary care doctor can perform two simple tests to check how your kidneys are working. One is a blood test (measurement of the creatinine) and the other is a […]

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Fertility: innovations lower costs and open opportunities

October 15, 2018
 

National Infertility Awareness Week (April 22-28, 2018), founded by the fertility support group RESOLVE, is intended to increase awareness of how infertility affects men and women. It also encourages the public to understand reproductive health.  This year, take the pledge to #flipthescript to encourage dialogues about barriers to care and opportunities for those who cannot conceive naturally. The […]

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Men’s health update: heart disease

October 15, 2018
 

Heart disease is a condition that negatively impacts the way your heart works. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease. This disease is caused by the presence of blockages (or “plaques”) in blood vessels of the heart. Blockages are due to the build-up of cholesterol, fat and other substances in the […]

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5 things people with hearing loss wish you understood

October 15, 2018
 

Here are five things people with hearing loss wish you understood: 1. Provide context. My brain needs help filling in the gaps. For example, if you walk up to me and say, “We need milk, eggs, and cheese” I might respond with, “What about the Chinese?” However, if you had initially mentioned that you would like […]

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Dr. Robert L. Ferrer

Dr. Ferrer elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 15, 2018
 

Robert L. Ferrer, M.D., M.P.H., has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine, the academy announced Oct. 15. Dr. Ferrer, recognized for his work in community health, is the eighth faculty member in UT Health San Antonio history to attain this distinction. “I’m honored and delighted to be elected to the National Academy […]

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