Health


USAA gifts expand testing, vaccine research at UT Health San Antonio

May 19, 2020

The funding will support COVID-19 vaccine research and expand testing capacity for patients and health care workers.



Close up of medical drip or IV drip chamber in patient room.

Second phase of clinical trial for promising COVID-19 drug begins

May 15, 2020

Second phase includes FDA-approved anti-inflammatory drug along with remdesivir.



Stroke

Don’t let the coronavirus keep you from getting stroke care

May 13, 2020

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, patients should never hesitate to call an ambulance if they have signs of a stroke



PSA: Cancer prevention and screening during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 7, 2020

Ruben Mesa, M.D., director of the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, asks that the public keep their cancer screenings, tests and treatments during this time.


Granddaughter helping her disabled grandmother walk with the aid of a walker.

Cognition and gait speed often decline together, study shows

May 4, 2020

A study published by UT Health San Antonio researchers found that thinking and walking often parallel each other in determining a person’s health trajectory.



Close up of medical drip or IV drip chamber in patient room.

FDA gives emergency authorization to COVID-19 drug

May 4, 2020

Remdesivir is the first anti-viral drug that has been shown to benefit patients with COVID-19 in a randomized clinical trial.