Health

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UT Health San Antonio selected as NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

September 9, 2021

This designation by the National Institute on Aging will be transformational as researchers seek cures and provide the best possible care to families throughout the state.



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Immunologic resilience: A new metric to accurately gauge COVID-19’s path

September 9, 2021

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System unveiled a novel concept, “immunologic resilience,” to accurately predict which COVID-19 patients will advance to severe disease and which will not.




Dental researchers discover why some people are more susceptible to chronic inflammatory diseases

August 23, 2021

Scientists have scrambled to determine why some individuals are more vulnerable to inflammation even with good hygiene habits and healthy lifestyles. Understanding that variation could have a major impact in the prevention of periodontitis, or severe gum disease, through care personalized to each individual’s risk for inflammation.




Dr. Summer Rolin brings Olympic background to assessing UTSA student-athletes in mental health

August 19, 2021

Dr. Summer Rolin counsels Olympic speedskaters and also screens student-athletes for mental health issues at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).




Making a difference by being different

August 19, 2021

USA Paralympics sitting volleyball player Jillian Williams, who beat Ewing sarcoma with help from San Antonio and Houston medical teams, is going for the gold in the Tokyo Paralympics.



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In JAMA commentary, UT Health San Antonio authors urge uplifting U.S. Latinos to improve health and our nation

August 19, 2021

Despite accounting for more than 18% of the U.S. population, “the Latino community has not benefited from having ‘presence’ in the U.S. health care workforce through meaningful and influential administrative and governance positions,” they wrote.