Health

UT Health San Antonio given designation to vaccinate sickest San Antonians

January 21, 2021

In a positive development for San Antonio’s COVID vaccine efforts, the state has designated UT Health San Antonio’s clinical practice a vaccine hub. This unique designation targets a population of over 120,000 of San Antonio’s most medically complex and vulnerable patients.


Top physicians recognized by local magazine

January 14, 2021

UT Health San Antonio physicians dominated a list of 276 peer-nominated physicians published in the January-February issue of San Antonio Magazine. From allergists to vascular surgeons, UT Health San Antonio doctors are more than well represented.


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Allergy symptoms to soar on Christmas Eve, or could it be COVID-19?

December 23, 2020

High winds and cold temperatures are expected to trigger a massive release of mountain cedar pollen. Adults and children who are allergic may experience itchy eyes, nose and throat, and they may have a cough or a runny nose.



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This holiday, lock up the guns from inquisitive children

December 22, 2020

Curious children and young adolescents have little fear of playing with shiny objects that they find. That’s why, this holiday season, take steps to make sure that the shiny object isn’t a gun.



Masked holiday women.

Be merry and masked during winter holidays

December 21, 2020

Although the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine is now here, cases and hospitalizations continue to soar and holiday travel and gatherings are cause for concern for many. However, recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide recommendations for safely celebrating the winter holidays.



Woman sneezing.

Triple threat: COVID-19, smoking and mountain cedar pollen

December 18, 2020

“We face a triple threat: Infection by two respiratory viruses, inflammation by tobacco smoke, plus a major allergen,” said Claudia S. Miller, MD, MS, a professor emeritus and environmental health expert. “Lungs, and their owners, can only take so much.”