Health


Recovery Texas lifts barriers for Texans seeking help with substance use

September 30, 2021

A new, statewide initiative called Recovery Texas is now available to help individuals struggling with substance use find access to free care. The project, led by Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH, of UT Health San Antonio, was instituted to reach those impacted by the isolation of COVID-19 and the impacts of natural disasters. The project […]



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Caring for Brianna: VHL Dream Team springs into action

September 21, 2021

Brianna Garcia wondered why her heart raced when she exercised and why she was tired all the time. Her doctor in Laredo referred her to a team of specialists at UT Health San Antonio. Six weeks of care followed and experts unraveled the teen’s medical mystery.



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UT Health San Antonio, UT Rio Grande Valley 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).