Health

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Mays Cancer Center and other top U.S. cancer centers call for urgent action to get HPV vaccination back on track

May 25, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted delivery of key health services for children and adolescents, including HPV vaccination for cancer prevention.



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Pandemic intensified longstanding stresses for Hispanics

May 25, 2021

The pandemic amplified mental health stressors long experienced by vulnerable Hispanic populations but also fortified members’ coping strategies, according to new research from the Center for Research to Advance Community Health.



Graduates celebrate at the 2021 UT Health San Antonio commencement ceremony.

UT Health San Antonio holds first all-school commencement

May 24, 2021

For the first time in its 53-year history, UT Health San Antonio celebrated a combined, all-school commencement May 22 at the Alamodome.



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Mays Cancer Center doctors applaud starting colorectal screening at 45

May 21, 2021

Physicians with the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, praised the May 18 move by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to lower from 50 to 45 the recommended age to begin screening asymptomatic persons to prevent colorectal cancer. The goal is to identify and remove precancerous benign polyps. Physicians nationwide adhere to the panel’s guidelines.




Project YES offers free, confidential, online mental health resources to teens

May 7, 2021

Teens across San Antonio and South Texas can improve their mental health while helping others through an online program introduced this spring. Project YES (Youth Empowerment & Support) is an innovative approach to helping adolescents address common mental health issues. The program has been shown to reduce depression and anxiety, decrease hopelessness and boost a […]



Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD

Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, answers questions about stroke rehabilitation

May 7, 2021

May is National Stroke Awareness Month — the perfect time to remind us of the ways to detect a stroke.