Myth or fact? Test your knowledge of the brain and learn ways to keep your brain healthy

January 27, 2023

By Arash Salardini, MD, Neurology, Glenn Biggs Institute The brain is among the most complex organs in the human body. As the body’s command center, it controls our memories, emotions, thoughts, movements, vision, motor skills, the processes that regulate our bodies and the attributes that make each one of us unique. Given its complex job, […]


Vasectomies increase during March Madness

January 26, 2023

  For some men, preparing to watch their favorite college basketball teams duke it out during March Madness includes a comfortable chair, big screen TV, an ice pack and a vasectomy. “It’s the perfect time to relax at home and have something to do while you are recovering. There aren’t many sporting events like it […]


5 ways to keep your muscles active at work

January 20, 2023

By Bradley Tragord, PT, DPT, DSc, associate professor, Department of Physical Therapy People who are physically active, tend to live longer and healthier lives. Individuals with risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes or even a smoking habit, can benefit from incorporating physical activity into their daily routine. The U.S. Department of Health and Human […]


5 foods to boost your immune system

January 17, 2023

  By Christiane Meireles, PhD, RD, LD, registered dietitian, clinical assistant professor In the midst of COVID-19, the flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, it’s natural to think about how to boost your immune system. Making healthy choices and changing lifestyle habits can support a healthy immune system. Increasing plant-based foods which are naturally nutrient-rich, among […]




A new era in Alzheimer’s treatment

January 11, 2023

Statement from the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio about a timely topic in the news: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, approved lecanemab, a drug that targets the basic pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease. The FDA action is an “accelerated approval” of the […]


Art talk seeks to bring ‘ReCollections’ to families living with dementia

January 11, 2023

  Kathleen Schock doesn’t claim to be an art expert. But in her elegantly comfortable home filled with her sister-in-law’s artwork, she points out a favorite piece as it reflects the afternoon sun, changing at every angle. She recalled that four years ago, Jim, her husband of 51 years, was diagnosed with dementia. But like […]