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 […]







UT Health San Antonio research team tackles childhood obesity with five-year, $1 million grant from Baptist Health Foundation

April 9, 2021

The potentially groundbreaking research led by principal investigator Lily Q. Dong, PhD, professor of cell systems and anatomy at UT Health San Antonio, is testing whether there is a genetic marker of early insulin resistance in youth that could be controlled, thereby preventing obesity and development of Type 2 diabetes. Currently, most studies and treatment focus on adults, and pediatric anti-obesity drugs have limited effect.