Health

San Antonio Express-News: During coronavirus surge in San Antonio, hospitals ran far short of virus-fighting drug, doctor says

September 9, 2020

Remdesivir has been found to shorten the time it takes a COVID-19 patient to recover from 15 to 11 days and halt the progression of the disease, keeping more patients out of the intensive care unit and off of ventilators to breathe, said Dr. Tom Patterson, chief of infectious diseases in the Joe R. and […]


San Antonio Express-News: ‘What if we pull the plug too early?’

September 9, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, end-of-life decisions are especially fraught. Even under the best of circumstances, discussions about seriously sick patients can force physicians and families into an uncomfortable spot, said Dr. Jason Morrow, a University Hospital palliative care physician and UT Health San Antonio associate professor who helps lead the medical school’s ethics curriculum. Read […]


Texas Public Radio: Petrie Dish: FLUVID: Flattening the flu curve during a coronavirus pandemic

September 9, 2020

Ralph Riviello, MD, MS, FACEP, chair of emergency medicine at UT Health San Antonio and University Hospital, discusses how both organizations are preparing for flu season in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to the podcast


Express-News: Post-COVID syndrome damages some kids’ hearts

September 9, 2020

The inflammatory condition in children caused by a delayed effect of the coronavirus likely will require lifelong monitoring in some cases because of injury it can inflict to the patient’s cardiovascular system, according to a Houston-led study. Alvaro Moreira, MD, MSc, a neonatologist and an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Joe R. and Teresa […]



San Antonio Business Journal names three from UT Health San Antonio as Health Care Heroes

September 4, 2020

Three UT Health San Antonio faculty members have been honored as Health Care Heroes by the San Antonio Business Journal.




Avoid the ‘twindemic.’ Get your flu shot.

September 3, 2020

Doctors aren’t sure of exactly how the flu and COVID-19 might interact, but highly recommend flu vaccines this year.