UT Health San Antonio physiatrist helps write first American Diabetes Association guidelines to include disability management

May 6, 2024

A clinician and researcher with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio helped “write the book” when it comes to standards of care for diabetes. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, professor and chair in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, contributed a section of the latest American Diabetes Association Standards of Care guide. […]

Study: Higher chemical concentrations found in baby teeth of children with autism

May 6, 2024

A recent exploratory study by a researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found a potential link between a buildup of organic chemicals in baby teeth and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In a study published March 14, in the Journal of Xenobiotics, Raymond Palmer, PhD, a biostatistician and epidemiologist with […]

Treating the rise of colorectal cancer with personalized care

April 29, 2024

In some cases, colorectal cancer patients have tumors that are inoperable and spread to the liver. For these patients, the Mays Cancer Center offers a specialized chemotherapy delivery system called hepatic artery infusion, also known as HAI pump therapy.

Sukeshi Patel Arora, MD, speaks with a woman in blue shirt in a clinical space.

An oral cancer screening ‘can be lifesaving’

April 5, 2024

With oral and oropharyngeal cancers accounting for more than 58,000 new cancer cases each year in the U.S. , routine dental check-ups are more than about clean teeth and fresh breath, they “can be lifesaving.”

A patient sitting in a dental chair smiles while the dentist behind her is arranging dental tools for an exam.

Guarding against the silent threat of oropharyngeal cancer

March 28, 2024

A recent study stated that oropharyngeal cancer rates have now surpassed cervical cancer as the most common cancer associated with HPV in the country. Experts are urging a younger generation to be aware and seek treatment if there is a concern.

Dr. Ferrell examines a patient's mouth using a tongue depressor.