Health


Physician develops device to relieve hiccups

September 11, 2020

A neuro-intensive care physician at UT Health San Antonio has invented a science-based way to stop hiccups. The device is called HiccAway.




Barshop Institute gains grant award renewals totaling $11 million to support translating research discoveries into healthier aging

September 10, 2020

The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies gained the renewal of two highly competitive center grants awarded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Pepper and Shock grants, which total $11 million over the next five years, support basic research of the biology of aging and translation of discoveries into human application.




Oral pill slows rate of decline in ALS patients

September 10, 2020

If the finding is repeated in larger trials, the drug could give families more time with their loved ones who have ALS.



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