Health

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Post-COVID study to enroll 900 in South Texas

October 29, 2021

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, who see patients at University Health, are recruiting 900 adult COVID-19 survivors for a federally funded study that seeks to understand why some people have prolonged symptoms or develop new or returning symptoms after the acute phase of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The partnership also includes the Laredo Health Department as a clinical partner in this major effort.




Breast cancer survivor clinical trial offers recovery and hope

October 26, 2021

Lindsay Fry is a breast cancer survivor who was first diagnosed in 2019. Her treatment regimen of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy began in fall 2019. Shortly after completing her treatment, Fry became the first participant in a new clinical trial at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) that aims to help breast cancer survivors regain their energy and remain cancer free.




FDA, CDC consider authorizing COVID vaccine for kids age 5-11

October 25, 2021

UT Health San Antonio medical and scientific experts are preparing a public education campaign about the importance of getting COVID-19 vaccinations now to prevent the possibility of a winter surge. The organization also is preparing to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 when the vaccine receives emergency use authorization, which is expected in early November.




Detecting cancer’s spread before it happens: research indicates it may be possible

October 22, 2021

What if a daily or weekly blood sample could monitor each patient’s risk of metastasis, indicating the need for aggressive therapy before cancer spread is established? That’s the ultimate goal of studies published by researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.




‘RISE for Rural Telementoring’ launches to boost health care in underserved rural communities

October 22, 2021

A program housed at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also known as UT Health San Antonio, is reaching out to rural communities grappling with limited health care access and worker shortages, among other barriers.




Giving patients a ride could save lives, thousands in public health care costs

October 21, 2021

Providing transportation for low-income patients that reduces no-show rates for doctor visits by just 25% could lower public costs more than $15,000 per month as well as extend a lifeline for critical health care.