Health


Green Wellness Program seeks participants for second cohort

October 14, 2021

The School of Nursing’s Green Wellness Program: Plants-2-Plate is seeking participants for its second cohort, which begins Oct. 22. The sessions for this group will take place on Fridays from 7:15-8:30 a.m. over a span of six months. Participants enrolled in the program are challenged to follow a whole food, plant-based nutrition plan, and will […]




‘Dementia Friendly City’ proclamation urges inclusion, support

October 5, 2021

San Antonio was the third Texas city to earn the designation “Dementia Friendly City” by having a community grassroots effort working to welcome and support those with the condition, and provide helpful resources to caregivers. The designation is from the national nonprofit support organization Dementia Friendly America.




Recovery Texas lifts barriers for Texans seeking help with substance use

September 30, 2021

A new, statewide initiative called Recovery Texas is now available to help individuals struggling with substance use find access to free care. The project, led by Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH, of UT Health San Antonio, was instituted to reach those impacted by the isolation of COVID-19 and the impacts of natural disasters. The project […]



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Caring for Brianna: VHL Dream Team springs into action

September 21, 2021

Brianna Garcia wondered why her heart raced when she exercised and why she was tired all the time. Her doctor in Laredo referred her to a team of specialists at UT Health San Antonio. Six weeks of care followed and experts unraveled the teen’s medical mystery.



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UT Health San Antonio, UT Rio Grande Valley selected as NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

September 9, 2021

This designation by the National Institute on Aging will be transformational as researchers seek cures and provide the best possible care to families throughout the state.



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Immunologic resilience: A new metric to accurately gauge COVID-19’s path

September 9, 2021

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System unveiled a novel concept, “immunologic resilience,” to accurately predict which COVID-19 patients will advance to severe disease and which will not.