Health

UPDATE: In memoriam: Basil A. Pruitt Jr., M.D.

March 18, 2019
 

Basil A. Pruitt Jr., M.D., FACS, a renowned surgeon known as one of the founding fathers of modern trauma and burn medicine, died March 17. He was 88.

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Rivard Report: SWSW: Can precision medicine tackle racial inequities in health care?

March 13, 2019
 

Chiquita A. Collins, Ph.D., chief diversity officer and vice dean for inclusion and diversity in the Long School of Medicine, was part of a panel on racial inequities in medicine at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin. Read the story

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School of Nursing gets millions to fight opioid overdoses

March 12, 2019
 

This program provides training to first responders on the use of Narcan, a naloxone nasal spray that reverses opioid overdose.

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Poison Prevention Week is March 17-23

March 12, 2019
 

National Poison Prevention Week is March 17-23. The goal of the week is to raise awareness of the risk of being poisoned by household products, medicines, pesticides, plants, bites and stings, food poisoning, and fumes. For 24 years, the South Texas Poison Center at UT Health San Antonio has taken calls from frantic parents and […]

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San Antonio Express-News: Nursing school gets millions more to fight opioid problem

March 12, 2019
 

UT Health San Antonio’s School of Nursing has received $17.5 million in federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic in Bexar County and across Texas. Read the story (Note: A subscription and password may be required to view the story)

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50th anniversary School of Nursing luncheon program

School of Nursing celebrates 50th anniversary at luncheon

March 8, 2019
 

More than 200 faculty, community leaders and philanthropists joined alumni, former teachers and honored guests at the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing’s 50th anniversary luncheon March 2. The event was held in the Nancy Smith Hurd Auditorium, part of the newly remodeled School of Nursing. Following  a welcome by School of Nursing Dean […]

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