Health

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Learn how to prevent colon cancer

February 23, 2016

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The colon and rectal team of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center and UT Medicine are gearing up for an entire month of education, support and awareness to inform the public about colon cancer facts and prevention.




Dentistry students brighten smiles of second-graders

February 16, 2016

More than 700 Edgewood Independent School District second-graders received preventive care from dental students and student hygienists from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio during a free dental clinic Feb. 12.



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Holding breath may protect heart during radiation therapy

February 8, 2016

A technique using a new form of surface imaging available at only one site in South Texas—the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC)—is expected to reduce women’s risk of long-term cardiac side effects from radiation therapy when treating left-sided breast cancer.



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Salud America! gets $1.3 million to fight child obesity

February 2, 2016

Salud America! The RWJF Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children has received a one-year, $1.3 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to develop new, culturally tailored educational content that empowers people to work toward policy changes that support the health of Latino children. Salud America!, which was established in 2007, […]




CTRC, other cancer centers, urge HPV vaccination in children

January 28, 2016

Directors of the nation’s 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Centers, including the CTRC, called for all children and young adults to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) in a Jan. 27 statement.



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Doctors prepare for potential Zika virus outbreak

January 27, 2016

Although there are no confirmed cases of Zika virus originating in the continental United States, local health care professionals are preparing for potential cases originating from travel to affected areas outside the United States, and possible local outbreaks in South Texas.