Health


Health Science Center again designated a Fit-Friendly Worksite

June 7, 2016

For the second straight year, the Health Science Center has received the American Heart Association’s Gold-level Fit-Friendly Worksites designation.



Advancements in new hepatitis C treatments

June 3, 2016

Hepatitis C is the leading blood-borne disease in the U.S., with more than 3.5 million people developing a chronic infection. While the outlook for treating hepatitis C was grim just a few years ago, now most patients can be cured with direct-acting antiviral medications, many of them evaluated at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.


South Texas Medical Center

The Rivard Report: With investment, city’s health care sector poised for growth

June 1, 2016

With an investment of $5 million in 2017 bond money, the UT Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy and Research Center in San Antonio could complete its new partnership with Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center and stop thousands of San Antonians from leaving the city to seek treatment elsewhere.




Health Science Center recognized nationally for hepatitis work

May 19, 2016

The Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), part of the Health Science Center, was recognized May 19 by the White House at its 2016 National Hepatitis Testing Day observance in Washington, D.C.



e-cigarette

Health leaders welcome FDA action on e-cigarettes

May 6, 2016

Action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) May 5 to regulate e-cigarettes and vaping in the same way as cigarettes and smokeless tobacco is “a welcome step toward reducing the nation’s cancer burden,” said Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the Health Science Center. […]



SA Tomorrow

SA Tomorrow formulating goals

May 5, 2016

SA Tomorrow is an innovative, three-pronged planning effort, led by the Department of Planning and Community Development, to guide the city toward strategic, sustainable growth. It builds on SA2020 vision begun for former Mayor Julian Castro that was released in 2011 and included goals for improving San Antonio by the year 2020.