Health

Sudha Seshadri, MD, founding director of the Biggs Institute

A personal take on dementia care, prevention

November 5, 2021

For Sudha Seshadri, MD, professor of neurology and the founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, fighting for brain health is personal.



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Nationwide study testing ivermectin and other drugs conducted at UT Health San Antonio

November 5, 2021

A large, multi-site study funded by the National Institutes of Health aims to test the effectiveness of three existing drugs, including controversial ivermectin, to treat the symptoms of COVID-19. Known as ACTIV-6, the study is now underway at UT Health San Antonio.



Important facts to know about COVID-19 vaccinations

November 4, 2021

This quick and helpful Q&A video speaks to vaccine symptoms, the importance of booster shots and other timely topics.


Ask the expert: Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for young children?

November 1, 2021

On Oct. 26, the Food and Drug Administration approved COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11. The decision will now go before the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) for a final recommendation Nov. 2-3.


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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.