obesity, weight loss

Bariatric surgery combats obesity

July 15, 2016

Obesity is recognized as a global health crisis, especially in San Antonio where 65 percent of adults are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


Pregnant? Use DEET to repel pesky mosquitoes

July 5, 2016

As people plan more outdoor activities this summer, some pregnant women may be wondering which insect repellent will protect them best. This year’s concern is Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitos, whose bites have the potential to transmit Zika virus. The virus has caused brain abnormalities in babies developing in the womb. According to Patrick Ramsey, M.D., M.S.P.H., staying inside; getting […]


Healthy smile an asset in business world

June 28, 2016

While conversing during a job interview or making a presentation during a company meeting, a person’s mouth always draws the eye of those in attendance. And, a great smile with healthy teeth is always noticed.

Randal Robinson, M.D.

Five misconceptions about fertility treatment

June 28, 2016

As a nation, we are starting our families later in life, and most reproductive specialists agree that a woman’s fertility begins to decline by age 30. It is no surprise that our reliance on reproductive health specialists has increased.

Neela Patel, M.D., MPH

Are you (or your parents) taking too many pills?

June 28, 2016

More health problems are a common part of the aging process. This means more visits to more doctors. It also means we tend to take more medications to deal with these problems as we get older.

Child with asthma

Summer’s not the time to take a break from asthma, diabetes care

June 27, 2016

During the summer months, various factors may result in ED visits by asthmatics and diabetics, said Rosemarie Ramos, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center.