Health


FDA, CDC consider authorizing COVID vaccine for kids age 5-11

October 25, 2021

UT Health San Antonio medical and scientific experts are preparing a public education campaign about the importance of getting COVID-19 vaccinations now to prevent the possibility of a winter surge. The organization also is preparing to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 when the vaccine receives emergency use authorization, which is expected in early November.




Detecting cancer’s spread before it happens: research indicates it may be possible

October 22, 2021

What if a daily or weekly blood sample could monitor each patient’s risk of metastasis, indicating the need for aggressive therapy before cancer spread is established? That’s the ultimate goal of studies published by researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.




‘RISE for Rural Telementoring’ launches to boost health care in underserved rural communities

October 22, 2021

A program housed at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also known as UT Health San Antonio, is reaching out to rural communities grappling with limited health care access and worker shortages, among other barriers.




Giving patients a ride could save lives, thousands in public health care costs

October 21, 2021

Providing transportation for low-income patients that reduces no-show rates for doctor visits by just 25% could lower public costs more than $15,000 per month as well as extend a lifeline for critical health care.




Green Wellness Program seeks participants for second cohort

October 14, 2021

The School of Nursing’s Green Wellness Program: Plants-2-Plate is seeking participants for its second cohort, which begins Oct. 22. The sessions for this group will take place on Fridays from 7:15-8:30 a.m. over a span of six months. Participants enrolled in the program are challenged to follow a whole food, plant-based nutrition plan, and will […]




‘Dementia Friendly City’ proclamation urges inclusion, support

October 5, 2021

San Antonio was the third Texas city to earn the designation “Dementia Friendly City” by having a community grassroots effort working to welcome and support those with the condition, and provide helpful resources to caregivers. The designation is from the national nonprofit support organization Dementia Friendly America.