Health


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.



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2-minute update: UT Medicine expands

January 26, 2016

Groundbreaking News: UT Medicine is expanding its services to the Hill Country with a $19 million clinical facility, to be called UT Medicine Hill Country, opening in early 2017.



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Report touts ways to fight obesity in Latino kids

January 26, 2016

More Latino kids are obese by ages 2-5 than white kids, due to maternal obesity, less exclusive breastfeeding, and workplace and childcare issues that affect nutrition and physical activity levels, according to a new package of research from Salud America!




Leaders break ground on UT Medicine Hill Country clinic

January 14, 2016

Academic medical leaders ceremonially broke ground Jan. 13 on UT Medicine Hill Country, the newest location of UT Medicine San Antonio. UT Medicine is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center.



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Researchers: Lack of play spaces ups obesity risk for Latino kids

January 12, 2016

Latinos have limited spaces to be physically active, which contributes to obesity rates in Latino kids, but sharing recreational facilities and creating walkable neighborhoods are promising solutions, according to a new package of research from Salud America!, a national network for Latino childhood obesity prevention based at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.