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.

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Deaf Education and Hearing Science Program attracts $1.1 million grant from U.S. Department of Education

October 15, 2021

The Deaf Education and Hearing Science Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will receive a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for best practices based on research in preparing deaf education teaching professionals.

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Brain injury therapy advancing toward human studies

October 8, 2021

Research that began at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 15 years ago is nearing a significant milestone: human testing of an intravenous (IV) drug to treat brain injuries such as concussion and stroke.

‘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.

Physician-scientist’s innovative, interdisciplinary diabetes research funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

September 22, 2021

Growing up in Sonora, Mexico, Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD, medical director of the Diabetes Clinic at UT Health Physicians’ Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), knew from the age of 5 that she wanted to have a positive impact in helping people live healthier and therefore happier lives.

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Caring for Brianna: VHL Dream Team springs into action

September 21, 2021

Brianna Garcia wondered why her heart raced when she exercised and why she was tired all the time. Her doctor in Laredo referred her to a team of specialists at UT Health San Antonio. Six weeks of care followed and experts unraveled the teen’s medical mystery.