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New England Journal of Medicine publishes COVID-19 treatment trial results

January 14, 2021

UT Health San Antonio, University Health participate in study that finds adding baricitinib to remdesivir helps patients recover sooner. A clinical trial involving COVID-19 patients hospitalized at UT Health San Antonio and University Health, among roughly 100 sites globally, found that a combination of the drugs baricitinib and remdesivir reduced time to recovery, according to […]

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Mil Gracias for not smoking indoors amid COVID-19!

January 11, 2021

By Cliff Despres, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health San Antonio By choosing to not puff away indoors, smokers deserve a thank-you for protecting their family, friends and neighbors from secondhand smoke, especially during the COVID-19 respiratory pandemic. That’s why the new “Mil Gracias (A Thousand Thanks) for Not Smoking Indoors!” campaign, led by […]

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Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trial opens at UT Health San Antonio, University Health

January 7, 2021

Media contacts: Will Sansom, UT Health San Antonio, (210) 567-2579, Shelley Kofler, University Health, (512) 294-5224, SAN ANTONIO – San Antonians will have the opportunity to participate in the fifth international COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial beginning in January through UT Health San Antonio and its clinical partner, University Health System, now referred to […]

Frequently asked questions: Novavax investigational COVID-19 vaccine trial

January 7, 2021

Our South Texas community will be contributing to an investigational vaccine clinical trial that may help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Barbara Taylor, the principal investigator for the local study site, answers questions about the importance of the program and how it will be conducted. Dr. Taylor is an associate professor of infectious diseases at […]

Journal article reviews century of data showing COVID-19 likely to impact the brain

January 5, 2021

International consortium funded by Alzheimer’s Association will study effects. SAN ANTONIO and CHICAGO – An article published Jan. 5 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association cites decades of published scientific evidence to make a compelling case for SARS-CoV-2’s expected long-term effects on the brain and nervous system. Dementia researchers from The […]

University Transplant Center celebrates 5,000th life-saving transplant and an all-female transplant team

December 28, 2020

Visit our special section: Celebrating 50 years and 5,000 transplants Staff report, revised from original version by Shelley Kofler, University Health As we close out 2020 and think of the many lives lost to COVID-19, the University Transplant Center is pausing to remember the lives saved through organ donation. University Transplant Center is the collaborative […]