• Study recommends women younger than 60 with breast cancer lose weight to increase survival0

    • May 22, 2017

    SAN ANTONIO (May 22, 2017) ― Obesity and weight gain have long been risk factors associated with death from breast cancer. In a recent study published in the journal Cancer, a multi-institutional team of researchers, headed by Virginia Kaklamani, M.D., from UT Health San Antonio, focused on the factors that affect weight gain in women diagnosed

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  • It’s Stroke Awareness Month — how are your carotid arteries?0

    • May 15, 2017

    Atherosclerosis (or hardening) of the internal carotid artery is a major cause of stroke, and some people such as diabetics and smokers are more at risk for carotid disease than others. During May, which is National Stroke Awareness Month, UT Health San Antonio’s vascular surgery division is offering complementary carotid vascular screenings for individuals who

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    It’s Stroke Awareness Month — how are your carotid arteries?
  • NCI awards UT Health Cancer Center $9.1 million to join elite, national cancer research consortium0

    • May 15, 2017

    SAN ANTONIO (May 15 2017) ― The National Cancer Institute has selected UT Health Cancer Center to become one of nine institutional members of the NCI’s elite Cancer Systems Biology Consortium. UT Health’s selection includes a five-year, $9.1 million grant to lead a group of more than 20 experimental and computational scientists from six institutions to

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    NCI awards UT Health Cancer Center $9.1 million to join elite, national cancer research consortium
  • Weekend warriors risk quadriceps tendon rupture0

    • May 10, 2017

    Landing, rather than jumping, is usually what causes a quadriceps tendon rupture like that suffered by the Spurs’ Tony Parker in the NBA playoffs, said John Green, M.D., professor of orthopaedics at The University of Texas Health Science Center, now called UT Health San Antonio.

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  • Team uncovers novel epigenetic changes in leukemia0

    • May 9, 2017

    UT Health San Antonio researchers discovered epigenetic changes that contribute to one-fifth of cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive cancer that arises out of the blood-forming cells in bone marrow. The mutations also play a role in a large majority of low-grade gliomas, which are among the most-treatable brain tumors.

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  • Team offers new technique to treat stroke risk factor0

    • May 2, 2017

    Physicians of The University of Texas Health Science Center, now called UT Health San Antonio, recently introduced a new technique to treat atrial fibrillation. This is a common heart rhythm disorder and major risk factor for stroke.

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    Team offers new technique to treat stroke risk factor

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