News Releases

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

October 14, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, SAN ANTONIO – 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. “It has been established that high no-show rates of publicly supported health systems […]

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

October 7, 2021

Media contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 7, 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. This […]

A ‘Prince’ of a doctor: Otchere brings heart to cardio-oncology treatment

October 6, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, SAN ANTONIO – Growing up in Ghana, Dr. Prince Otchere noticed that high blood pressure ran in his family. And after he arrived at Houston for college, he learned there was a link between cardiovascular diseases and some ethnic minorities in this country. All that inspired him to pursue a […]

‘Dementia Friendly City’ proclamation urges inclusion, support

October 4, 2021

Contact: Steve Lee, 210-450-3823, SAN ANTONIO – With more than 390,000 Texans age 65 or older living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and expected to increase nearly 30% by 2025, there is a pressing need for inclusive communities that support families touched by the degenerative diseases. San Antonio was the third Texas city to […]

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Brain injury therapy advancing toward human studies

October 4, 2021

UT Health Science Center San Antonio spinoff company gains funding for trial in people. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 4, 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 […]

What happens when you become a parent to your parents?

October 1, 2021

That’s what longtime NPR journalist Kitty Eisele had to figure out when she became a full-time caregiver for her dad. After moving back to her childhood home, Kitty found herself bewildered by the medical, legal and emotional challenges of elder care. And that’s to say nothing of the time her dad headed out on a […]