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UT Health San Antonio to lead statewide collaborative to treat opioid use disorder

February 13, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 13, 2020) — The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has awarded UT Health San Antonio a $7.2 million contract to lead a new collaborative. The collaborative  will provide compassionate, evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder throughout the state, regardless of patients’ ability to pay. Jennifer Sharpe Potter, Ph.D., M.P.H., is […]

Tuesday, Feb. 11: Annual Bryant Lecture finds inspiration in judge who helped end segregation

February 7, 2020

Join us from noon to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, to be inspired by the example of legendary federal jurist Frank Minis Johnson Jr., whose landmark rulings helped end segregation. His story will be told by fellow Alabamian Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., School of Medicine dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. By describing […]

Questions about Alzheimer’s? Meet the experts for free on Feb. 23

February 4, 2020

Developing novel and effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias requires information on the genetics and biology of all ethnic groups. “One of the themes we are trying to build on is understanding the disease in Hispanics,” said Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor of neurology at UT Health San Antonio and founding director of the […]

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Called 1st in U.S.: Living liver donors kindly swap to save 2 recipients

February 4, 2020

Transplant surgeons at the Long School of Medicine use an effective approach to maximize the altruistic desire and contributions of living liver donors.

Cork tree bark extract, exercise each slow aggressive prostate cancer

January 27, 2020

Study is first to compare Nexrutine to exercise for prostate cancer Contact: Rosanne Fohn, (210) 567-3026, SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 27, 2020) – Researchers from UT Health San Antonio are the first to show that Nexrutine, a natural supplement made from the bark of cork trees, is as effective as exercise in preventing the progression […]

Hepatitus virus and the liver

Liver cancer prevention project boosts hepatitis C screening and care in safety-net practices

January 27, 2020

Effective medications today can cure hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in only a few months and prevent liver cancer and severe liver damage from chronic infection. However, most patients in safety-net primary care practices are not being screened for the virus. This includes baby boomers, the post-World War II generation most at risk for chronic […]