News Releases

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 […]

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Allergy symptoms to soar on Christmas Eve, or could it be COVID-19?

December 23, 2020

Submitted by Tatjana Walker, MPH, RN, RDN, CDCES, CPH High winds and cold temperatures tonight are expected to trigger massive release of mountain cedar pollen. Many people will notice symptoms on Christmas Eve and over the holidays. Adults and children who are allergic may experience itchy eyes, nose and throat, and they may have a […]

This holiday, lock up the guns from inquisitive children

December 22, 2020

Curious children and young adolescents have little fear of playing with shiny objects that they find. That’s why, this holiday season, take steps to make sure that the shiny object isn’t a gun. “Someone as young as 2 years old can pull the trigger on a handgun,” said Lillian Liao, MD, associate professor of surgery […]


Triple threat: COVID, smoking and mountain cedar pollen

December 11, 2020

‘Lungs can only take so much,’ environmental medicine physician says. Mary Lucas lives on San Antonio’s Northeast Side with her 8-year-old son, Mychael Gordon. Both have asthma, requiring them to have ready access to an inhaler and nebulizer. Making matters worse, the neighbors in their apartment complex smoke. “We have it coming in from all […]