News Releases

UT Health San Antonio to lead local COVID-19 treatment study at University Hospital

March 30, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (March 30, 2020) — Infectious disease physicians at UT Health San Antonio are among the first in the nation to test an investigational drug developed to treat the novel coronavirus. Thomas Patterson, M.D., professor in the Long School of Medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at The University of Texas […]

Social distancing required to slow COVID-19 pandemic

March 25, 2020

As we continue our battle against the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, we must be absolutely diligent to maintain social distancing.

UT Health San Antonio collecting protective gear for health care providers Tuesday, Wednesday

March 23, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (March 23, 2020) — UT Health San Antonio is working to support San Antonio’s medical  and health care providers by collecting much-needed supplies of protective gear from the public. “We expect these supplies will be critically needed by front-line health care workers treating a surge of COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks,” said […]


UT Health San Antonio endodontists provide national oral care guidelines in wake of COVID-19

March 23, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (March 23, 2020) — Although the American Dental Association has recommended that dentists postpone elective dental procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak, some patients with serious dental conditions or pain must still be seen. Endodontists, specialists that make up 3% of dentists, will likely provide care for many of the most serious cases, including […]


Long-lasting treatment drug could slow the opioid crisis

March 9, 2020

Scientists developing medication to help substance users for weeks Naloxone (brand name Narcan®) currently is used to rescue people from opioid overdose, but the protection is transient, lasting an hour or less. Opioid effects can persist for several hours, however, which puts the individual at risk of overdose re-emerging as effects of naloxone wear off. […]

South Texas dementia public event

‘Reasons for Hope’ summarizes dementia advances, encourages 300

February 28, 2020

                  “No matter how long it takes, no matter how much it costs, UT Health and I are in this fight until we win. This disease motivates us to expend our maximum energy at every moment, because there is so much at stake and there are so […]