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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. […]

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‘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 […]

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UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing to administer new Bexar County harm reduction program

February 26, 2020

Media contact: Rosanne Fohn, (210) 567-3026, SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 26, 2020) — The UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing will administer and support a new harm reduction initiative approved Feb. 11 by Bexar County Commissioners Court. The Commissioners appropriated $80,000 for this public health program, the first to be publicly funded in the […]

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Advancing the Science of Cancer conference to address anticipated 142% rise of disease in Latinos

February 21, 2020

Media contacts: Cliff Despres, (210) 562-6517, Rosanne Fohn, (210) 567-3026, SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Latinos are expected to see a 142% rise in cancer cases in coming years. To address this pressing health concern, UT Health San Antonio is hosting the second Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference Feb. 26-28 at […]

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Biggs Institute joins NIH network studying post-stroke dementia

February 21, 2020

UT Health San Antonio is part of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) stroke research network announced Feb. 19 at the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles. Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor of neurology and founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, is serving on the Steering Committee as co-leader of […]