UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry launches Dental Hygiene program at UT Center at Laredo

August 9, 2023

New Bachelor of Science program first of its kind in Laredo, will provide essential dental care and job opportunities Contacts: Steven Lee, UT Health San Antonio, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu Catherine Frazier, UT System, 512-499-4360, cfrazier@utsystem.edu LAREDO, Texas, Aug. 9, 2023 – The School of Dentistry of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio […]




UT Health Science Center San Antonio seeks volunteers to join VIVA-MIND study of an oral drug for Alzheimer’s

July 27, 2023

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (July 27, 2023) — The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is recruiting participants for VIVA-MIND, a study to learn whether a new drug therapy for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can help people experiencing mild memory […]




UT Health Science Center San Antonio recognized as Parkinson’s Foundation Comprehensive Care Center

July 26, 2023

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (July 26, 2023) — The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) has been designated a Parkinson’s Foundation Comprehensive Care Center, the first of its kind in the state of Texas. The Parkinson’s Foundation announced the expansion of its Global Care Network with the […]

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Study links alcohol-associated liver disease to abnormal cutting and rejoining of molecules

July 25, 2023

Splicing deregulation is potential drug target and diagnostic tool Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (July 25, 2023) — Alcohol consumption is a major cause of chronic liver disease. The disease, which has devastating consequences, progresses through stages of hepatitis (inflammation), fibrosis (scarring) and cirrhosis (severe scarring). Advanced disease increases the risk of developing […]




Community health workers improved homebound care during pandemic

July 24, 2023

Hospitalizations and ER visits were reduced by integration of promotores into supportive care Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (July 24, 2023) — Staying healthy and connected was difficult for everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, but especially so for homebound older patients and their caregivers. Fortunately, a program developed by the geriatrics and supportive […]

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UT Health Science Center study will assess Mexican Americans and dementia risk

July 20, 2023

The San Antonio Heart and Mind Study is an extension of previous research conducted from 1979 to 2006. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (July 20, 2023) — The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has received a five-year, $15.5 million grant to conduct the San Antonio Heart and Mind Study, […]

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