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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 […]



Anna visits Mark after transplant

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, fohn@uthscsa.edu 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 […]



School of Nursing faculty and staff associated with Wellness 360 receive the Foster Care Center of Excellence designation from Superior HealthPlan's Todd Nicholas.

UT Health San Antonio’s Wellness 360 named Foster Care Center of Excellence

January 14, 2020

News media contact: Rosanne Fohn, (210) 567-3026, fohn@uthscsa.edu Superior HealthPlan: mediainquiries@superiorhealthplan.com Sixth facility in Texas to meet strict criteria SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 14, 2020) – Superior HealthPlan has named UT Health San Antonio’s Wellness 360 pediatric practice a Superior HealthPlan Foster Care Center of Excellence. The recognition means that Wellness 360 has met more than […]



Dr. Cigarroa to head state panel on kidney disease

December 23, 2019

Renowned transplant surgeon and former UT System chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., has been appointed chairman of the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force of the state of Texas. Also, Kumar Sharma, M.D., chief of the Division of Nephrology and vice chair of research in the Department of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, was named […]