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Insomnia and sleep disorders

Dramatic increases seen in rates of insomnia, sleep apnea among U.S. military

March 25, 2021

Media contact: Will Sansom,, (210) 567-2579 SAN ANTONIO (March 25, 2021) — Insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea have increased dramatically among active-duty military members over a 14-year period, 2005 through 2019. Insomnia increased 45-fold and sleep apnea went up more than 30-fold, according to a study led by The University of Texas Health Science […]

Global health care worker burnout is high and ‘unsustainable’

March 23, 2021

More than half of all health care workers worldwide are experiencing burnout that, if not addressed, could cause many to leave their fields in favor of less-stressful occupations or choose early retirement. And the COVID-19 pandemic has only made it worse. That’s the warning of a surgeon from The University of Texas Health Science Center […]

In Memoriam: Teresa Lozano Long, precious benefactor and friend to UT Health San Antonio

March 22, 2021

SAN ANTONIO (March 22, 2021) — “Teresa Lozano Long, known as Terry to her many friends, made a significant and profound impact on health care education in her beloved South Texas during her lifetime,” said William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, president of The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), […]

Bladder cancer patients respond well to new immunotherapy tested at Mays Cancer Center

March 19, 2021

Media contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (March 19, 2021) — In patients with high-grade cancer in the lining of the bladder, cancer often comes back within a year following standard treatment. Although there are several approved treatments, none have significantly improved survival with few side effects. However, a new study evaluating a […]

Early tracheotomy helps patients avoid ventilator-associated pneumonia, team finds

March 11, 2021

Windpipe procedure reduces mechanical ventilation time. Surgically opening the windpipe, or trachea, within the first seven days of the start of mechanical ventilation decreases the time patients spend on ventilators, shortens their ICU stay and lowers their risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia, according to a systematic review published Thursday (March 11) in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck […]

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Statement on mask requirement

March 8, 2021

Reflecting our commitment to the health of the community, UT Health San Antonio and all of its locations will continue to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols, including the requirement to wear masks.