UT Health San Antonio selected for $3 million grant to train community health workers in South Texas

November 17, 2022

Goal is to increase workforce to serve marginalized populations, rural communities Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 17, 2022) — The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will leverage a three-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train […]

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UT Health at Kyle Seale Parkway outpatient and surgery center holds beam-signing ceremony

November 16, 2022

Steel construction phase of the project is complete Contacts: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu Monica Taylor, 210-450-8970, taylorm1@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – Much-needed primary and specialty health care, and surgical services, for a growing Northwest Side drew an important step closer with a beam-signing ceremony for the UT Health at Kyle Seale Parkway outpatient and surgery center, […]

10 organizations join Health Confianza’s Health Literacy Pledge Program

November 15, 2022

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu Contributed and written by Sandra Zaragoza SAN ANTONIO – Health Confianza, a communitywide effort providing health literacy training and education to the community, professionals and organizations, has welcomed 10 local organizations to its Health Literacy Pledge Program. The program’s partners will adopt health literacy policies, training and practices that will […]

33% of San Antonians have prediabetes, so get checked

November 10, 2022

Flu shots are critically important for those with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 10, 2022) — Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a consequence of multiple medical problems occurring simultaneously. The body has less insulin — the hormone that lowers blood sugar — and is not sensitive to […]

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Mays Cancer Center awarded American Cancer Society grant to boost individualized, timely, equitable care

November 3, 2022

Mobile app will provide dietary advice and real-time symptom management Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to enhance individualized, timely and equitable access to care for cancer patients and their families. The local effort […]

Mays Cancer Center Partners with Nation’s Top Cancer Organizations to Endorse Initiative to Increase Lung Cancer Screening in the United States

November 1, 2022

Joint call to action urges individuals, providers and insurers to increase access to and utilization of low-dose CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer Contact: Eileen Teves, 210-450-7239, tevese@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 1, 2022) – Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, accounting for almost 25% of […]