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Allergy symptoms to soar on Christmas Eve, or could it be COVID-19?

December 23, 2020

Submitted by Tatjana Walker, MPH, RN, RDN, CDCES, CPH High winds and cold temperatures tonight are expected to trigger massive release of mountain cedar pollen. Many people will notice symptoms on Christmas Eve and over the holidays. Adults and children who are allergic may experience itchy eyes, nose and throat, and they may have a […]




This holiday, lock up the guns from inquisitive children

December 22, 2020

Curious children and young adolescents have little fear of playing with shiny objects that they find. That’s why, this holiday season, take steps to make sure that the shiny object isn’t a gun. “Someone as young as 2 years old can pull the trigger on a handgun,” said Lillian Liao, MD, associate professor of surgery […]



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Triple threat: COVID, smoking and mountain cedar pollen

December 11, 2020

‘Lungs can only take so much,’ environmental medicine physician says. Mary Lucas lives on San Antonio’s Northeast Side with her 8-year-old son, Mychael Gordon. Both have asthma, requiring them to have ready access to an inhaler and nebulizer. Making matters worse, the neighbors in their apartment complex smoke. “We have it coming in from all […]



New director of the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science named

December 10, 2020

Mark P. Goldberg, MD, will join UT Health San Antonio as director of the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science, assistant vice president for translational research and principal investigator clinical and translational science awards (CTSA) program.


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Robert Svatek, MD, MSCI, named chairman of urology in Long School of Medicine

December 7, 2020

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has appointed Robert Svatek, MD, MSCI, as chairman of the Department of Urology. Dr. Svatek, who assumed the position Nov. 30, was selected after an extensive national search. Dr. Svatek was born and raised […]



UT Health San Antonio receives $3.8 million to build Women’s Wellness Campus

December 4, 2020

SAN ANTONIO — (Dec. 4, 2020) — Mothers recovering from opioid use disorder will soon have a larger home on a new Women’s Wellness Campus to recover with their babies. The UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing has received two grants totaling more than $3.8 million from the Department of State Health Services to […]