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‘We Can Stop the Spread’ – wearing a mask protects others

June 25, 2020

Masking can reduce the surge; science proves it. It’s the best thing we can do for ourselves, our families and the community.



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What you need to know about COVID-19 testing

June 24, 2020

By Lety Laurel with faculty submissions. Confused about whether you should get tested for COVID-19? There are a few things infectious disease experts want you to know. Testing is available to anyone but should be reserved for those who have symptoms or who have been exposed to someone with the virus. A person is considered […]



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‘We Can Stop the Spread’ aims to impact behaviors and save lives

June 18, 2020

UT Health San Antonio calls on the community to do its part UT Health San Antonio’s president, William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, today called for area residents to intensify their commitment to safe behaviors in response to a marked increase in COVID-19 cases. “As health care leaders, we are committed to our patients and communities […]



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Glenn Biggs Institute, Caring for the Caregiver at UT Health San Antonio ready to help caregivers coping with the pandemic

June 12, 2020

Faculty and staff of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, in partnership with the Caring for the Caregiver program of the School of Nursing, are concerned about caregivers’ mental health as the necessary – yet uncomfortable – isolation imposed by the coronavirus crisis reaches six months. “There […]




Bazan recognized by National AHEC Organization

June 11, 2020

LAREDO (June 12, 2020) —Julie Bazan, MHA, executive director of the Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center  based in Laredo, has been recognized for her dedicated leadership by the National AHEC Organization. The NAO made the announcement virtually May 7 in lieu of at their annual meeting, which is not being held because […]




Physician-writer-humanitarian Pearson becomes Ford Foundation Global Fellow

June 11, 2020

By Holly Wayment In this time of unrest and turmoil following the death of George Floyd, here’s a message of hope: A physician at UT Health San Antonio is part of a prestigious group of emerging world leaders gathering together — for the first time — to create change. The Ford Foundation, which on June […]