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Study associates stress with impaired memory, reduced brain size in middle age

October 24, 2018

Adults in their 40s and 50s with higher levels of cortisol—a hormone linked to stress—performed worse on memory and other cognitive tasks than peers of the same age with average cortisol levels, research found. Higher cortisol in the blood also was associated with smaller brain volumes, according to the study, published Oct. 24 in Neurology, […]

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Dr. Cynthia Blanco with families

UT Health San Antonio study supports FDA approval of fish oil to save critically ill babies

October 24, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 24, 2018) ― A San Antonio physician’s passion to save premature babies was instrumental in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of Omegaven, a lifesaving fish oil treatment for babies with gastrointestinal complications. The study, led by Cynthia Blanco, M.D., of UT Health San Antonio, was published in the May […]

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William Henrich, Carole White, Mary Lou Rodriguez and Ron Nirenberg

Community discusses caring approach for people living with dementia, caregivers

October 22, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 22, 2018) ― More than 250 people attended a community town hall Oct. 4 to raise awareness about dementia, family caregiving and how San Antonio can become a dementia-friendly community. UT Health San Antonio hosted the town hall. President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, said San Antonio’s high number of retirees puts the […]

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Dr. Ildiko Agoston

UT Health San Antonio offers Women’s Comprehensive Health Conference Nov. 10

October 17, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 17, 2018) ― UT Health San Antonio is holding its fourth annual Women’s Comprehensive Health Conference. The conference will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10, at the Witte Museum, 2801 Broadway. The conference includes breakfast, health screenings, powerful testimonies, expert health advice and small group discussions with UT Health […]

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Dr. Robert L. Ferrer

Dr. Robert Ferrer, researcher at the interface of primary care and public health, elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 15, 2018

Robert L. Ferrer, M.D., M.P.H., of UT Health San Antonio has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine, the academy announced Oct. 15. Dr. Ferrer, recognized for his work in community health, is the eighth faculty member in UT Health San Antonio history to attain this distinction. “I’m honored and delighted to be […]

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Dr. Peter Loomer named dean of the School of Dentistry

October 10, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 10, 2018) ― Dr. Peter Loomer from New York University College of Dentistry has been named dean of the School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio. William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, announced the new dean ‘s selection Oct. 8. Dr. Loomer currently serves as chair of […]

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