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Texas Gulf Coast veterans affected by Hurricane Harvey can receive three-week, intensive PTSD therapy at no cost

November 18, 2019

CONTACT: Rosanne Fohn,, (210) 567-3026 SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 18, 2019) – Veterans in the Texas Gulf Coast area can receive a three-week, intensive-outpatient treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in San Antonio at no cost, thanks to a grant that pays for therapy, travel and lodging. Funding for the program, called Project Remission, was […]

PTSD therapy training, stipends available to mental health providers who treat veterans affected by Hurricane Harvey

November 18, 2019

CONTACT: Rosanne Fohn,, (210) 567-3026 SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 18, 2019) – Training is now available for community mental health providers in the Texas Gulf Coast region who serve military veterans affected by Hurricane Harvey. The program provides training in evidence-based treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This new opportunity is made possible through a […]

Even low-stress surgery can be fatal for frail patients, study finds

November 13, 2019

The threshold for when to perform elective surgery in a frail patient may be much higher than previously thought, according to new research coauthored by Paula Shireman, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., of UT Health San Antonio. The journal JAMA Surgery published the findings Nov. 13. The retrospective study of 432,828 patients treated in veterans hospitals between […]

Boeing grant provides low-cost training in combat PTSD therapies to mental health providers nationwide

November 11, 2019

Media contact: Rosanne Fohn,, (210) 567-3026 SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 11, 2019) – A grant from Boeing Co. will fund scholarships for 200 community mental health providers nationwide to receive low-cost training in the top treatments for military-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Boeing’s $200,000 grant supports the STRONG STAR Training Initiative at UT Health San […]


Study: Rapamycin prevents age-related brain vascular deterioration 

November 6, 2019

A just-released study by UT Health San Antonio and collaborating institutions shows age-related decreases in blood flow to the brain and memory loss can be modified with the drug rapamycin. This finding, if furthered, holds implications for aging in general and perhaps offers an avenue to prevent Alzheimer’s dementia in some people, said research first […]

Science Expo Nov. 2 will give 1,500 teens a hands-on introduction to health careers

October 30, 2019

Media contact: Rosanne Fohn,, (210) 232-5998 Backup media assistance at the event: Olga Coronado,, (210) 639-6273 WHAT:           About 1,500 high school and college students from throughout South Texas will learn how to perform dissections using some of the newest, high-tech, virtual human anatomy software. They’ll also learn to assist breathing using intubation […]