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Scan of brain injury

Study will compare 2 treatment strategies for severe brain injury; public comment requested

June 10, 2020

A study of emergency care involving victims of severe brain trauma is to be performed in the San Antonio area. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults up to 44 years of age. Every 15 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers a major traumatic brain injury, […]

Three TAMIU graduates

TAMIU graduates use LEAP to enter School of Health Professions graduate programs

June 9, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (June 9, 2020) — Laredo college graduates are taking advantage of the Laredo Early Acceptance Program to be admitted into UT Health San Antonio graduate programs. The first four students will be admitted this fall. The initiative, begun in 2017, is a collaboration between the School of Health Professions and Texas A&M International […]


Stroke bleeds in the brain not decreasing, study finds

June 8, 2020

Brain bleeds called intracerebral hemorrhages remained stable in incidence among all age groups over the past 30 years, but they increased in people 75 and older, according to a new analysis of the Framingham Heart Study. The findings are in JAMA Neurology. Use of anticoagulants also increased in senior adults threefold over the period, but authors cautioned against […]

Scrabble pieces spelling out kidney cancer

UT Health San Antonio study shows Nox4 protein may predict untreatable kidney cancer

June 3, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (June 3, 2020) — A team of researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio confirmed the role of a certain protein in the development of high-grade kidney cancer. The researchers also showed that a higher level of the protein can be used as a marker to predict which […]

Have you missed your cancer screenings?

May 28, 2020

Mays Cancer Center experts to discuss during May 29 webinar why getting them now is important SAN ANTONIO (May 28, 2020) — Studies have shown that individuals with cancer who get COVID-19 are more than twice as likely to have poor outcomes. And with everyone staying home during the pandemic, many people have missed their […]

Erase Cancer

Risk of death twice as high among cancer patients with COVID-19

May 28, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (May 28, 2020) — Cancer patients who get COVID-19 have a 13% risk of dying, more than double the rate for all patients with COVID-19 combined. The information is included in the first report by the new, international COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC-19). Three faculty members from the Mays Cancer Center, home to […]