News Releases

Metabolic syndrome predicts Type 2 diabetes

November 7, 2003

The oral glucose tolerance test, which diagnoses patients at high risk for diabetes but is costly and inconvenient, may soon be put to rest.


New UTHSC program answers question: Is sex worth the wait?

November 7, 2003

Four 12-year-olds and five 13-year-olds had babies in Bexar County last year. More than 60 girls gave birth at age 14 – some to their second child. And 224 girls gave birth at age 15.


Historic Palmaz Stent® displayed at Smithsonian

November 4, 2003

The world’s most successful medical device, the Palmaz Stent®, was part of a special presentation this fall at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.


Ladies Auxiliary VFW awards grant to UTHSC professor

November 4, 2003

Charles R. Thomas Jr., M.D., vice chairman and associate professor in the department of radiation oncology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC), received a $15,000 grant from the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars for his research of radiation therapy for lung and esophageal cancer.


UTHSC professor honored by Hispanic Dental Association

November 4, 2003

The Board of Trustees and members of the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) have awarded Ramon Baez, D.D.S., M.P.H., professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Community Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC), the HDA’s Recognition of Excellence award.


UTHSC faculty to appear on Radio Unica health shows Nov. 1 and 8

October 31, 2003

Listeners to San Antonio’s Radio Unica station, 1250 AM, will get a special treat this weekend and next. Radio Unica 1250 AM will broadcast two one-hour health shows in Spanish at noon Saturday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 8.