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Make sure vaccinations are on your back-to-school to-do list

August 4, 2021

Contact: Monica Taylor, 210-508-2488, taylorm1@uthscsa.edu Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 4, 2021 – August not only marks the beginning of school for most children, but it also is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month. UT Health San Antonio reminds parents/caregivers that vaccinations are required by Texas law for school-aged children. Whether children […]



Photo of a child measuring her sugar level in a doctor's office.

Young adults show serious complications from Type 2 diabetes

August 2, 2021

UT Health San Antonio, University Health enrolled area children in TODAY studies. Media contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Shelley Kofler, (512) 294-5224, shelley.kofler@uhs-sa.com SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 2, 2021) — South Texas youth whose Type 2 diabetes was followed for up to 15 years in the TODAY studies have made an immensely important contribution to […]



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Thinking impaired in 60% of COVID-19 survivors, study finds

July 29, 2021

Loss of smell also observed in Argentine sample. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu DENVER, Colo. (July 29, 2021) — In a sample of over 400 older adults in Argentina who had recovered from COVID-19, more than 60% displayed some degree of cognitive impairment, a researcher from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San […]



Dr. Ruben Mesa elected to board of the Association of American Cancer Institutes

July 26, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP, executive director of the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, has been elected to the board of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). He joins three other new board members to support the organization’s mission of accelerating progress […]



Dental researchers discover why some people are more susceptible to chronic inflammatory diseases

July 26, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – Dentists aren’t known to tell people not to brush, but that’s what happened on the way to a breakthrough. After asking study participants not to brush half their teeth for three weeks, researchers discovered that genetic differences make some people more susceptible to chronic inflammatory diseases that […]




Can a vitamin treat COVID-19-related acute kidney injury?

July 22, 2021

NIRVANA clinical study seeks the answer in San Antonio, Seattle and New York Media contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (July 22, 2021) — Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The University of Washington at Seattle and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have […]