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Hepatitus virus and the liver

Liver cancer prevention project boosts hepatitis C screening and care in safety-net practices

January 27, 2020

Effective medications today can cure hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in only a few months and prevent liver cancer and severe liver damage from chronic infection. However, most patients in safety-net primary care practices are not being screened for the virus. This includes baby boomers, the post-World War II generation most at risk for chronic […]

School of Nursing faculty and staff associated with Wellness 360 receive the Foster Care Center of Excellence designation from Superior HealthPlan's Todd Nicholas.

UT Health San Antonio’s Wellness 360 named Foster Care Center of Excellence

January 14, 2020

News media contact: Rosanne Fohn, (210) 567-3026, Superior HealthPlan: Sixth facility in Texas to meet strict criteria SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 14, 2020) – Superior HealthPlan has named UT Health San Antonio’s Wellness 360 pediatric practice a Superior HealthPlan Foster Care Center of Excellence. The recognition means that Wellness 360 has met more than […]

Dr. Cigarroa to head state panel on kidney disease

December 23, 2019

Renowned transplant surgeon and former UT System chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., has been appointed chairman of the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force of the state of Texas. Also, Kumar Sharma, M.D., chief of the Division of Nephrology and vice chair of research in the Department of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, was named […]

Female Patient Being Reassured By Doctor In Hospital Room

Breast Cancer Symposium leads way to new cancer treatments

December 18, 2019

More than 7,000 physicians and researchers from around the world converged in San Antonio to attend the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium® (SABCS®).

Inflammatory marker linked to dementia

December 12, 2019

Elevated levels of marker associated with brain atrophy, decline in executive functions An inflammatory marker called sCD14 is related to brain atrophy, cognitive decline and dementia, according to a study of more than 4,700 participants from two large community-based heart studies. The study was published Dec. 9 in the journal Neurology. “We have strong reason […]

Erase Cancer

Leukemia, lymphoma squarely in sights of new class of drugs

December 6, 2019

UT Health San Antonio researchers, working with collaborators at the University of Florida, have discovered a safe and potent next generation of drugs to fight multiple types of leukemia and lymphoma in adults and children. The journal Nature Medicine reported the findings Dec. 2. “This is a new class of drugs called PROTACs that target […]