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Think you have chemical intolerance? Answer 3 questions

September 21, 2020

Brief inventory can be used in primary care, specialty clinics and research. Intolerances to chemicals, foods and drugs impact 8%-33% of individuals, studies suggest, yet few people are screened for it at their doctors’ offices. To address this and increase awareness of chemical intolerance, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San […]



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UT Health San Antonio, University Health System to develop integrated health delivery system

September 16, 2020

UT Health San Antonio and University Health System on Sept. 16 announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create a top-tier integrated health delivery system to improve care throughout Bexar County. The plan considers how the two partnering, yet independent, organizations will work together in a more integrated way to expand […]




Research: How to Achieve a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities

September 15, 2020

New research review by Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio describes and proposes recommendations to address three key mechanisms by which people discriminate against people of color and/or justify people being in poverty. By Cliff Despres, Communications, Salud America! Do you notice how much some of your neighbors are suffering? A widening socioeconomic gap, racism […]




We Can Stop the Spread: COVID-19 makes it even more vital to get your flu shot

September 11, 2020

If a virus threatened our state and we had a vaccine to protect us, most of us would get the shot, right? Not if the 2018-2019 flu season is any indication. Last fall/winter, only 47.9% of the Texas population received a flu shot and the U.S. vaccination rate was 49.2%. The COVID-19 pandemic should be […]




HiccAway! UT Health San Antonio physician develops device to relieve hiccups

September 11, 2020

A neuro-intensive care physician at UT Health San Antonio has invented a science-based way to stop hiccups. While he was working as an anesthesiologist 20 years ago, Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, FNCS, saw many surgery patients in the recovery room who developed hiccups. The annoying spasming of the diaphragm is even more of a nuisance […]



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Barshop Institute gains NIA award renewals totaling $11 million; funds support translating research discoveries into healthier aging

September 10, 2020

UT Health San Antonio announced today (Sept. 10) that its Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies gained renewal of two highly competitive center grants awarded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Pepper and Shock grants, which total $11 million over the next five years, support basic research of the […]