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Take action: Find out if you have implicit bias and what to do next!

January 27, 2021

Contributed by Cliff Despres, Institute for Health Promotion Research Many people think they harbor no bias toward other people. Or they believe they know their biases and don’t act on them. But everyone has implicit bias, or stereotypes that affect our understanding and decisions about others beyond our conscious control. These biases can affect our […]



Brain, stroke

Strokes after TIAs have declined over time, study shows

January 26, 2021

But patients should be monitored for extended period after transient ischemic attacks. SAN ANTONIO and BOSTON – Study findings released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) hold both good news and bad news about transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), which are harbingers of subsequent strokes. Sudha Seshadri, MD, professor of neurology at […]




New England Journal of Medicine publishes COVID-19 treatment trial results

January 14, 2021

UT Health San Antonio, University Health participate in study that finds adding baricitinib to remdesivir helps patients recover sooner. A clinical trial involving COVID-19 patients hospitalized at UT Health San Antonio and University Health, among roughly 100 sites globally, found that a combination of the drugs baricitinib and remdesivir reduced time to recovery, according to […]



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Mil Gracias for not smoking indoors amid COVID-19!

January 11, 2021

By Cliff Despres, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health San Antonio By choosing to not puff away indoors, smokers deserve a thank-you for protecting their family, friends and neighbors from secondhand smoke, especially during the COVID-19 respiratory pandemic. That’s why the new “Mil Gracias (A Thousand Thanks) for Not Smoking Indoors!” campaign, led by […]



Novavax vaccine

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trial opens at UT Health San Antonio, University Health

January 7, 2021

Media contacts: Will Sansom, UT Health San Antonio, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Shelley Kofler, University Health, (512) 294-5224, Shelley.Kofler@uhs-sa.com SAN ANTONIO – San Antonians will have the opportunity to participate in the fifth international COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial beginning in January through UT Health San Antonio and its clinical partner, University Health System, now referred to […]




Frequently asked questions: Novavax investigational COVID-19 vaccine trial

January 7, 2021

Our South Texas community will be contributing to an investigational vaccine clinical trial that may help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Barbara Taylor, the principal investigator for the local study site, answers questions about the importance of the program and how it will be conducted. Dr. Taylor is an associate professor of infectious diseases at […]