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A ‘Prince’ of a doctor: Otchere brings heart to cardio-oncology treatment

October 6, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, SAN ANTONIO – Growing up in Ghana, Dr. Prince Otchere noticed that high blood pressure ran in his family. And after he arrived at Houston for college, he learned there was a link between cardiovascular diseases and some ethnic minorities in this country. All that inspired him to pursue a […]

‘Dementia Friendly City’ proclamation urges inclusion, support

October 4, 2021

Contact: Steve Lee, 210-450-3823, SAN ANTONIO – With more than 390,000 Texans age 65 or older living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and expected to increase nearly 30% by 2025, there is a pressing need for inclusive communities that support families touched by the degenerative diseases. San Antonio was the third Texas city to […]

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Brain injury therapy advancing toward human studies

October 4, 2021

UT Health Science Center San Antonio spinoff company gains funding for trial in people. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 4, 2021) — Research that began at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 15 years ago is nearing a significant milestone: human testing of an intravenous (IV) drug […]

What happens when you become a parent to your parents?

October 1, 2021

That’s what longtime NPR journalist Kitty Eisele had to figure out when she became a full-time caregiver for her dad. After moving back to her childhood home, Kitty found herself bewildered by the medical, legal and emotional challenges of elder care. And that’s to say nothing of the time her dad headed out on a […]

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Caring for Brianna: VHL Dream Team springs into action

September 13, 2021

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The following article is meant to raise awareness of von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) and to help the public learn about state-of-the-art VHL care available in San Antonio. The Mays Cancer Center is recognized as a VHL Clinical Care Center by the VHL Alliance. Media contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, […]

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UT Health Science Center San Antonio, UT Rio Grande Valley selected as NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

September 9, 2021

“Glenn would be so pleased that this prestigious NIH Center of Excellence has been awarded to help the families of our region and the state that he loved.” Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 9, 2021) — The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The University of Texas […]