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Gail Tomlinson, Letitia Thompson and Michaell Huber

Health professionals urged to recommend HPV vaccination

February 20, 2019

“I only wonder how my life would have been different if I’d had the HPV vaccination,” said Liz Kapeel, 27, a graduate of Texas State University who now works in Austin. The young woman was diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 25 and has received extensive treatment. She described her experiences at the “2019 HPV […]

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Diabetes remission after weight-loss surgery is well recognized, but for a few, low blood sugars develop years afterward

February 19, 2019

Bariatric surgery is a vital weight-loss treatment for people who have a body mass index consistently over 40, or have a BMI over 35 joined by type 2 diabetes or other risk factors. Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are the two most commonly performed bariatric procedures to treat these patients. “These two surgeries are the […]

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Story idea: Reduce your risk of dementia: evidence suggests you can

February 14, 2019

The little things we do today – in our sleep, diet, stress management and exercise – may have a profound effect on whether we remain sharp in our thinking at the end of our lives. “Protecting your Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease: A Panel Discussion on the Role of Sleep, Stress, Diet and Exercise” is scheduled […]

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Story idea: South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference

February 14, 2019

UT Health San Antonio, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, The University of Texas at San Antonio and the Darrell K. Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease, presents the first South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference Feb. 25 and 26 at the Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk […]

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Bradley Brimhall and Edward Medina

UT Health San Antonio, SwRI researchers win international automated cancer detection challenge

February 13, 2019

UT Health San Antonio pathologists and Southwest Research Institute engineers placed first in an international challenge to develop an automated method to detect breast cancer tumor cells. They trained a computer algorithm previously used for automotive, robotics and defense applications to identify cancer cells for the BreastPathQ: Cancer Cellularity Challenge. The American Association of Physicists […]

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Public invited to HPV Symposium Feb. 15

February 11, 2019

WHAT:           The American Cancer Society will host 70 health care professionals and members of the general public at the 2019 HPV Symposium: Attacking HPV from Every Angle. The event aims to raise awareness about human papillomavirus, or HPV, and its vaccine that can help prevent six types of cancer. The society is partnering with some of […]

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