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Triple threat: COVID, smoking and mountain cedar pollen

December 11, 2020

‘Lungs can only take so much,’ environmental medicine physician says. Mary Lucas lives on San Antonio’s Northeast Side with her 8-year-old son, Mychael Gordon. Both have asthma, requiring them to have ready access to an inhaler and nebulizer. Making matters worse, the neighbors in their apartment complex smoke. “We have it coming in from all […]

New director of the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science named

December 10, 2020

Mark P. Goldberg, MD, will join UT Health San Antonio as director of the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science, assistant vice president for translational research and principal investigator clinical and translational science awards (CTSA) program.

Robert Svatek, MD, MSCI

Robert Svatek, MD, MSCI, named chairman of urology in Long School of Medicine

December 7, 2020

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has appointed Robert Svatek, MD, MSCI, as chairman of the Department of Urology. Dr. Svatek, who assumed the position Nov. 30, was selected after an extensive national search. Dr. Svatek was born and raised […]

UT Health San Antonio receives $3.8 million to build Women’s Wellness Campus

December 4, 2020

SAN ANTONIO — (Dec. 4, 2020) — Mothers recovering from opioid use disorder will soon have a larger home on a new Women’s Wellness Campus to recover with their babies. The UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing has received two grants totaling more than $3.8 million from the Department of State Health Services to […]

UT Health San Antonio breast oncologists, scientists to present novel research at SABCS 2020

December 3, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 3, 2020) — This year’s San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) will take place virtually from Dec. 8 through Dec. 11. One of the largest breast cancer meetings in the world, the four-day conference was founded and is owned and operated by the Mays Cancer Center, part of The University of Texas […]

Martin Paukert, MD

Drinking blocks a chemical that promotes attention

December 2, 2020

Norepinephrine release to cells is diminished, causing cascade of effects. In a new paper, researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) report brain chemistry that may contribute to why drinkers have difficulty paying attention while under the influence. The work is funded by generous support from […]