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Anna visits Mark after transplant

Called 1st in U.S.: Living liver donors kindly swap to save 2 recipients

February 4, 2020

Transplant surgeons at the Long School of Medicine use an effective approach to maximize the altruistic desire and contributions of living liver donors.



Opioid crisis in the United States

New initiative seeks to turn tide on opioid use disorder

November 7, 2019

Most of us know someone who has been touched by substance use disorder, if not in our practices, in our families, friends and communities. Research has shown that substance use disorders are a leading cause of disease and death in the United States and directly cause cancer, overdose death, psychiatric disorders and suicide. In fact, […]



Close up Bag of blood on blur background.

Whole blood is a trauma game changer

September 27, 2019

Many of us went through medical school learning that blood components were the best way to give transfusions. This approach also helped stretch donated blood, which always seems to be in short supply. Given this has been the standard approach to transfusions since the 1970s, it is not unexpected that many of us probably would […]




Youth-onset Type 2 diabetes is derailing the lives of young adults

September 27, 2019

Jane Lynch, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist at UT Health San Antonio, is truly on the front lines of San Antonio’s alarming increase of Type 2 diabetes in children. Since 2005, more than 1,000 youth under the age of 18 have been diagnosed with the disease in her clinic at the Texas Diabetes Institute on South […]




San Antonio has a new designation: Dementia Friendly City

September 27, 2019

If you look at our city’s greatest successes, they have been accomplished by individuals and groups working together toward a common goal. A great example of this is the announcement that San Antonio is now a Dementia Friendly City. This designation, from Dementia City America, was announced June 15 by our School of Nursing, which […]




President Henrich: A stellar research report

July 11, 2019

Sponsored awards have increased by 27% compared to May of 2018, in large part due to the $17.9 million award to the School of Nursing for the Health and Human Services Commission Texas Targeted Opioid Response grant.