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STRONG STAR: Working to alleviate PTSD in Veterans

July 31, 2020

PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, affects one out of 11 adults. Among military veterans, 11-20% are diagnosed with the disorder in a given year. PTSD oftentimes carries a stigma, making it difficult for veterans and others to reach out and seek professional help. STRONG STAR, which was founded in 2006 at UT Health San Antonio, is […]


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Interdisciplinary care at UT Health San Antonio: Eye care and occupational therapy

July 24, 2020

The interdisciplinary approach to care is not as common in the ophthalmology field as one might think. The Lions Low Vision Center of Texas, part of UT Health Physicians, is the only eye care center in San Antonio utilizing an interdisciplinary team, with ophthalmologists, optometrists, and surprisingly, occupational therapists working together to bring the best […]



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UT Health San Antonio: ENGAGED

July 22, 2020

Volunteering and community service learning (CSL) is now easier than ever at UT Health San Antonio. The institution has launched our new community engagement platform: UT Health San Antonio ENGAGED.



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At-home workouts during quarantine

June 17, 2020

Since many of us are staying home during the pandemic, we may be missing out on the daily movement that keeps us active and healthy. Sitting for a prolonged period of time can cause some neck and back pain, and if a person is sedentary, it may cause some strength and mobility issues in the […]



A Message from President Henrich on Racial Injustice

June 2, 2020

Universities aspire to have, at their cores, a central compass that invariably points to qualities we admire: fairness, respect, inclusivity, civility and diversity. As citadels of learning, they aspire to have receptivity to new ideas as they seek to lead society to higher achievements, to a more noble standing for all of us. Universities are tasked […]


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Street Dentistry at Haven for Hope

May 11, 2020

Some people have a job. Others, like Vidal G. Balderas, D.D.S., M.P.H., have a calling and a passion. “I’ve always wanted to improve people’s lives,” said Dr. Balderas, a professor at UT Health San Antonio’s School of Dentistry. “And with dentistry, I have the opportunity to do that, while still having time to go on […]