The risk and reward of being an older mom

June 28, 2023

Looking back on her pregnancy with her youngest child, Elaina Sconiers realizes now she should have heeded her doctor’s advice. She was 37, her blood pressure was well under control and she felt good despite being diagnosed with preeclampsia. “I ended up coming off the medication because my blood pressure would bottom out when I […]

Diabetes, obesity drug studied for effect on Alzheimer’s

May 25, 2023

From social media to ads featuring an earworm jingle, it’s hard to escape hearing about Ozempic. Hailed for its game-changing effect on diabetes and obesity, semaglutide, the generic medication sold under the brand name Ozempic, is now being studied for its effectiveness on another deadly disease — Alzheimer’s. The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and […]

Diabetes and obesity: Questions and answers with Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD

March 28, 2023

On this Diabetes Alert Day, March 28, 2023, we present a conversation with Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD. Solis is chief of endocrinology in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, which is part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She speaks about both diabetes and obesity, which she […]