Medical Daily: Pregnant women and alcohol

March 8, 2016

Pregnancy can take a real toll on the body. As a woman’s hormones start to change, she may feel nausea, fatigue, dizziness, and mood swings, not to mention the anxiety and possible fear that can occur in the weeks leading up to actual childbirth. So how bad would it be to take the edge off […]


Bustle: 9 weird things that affect your fertility

February 9, 2016

Fertility can be a complex, confusing, many-headed beast. For something that seems like it should be relatively simple — after all, it is the basis for the perpetuation of the entire human race — there are a lot of different factors that go into being fertile, and that can cause problems with fertility. You’re probably […]


NOWCastSA: News about the Zika virus outbreak

February 7, 2016

In San Antonio, local health care professionals are preparing for potential cases of Zika virus originating from travel to affected areas outside the United States, and possible local outbreaks in South Texas.  The following is from a Jan. 27, 2016 news release from the Univeristy of Texas Health Science Center.  Patrick S. Ramsey, M.D., M.S.P.H., […]


TPR: The Source: With Zika In San Antonio, what should we know?

February 4, 2016

The World Health Organization has declared Zika and its suspected link to birth defects a global health emergency. More than 20 countries in Latin America have reported an outbreak and a rare case of the Zika virus being transmitted through sex has been reported here in Texas. Listen to the full story at Texas Public Radio

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CTRC, other NCI Cancer Centers, issue call for HPV vaccination in children

January 27, 2016

Directors of the nation’s 69 National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers, including the Cancer Therapy & Research Institute of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, have called for all children and young adults to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV).

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NowCast SA: Physicians prepare for Zika virus outbreak

January 25, 2016

Although there are no confirmed cases of Zika virus originating in the continental United States, local health care professionals are preparing for potential cases originating from travel to affected areas outside the United States, and possible local outbreaks in South Texas.  Some cases have already been diagnosed in the United States, including Texas, Hawaii, Illinois, […]