Report: Health Science Center-led studies prevent 15,000 strokes a year

May 9, 2006

The Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF) Trials, a series of nationwide studies conceived at and led by the Health Science Center, prompted treatment changes that are preventing nearly 15,000 strokes a year in the U.S. and will save the country more than $1.2 billion in health care costs over a decade, according to a report published April 22 in the British medical journal The Lancet.

Good fitness before a stroke could reduce brain damage

March 28, 2006

Here’s reason No. 101 to do those jumping jacks in the morning: The brain housed in a well-conditioned body is far more able to respond to the challenge of a stroke than the brain housed in an out-of-shape body, new research out of the Health Science Center suggests.

Research nurse appointed to Statewide Stroke Task Force

January 14, 2004

Anne Leonard, R.N., M.P.H., research nurse in the division of neurology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and at the Audie L. Murphy Division of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, has been named to the Statewide Stroke Task Force for the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association of Texas.