Health Disparities

Fox 29: Hispanics living with HIV at high risk of developing other chronic health conditions

September 20, 2016
 

New research by doctors in San Antonio shows patients receiving treatment for HIV are living longer and healthier lives. Read the full story at Fox29

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NBC: Latino kids need more play space access to tackle obesity

September 7, 2016
 

Children in Latino communities have far less access to green and play spaces than children in white neighborhoods, and higher obesity rates than their white and black counterparts.

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Study shows Hispanics with HIV at high risk of diabetes, obesity

September 7, 2016
 

As they age, individuals living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart disease and other chronic health conditions due to HIV-associated inflammation as well as the medications that control the virus.

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Research shows Hispanics living with HIV at high risk of developing diabetes and obesity

September 6, 2016
 

Patients receiving life-saving, anti-retroviral treatment for HIV are living longer and healthier lives. But there is a downside: As they age, individuals living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart disease and other chronic health conditions due to HIV-associated inflammation as well as the medications that control the virus. This can pose special problems for patients who live in lower- and middle-income Latin American countries, such as Mexico and the Dominican Republic, where resources for primary care are limited, according to a new study in the August edition of the journal PLOS ONE.

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Community invited to participate in national health care improvement conference

August 23, 2016
 

San Antonio area residents will have the opportunity to contribute to improving patient safety and the quality of health care at a national conference sponsored by the School of Nursing of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The “Conference on Community Engagement and Healthcare Improvement” will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-4, at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk hotel, 111 E. Pecan, in downtown San Antonio.

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Asthma Boot Camp

Free Asthma Boot Camp a fun way for kids to take charge of their asthma

July 12, 2016
 

SAN ANTONIO (July 12, 2016) — The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is holding a free Asthma Boot Camp from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 25. The camp will be held at the DoSeum, San Antonio’s Museum for Kids, at 2800 Broadway.  The camp is for children ages 7-12 diagnosed with […]

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