Pediatrics

Dr. Cynthia Blanco with families

Professor’s study backs FDA approval of fish oil to save critically ill babies

October 24, 2018
 

Omegaven is a lifesaving fish oil treatment for babies with gastrointestinal complications.

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Child with asthma

2-year program is holistic effort to ease asthma in Bexar children

September 20, 2018
 

In budget hearings Sept. 13, the San Antonio City Council approved $751,000 for a two-year pilot program to reduce asthma hospitalizations in high-risk children. The effort’s principal investigator, Mandie Svatek, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio, said the program is a holistic approach to lowering the city’s childhood asthma burden. “In […]

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Erase Cancer

Researcher contributes to screening guidelines for pediatric cancers

August 2, 2017
 

Panel will determine guidelines for more than 50 of the most common syndromes that can develop into pediatric cancer.

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Yahoo Finance: Prolacta Bioscience(R) Initiates Clinical Trial

February 16, 2017
 

Prolacta Bioscience®, the pioneer in human milk-based neonatal nutritional products, announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in a clinical study to evaluate the effect of a specially fortified exclusive human milk diet (EHMD)1 to improve growth in infants who have undergone surgery for a serious heart defect known as single ventricle cardiac […]

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UT Health San Antonio endorses HPV vaccination

January 11, 2017
 

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) of UT Health San Antonio is uniting today, Jan. 11, with all the other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in the U.S. in issuing a joint statement urging parents to have their children immunized against human papillomavirus (HPV) and encouraging physicians to recommend it.

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obesity, weight loss

KSAT 12: Making Awesome Changes: Battling childhood obesity

October 10, 2016
 

KSAT is teaming up with the UT Health Science Center and Salud America to bring you a series called Making Awesome Changes, showcasing groups and individuals in San Antonio who are trying to do something about childhood obesity. Watch the full story at KSAT 12

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