Wellness and Prevention


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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Sign up now for free skin cancer screening

July 18, 2016
 

With temperatures rising and no rain in sight, San Antonians are getting an extreme dose of sunshine. With that comes an increased risk of skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society.

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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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mosquito

Insect repellent containing DEET best for pregnant women

July 1, 2016
 

As people plan more outdoor activities this summer, some pregnant women may be wondering which insect repellent will protect them the best against Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitos, whose bites are the primary cause of Zika virus. The virus has caused brain abnormalities in babies developing in the womb.

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Health Science Center again designated a Fit-Friendly Worksite

June 7, 2016
 

For the second straight year, the Health Science Center has received the American Heart Association’s Gold-level Fit-Friendly Worksites designation.

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News 4: Local hospital recognized for hepatitis C control efforts

May 26, 2016
 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) was recognized for its initiative to screen, evaluate and cure chronic hepatitis C. Watch the full story at News 4

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