Wellness and Prevention


Dentistry students brighten smiles of second-graders

February 16, 2016
 

More than 700 Edgewood Independent School District second-graders received preventive care from dental students and student hygienists from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio during a free dental clinic Feb. 12.

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woman getting heart checked

Holding breath may protect heart during radiation therapy

February 8, 2016
 

A technique using a new form of surface imaging available at only one site in South Texas—the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC)—is expected to reduce women’s risk of long-term cardiac side effects from radiation therapy when treating left-sided breast cancer.

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Latinos Health: Salud America! receives $1.3 million to promote healthy changes for Latino kids

January 28, 2016
 

Salud America! is dedicated to reduce the rate of obesity among Latino children. In their website,  they achieve their advocacy by producing research and research-based educational and motivational content to grow changes to reduce Latino childhood obesity. Read the full story at Latinos Health

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Latino kids playing in playground

Researchers: Lack of play spaces ups obesity risk for Latino kids

January 12, 2016
 

Latinos have limited spaces to be physically active, which contributes to obesity rates in Latino kids, but sharing recreational facilities and creating walkable neighborhoods are promising solutions, according to a new package of research from Salud America!, a national network for Latino childhood obesity prevention based at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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UT Nursing partners with AVANCE for school-based pediatric clinic

March 6, 2015
 

Two hundred children who attend the AVANCE-San Antonio Head Start program at Fenley Center will receive on-site health care through a new nurse-led clinic at the school. The Fenley Center is a child-development campus in the Harlandale Independent School District.

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