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Headline News: Research: Latino neighborhoods lack access to healthy food    
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

Latino neighborhoods tend to have more fast-food restaurants and snack vendors than supermarkets and farmers’ markets, meaning many Latino families do not have access to affordable foods needed for healthy diets. New research from <i>Salud America!</i>, a research network based in the Institute for Health Promotion Research, shows how health food financing initiatives can help address Latino childhood obesity......more»

Headline News: Compound enhances SSRI antidepressant’s effects in mice   
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

A synthetic compound is able to turn off secondary “vacuum cleaners” in the brain that take up serotonin, resulting in the “happy” chemical being more plentiful, scientists from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio have discovered. Their study, led by Lyn Daws, Ph.D., released June 18 by <i>The Journal of Neuroscience</i>, points to novel targets to t eat depression......more»

Headline News: Dental clinic for homeless named for Dr. Taline Infante   
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

A dental clinic serving homeless families with children at SAMMinistries’ Transitional Living and Learning Center was named June 13 in honor of one of its founders, Taline Infante, Ed.D., RDH, whose determined efforts ensured the clinic was funded and filled with state-of-the-art equipment. .....more»

Headline News: Brain surgery changes Brownsville woman’s life   
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

Cheryl Valdez, a 43-year-old Brownsville resident, had her first seizure at age 17. She saw different doctors — some who believed she had epilepsy and some who did not — and tried all kinds of medications, but none helped. After going to Charles Szabo, M.D., a UT Medicine physician who practices in San Antonio and at the South Texas Epilepsy Clinic in Harlingen, Valdez is now symptom free and takes no medications for seizures. .....more»

Headline News: New findings may change standard of care for diabetics    
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

Patients with type 2 diabetes fare significantly better if they are started on three medications at the time of diagnosis than if they are prescribed a single drug and have other therapies added later. These findings, presented June 22 by Ralph De Fronzo, M.D., of UT Medicine San Antonio, could revise the way physicians manage the endocrine disease. .....more»

Headline News: HSC mentors and children enjoy Big Brothers Big Sisters   
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

As the school year draws to a close, 40 children from the Kipp Academy will start their summer knowing that 40 mentors from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio have enjoyed being their friend this school year. The children and Health Science Center mentors were matched brought together through the InspireU program of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas......more»

Headline News: UT Health Science Center receives national EPA award   
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio has received a national award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for reducing campus waste. The university received the 2012 WasteWise Partner of the Year Award in the College/University category after receiving a runner-up award for 2011. .....more»

Headline News: Palliative care fellows receive young investigator award   
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Two fellows from the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio have received the Young Investigators of the Year Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine......more»

Headline News: New treatment offered for isolated sarcomas, melanomas    
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Imagine that you’ve got a serious melanoma or sarcoma on your arm or leg and that you might lose that limb. Doctors could significantly reduce the chances that you would need to have an amputation if they could treat that spot with a powerful drug — but the rest of your body can’t handle the treatment. Alfredo Santillan, M.D., M.P.H., of UT Medicine San Antonio, is offering a new, less-invasive treatment with quicker healing. .....more»

Headline News: Scientists find chlamydia protein has an odd structure   
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A protein secreted by the chlamydia bug has a very unusual structure, according to scientists at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The discovery of the protein’s shape by Guangming Zhong, M.D., Ph.D, (shown) and P. Jon Hart, Ph.D., could lead to novel strategies for diagnosing and treating chlamydia, a widespread sexually transmitted disease......more»

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