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Headline News: UT Medicine doctor to discuss sinusitis at free event July 15   
Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014

Are a runny nose and watery eyes keeping you from counting the daisies? Do you suffer from a poor sense of smell or facial pressure? Philip Chen, M.D., of UT Medicine San Antonio will discuss sinus problems and the most up-to-date solutions at a free informational session open to the public on July 15 at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

Headline News: Dr. Mojica appointed to U.S. minority health committee    
Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014

Cynthia Mojica, Ph.D., is among five new appointees to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health. The committee is overseen by the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Mojica is a researcher at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

Headline News: Telemedicine promises to save preemies’ sight at lower cost   
Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014

UT Kids neonatologist Alice Gong, M.D., participated in a national study that confirmed a potentially blinding disease in premature babies could be identified safely and accurately from many miles away. The study showed that telemedicine could effectively monitor vulnerable babies where pediatric ophthalmologists are in short supply. .....more»

Headline News: School of Nursing vice dean chosen for national award   
Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014

A national leader in pediatric and family health nursing from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has been awarded the American Association of Nurse Practitioners’ highest honor. Julie C. Novak, D.N.Sc., RN, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN, vice dean for practice and engagement, was presented the Nancy Sharp Cutting Edge Award......more»

Headline News: Four medical faculty achieve medical quality certification   
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Four physicians of UT Medicine San Antonio have earned the designation Certified in Medical Quality (CMQ) from the American Board of Medical Quality and the American College of Medical Quality. Drs. Lois Bready, Jan Patterson, John Toohey and Yanping Ye, earned the designation after completing the Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Course, which promotes a culture of patient safety. .....more»

Headline News: Epilepsy patients to benefit from new drug study   
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A new study from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio shows that epilepsy patients respond better to antiepileptic drug combinations with different mechanisms of action than to combinations of drugs with the same mechanism of action. Using medicines that work differently was shown to cause fewer medication changes and trips to the hospital. .....more»

Headline News: Multiple Sclerosis Clinic designated an MS Partner in Care    
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body. South Texas MS patients have the opportunity to get some of the best care possible through the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at UT Medicine San Antonio, which recently was designated an MS Partner in Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society......more»

Headline News: Team finds on-off switch to burning stored fat   
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Scientists, including Feng Liu, Ph.D., from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, have discovered a molecular pathway that controls the conversion of unhealthy white fat into beige fat, which burns energy more efficiently. The discovery could lead to new obesity and diabetes drugs, as well as novel research in aging, cardiovascular disease and cancer, which scientists say are controlled by the same molecular pathway. .....more»

Headline News: Pioneering lung transplant program celebrates milestone   
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

It’s back to the golf course for Earl Tomlin. He is the 500th lung transplant patient of University Transplant Center, a partnership between the University Health System and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The center is known for its continuing legacy of innovation and success. .....more»

Headline News: San Antonio science on display at aging meeting this weekend   
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014

Faculty members and students from the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio will present novel research findings at the American Aging Association’s 43rd Annual Meeting May 30-June 2 in San Antonio. The public is invited to a panel discussion May 30 on “Increasing Healthspan: Science and Policy on the Path to Healthier Aging.”.....more»

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