May 18, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 20

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Free blood pressure screenings set May 19

Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability in the United States and the third leading cause of death. In San Antonio and South Texas, diabetes is a leading cause of stroke. The treatment of high blood pressure is one of the best ways to prevent these attacks.

In conjunction with Stroke Awareness Month, the Stroke Prevention Program of the American Heart Association will offer free blood pressure screenings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Crossroads, Ingram Park, Rolling Oaks, McCreless and South Park malls, and at H.E.B on W.W. White Road.

For more information, call (210) 617-5300, ext. 4376.


Patient records for review

In accordance with state legislation, University Hospital's finance office will submit inpatient discharge information to the Texas Health Care Information Council at the end of May. Between May 21 and 25, physicians who treated and billed patients for treatment between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2000, are welcome to review patient discharge data before it is released to the council. Physicians are allowed to review and add comments to their patient records.

To review patient information, stop by room G0124 at University Hospital between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call Kirk Black at (210) 358-8265 or send him an e-mail to kmblack@university-health-sys.com.


Free seminar on digital imaging to be held June 6

The computing resources department invites the university community to its "Seminar on Digital Imaging," to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 6, in room 3012A/B.

Scott Meyer, senior systems engineer for Apple Computer, will be the presenter. Participants will get an overview of the latest iDVD and CD-RW hardware and software and will learn how to take an image from a digital camera, upload it onto a computer and onto a DVD, and send it anywhere in the world, via computer, for others to view. The goal of the presentation is to teach participants how to create an iDVD project from start to finish and to show them how this technology can save them time and money in the process.

The seminar is free and open to PC or Mac users. For more information, call Hank Gath at ext. 7-2832 or send him an e-mail to gath@uthscsa.edu.


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