UT Health Science Center http://tpr.org en Study Shows Epilepsy Patients Benefit From Combining Drugs http://tpr.org/post/study-shows-epilepsy-patients-benefit-combining-drugs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A San Antonio-based <a href="http://archneur.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1877433" target="_blank">study </a>suggests a more effective outcome might be achieved for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">epilepsy patients through</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a change in prescription protocols.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:03:16 +0000 Eileen Pace 34499 at http://tpr.org International Conference Explores Aging, One Animal's Unique Heart Health http://tpr.org/post/international-conference-explores-aging-one-animals-unique-heart-health <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scientists from around the world have come to San Antonio to share the latest research on aging.</span></p><p>The Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies in San Antonio is hosting the American Aging Association’s 43rd Annual meeting through Monday, with more than 150 scientists expected to attend. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Researchers are reporting on topics from the effects of oxidative stress on aging to how fish oil supplements affect bone quality.</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:52:15 +0000 Eileen Pace 32630 at http://tpr.org International Conference Explores Aging, One Animal's Unique Heart Health UTHSC Studies Childhood Obesity Among Latinos http://tpr.org/post/uthsc-studies-childhood-obesity-among-latinos <p>As diabetes and obesity remain at epidemic levels for the Latino community, a study at the UT Health Science Center-San Antonio aims to keep Hispanic children from becoming another member of the statistic pool.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 15:25:07 +0000 Joey Palacios 31394 at http://tpr.org The Source: Free Screenings For Aneurysms This Weekend http://tpr.org/post/source-free-screenings-aneurysms-weekend <p>A leading cause of instant death in the U.S. gives off few symptoms. Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) kill 15,000 people every year and are detected 90 percent of the time by accident, according to Johns Hopkins Medical Center.</p><p>This weekend University Medical Center is offering free screenings for the problem on its Robert E. Green Campus.</p><p>Your aorta is the garden hose of your body, moving vast quantities of blood every minute and any kind of bulge or rupture can be deadly.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 15:20:44 +0000 Paul Flahive 31243 at http://tpr.org The Source: Free Screenings For Aneurysms This Weekend Cure For Hepatitis C Could Eradicate Disease In 15 Years http://tpr.org/post/cure-hepatitis-c-could-eradicate-disease-15-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A San Antonio researcher has announced that he has found a cure for Hepatitis C.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the first-of-its-kind study dedicated to patients with Hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver, Dr. Fred </span>Poordad<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced to the International Liver Congress in London over the weekend a new medicine that eradicated the </span>Hepatitic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> C virus in more than 90 percent of patients studied.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:19:11 +0000 Eileen Pace 30180 at http://tpr.org Cure For Hepatitis C Could Eradicate Disease In 15 Years Changes In Prescription Labels Could Cut Down On Confusion, Save Lives http://tpr.org/post/changes-prescription-labels-could-cut-down-confusion-save-lives <p>Medical practitioners came together with educators and community leaders last week to discuss ways to communicate more effectively with patients. The 7th Annual Community Service Learning Conference at the UT Health Science Center offered new tools practitioners can use on a daily basis.</p><p>An evolving global health care environment has challenged doctors, nurses and pharmacists to work differently to make sure patients understand even the most basic instructions.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:07:24 +0000 Eileen Pace 29473 at http://tpr.org Changes In Prescription Labels Could Cut Down On Confusion, Save Lives San Antonio Researcher Honored By White House For PTSD Work With Military http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-researcher-honored-white-house-ptsd-work-military <p>San Antonio researcher <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Stacy </span>Young-McCaughan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is one of ten women </span>honored at the White House today for her research into post traumatic stress disorder in soldiers.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:33:42 +0000 Eileen Pace 28904 at http://tpr.org Geeks & Depression: Highlighting Mental Health Issues In The Tech Community http://tpr.org/post/geeks-depression-highlighting-mental-health-issues-tech-community <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At 6:30 p.m. at&nbsp;</span>Geekdom,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;many of the rising stars in the tech world are still working past the end of the traditional workday.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some are tapping on laptops, writing their blog entries, or maybe checking Facebook or&nbsp;</span>Reddit<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And they’re playing ping-pong. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:12:30 +0000 Eileen Pace 28397 at http://tpr.org Geeks & Depression: Highlighting Mental Health Issues In The Tech Community Poverty Simulation Forces Students To Make Tough Decisions On Day-To-Day Things http://tpr.org/post/poverty-simulation-forces-students-make-tough-decisions-day-day-things <p>Each semester since last summer, the University of Texas Health Science Center has been giving students an extra dose of the real world. Rather than relying on books and tests to educate nursing and medical students, professors thought a “day in the life” of someone living in poverty might help them relate to patients better.</p><p>The exercise is what they call a "poverty simulator" and attempts to portray real situations of people on restricted incomes.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:43:23 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26174 at http://tpr.org Poverty Simulation Forces Students To Make Tough Decisions On Day-To-Day Things The Source: Emergency Care Waves 'Red Flags' | 30 Years With CIA http://tpr.org/post/source-emergency-care-waves-red-flags-30-years-cia <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas is failing its patients in emergency services. In areas like access and injury prevention Texas scored failing marks in a new </span><a href="http://www.emreportcard.org/Content.aspx?id=392" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">study </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">that saw the state fall to </span>38th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the nation for emergency care.</span></p><p>What is San Antonio is doing to turn the trend around?</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:07:54 +0000 Paul Flahive 25455 at http://tpr.org The Source: Emergency Care Waves 'Red Flags' | 30 Years With CIA