Health http://tpr.org en UTHSC Scientists Seeking Patent For Method Of Killing Mouth Tumors http://tpr.org/post/uthsc-scientists-seeking-patent-method-killing-mouth-tumors <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scientists at the UT Health Science Center have discovered a way to kill malignant tumors in the mouth efficiently and without harming the nearby healthy tissue.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The discovery has led to a patent application for the method of directly injecting cancerous tumors with the drug capsazepine.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oral cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the U.S. and 40,000 new cases are reported every year. Studies have shown it’s more painful than any other cancer.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:51:32 +0000 Eileen Pace 35658 at http://tpr.org UTHSC Scientists Seeking Patent For Method Of Killing Mouth Tumors Chikungunya Virus Reported In Five Texas Counties, Including Bexar County http://tpr.org/post/chikungunya-virus-reported-five-texas-counties-including-bexar-county <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although a handful of Texas residents have been identified as being infected with the </span>chikungunya<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> virus, officials are working to get ahead of any possible panic situations in </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County.</span></p><p>The Bexar County Emergency Management Office and the Metro Helath Department briefed county commissioners on the situation with the chikungunya virus in the local area. So far, cases have been confirmed in Gonzales, Harris, Travis, Williamson&nbsp;and Bexar Counties.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:31:19 +0000 Eileen Pace 35589 at http://tpr.org Chikungunya Virus Reported In Five Texas Counties, Including Bexar County University Hospital Taking NICU Ophthalmology To Rural Areas http://tpr.org/post/university-hospital-taking-nicu-ophthalmology-rural-areas <p>University Hospital is participating in a study that doctors hope will save the eyesight of premature babies born in areas where ophthalmologists are in short supply.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The study looked at telemedicine exams used to diagnose retina problems associated with premature birth, or retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a disease that in the past caused blindness among most premature victims.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:16:54 +0000 Eileen Pace 34838 at http://tpr.org University Hospital Taking NICU Ophthalmology To Rural Areas Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives http://tpr.org/post/stressed-out-americans-tell-us-about-stress-their-lives Everyone seems to talk about feeling stressed out. But what's the reality of stress in America these days?<p>NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a nationwide poll in March and early April to find out.<p>Our questions zeroed in on the effect of stress in Americans' lives. We asked about people's personal experiences with stress in the preceding month and year. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:07:00 +0000 editor 34606 at http://tpr.org Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family http://tpr.org/post/many-americans-stress-takes-toll-health-and-family Stress is part of the human condition, unavoidable and even necessary to a degree. But too much stress can be toxic — even disabling.<p>And there's a lot of toxic stress out there.<p>A national poll done by NPR with our partners at the <a href="http://www.rwjf.org/">Robert Wood Johnson Foundation</a> and the <a href="http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/">Harvard School of Public Health</a> finds that more than 1 in every 4 Americans say they had a great deal of stress in the previous month.<p>And half of all adults say they experienced a major stressful event in the past year. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:18:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 34601 at http://tpr.org For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family H-E-B Body Adventure Not Just An Exhibit, An Interactive Experience With Health http://tpr.org/post/h-e-b-body-adventure-not-just-exhibit-interactive-experience-health <p>Just in time for summer exploring, there’s a new exhibit at the Witte Museum called the H-E-B Body Adventure powered by University Health System.</p><p>Curator of Archeology and Health Bryan Bayles calls it a “brand new, four-story, indoor-outdoor interactive experience that’s all about health IQ, empowerment and wellness.”</p><p>While that sounds a bit nerdy and wonkish, the actuality is anything but. During my visit I saw dozens of children going from exhibit to exhibit, interacting as they were supposed to, and very likely, learning all the while.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:36:33 +0000 Jack Morgan 34406 at http://tpr.org H-E-B Body Adventure Not Just An Exhibit, An Interactive Experience With Health State Health Officials Concerned With Conditions Inside Living Facilities For Unaccompanied Minors http://tpr.org/post/state-health-officials-concerned-conditions-inside-living-facilities-unaccompanied-minors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week the Texas Department of State Health Services toured U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facilities where thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America are living.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While the department has no jurisdiction over the Fort Brown Detention Center in Brownsville and the McAllen Station Detention Center, DSHS Media Relations Director Carrie Williams said they have been able to provide technical assistance and vaccines.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:24:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34073 at http://tpr.org State Health Officials Concerned With Conditions Inside Living Facilities For Unaccompanied Minors The Source: Sexually Active And HIV Positive http://tpr.org/post/source-sexually-active-and-hiv-positive <p>An Iowa man who was sentenced to 25 years for not disclosing to a sexual partner his HIV-positive status had his sentence vacated last week. &nbsp;</p><p>Nick Rhoades, who was 26 years old at the time, used a condom, was actively taking anti-viral drugs, and didn't transmit the disease to anyone, but the crime of criminal transmission of HIV in Iowa and many other states doesn't require you actually transmit.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:25:28 +0000 Paul Flahive 33678 at http://tpr.org The Source: Sexually Active And HIV Positive SAFD, Catholic Charities Kick Off The Summer With Project Cool http://tpr.org/post/safd-catholic-charities-kick-summer-project-cool <p>Senior citizens and families who need some cool air this summer are receiving help from Project Cool, an effort to distribute box fans throughout San Antonio.</p><p>As the summer months begin, San Antonians are looking for ways to beat the heat. Project Cool began 19 years ago between Catholic Charities, the San Antonio Fire Department, St. Vincent de Paul and other organizations. Catholic Charities President Antonio Fernandez said as the program kicks off, 20-inch box fans are needed.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:33:56 +0000 Joey Palacios 32846 at http://tpr.org SAFD, Catholic Charities Kick Off The Summer With Project Cool Children's Hospital Announces Innovative Culinary Health & Education Program http://tpr.org/post/childrens-hospital-announces-innovative-culinary-health-education-program <p><a href="http://chofsa.org/" target="_blank">Children's Hospital of San Antonio</a> is developing unique friendships that leaders there hope will help lead the way in the reduction of obesity and get people on a healthy eating path.</p><p>On Wednesday, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System President and CEO Pat Carrier announced the creation of the culinary health and education program that will do three things:&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:38:06 +0000 Ryan Loyd 32844 at http://tpr.org Children's Hospital Announces Innovative Culinary Health & Education Program