Bioscience-Medicine

Bioscience-Medicine news from Texas Public Radio reporters.

Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the Bioscience-Medicine News Desk including  Xenex Disinfection Services, the John and Rita Feik Foundation, the John and Susan Kerr Charitable Foundation, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Jean Cheever and San Antonio Technology Center.  Additional support comes from Cappy and Suzy Lawton and InCube Labs.

Teresa Kroeker, MD

Thyroid cancer is the nation’s fastest rising cancer according to the American Cancer Society. The good news is, it’s also the most survivable form of cancer. In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby talks to Teresa Kroeker, MD, of Austin’s Texas Thyroid and Parathyroid Center. Here is a transcript of the interview.

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The largest construction project in the history of the University of Texas at San Antonio is underway. The expansion is part of UTSA’s plan to become a Tier One research university and gain national prominence.

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South Texas has more than its share of kidney disease. A high incidence of diabetes puts people at risk of renal failure. Heart procedures can threaten fragile kidney function, too. A new device is making heart repair safer for kidney patients.

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Diabetics are at risk of many serious side effects like heart trouble, nerve damage, kidney failure, blindness and amputations. Now, there’s growing evidence the disease also puts people at greater risk of bone fractures. In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby talks to Dr. Ajeya Joshi of South Texas Spinal Clinic about the link between diabetes and brittle bones. Here is a transcript of the interview.

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It’s been three years since a national scandal over wait times at VA hospitals. Today at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio, hundreds of veterans are still waiting more than 30 days to see a doctor. 

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