UT Health Science Center

The 2014 World Stem Cell Summit opens in San Antonio this week with dozens of scientists presenting their research from around the globe.

The event begins with an education event at the UT Health Science Center that is open to the public.

Research is well on its way to discovering important advances to solve complicated medical problems, but many are still hesitant and critical of regenerative medicine.

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The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is adding on-site healthcare for thousands of parents whose young children are enrolled in Head Start, thanks to a new $600,000 grant from The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation.

The San Antonio program is considered a model for other cities in South Texas.

The first program at AVANCE’s Head Start Center on Castroville Road offered preventive and primary healthcare services for children up to the age of three, right at their school.

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San Antonio doctors are noticing an increase of eye injuries in small children after they come into contact with laundry detergent pods.

Physicians at University Hospital are concerned that they haven’t yet seen the worst of the injuries.

Liquid detergent held inside colorful, squishy plastic packets are sometimes irresistible for kids.

Dr. Jorge Montes, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the UT Health Science Center, said the Emergency Room has seen a string of children since this summer, all under the age of five, with serious burns on the eye.

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The UT Health Science Center has established a special institute within the research center to integrate military and civilian studies for the benefit of members of the military as well as the local civilian community.

The Military Health Institute will lead innovative medical research, health education and clinical care – working with the military toward improving the health of active duty military personnel, veterans and their families.

Eileen Pace

 

The U-T Health Science Center at San Antonio has been selected to participate in a multi-level, national research program to explore non-medication options for chronic pain.

The $21 million dollar program seeks to demonstrate the efficacy of alternatives for pain management that can help combat the overuse of prescription opioids.

There’s plenty of evidence of the need for alternatives to pain meds.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine [CAM], which is funding the studies, calls it an “urgent public health imperative.”

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