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  • University Hospital children get their Fiesta on with a visit from Rey Feo
    April 19, 2019

    University Hospital’s smallest patients will mingle with Fiesta royalty on Monday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m. That’s when this year’s Rey Feo, Fiesta’s popular “ugly king,” will bring the spirit of one of San Antonio’s most popular celebrations to the hospital. He’ll join children building their own small replicas of Fiesta parade floats. Media interested in covering the visit, a highlight of the party season for pediatric patients, will have an...

  • Let’s not have a measles emergency
    April 18, 2019

    University Health System and Bexar County Judge Urge Residents to Keep Immunization Rates High Measles is on the rise globally. Public health emergencies are being declared in U.S. cities. One infected person traveling from New York to Michigan infected almost 40 people. Two recent cases have been confirmed in Bexar County. The vaccine-preventable disease is seeing a resurgence in many parts of the country as a direct result of reduced vaccination rates. The single most effective way to...

  • Living organ donors honored by University Hospital and transplant patients
    April 03, 2019

    There are currently more than 113,000 patients in the United States who are waiting for an organ transplant that could save their lives. While many depend on a match from a person who has died, liver and kidney patients have another option—a living donor. This Friday, April 5, during National Donate Life Month, University Hospital is honoring the compassion of 55 selfless individuals who last year donated a kidney or a portion of their liver to a waiting patient. Transplant patients...