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  • South Texas’s first COVID-19 lung transplant patient urges people to take this virus seriously

    December 09, 2020
    On October 25, the University Health Transplant Center performed the first COVID-related lung transplant in South Texas, and among the first in the state and country.
  • Expanded blood donation guidelines mean more can give the gift of life

    April 22, 2020
    For years, Denise Bradley wasn’t able to donate blood. Like thousands of Americans who served in the U.S. military, Bradley was stationed in Europe when Mad Cow disease was a serious issue, and that disqualified her under FDA guidelines. Ever since, every time there was a callout for blood donations, she’d cheerfully respond, “I can’t, I have Mad Cow!” But the minute she learned that the FDA had loosened restrictions, she signed up. “I immediately called...
  • Power plasma: Those who have recovered are helping others make it through COVID-19

    April 13, 2020
    We’re working closely with the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center on a treatment study using the donated plasma of people who have recovered from COVID-19.
  • University Health System to break ground on new Women’s and Children’s Hospital

    November 01, 2019
    A line of children and mothers drove the first ceremonial shovels into the sand today, and the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio raised their voices in celebration of the construction of a new hospital — the only one in South Texas dedicated exclusively to the needs of women and children. The Women’s and Children’s Hospital at University Hospital will be a 12-story, state-of-the-art, 300-bed, half-million-square-foot facility with a 900-space patient and visitor parking...
  • HPV vaccine helps prevent cancer

    August 06, 2019
    The HPV vaccine prevents several cancers, but many Bexar County parents aren’t getting it for their kids.
  • Grant to help University Health System in fight to end South Texas’ HIV epidemic

    June 28, 2019
    A federal grant will bolster University Health System’s efforts to end the spread of HIV in Bexar and surrounding counties. The $200,000 grant funds the new campaign, “Stay in the Game: What’s Your Score?”, an outreach effort to connect people living with HIV/AIDS to healthcare. “The virus’ increase is mostly among young people, and it’s very hard to connect them to care,” said Dr. Roberto Villarreal, University Health System’s senior vice...
  • University Hospital is first in San Antonio to earn highest state designation for maternal-infant care

    June 07, 2019
    Hospital now has Level IV designation for both NICU and Maternal Care.
  • 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...
  • As Valentine’s Day nears, learning about your heart is the kindest act

    February 08, 2019
    February is American Heart Month and on Saturday University Health System will host Love Your Heart Day at Ingram Park Mall! The public is invited to this free heart health education event to learn more about their own heart health and participate in free screenings to check cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose, check out a giant (pretend) heart and enter a drawing to win flowers and chocolates. Media interviews are available between 10 and 11 a.m. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2...
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