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  • 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...
  • A child with a generous spirit was destined to give life to others

    December 13, 2018
    Now his mother will meet the woman he saved – and her name is Destiny When 7-year-old Jeremiah Martinez learned about organ donation, it made perfect sense to him. He told his mother that if something were to happen to him, that is what he would want to do. Sadly, a year later, while playing outside his home in Cotulla, Jeremiah became entangled in the rope of a swing. He was taken to University Hospital, but the trauma team was unable to save him. In Austin, 170 miles to the north,...
  • Two federal grants to target HIV prevention and treatment in Bexar County

    October 27, 2017
    University Health System has been awarded two five-year federal grants aimed at preventing HIV infection among high-risk populations and treating those with both behavioral health disorders and HIV
  • A more precise way to search for prostate cancers

    May 24, 2017
    New fusion-guided prostate biopsy merges MRI and ultrasound to take the guesswork out of testing for prostate cancer
  • With the return of rain and warmth: Zika

    May 01, 2017
    Earlier this month, the Texas Department of State Health Services issued new recommendations for the Lower Rio Grande Valley counties of Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Webb, Willacy and Zapata counties, thought to be at highest risk for local transmission of Zika.
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