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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Heading off diabetes in the womb?

    July 17, 2017
    A collaborative study looks at whether prenatal changes might head off a future diagnosis of obesity and diabetes for those at high risk.
  • 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.
  • Pediatricians to discuss the battle against a preventable cancer

    February 25, 2016
    Seminar to focus on strategies to improve HPV vaccination rates.
  • San Antonio physicians prepare for Zika virus outbreak

    January 27, 2016
    Patrick Ramsey, M.D., M.S.P.H., is available for media interviews to discuss Zika virus and the recommendations for pregnant women.
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