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2013-02-13 17:54:01

Practices should ask patients questions on initial and subsequent visits By relying on hunches rather than posing a few screening questions, primary care clinicians may be missing three-fourths of the alcohol problems in their patients, a newly released analysis shows. "It's often off the radar – people come in for hypertension and are not asked how much they drink," said study co-author Barbara J. Turner, M.D., M.S.Ed., M.A., M.A.C.P., of UT Medicine San Antonio. Primary care...

2012-07-13 23:01:12

Design teams were busy in the Education and the Arts and the Education and Science Studios at WHR Architects as they completed final details in advance of recent ribbon cuttings at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston´s School of Dentistry School and Sam Houston State University´s The Woodlands Center. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Design teams were busy in the Education and the Arts and the Education and Science Studios at WHR Architects as they...

2012-07-10 15:32:17

Sufferers seek out health care more often than others Chemical intolerance contributes to the illnesses of 1 in 5 patients but the condition seldom figures in their diagnosis, according to clinical research directed by a UT Medicine San Antonio physician. Clinical tools are available to identify chemical intolerance but health care practitioners may not be using them, lead author David Katerndahl, M.D., M.A., said. The study is in the July 9 issue of Annals of Family Medicine. UT...

2012-03-20 11:30:59

Health Science Center researchers prepare clinical trial that will use fat-enclosed nanoparticles to irradiate just the right spot For the past 40 years, radiation has been the most effective method for treating deadly brain tumors called glioblastomas. But, although the targeting technology has been refined, beams of radiation still must pass through healthy brain tissue to reach the tumor, and patients can only tolerate small amounts before developing serious side effects. A group of...

2012-02-28 21:52:57

A two-year effort to prevent infections in children healing from cardiac surgery reduced sternum infections by 61 percent, a San Antonio researcher announced at the Cardiology 2012 conference Feb. 23 in Orlando, Fla. Faculty from UT Medicine San Antonio carried out a new infection-control protocol for 308 children who underwent sternotomies at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital between 2009 and 2011. UT Medicine is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of...

2012-01-23 13:20:26

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a principal risk factor for heart disease and affects 1 billion people. At least half of them are estimated to be salt-sensitive; their blood pressure rises with sodium intake. New research released today [Jan. 22] shows important aspects of how sodium and potassium are regulated in the kidney. The work, posted online by Nature, also offers insight on how one form of familial high blood pressure disease is inherited. Nephrology researchers in the...


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