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San Antonio is getting a big boost as a research site for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, the progressive memory-loss conditions afflicting more than one in 100 Texans. Dr. Sudha Seshadri has been named the founding director of UT Health San …
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When the blistering days of summer roll out, so do a host of skin problems. Sunburn, itchy blisters, rashes and bug bites are among the most common hazards lurking in the great outdoors. Especially in South Texas, the summer sun can do a number on skin a…
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Strokes are a serious medical emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 800,000 Americans annually suffer a stroke, with about three-quarters classified as first-time occurrences. It’s the fifth-leading U.S. killer …
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Odds are nearly everyone at some point will be referred to a physical therapist to speed recovery from an injury or illness, or some other condition. Plus, thanks to active baby boomers, physical therapists expect a tsunami of elders seeking relief from …
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Latest numbers from the American Diabetes Association estimate that nearly 26 million Americans are diabetic and almost 79 million adults in the country have pre-diabetes. Locally, 18 percent of San Antonio grown-ups have been diagnosed with the ailment,…
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About one in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, but today the diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. Also, thanks to some recent, groundbreaking discoveries in targeted therapy, chemical treatment may become a thing of t…