Methodist Children’s Hospital Opens New 7-Story Tower

Methodist Children’s Hospital of South Texas, a campus of Methodist Hospital, opened its new seven-story tower this week. The new tower includes 150 rooms, most of them private; a dedicated children’s imaging department with a new, state-of-the art CT scanner, MRI with the most advanced cardiac imaging capabilities, nuclear medicine ...

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NCI Selects UT Health SA to Join Elite Cancer Research Consortium

The National Cancer Institute has selected UT Health Cancer Center to become one of nine institutional members of the NCI’s elite Cancer Systems Biology Consortium. UT Health’s selection includes a five-year, $9.1 million grant to lead a group of more than 20 experimental and computational scientists from six institutions to ...

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Diabetes Breakthrough Increases Insulin Producing Cells

A potential cure for Type 1 diabetes looms on the horizon in San Antonio, and the novel approach would also allow Type 2 diabetics to stop insulin shots. The discovery, made at UT Health San Antonio, increases the types of pancreatic cells that secrete insulin. UT Health San Antonio researchers ...

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University Children’s Health Heart Center Now Open!

University Children’s Health Heart Center features rooms where children can receive both regular and ICU-level care, and hotel-like rooms and living spaces for families.   When an infant or small child undergoes surgery to correct a congenital heart defect, the fear and anxiety felt by parents is compounded by the ...

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Managing Hypertension with the DASH Diet

What you eat can help lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk for stroke and heart disease. One such diet, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, has been shown to reduce blood pressure. This diet is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and total fat. The diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, ...

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CPR Training and You

Should I get CPR training? Yes, you should get CPR training! Every year, thousands of people have a cardiac arrest. This is when their heart stops beating. It happens at home or in other places outside of a hospital. Most people who have cardiac arrest die before they reach the hospital, but CPR can ...

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How to Stay Healthy at Work

Sick days are no vacation. Because the flu virus spreads from person to person, it is possible to catch the virus at work. But there are things you can do to protect yourself at the office. And if you think you might be sick, there are things you can do to ...

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Eye Care Essentials for Computer Users

If you spend hours each day working at a computer screen, you may suffer from eyestrain, blurred vision, itchy eyes, and occasional double vision. However, studies have found no sign that working on a computer screen causes permanent vision problems. Short-term problems, like tired, irritated, or watery eyes, do bother ...

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5 Exercises to Prevent an Aching Neck

One of the things many of us take for granted is a pain-free neck. It’s only when we have a stiff or painful neck that we wish we had taken preventive measures. The exercises discussed below are to strengthen and stretch a normal neck. If you have preexisting neck pain ...

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911 Basics: Responding to a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States. Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack and how to respond could save a life. The following guidelines can help you make the right decisions and take the right steps when seconds count. Heart attack symptoms: The following may be ...

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