• A journey home

    Joel Torres, M.D., has always known the highways in the Rio Grande Valley run both ways. Out, yes. But always back again.

    His story
  • It's coming. Are we ready?

    Zika: From unknown to worldwide pandemic in just one year.

    A looming threat
  • When a child dies in the womb or at birth, nothing is routine.

    To have and to hold

    The journey to heal

Features

A journey home

A journey home

As a kid, Joel Torres, M.D., spent summers working the fields to help feed his family. He grew up and traveled the country for the best education. Now he's back home, a doctor working to make the Rio Grande Valley healthier.

It's coming. Are we ready?

It's coming. Are we ready?

From unknown to a worldwide pandemic in one year, Zika is a looming threat to South Texas as mosquito season heats up. Health care practitioners are bracing for impact.

To have and to hold

To have and to hold

When a child dies at birth, tests and medical procedures suddenly stop. Years ago, this was also where the patient’s care ended. Today, nurses are realizing this is a critical moment when the standard of care should strengthen.

Sweet dreams

Sweet dreams

Sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart attacks and other illnesses. So UT Dentistry opened the Sleep Disorders Center to offer a dental approach to help patients get their zzz's.

Essay: House call

Essay: House call

Caring for people who have cancer does not stop when treatments stop. Anand Karnad, M.D., chief of hematology and medical oncology, shares the value of a house call.

The heart behind her science

The heart behind her science

Nicole Baganz, Ph.D. ’09, was always interested in science, receiving her first microscope in second grade. It’s just that she wasn’t always that good at it, she said. That's all changed now.

University in Motion

People. Passion. Promise.

People. Passion. Promise.

People. Passion. Promise. Those three words are behind everything we do at UT Health San Antonio.

No more shots

No more shots

A potential cure for Type 1 diabetes is on the horizon, and the novel approach would also allow Type 2 diabetics to stop insulin shots.

Talking it out

Talking it out

Talk therapy can lead to recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder for those who suffer from combat-related PTSD.

Beware what you eat

Beware what you eat

Rates of liver cancer continue to be high for Latinos. Contaminated food may be to blame.

Sharper image

Sharper image

Over four decades, the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory has been a part of countless research projects—in a range of disciplines—conducted at the university.

It takes two

It takes two

Two weeks is all it took for deadly, late-stage head and neck tumors to shrink in mouse models. The cause: a combination of two targeted treatments already approved by the FDA.

Zero pain

Zero pain

What if there were a safe and effective way to control pain at its source, tailored to each patient, yet without the risk of addiction and overdose?

Tick tock

Tick tock

Trauma is the leading cause of death of children, and bleeding is a major preventable cause. It takes only minutes to bleed to death, but quick action can save lives.

Making Lives Better

Teaching. Discovering. Healing.

Empowering generations

Empowering generations

Philanthropists Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long have supported scholarships since 1999. But their impact goes beyond dollars.

President's Council

President's Council

The President’s Council has awarded millions of dollars for scholarships, research, faculty, endowments and more.

Now open

Now open

UT Health Hill Country offers a comprehensive array of services in Boerne.