Transformers: Education, experience and inspiration cast Henrich in role as president

If you told William Henrich, M.D., MACP, years ago that he’d be president of a major health sciences university, he never would have believed it. But a solid education, extraordinary experiences and people who inspired him along the way transformed his life and prepared him for the leading role ahead. Dr. Henrich grew up in […]

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Easter Island

Researchers discover life-extending agent

Leaving no stone unturned The giant monoliths of Easter Island are worn, but they have endured for centuries. New research hints that a compound first discovered on the South Pacific island might one day help us stand the test of time, too. In Nature this summer, the Health Science Center and collaborating centers reported that […]

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Inside the MARC

Inside the MARC

World-class facility At 250,000 square feet, the MARC features state-of-the-art clinics, diagnostic imaging, an ambulatory center, endoscopic suites, operating rooms, physician offices, a pharmacy and comfortable patient waiting and eating areas. From front door to final exam, the MARC promises patients integrated health care with UT Medicine San Antonio specialists under one roof. Ultimately, patients […]

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The MARC of complementary care

The MARC of complementary care

Physicians team to make lives better When José Lopez, M.D., examined his patient, 51-year-old Christopher Orth, in late spring, Orth was recovering from a severe bout of pneumonia. He’d been improving nicely with treatment. So when Orth began to complain of high fevers, swelling in his legs and painful joints, Dr. Lopez became concerned. “The […]

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Never too old

Never too old

The oldest old – those over 85 – are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, according to recent reports. Their numbers are expected to more than quadruple between 2000 and 2050, rising from 4 million to 18 million. For researchers, health care providers and students at The University of Texas Health Science Center at […]

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Geriatric care offers a niche for nurses

Geriatric care offers a niche for nurses

Just as Baby Boomers initiated a cultural revolution in the 1960s, they are now redefining health care as they enter their golden years. Due to medical advances, this generation is expected to live longer and in generally better health than previous generations, despite an increased risk for chronic illness and disability. Because of these health […]

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Barshop Institute

A precise pattern among bats, rats and origami

Earlier this year, Barshop Institute scientists published papers that provide clues as to how two types of extremely long-lived mammals, bats and naked mole-rats, seem to beat the sands of time. The secret rests in the lifelong good health of their cells’ proteins, both studies observed. “Proteins do everything that goes on in cells,” said […]

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The road less traveled

The road less traveled

As graduations go, it was low key: About a dozen graduates, joined by professors and well-wishers, gathered in a lecture hall one weekday morning this summer. Remarks were made and certificates distributed before everyone hurried back to work. Pomp was in short supply, but passion was evident. The graduates – each of whom had completed […]

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