Patient Care

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Living longer and staying stronger

November 15, 2023

Breakthroughs in research on aging at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies are pushing the field of geroscience forward. Here, investigators are gaining an understanding of why getting older is the biggest risk factor for so many chronic diseases.

The promise of personalized diabetes care

November 15, 2023

The work of UT Health Science Center San Antonio faculty has transformed the medical community’s understanding of Type 2 diabetes, while helping usher in new therapies and improved protocols.

New therapies for keeping hearts healthy

November 15, 2023

While aging itself increases the risk for developing cardiovascular disease, much can be done to prevent hypertension and reduce the odds of stroke or heart failure.

Ending the silent suffering of urinary incontinence

November 15, 2023

Urinary incontinence is common in both older women and men: Half of postmenopausal women and more than 25% of men over the age of 60 experience an overactive bladder. Despite its prevalence, urinary incontinence is not inevitable.

Fighting dementia with precision interventions

November 15, 2023

Researchers at the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases use a comprehensive approach to discover new targets for personalized and precise treatments of dementia.

Robert Hromas, MD, FACP, Dean of the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine leans on lab table

Advances in the fight for a longer health span

November 15, 2023

The one thing life guarantees is that it ends. But what about the diseases that come with aging, such as obesity, muscle wasting, cancer and dementia? Must we simply accept those as inevitable, too?

Long COVID: A syndrome wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma

November 15, 2023

University researchers are discovering key biomarkers of this complex condition, contributing significantly to the nationwide race to uncover its root causes and impacts on aging.