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San Antonio-area student donates bone marrow to save Arizona boy’s life

San Antonio-area student donates bone marrow to save Arizona boy’s life

, Anchor, Video EditorPublished: November 20, 2020, 3:53 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Anchor, Video EditorPublished: November 20, 2020, 3:53 pmTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – These days we are isolating, trying not to share air with others for fear of coronavirus infections. That makes a San Antonio-area student’s quest to share her bone marrow certainly inspiring.Bree Randle had no idea her bone marrow might be needed until a chance encounter after band practice.“I only found out because they had a station set up at Texas State (University) in our quad,” said Randle of her chance...

November 20, 2020
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San Antonio research center begins COVID-19 patient trial for anticoagulant drug Xarelto

San Antonio research center begins COVID-19 patient trial for anticoagulant drug Xarelto

, AnchorPublished: October 19, 2020, 6:51 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, AnchorPublished: October 19, 2020, 6:51 pmTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – The South Texas Allergy & Asthma Medical Professionals (STAAMP) research center is offering thousands of patients the brand name anticoagulant drug Xarelto for free to those with a positive COVID-19 test, mild to moderate symptoms and an underlying risk factor for the virus.Fighting coronavirus before it can kill is more than just a professional goal for Dr. Erika Gonzalez after her mother, Laura Oropeza Gonzales, a 69-year-old woman with...

October 19, 2020
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Long-awaited new ALS drug shows promise at UT Health San Antonio

Long-awaited new ALS drug shows promise at UT Health San Antonio

, AnchorPublished: September 11, 2020, 6:49 pmTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, AnchorPublished: September 11, 2020, 6:49 pmTags: , , SAN ANTONIO – With so many troubling health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic, UT Health San Antonio has some promising news for those with ALS.For the first time in years, a new drug appears to have a positive effect on those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, for which there is no cure.Researchers have released the results of a small clinical trial for a drug combination that looks to extend the life of a patient, and perhaps just as important,...

September 11, 2020
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SA researchers warn of delayed danger in children with COVID-19

SA researchers warn of delayed danger in children with COVID-19

, AnchorPublished: August 5, 2020, 6:48 pmTags: , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, AnchorPublished: August 5, 2020, 6:48 pmTags: , , , , SAN ANTONIO – A new study that UT Health San Antonio researchers are participating in is providing some new details about the inflammatory condition associated with children who get COVID-19.The National Institutes of Health headed up the study to investigate what is happening to a small percentage of children who survived the novel coronavirus, only to end up weeks later in the emergency room with a serious condition called multisymptom inflammatory...

August 5, 2020
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Half of San Antonio’s children are behind on vaccinations, pediatric expert says

Half of San Antonio’s children are behind on vaccinations, pediatric expert says

, AnchorPublished: July 21, 2020, 6:30 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, AnchorPublished: July 21, 2020, 6:30 pmTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – Measles, rubella, pertussis, mumps -- decades ago, these childhood diseases would strike fear because of their long-term scarring and the potential for death. While school-required vaccination efforts all but wiped out those diseases in the United States, today, we are seeing a resurgence, and doctors say the timing could not be worse.The anti-vaccine movements, combined with COVID-19 social distancing rules, have created a renewed vaccination...

July 21, 2020
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Smoking suspected of accelerating COVID-19 spread

Smoking suspected of accelerating COVID-19 spread

, AnchorPublished: July 7, 2020, 6:56 pmTags: Sign up for our Newsletters, AnchorPublished: July 7, 2020, 6:56 pmTags: SAN ANTONIO – If there is one thing you can do to prevent complications from COVID-19, it would be to stay away from smoking, doctors say.There is research currently underway to find out whether smokers with asymptomatic COVID-19 are secret super-spreaders of the virus.With news that doctors worldwide believe the virus floats in air particles much longer and farther than initially suspected, there is a concern that an exhaled cigarette or vape smoke may be loaded with air...

July 7, 2020
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COVID-19 spike in SA leads to more possible antibody donations

COVID-19 spike in SA leads to more possible antibody donations

, AnchorPublished: July 3, 2020, 6:44 pmTags: , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, AnchorPublished: July 3, 2020, 6:44 pmTags: , , , , SAN ANTONIO – The only thing good to say about San Antonio's spike in Covid-19 cases is that there will be potentially many more people who can donate their antibodies to those who are newly sick.It’s an irony that is not lost on University Hospital’s study team, which is part of a nationwide research project with Mayo Clinic into the benefits of coronavirus convalescent plasma.Although it’s not completed, the study is proving that plasma with coronavirus...

July 3, 2020
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San Antonio HVAC filter company pivots into face mask upgrade business

San Antonio HVAC filter company pivots into face mask upgrade business

, AnchorPublished: April 13, 2020, 6:43 pmTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, AnchorPublished: April 13, 2020, 6:43 pmTags: , , SAN ANTONIO – As businesses with the capability to make face masks for all of us to wear are busy at their sewing machines, a local company is working to take those efforts up a notch, making the masks better and potentially safer.Filters4Air has been making air conditioning filters of various sizes for many years for hospitals and homes, but it is currently working on a much smaller scale for the same clients.Instead of keeping the air clean for building HVAC...

April 13, 2020
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