By Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, and Maya Miller, ProPublica Jennifer Jinot didn’t expect to retire early from her role as an environmental health scientist for the federal government. She’d spent 26 years assessing the dangers of toxic chemicals for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The job could be frustrating but, more than that, rewarding.
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 27 2021 - 12:13pm
Written by Mark Reagan on Jan 24 2017 - 4:31pm
As more than 1,700 victims of a decades-long toxic tragedy in the Rio Grande Valley are about to get settlement offers from exposure a dangerous Superfund site, a digital activist is publishing an online trove of documents, videos, photos and news stories chronicling the story of the Hayes-Sammons warehouse environmental disaster in Mission.
Written by Deborah Charnes on Apr 29 2015 - 4:49pm
Fifteen years ago Congress officially acknowledged a very troubling fact: this country has a problem with race and health. At that time, a study by the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine, titled "Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care," confirmed what many of us already knew; minorities had poorer health and were getting lower-quality care even when factors such as insurance status and income were not involved.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Nov 13 2014 - 3:24pm
REPLAY VIDEO: The Women's Leadership Council of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County's Women's Health and Wellness Fair from 9:20 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18 at at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio's Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute (Greehey CCRI), 8403 Floyd Curl Drive.
Written by Elizabeth Allen on Aug 15 2013 - 11:16am
A long-term follow-up to a groundbreaking study led by the director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center confirms that a drug shown to reduce risk of prostate cancer by more than a third has no impact on lifespan but further reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
Written by saludtoday on Mar 8 2013 - 3:25pm
Latinas who have an abnormal mammogram result take 33 days longer to reach definitive diagnosis of breast cancer than non-Hispanic white women, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Such a time delay can have a critical impact on tumor size, stage at diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and survival of subsequent breast cancer.
Written by Deborah Charnes on Jan 4 2013 - 11:45am
As federal lawmakers begin serious work on our nation's finances, our elected officials must consider the negative impact spending cuts and reforms to the Medicare program will have on patients. Those of us who fight every day against leukemia, lymphoma and other cancers are watching and worrying for good reason. Cuts to Medicare will reduce access to healthcare providers and affordable quality medicines for the millions of Americans who rely on this critical program.
Written by Elizabeth Allen on Oct 31 2012 - 2:20pm
A cancer diagnosis can be life-changing, not only for patients, but also for their loved ones. These are the people who will provide emotional support to the patient while wrestling with their own feelings. They may devote significant time and energy to learning about conditions and treatment options, knowing that decisions are not ultimately theirs to make. They often help manage chores, finances, meals and more for the patient while trying to keep their own lives on track.
Written by Elizabeth Allen on May 7 2012 - 1:07pm
Colorectal cancer is a major killer in the U.S., but it’s relatively simple to prevent through early screening and detection, the topic of the May 10 free public lecture at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Several methods exist for colorectal screening, but the gold standard is the colonoscopy, which has a reputation as an unpleasant experience that many people would rather avoid.
Written by Elizabeth Allen on Mar 2 2012 - 1:24pm
Nature has provided us the materials for many of the most effective medicines in use today, and science continually looks to nature to find what other healing compounds it holds. Two scientists from the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center will discuss this, and their own research on plant-derived cancer-fighting compounds, at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center’s March 8 free public lecture.