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San Antonio hospitals are filling up, and Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the city is within a week of reaching full capacity.


This week on ask the expert, Dr. Berggren answers questions about whether schools should continue wind instrument teaching, if the coronavirus can travel through air conditioning systems and whether the use of facial coverings should be enforced.  


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San Antonio recently formed a Military Life Science Research Working Group to focus on how the community could partner with the military to help them meet their medical mission requirements and leverage military medical research for commercialization.

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, entities like the Army Institute of Surgical Research, the Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio, and the Air Force’s 59th Medical Wing — and other local research institutions—are racing to come up with solutions to new problems.

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A medicine best known as a club drug has a record of relieving suicidal depression in hours. National Institutes of Health researcher Dr. Carlos Zarate has been studying ketamine for years, and he told those gathered at the UT Health San Antonio Brain Health Symposium on Mood Disorders it's a potential game changer for people who struggle with treatment resistant depression. 


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat a rare blood disorder. It’s the first new treatment for this disease in nearly a decade, and a San Antonio researcher is one of the people behind it.

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A study published this week in the medical journal Radiology has found vaping — even just one time — damages blood vessel function. UT Health San Antonio pulmonologist Sandra Adams said this research, in addition to a Centers for Disease Control investigation into more than 100 cases of severe lung disease linked to vaping, back up health experts’ previous admonitions that people avoid e-cigarettes until more is known about how they impact long-term health.


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In the first two weeks after a person is released from jail, they are 40 times more likely to die of an overdose, according to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.

 


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Measles and mumps have shown up in Texas, and both are preventable if children get the MMR vaccine. But some doctors are concerned that people may be not be aware of the third illness included in the MMR vaccine acronym. The R stands for rubella, also known as German measles.

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MONDAY at noon on "The Source" — More than 19 million adults in the U.S. and over 6 million children suffer from asthma-related symptoms, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.  

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Disparities in healthcare are often driven by a doctor's lack of sensitivity to a patient's culture, values, socioeconomic status, race, or sexual or gender identity. That can lead to unnecessary suffering for patients. Sometimes, it can lead to death. 


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