Health in the headlines

Need to catch up on the latest health news? We’ve gathered the highlights for you. Are your teenagers couch potatoes? Nudge them outside to improve their mood, new research shows.…

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Saving eyesight from a distance

Of all the potential complications of diabetes, blindness is certainly among the most devastating for patients. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness among working-age adults.…

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A summer camp to keep diabetes at bay
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A summer camp to keep diabetes at bay

Diabetes is a major health problem in South Texas, one that tends to run in families. Just as alarming is the large army of children in our community on the…

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Ganging up on high blood pressure

High blood pressure affects a third of U.S. adults. It's undertreated and hard to manage. But a new team approach underway at University Health System clinics is showing promising results.…

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Good things from a community garden

University Health System's Texas Diabetes Institute celebrated the opening of its new community garden this week by hosting a health fair for National Diabetes Alert Day. The fair offered free…

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A surge in sweetness?

It's been a bad year for sugary drinks. In February, a federal advisory group recommended that people cut back. Groups like the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization…

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A look at Hispanic health

It’s probably not a surprise to anyone in South Texas, with its large and diverse population, that the most important health risks for Hispanics may be a little different than…

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