Questions about new COVID-19 recommendations, vaccines and boosters? University Health epidemiologist has answers
University Health director of hospital epidemiology Dr. Jason Bowling answers some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19, boosters, new vaccines and new CDC recommendations.
San Antonio doctors raise health concerns after Roe v. Wade overturned
It’s been a week heavy in emotion and passion since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, paving the way for states to impose bans on abortion. Two renowned San Antonio doctors are setting both of those aside to focus on the science and lay out some legitimate health dangers.
San Antonio, University Health officials urge residents to stay home for New Year’s Eve as hospitals overwhelmed
Instagram / universityhealthsaAs San Antonians look ahead to the new year, University Health and local officials want to make sure residents stay safe in the midst of a COVID-19 surge. Dr. Bryan Alsip of University Health was joined by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Sheriff Javier Salazar, and Mayor Ron Nirenberg during a Friday press conference dedicated to concerns of the extremely-transmissible omicron variant. Local leaders are asking that San Antonio residents do their part to protect themselves and others against the coronavirus, particularly to avoid a crisis in the city’s health care system. Given that the reminder comes on New Year’s Eve, officials are asking residents to pass on the usual New Year’s Eve parties and other celebratory events.mysanantonio.com
Hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning: Local hospitals busy with injuries
San Antonio hospitals have treated patients for an array of weather-related injuries this week as freezing temperatures seized the city. One man died on Feb. 12 of hypothermia, according to University Health chair of emergency medicine Dr. Ralph Riviello. Both University Health and Baptist Health officials reported treating patients for frostbite. By far, the most common weather-related injuries Baptist Health hospitals dealt with this week were falls on icy surfaces. While University Health maintained power throughout the crisis, Riviello's own home lost power intermittently Tuesday and Wednesday.mysanantonio.com