‘Every little bit helps’: Gun safety educators call for more conversations about gun violence
Just days after a 3-year-old brought a gun in their backpack to Pre-K SA, gun safety educators are asking parents to start conversing with their children about gun safety. They hope small conversations will lead to significant changes across San Antonio.
Trauma surgeon speaks on how to handle the emotional trauma of the Uvalde tragedy
As many mourn the lives lost in Uvalde, paying their respects and honoring the victims, several are reminded of the pain felt a year ago today. KSAT's John Paul Barajas spoke to a San Antonio trauma surgeon who was in the middle of it.
SA man says hospital forgot to sedate him during procedure, and he has a drug screening to prove it
A San Antonio man who said a hospital failed to sedate him during an outpatient procedure last fall went as far as to get an independent drug screening to prove the powerful drugs were not in his system.
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.
University Health urges people to use ERs only in true emergencies, skip New Year’s Eve parties due to omicron surge
People who are only mildly to moderately ill with COVID-like symptoms are urged to monitor and manage their symptoms at home so emergency room doctors can manage the most critically ill patients.
San Antonio hospital leader weighs in on new CDC recommendations for shorter COVID-19 isolation time
Based on the rate of transmission of COVID-19 within the first five days of infection, Dr. Bryan Alsip, University Health’s chief medical officer, said he is “pretty comfortable” with the new recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Anti-COVID pill could be ‘great additional asset’ if approved, UH chief medical officer says
Having the first oral medication to treat COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms but at risk of severe disease would be “a great additional asset,” said Dr. Bryan Alsip, University Health chief medical officer.
University Health doctor answers common questions from worried parents over COVID-19 vaccine for children
As the Food and Drug Administration moves toward authorizing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children between ages five and 11, University Health Dr. Mandie Svatek broke down some common concerns parents might have about the shot.
Woman sues BCSO, University Health over lithium overdose that occurred at jail, left her in coma
A San Antonio woman with a mental illness claims she nearly died while in Bexar County Sheriff’s Office custody late last year after suffering a lithium overdose at the jail, according to a federal lawsuit filed this month.
How worried should we be about the Delta variant? University Health expert has answers to latest FAQs
With the recent rise in the number of hospitalizations in San Antonio, coupled with a concern over the Delta variant, University Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bryan Alsip answered a series of frequently asked questions.