UTHSCSA-Community Pediatrics

Established in 1988 to provide comprehensive services to HIV-infected children, the Division of Community Pediatrics consists of a staff of over 40 professionals, organized into multi-disciplinary teams engaged in the provision of health care and support services to children and families living with HIV/AIDS, as well as children, adolescents and families in community settings experiencing problems with substance abuse, violence, and adolescent pregnancy.

Operating as usual

thechart.blogs.cnn.com 08/04/2011

HIV infection rates mostly stable, increasing among young, gay black men

thechart.blogs.cnn.com The number of new HIV infections in the United States has remained steady, at around 50,000 cases a year over the past four years, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

huffingtonpost.com 07/27/2011

Gigi's Cupcakes In Denver Robbed By Man With Syringe Allegedly Full Of AIDS-Infected Blood

The store owner told reporters that the syringe was "actually more frightening than a gun." What do you think of her statement?

huffingtonpost.com Gigi's, A Denver cupcake shop, was held up Monday morning by a syringe-wielding robber. The robber claimed his syringe was full of AIDS-infected blood and would infect the cashier if she didn't comply, reports the AP.

CP Staff 07/05/2011

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blog.samhsa.gov 07/01/2011

» Fourth of July Emergency Room Visits Double for Underage Males

Holiday weekends are always exciting but please be safe!

blog.samhsa.gov With outdoor concerts, fireworks, and picnics, the Fourth of July holiday weekend has traditionally been a busy time for everyone—especially for hospital emergency departments!


Congratulations SAAF!

Representatives, Jay Smith and Jason Cryer from The Royal, Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Alamo Empire presented a check for $7,000 to SAAF's Executive Director, David Ewell, this week. Thank YOU Alamo Empire!

hivtest.org 06/27/2011

National HIV and STD Testing Resources

Today is National HIV Testing Day. Do you know your status?? Visit www.hivtest.org to find a testing site near you.


huffingtonpost.com 06/27/2011

'There is Life After an HIV Diagnosis'

huffingtonpost.com Believe me when I say that the more you know, the more you'll realize that there is life after an HIV diagnosis. A wonderful life, if I say so myself.

huffingtonpost.com 06/24/2011

Fighting Stigma For 30 Years: The Faces Of HIV And AIDS

huffingtonpost.com On a December 2010 NPR segment, Dr. Sohail Rana, a professor of pediatrics and child health at Howard University, said those suffering from HIV and AIDS still face stigma similar to that of those who suffered from the virus 30 years ago. Furthermore, a recent Kaiser Family Foundation study found "su

cnn.com 06/24/2011

10 exercise myths that won't go away

cnn.com We're all looking to maximize results while minimizing time and effort in the gym. That search for shortcuts has translated into a lot of myths about exercise.

cnn.com 06/22/2011

Surgery is no quick fix for obese teens

cnn.com At 16, Shaina weighed 242 pounds. She also had developed a complication of obesity in which pressure builds up within the skull, damaging the optic nerve.


Fitting exercise into your daily routine



UTSA gets $4.6 million for disease research

mysanantonio.com The grant also aims to increase the number of minority graduates in molecular microbiology and immunology, and to boost the pool of students from area high schools who are interested in pursuing careers in the field. Researchers will work with local high school teachers to create training materials

mysanantonio.com 06/10/2011

Star path leads to history, fitness

If you haven't been Downtown in awhile head out and walk the Texas Star Trail. You'll learn some interesting things about some historic San Antonio sites and get some exercise!

mysanantonio.com âWalking is an excellent form of physical activity,â Katherine Velasquez, physical activities liaison for Metro Health, said in a statement. Velasquez, who helps organize neighborhood walking groups, says walking has numerous health benefits, such as controlling weight and helping you sleep bette

thechart.blogs.cnn.com 06/08/2011

Study: Women who smoke are at a tenfold risk for PAD

Another reason to quit smoking ladies. For quitting tips and resources visit the American Cancer Society's website www.yesquit.com.

thechart.blogs.cnn.com Women who currently smoke or have a history of smoking are at a greater risk for developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), and stopping smoking produces a dramatic reduction in PAD risk, but doesn’t completely eliminate it.

mysanantonio.com 06/07/2011

Documentary takes a look at childhood obesity

This documentary which tackles a big public health issue in Texas premieres in San Antonio, TX on Wednesday.

mysanantonio.com The film, narrated by Edward James Olmos, sheds light on the childhood obesity crisis. There's no way to turn on the television or look in the newspaper without understanding the magnitude of childhood obesity and its ramifications, says Ohlson, founder of the PE3 Foundation, a nonprofit that works

thechart.blogs.cnn.com 06/07/2011

Mental illness leading cause of disability in youth

thechart.blogs.cnn.com Mental health problems such as depression account for nearly half of all disability among young people between the ages of 10 and 24, according to a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO).


AIDS complacency feared locally

mysanantonio.com [...] it probably should get more respect, said Jill Rips, deputy executive director of the foundation, which operates a skilled nursing facility and hospice that can house 20 patients. Dr. Fernando Guerra, recently retired as the city's health director, began that job in 1987 â only a year or two

blog.mysanantonio.com 06/03/2011

Calendar | The Downtown Blog | a mySA.com blog

There's a lot going on in San Antonio this summer! Have a safe and happy weekend!

blog.mysanantonio.com Movies by Moonlight HemisFair Park. Weekly movies series begins with the 2005 animated movies “Madagascar.” Outside food and drink allowed. 7:30 entertainment, 8:30 p.m. movie June 2. Free. Rest of the series:

cnn.com 06/02/2011

Plate icon to guide Americans to healthier eating

The USDA has released a new icon, replacing the food pyramid, to help people make healthier choices at meal time.

cnn.com The food pyramid has been dismantled in favor of a simple plate icon that urges Americans to eat a more plant-based diet.

[05/31/11]   Hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day! Back to work...

thechart.blogs.cnn.com 05/26/2011

1 in 5 young adults has high blood pressure

A new study finds that about 20% of young adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure! The studies author reminds us that high blood pressure is a silent killer and often doesn't have many symptoms. Take care of yourselves with a balanced diet and exercise!

thechart.blogs.cnn.com Close to 1 in 5 young adults has high blood pressure, according to a new study, much higher than previous estimates of around 4 percent. "We wanted to look at the health of young adults in America , and the first thing we looked at was blood pressure," said Kathleen Mullan Harris, a professor at ...


Senate softens cuts to health-related institutions

Good news for agencies that provide much needed services to members of the community!

mysanantonio.com The overall two-year, compromise state budget proposal initially would have cut health-related institutions' formula funding by 10 percent and reduced special-item funding by 25 percent. The higher-education funding was added to HB 4 during budget negotiations, which span several measures besides t


Fit Family Challenge

San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge is FREE 12-week summer program is designed to get families active, eating better and learning about health and fitness. You can join at any time.

mysanantonio.com 05/17/2011

Mayor kicks off first-ever College Week

It's College Week in San Antonio. Which college t-shirt will you be wearing?

mysanantonio.com In support of San Antonio's first-ever College Week, more than 70,000 H-E-B employees statewide will wear a college T-shirt Friday, along with a pin advertising Generation TX, a grass-roots movement that aims to boost the college-going culture in Texas. Mayor Julián Castro, who has organized Colle

thechart.blogs.cnn.com 05/17/2011

Binge drinking may harm learning, memory

The dangers of binge drinking are well documented but it looks like it might have a negative effect on college students' ability to recall information. Hopefully students will keep this in mind and consider the effect binge drinking might have on their grades/course work.

thechart.blogs.cnn.com After a night of partying, it's not uncommon for college students to wake up with a fuzzy recollection of the evening’s events. But a new study suggests that binge drinking may impair memory in young people long after the hangover has worn off, perhaps because of damage to the hippocampus, a brain..


St. Mary's wins national service award

Congratulations to St. Mary's!! CP has several talented and knowledgable staff members from St. Mary's.

mysanantonio.com âThis is a testament to the commitment of all St. Mary's faculty, staff, students, alumni and Marianists to our mission of community service, civic engagement and academic excellence,â St. Mary's President Charles L. Cotrell said in a news release.

nlm.nih.gov 05/13/2011

HIV/AIDS in Women: MedlinePlus

nlm.nih.gov HIV/AIDS in Women

[05/09/11]   The 13th annual Baile de Vida to support Mujeres Unidas, Inc. is on Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the Imperial Ballroom on Callaghan Road. Tickets are $25. Call 210-738-3393 to order.

cnn.com 05/09/2011

Why kids need recess and exercise

cnn.com More and more researchers, educators, and parents are realizing that not only is playground time good for kids-it is crucial. Here's why it just may be the fourth "R" in school, and what you can do to make sure your child gets a healthy dose of downtime.

[05/06/11]   Enjoy your weekend and Happy Mother's Day!!

health.usnews.com 05/02/2011

Breast-feeding May Influence Long-Term Health: Study - US News and World Report


health.usnews.com Formula vs. breast-fed babies show metabolic differences in first three years of life

poz.com 05/02/2011

POZ - June #172 : Patient No More - by Regan Hofmann


poz.com Timothy Brown—a.k.a. "the Berlin Patient"—is the Man Who Once Had HIV. Recovered from a deadly form of leukemia and now virus-free, Brown embodies the hopes of scientists and millions of people living with the virus. Brown’s road to a cure is unlikely to be traveled by others. But his journey provid



Project FATE is looking for a new Health Educator! Visit www.uthscsajobs.com and search for requisition number 20100826 to apply.



Mrs. Munoz on HIV/AIDS

You heard her...20 million women live with HIV/AIDS. The FFACTS Clinic at University Health System provides testing, treatment and support services. Click to...




We are currently either the Primary Investigators or Evaluators on several grant-funded programs relating to child and family health and wellness:

TEACH (Targeting Environmental Aspects of Children's Health): The primary goal of TEACH is to identify and educate children and families on environmental hazards in the home that can potentially expose them to lead and known asthma triggers. Funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Partners including SAMHD, South Central AHEC, UHS, City of San Antonio.

Project SUPPORT (Evaluator): The purpose of Project SUPPORT is to identify and/or treat childhood and adolescent behavioral and emotional problems within the primary care setting. Funded by HB15 Texas Department of State Health Services.

Keeping it Real (Evaluator): Providing ACRA/ACC treatment and strength-based recovery coaching to enhance substance abuse treatment for adolescents in drug court. Funded by SAMHSA-CSAT. Partners include Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department, Family Service Association of San Antonio, Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans.

South Texas Family AIDS Network: Network of agencies that provide family centered primary medical care, research and clinical trials, case management services, mental health and substance abuse counseling , HIV testing and counseling, case finding/outreach, support groups and training. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Over 10 partners throughout South Texas.

Project HOPE (Evaluator): To provide eligible homeless women with housing assistance, intensive case management and access to substance abuse and mental health treatment. Funded by SAMHSA-CSAT. Partners include Hope Action Care, El Centro del Barrio/Centro Med and Mujeres Unidas, Inc.,

Salud y Vida (Evaluator): Providing intensive family therapy, substance abuse counseling/treatment, case management and comprehensive risk reduction services with the goal of reducing substance use and HIV risk among adolescents. Funded by SAHMSA. Partnering with Family Service Association of San Antonio.

Positive Choices: Providing evidence-based, family-focused, substance abuse treatment, wrap around services, assessment, and strength-based case management to those involved in the juvenile drug court system. Funded by SAMHSA-CSAT. Partners include Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department adn Family Service Association of San Antonio.

Women's HEART: Enhance access, retention and re-linkage to quality HIV care for women of color. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Partners include UHS-FFACTS Clinic and the Alamo Area Resource Center.

Project S-START (Evaluator): Develop and implement a comprehensive, culturally competent, SBIRT curriculum which is centered upon the evidence-based SBIRT model of screening, brief intervention, referral and treatment for substance use. funded by SAMHSA-CSAT. Partners include UTHSCSA Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Medicine, OB-GYN and Surgery, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, Edinburgh Regional Area Health Center, and McAllen Family Medicine.

Project HOPE (Capacity Building Initiative, Evaluator): Utilize the Strategic Prevention Framework to reduce substance abuse and HIV risk behaviors among 18 to 24 year olds in our community through community awareness and direct prevention services. Funded by SAMHSA-CSAP. Partners include San Antonio Fighting Back and BEAT AIDS.

Teen Reach: Reduce the prevalence of substance use and HIV risk among minority adolescent attending one of three alternative high schools in San Antonio, TX. Funded by SAMHSA-CSAP. Partners include Por Vida Academy, George Gervin Center and Healy Murphy Alternative High School.

Project FATE (Female Awarness Through Education): Provide an evidence-based HIV/AIDS prevention intervention to heterosexual Hispanic and African American women in Bexar County, TX. Funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Over 25 community partners.

Families RISE (Evaluator): To promote the optimal development and actualization of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by assisting and empowering them in their efforts to achieve independence, productivity, integration and inclusion. Funded by DHHS Adminsitration of Children and Families. Partners include Respite Care of San Antonio, Inc. (PI), Any Baby Can of San Antonio, Inc., and the Brighton Center, Inc.



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