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Man and woman sneezing and coughing in winter sweaters while sitting on their couch in their home

Cold, flu or allergies?

Categories: Emergency care  /  Flu  /  Infections  /  News

SOMETHING is making you sick. And unfortunately, this time of year, it could be any number of things. While you may be miserable regardless of the cause, identifying the problem could make a difference as to how to treat it and feel better sooner. Influenza is the most serious of the cold-weather bugs, mainly because its complications put a lot of people in the hospital. And flu season is well underway in San Antonio. Our University Health System labs are seeing a lot of the A/H3N2 strain — which is the predominant strain this year. Although there’s been concern that …Read More >

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Up close view of cedar tree branches with little violet berries

Surviving mountain cedar

Categories: News  /  Research  /  Wellness

It’s the airborne Ebenezer Scrooge that arrives in South Texas in time for Christmas each year, making noses run, eyes itch and tempers flare. You might know it by its common name, mountain cedar pollen— although the trees that cast it off in ridiculously large amounts are actually Ashe junipers. “People who aren’t from here, when they see this stuff layered on cars they’re concerned it’s smog or pollution,” said Dr. Jesus R. Guajardo, associate professor of pediatrics at the UT Health Science Center, who is board certified in both allergy and immunology, and pediatric pulmonology. “They don’t realize that …Read More >

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