Health http://tpr.org en The Source: Missing Microbes May Be Affecting People Negatively http://tpr.org/post/source-missing-microbes-may-be-affecting-people-negatively <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The overuse of modern antibiotics may be the root cause behind the rise in obesity, diabetes (type 1), asthma, allergies, celiac disease, and many more.</p><p>The developed world's obsession with hygiene has rid our bodies of what Dr. Martin Blaser argues are good microflora&nbsp;that thrive in the human gut. In turn, bacteria that would have helped with some of these major health issues are absent, leaving us vulnerable.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:51:15 +0000 Paul Flahive 30093 at http://tpr.org The Source: Missing Microbes May Be Affecting People Negatively The Source: Syphilis Spike Has Public Health Officials Worried http://tpr.org/post/source-syphilis-spike-has-public-health-officials-worried <p></p><p>Syphilis rates in Bexar County jumped 15 percent, crossing the thousand person mark in 2013, according to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. District officials are calling it an "epidemic" and have been edging up continuously for nine years.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Antonio has the highest rate in Texas and exceeds the national average.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:02:03 +0000 Paul Flahive 29685 at http://tpr.org The Source: Syphilis Spike Has Public Health Officials Worried Changes In Prescription Labels Could Cut Down On Confusion, Save Lives http://tpr.org/post/changes-prescription-labels-could-cut-down-confusion-save-lives <p>Medical practitioners came together with educators and community leaders last week to discuss ways to communicate more effectively with patients. The 7th Annual Community Service Learning Conference at the UT Health Science Center offered new tools practitioners can use on a daily basis.</p><p>An evolving global health care environment has challenged doctors, nurses and pharmacists to work differently to make sure patients understand even the most basic instructions.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:07:24 +0000 Eileen Pace 29473 at http://tpr.org Changes In Prescription Labels Could Cut Down On Confusion, Save Lives New Signs Help San Antonio B-Cyclists Get Around Town http://tpr.org/post/new-signs-help-san-antonio-b-cyclists-get-around-town <p></p><p>Downtowners<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have been noticing some new signage pointing out major attractions in the Center City. D</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ozens of new signs have gone up that also help cyclists locate the nearest B-cycle station.</span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:40:33 +0000 Eileen Pace 29477 at http://tpr.org New Signs Help San Antonio B-Cyclists Get Around Town 50,000 People Take To The Street On Siclovia's Southtown Route http://tpr.org/post/50000-people-take-street-siclovias-southtown-route <p>Tens of thousands of people flooded Southtown on Sunday for the city’s semi-annual Síclovía, where the roads are closed to cars and open to other people-powered means of transportation.</p><p>Attendees couldn’t have asked for better weather on Sunday to ride in the open streets and Southtown was filled with bikes, runners, dog walkers and rollerbladers. In it’s sixth installment, 50,000 people attended, a slight drop from last year’s 70,000.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:59:38 +0000 Joey Palacios 29225 at http://tpr.org 50,000 People Take To The Street On Siclovia's Southtown Route The Source: This Weekend's Siclovia Southtown Ride http://tpr.org/post/source-weekends-siclovia-southtown-ride <p>Popular fitness event <a href="http://www.ymcasatx.org/siclovia">Síclovía</a> will be rolling through Southtown on its way to Mission Concepción this Sunday, March 30.</p><p>The preceding two Síclovías have seen Broadway Street closed off to traffic so that cyclists and pedestrians could get out and move. The first event attracted 15,000 people, but last year's event saw growth to four times that number with over 65,000.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:10:13 +0000 Paul Flahive 28957 at http://tpr.org The Source: This Weekend's Siclovia Southtown Ride Get Ready For Siclovia This Sunday In Southtown http://tpr.org/post/get-ready-siclovia-sunday-southtown <h1 class="header" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 21px; line-height: 23.100000381469727px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; border-bottom-width: medium; border-bottom-style: none; padding: 0px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</h1><p>The sixth semi-annual Síclovía will turn roadways into bike lanes this weekend as thousands of San Antonians are expected to flock to the streets.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:00:06 +0000 Joey Palacios 28909 at http://tpr.org Get Ready For Siclovia This Sunday In Southtown The Source: Tuberculosis, The Second Largest Disease Killer In World http://tpr.org/post/source-tuberculosis-second-largest-disease-killer-world <p>Tuberculosis (TB) is not commonly thought of in Texas or the US., but it killed <a href="http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs104/en/" target="_blank">1.3 million people</a> in the world last year and ranks second only to HIV/AIDS in death by a single infectious disease.</p><p>The TB death rate declined 45 percent from 1990 to 2012, according to the World Health Organization, but in later years that decline has slowed.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A single cough can infect and drug-resistant strains have been found in every country on the planet. </span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:00:28 +0000 Paul Flahive 28811 at http://tpr.org The Source: Tuberculosis, The Second Largest Disease Killer In World Siclovia Takes Social Approach To Promoting March 30th Southside Event http://tpr.org/post/siclovia-takes-social-approach-promoting-march-30th-southside-event <p>It’s the event that closes down streets and invites San Antonians to come out and play, but there's change in the air. Previous Síclovía events have been held on Broadway, but this year they are moving to the Southside.</p><p>"The new route will be starting along St. Mary’s near Cesar Chavez, and then stretching down to Mission Concepción," said YMCA’s Director of Marketing Laura Waldrum. "The event is going to take place on Sunday, March 30.”</p><p>If you’re new to San Antonio, Waldrum described Síclovía this way:</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:58:11 +0000 Jack Morgan 28606 at http://tpr.org Siclovia Takes Social Approach To Promoting March 30th Southside Event The Source: Drug Companies Not Fans Of This Spotlight http://tpr.org/post/source-drug-companies-not-fans-spotlight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The push to pay doctors to promote a certain drug is being stymied by the spotlight of full disclosure implemented by the 2010 Physician Payment Sunshine Act. A<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ccording to </span><a href="http://www.propublica.org/" target="_blank">ProPublica's</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> databases companies have <a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/as-full-disclosure-nears-doctors-pay-for-drug-talks-plummets" target="_blank">cut as much as a 62 percent</a> from their payments to doctors.</span></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:11:41 +0000 Paul Flahive 28043 at http://tpr.org The Source: Drug Companies Not Fans Of This Spotlight