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Texas Army National Guard

Gov. Greg Abbott isn’t saying whether he would deploy Texas’ National Guard troops for immigration enforcement if President Donald Trump made that request.

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A San Antonio physician is determined to change the way the medical community thinks about and treats cancer. He’s an oncologist with a vision. And his newest endeavor is the San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project.

In a lab on San Antonio’s Northwest side, hundreds of tumor samples are kept frozen in liquid nitrogen tanks.

Best-selling author Ann Patchett is known for her works of fiction and nonfiction.  Her many acclaimed works include Bel Canto, State of Wonder, Truth and Beauty, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, and many others, including her latest, Commonwealth, her seventh novel, which provides a discerning, sometimes funny, sometimes heart-rending study of sibling and other familial relationships.  Ann Patchett also co-owns Parnassus Books and went into the independent booksellers business when two other bookstores in Nashville closed.

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San Antonio’s University Health System has been awarded more than a million dollars to fight hepatitis C. The target of the new funding is liver cancer.

Hepatitis C is a stealthy killer. Researchers at University Health System have gathered information about the liver disease that shows Bexar County residents born between 1945 and 1965 have more than twice the rate of hepatitis C infection than the nation as a whole.

Peterson Regional Medical Center

Two South Texas Hospitals have made a list of the top 100 rural and community hospitals this year.

Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville and Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg are being recognized by the National Rural Health Association.

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