Wendy Rigby

Bioscience and Medicine Reporter

Wendy Rigby is a San Antonio native who has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. She spent two decades at KENS-TV covering health and medical news. Now, she brings her considerable background, experience and passion to Texas Public Radio.

Wendy has earned dozens of awards for medical reporting from various state and national organizations including the Texas Medical Association, the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and the Dallas Press Club. She has been honored with two Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Wendy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Print and Broadcast Journalism from Trinity University in San Antonio. She graduated summa cum laude.

She lives in San Antonio with her husband. Wendy has two adult children and a menagerie of pets. She enjoys music, reading, watching movies, cross-stitching and travel.

Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the BioScience and Medicine News Desk including  Xenex Disinfection Services, The John and Rita Feik Foundation, The John and Susan Kerr Charitable Foundation, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Jean Cheever and San Antonio Technology Center.  Additional support comes from Cappy and Suzy Lawton and InCube Labs.

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One of the newest medical schools in the country is opening in San Antonio this summer. It’s a school of osteopathic medicine which plans to train its doctors a little differently.

Crews at Brooks City Base are turning four old aerospace medicine buildings of the former Air Force Base into the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Breast and prostate cancer are the targets of a new 9 million dollar grant from the National Cancer Institute to the UT Health Cancer Center in San Antonio.

UT Health is one of nine members of the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium.

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University of Texas at San Antonio computer scientists have teamed up with medical professionals to create a new kind of training system, using technology called augmented reality.

Paramedics, firefighters, even some police officers train for medical emergencies. Realistic mannequins can cost up to $100,000.

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It looks like the tide is turning when it comes to regulation of telemedicine in Texas. A bill passed by the Senate and the House is one step closer to the Governor’s desk. The legislation would make it easier for physicians to practice their trade remotely using technology.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa

With the help of two-and-a-half million dollars from the federal government, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is embarking on a program to help low income patients.

The money will be used to target 75-thousand people on Medicaid and Medicare and assess their needs in areas like housing, transportation, food, utilities and family violence prevention.

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