The Source - April 9, 2013
Tue April 9, 2013
The Source: How Healthy, Or Unhealthy, Is San Antonio?
In The First Segment:
The health of San Antonio is gauged each year by the San Antonio Metro Health District's annual report. Bexar County and San Antonio have never been beacons of health, but the report details the specific issues that we are dealing with locally.
From unprecedented levels of syphilis infections to amputations from diabetes at a rate four times the national average, the city still has major health problems.
Dr. Thomas Schlenker, director of the San Antonio Metro Health district, discusses where we are succeeding in things like the dramatic drop in teen pregnancies and where we still have work to do.
In the Second Segment:
Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Gonzalez comes on the show to talk about his long career representing the 20th district. Gonzalez was recently named Chief of Public Engagement for VIA Metropolitan Transit, and also recently donated his congressional papers to the University of Texas at San Antonio.