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Texas has one of the highest rates of TB in the U.S.  Now, a sweeping effort is underway to diagnose and treat people in South Texas who don’t know they harbor the lung infection.

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The man taking over the helm at the UT Health Cancer Center is coming to San Antonio from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Ruben Mesa, MD, is an oncologist who has served as principal investigator in more than 70 clinical trials. He is an  international expert in a group of bone marrow disorders that often lead to leukemia.

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A San Antonio cancer researcher has won a grant worth more than three million dollars to work in the cutting edge field of immunotherapy.

Tyler Curiel, MD, of UT Health Cancer Center was awarded what’s called a “provocative questions” grant from the National Cancer Institute.

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You’ve heard of fake news.  What about fake food?  A New York Times bestselling author has written a book about that. You may not always be getting what you pay for at a restaurant or grocery store. And that could impact your health.

At the San Antonio Book Festival this spring, author Larry Olmsted talked about his new book Real Food, Fake Food. It’s both a cautionary tale and a crusade.

Texans are among those testing a possible vaccine for the mosquito-borne illness chikungunya. Millions of people around the world could use protection from the virus.