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The medical community is trying all kinds of methods to beat back childhood obesity and related health problems like diabetes. One San Antonio hospital is putting doctors in the kitchen to try and make a difference.


It sounds too good to be true: a pill that’s more than 90 percent effective in preventing HIV infection. That drug exists. But price, stigma and ignorance are keeping more people from taking this protective medication.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

A new, first-of-its-kind website launched today is designed to help families of people with autism in San Antonio access the care and the help they need.


A New Braunfels hospital has earned a much-sought-after designation as a Baby-Friendly birth facility.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio researchers are working on a new therapy for a stealthy killer: oral cancer. Visits to the dentist are your number one protection against the disease.