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Texas Medical Association

The Texas Medical Association is putting out a dire warning. That advocacy group says if the state legislature fails to pass a Sunset continuation bill for the Texas Medical Board, it will create a crisis.

Texas Infectious Disease Readiness

August is part of peak mosquito season here in Texas. Those pesky insects do a lot more than just create itchy bumps. They carry some serious diseases. Now, Texans have a website created just for them to keep up with news about emerging health threats. In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby talks with infectious disease specialist Jan Patterson, MD, of UT Health San Antonio.

UT Health San Antonio Research Imaging Center

Each year in the U.S., as many as 3,000 children drown in water.  About two-thirds of them are resuscitated, but the brain damage is usually devastating.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Texas ranks dead last in a new list ranking access and affordability of healthcare. The high percentage of Texans without health insurance is part of the problem. Texas has more uninsured people than any other state in the nation.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

A first-of-its kind partnership in Texas is forming in San Antonio.

The Southside Independent School District is teaming up with the University of the Incarnate Word’s new School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Future doctors going through the program to become DOs will be working with students and their families.


They’ll address diabetes, mental illness, obesity and a myriad of other health issues.