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Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is awarding San Antonio’s newest medical school a grant of more than $400,000. The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine will use the money to tackle mental health issues on the city’s south side.

Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology

As people flock to Texas beaches this month, some unseen threats to their health are living in the water. A South Texas man is hospitalized with a serious infection.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

At a recent forum on mental health in San Antonio put on by Clarity Child Guidance Center, author Cinda Johnson spoke about her daughter Linea’s years-long descent into mental illness. She’s written a book about her family’s struggles. In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby focuses on bipolar disorder. Here's a transcript of the interview.

STRONG START PTSD Consortium based at UT Health San Antonio

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a common problem among military veterans. Now, UT Health San Antonio is launching a statewide program to train more mental health providers how to treat PTSD.

The chaos of battle can leave soldiers scarred physically and often mentally. In an effort to help more veterans suffering with PTSD, UT Health is launching the STRONG STAR Training Initiative.

University of Texas at San Antonio

The brain remains one of the last frontiers of modern medicine. What some San Antonio scientists are learning about how the two halves of the brain communicate could lead to a new understanding of conditions like autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.