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We generally don’t think about children having any trouble sleeping. Consider the phrase “sleep like a baby.” In reality, though, three in ten children may have a sleep disorder at some point in their lives.

In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby talks to pediatric sleep specialist David Dubose, MD, of the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. He has some advice for parents and important information about treatment.

UT Health San Antonio

Hepatitis C is an insidious infection that attacks the liver quietly and relentlessly for decades. Doctors are using World Hepatitis Day today as a reminder for people to consider testing for the disease.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control

San Antonio physicians are being alerted about a rapidly growing cluster of new HIV cases. These infections are being monitored by the Centers for Disease Control. 

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

***Updated at 4:00 p.m.

The first documented locally-acquired case of Zika in the continental U.S this year has been detected in Hidalgo County, at the southern tip of Texas. There's no indication this is the start of a large scale outbreak.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Surgeons have several options when it comes to rebuilding breasts after surgery related to breast cancer. But for replacing nipples, women have fewer choices.

A startup biotechnology company in San Antonio is working to develop a better way to rebuild nipples after cancer surgery. Two young scientists saw a niche and decided to try and fill it.