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Texas cancer giant MD Anderson Cancer Center of Houston is cutting 800 to 900 jobs.

However, those layoffs should not affect the future of a collaboration between UT Health San Antonio and MD Anderson, which is teaming up with San Antonio’s Cancer Therapy and Research Center later this year.

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TPR's Bioscience Medicine Reporter Wendy Rigby interviews Dr. Paul Fulmer about controlling the impact of cedar allergies.

Rigby: Experts predict this is going to be a bad, bad season for cedar. Why is that?

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US Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) told the President and his fellow lawmakers Tuesday that the first priority of the new Congress is to repeal Obamacare.


The Affordable Care Act was passed without any Republican support in 2010.

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio is celebrating a successful year for living donor kidney donations. The hospital performed 200 of these patient to patient surgeries in 2016. That was a record for them and the greatest number of live donor kidney transplants ever performed in a single year at any transplant center in the country.


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San Antonio engineers are working on a brand new way to deliver medications inside the body. An incredible innovation, the tiny implants could help save lives.