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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.

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.