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Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

The new University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine on San Antonio’s South side opened with fanfare this Thursday.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

What if the risk for health problems like obesity and diabetes could be controlled in babies? Or better yet…before they’re even born? That’s the premise behind a new study in San Antonio using the youngest of volunteers.

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

Mosquitoes aren’t just pests. They are health threats, too.

With the possibility of the mosquito-spread Zika virus and other diseases hovering over South Texas, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is giving away free mosquito prevention tools.


Mosquito dunks to kill larvae in standing water and mosquito repellents are being given away on a first come, first served basis at 14 clinics around the city. 

Texas Health Officials Issue Food Poisoning Warning

Jul 17, 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Texas Department of State Health Services issued a warning today about a diarrhea-causing organism.

It’s called Cyclospora and it’s a parasite that’s been rearing its ugly head in Texas.

Within the past month, 68 cases have been reported across the state.

World Health Organization

Rates of meningitis are at historic lows in the United States. Still, adolescents and college students are at particular risk for the potentially deadly brain infection. In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby talks to the Medical Director for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, Dr. Junda Woo, about vaccines available for protection against this killer.