An estimated 3.5 million Americans suffer from low vision, but Saturday’s Low Vision Expo offers new information and technologies that can help people who have given up their favorite hobbies or activities.
Dr. Sandra Fox, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the UT Health Science Center, said a low-vision therapist can help patients find the right tools, lighting and working distance to see better for the hobbies or tasks they want to perform.
A new study using San Antonio children shows that eating cereal with whole milk provides them with more nutrients and smaller waistlines as opposed to other breakfast foods.
The study used about 600 boys and girls from family incomes of less than $24,000 and followed them as they progressed from the fourth through the sixth grades. Every year it took 72 hours of a child’s diet to determine the effects of the different types of breakfast.
On Tuesday, city employees rolled up their sleeves to take blood pressure and other tests as part of a biometrics wellness screening.
"It's just good to know where you stand as far as your health," said K Rahman, who has worked in the city’s public works department for six years. Rahman also said he has seen an increase in the city’s focus on healthy initiatives for its employees.
The organizers of the San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon had thought they fixed their hot weather issues when they moved the race date from November to December.
Now they are racing to return date back to November after a contract dispute with the Dallas Marathon which would have been run on the same date. This is the second time the footrace organizers have moved the date of the popular running event.
The Rock and Roll Marathon has been running the streets of San Antonio for the last five years and has been transformational for the city’s get-fit efforts.
While most of the focus on the legislature thus far has been on issues like education funding, gun control and women's rights, Texas is also faced with the growing needs of veterans who return home; the two most vital being employment and medical care.
State legislators intend to lay out their bills for the 83rd legislative session over the coming months. Veteran's organizations will be waiting to see if they are part of lawmaker's plans. Most notably they'll look for legislation that works on reducing the disability claims backlogs that are continuing to rise in Texas.
Patients needing emergency room care with conditions that are not life threatening can now check in online at Southwest General Hospital. If the emergency is life-threatening, the patient will still need to rush to a hospital.
Southwest General Marketing Director Elizabeth Luna said a patients with lesser but still urgent needs would likely be placed in line at the hospital, but instead can wait at home instead of in a chair in the hospital waiting room.