Metro Health

David Martin Davies

There are neighborhoods in San Antonio where a high percentage of children are testing positive for lead poisoning.

Lead was eliminated from paint and gasoline decades ago, but the toxic element continues to turn up in blood tests of children. 

At the Robert B. Green pediatric clinic in downtown San Antonio, two-year old Lonnie Romo is here for his check-up. The visit includes finding out if he has lead in his blood.

Dr. Ryan Van Ramshorst asks Lonnie’s parents some routine questions.

"Does he put things in his mouth like soil or clay?"

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Metro Health is offering free vaccines this summer to 11 and 12-year-olds participating in the Parks and Recreation Summer Youth Program.  

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Texas women die of pregnancy-related complications at a rate exceeding that of any other state in the U.S. or developed country in the world.

According to a study published in a national medical journal last September, the maternal mortality rate in Texas almost doubled between 2010 and 2014 - an increase that is hard to explain “in the absence of war, natural disaster, or severe economic upheaval."

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The new director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, Dr. Colleen Bridger, is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and innovations expert with over 20 years of experience in community development and improvement.

San Antonio Independent School District

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has confirmed a case of tuberculosis in an individual at Lanier High School in the San Antonio Independent School District.

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