TPR Lifeline: Why Medical Histories Matter

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Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

A medical history alone isn’t enough for a doctor to make a diagnosis. But those facts about family diseases and medications are keys to helping healthcare professionals unlock what may be going on. In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby finds out from UT Health San Antonio Family and Community Medicine professor Nehman Andry, MD, what we need to know about our medical histories. Here's a transcript of the interview:

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Friday, hundreds of San Antonio firefighters from across Texas remembered 31-year old Scott Deem, one of their own, as a loyal father and husband, and for heroics in his final hours.

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The San Antonio City Council has selected a new operator for its river barges.  In a 10-1 vote “Go Rio San Antonio” will operate the barges beginning in October. 

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UPDATE Friday, 1:00 pm:  Firefighters from around the state have gathered at the Community Bible Church on Loop 1604 for a solemn ceremony honoring fallen firefighter Scott Deem.

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The 2017 municipal election drew 116,000 Bexar County voters on May 6. That's about 11 percent of the county's registered voters. Voters age 65 and over cast 45 percent of the ballots, more than double any other age group, according to data from the Bexar County Elections Administration.