Almost seven years ago, Donna Kreuzer was taking care of her newborn granddaughter in a hotel room in San Antonio. Her daughter, Kristi, was attending a law conference with her husband, and Kreuzer came along to help out.

During that trip, she says, her daughter revealed a secret she had been keeping for eight weeks.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Insomnia is the number one complaint of service members returning from a deployment.  Now, a new published study shows a form of talk therapy may be a highly effective alternative to sleep medications. 

Active duty soldiers often suffer from a lack of sleep. But the military doesn’t want people on duty to suffer side effects of sleep medication.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

In a move that could strengthen San Antonio’s position as a leader in biomedical research, the Texas Biomedical Research Institute announced an expansion Monday – the design and construction of a new biosafety level four lab.

The world’s deadliest pathogens like Ebola are stored and studied in these facilities. Scientists use them to develop vaccines and therapies.

The new level 4 biosafety lab will be funded with public and private money.

Texas Biomed has the only privately-owned BSL-4 lab in the country.

UT Health San Antonio

When it’s a broken bone or a heart attack, you know to seek emergency medical help. But what about those minor household medical problems like cuts, burns and fevers? In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby asks internal medicine specialist Fred Campbell, MD, of UT Health San Antonio for some practical advice. Here's a transcript of the interview.

Ryan E. Poppe

Republican Rep. Lyle Larson of San Antonio claims Gov. Greg Abbott has vetoed five of his bills as political retribution in yesterday's round of vetoes.