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Lyssa Ochoa, MD

Vascular surgeons say Peripheral Artery Disease – or P.A.D. – is one of the most underdiagnosed medical conditions in America. If left untreated, it can cause major mobility problems, or it can even be fatal. In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby talks to Lyssa Ochoa, MD, a vascular surgeon with Peripheral Vascular Associates in San Antonio.

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The public is invited to a free public forum on Latino Health in San Antonio Tuesday night.

The UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing is hosting the event.

Topics range from access to health care, issues for Latinos within the health care system, and the stigmas some Latinos face when they seek help.

Anyone is welcome to attend the free forum  at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Menger Hotel.

Courtesy Joe Conger

San Antonio resident Joe Conger, his wife and friends are stranded on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands following a direct hit from Hurricane Irma.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

A new case study published in a national journal predicts that the implementation of a sweeping diabetes prevention program in San Antonio could save more than $400 million dollars in healthcare related costs over 20 years.

Diabetes is a huge problem in the Alamo City, impacting an estimated 14 percent of the population.

  

Ryan Poppe

With tens of thousands of Houston homes destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, lawmakers at the state capitol are trying to determine the timeline for those residents rebuilding.  The topic has revived discussions about use of the State’s Rainy Day Fund and calls for a 2nd special session

In the Houston-area alone, according to the state, an estimated 30 to 40-thousand homes were completely destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.   The cost to rebuild or replace those homes runs in the billions while the state has only millions on hand to provide housing aid.

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