TPR Lifeline

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital

The first successful living donor kidney transplant took place in 1984. Since that time, more than 50,000 people have had one of their two kidneys removed and implanted in someone who needed that organ to live.

In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine Reporter Wendy Rigby talks with Adam Bingaman, MD, of Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio about the need for more kidney donors.

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.

Cristian Sandoval / Earn A Bike

An innovative program to inspire healthy living involves kids and bicycles. Earn A Bike is a San Antonio non-profit that’s tacking the childhood obesity problem in a unique way, providing a fun piece of fitness equipment to people who might never be able to buy a bike on their own. Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby talked to Cristian Sandoval, the founder and executive director of Earn A Bike.

Johnny Reyna, MD

San Antonio urologist Johnny Reyna, MD, talks about about what men and the women who love them need to know about a sometimes stealthy disease: prostate cancer.

TPR Lifeline: Clinical Genetics Is A Growing Field

Aug 20, 2017
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We all have about 24,000 genes. How those genes are structured and interact can determine our current health and our future health.

Modern medicine includes specialists in this field called Clinical Geneticists. In today’s TPR Lifeline, Bioscience-Medicine reporter Wendy Rigby talks to Baylor College of Medicine’s Scott McLean, MD, about his work at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

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