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Written by City of San Antonio on Apr 04, 2014
With spring in the air, temperatures in south Texas can climb high quickly. With winter behind, people are not acclimated yet to deal with high degrees. Temperatures this week have reached above average readings and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) notifies the community to take precautions against increasing heat. Excessive heat events are common in the San Antonio area and south Texas. These events are public health threats because they often increase the number of daily deaths and nonfatal adverse health outcomes in affected populations.
Written by Rudy Arispe on Apr 03, 2014
8th annual Chips ‘N Salsa on April 12 benefits SA Youth Whether you like it hot, medium or spicy, plan on attending the 8th Annual Chips ‘N Salsa, an official Fiesta event that benefits SA Youth during a night of sizzling salsa dancing, casino games, food and revelry.
Written by San Antonio Met... on Mar 31, 2014
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District presented today the latest data on the syphilis epidemic gripping San Antonio.  According to preliminary data, the total number of syphilis cases increased 15.2 percent in 2013, with 1,070 reported cases compared to 929 in 2012. The number of syphilis cases acquired within a year of diagnosis increased 14.4 percent, from 569 in 2012 to 651 in 2013.
Written by TheWhittingtonGroup on Mar 27, 2014
Padgett Stratemann & Co. (PS&Co.), with almost 70 years of commitment to the communities it serves, announces the opening of its Spring 2014 computer donation program.  The bi-annual program donates gently-used laptops to some of the many worthy non-profit groups across South Central Texas.
Written by City of San Antonio on Mar 24, 2014
The City’s Parks and Recreation Department and former NBA Champion and San Antonio Spurs Point Guard Antonio Daniels and his wife Sonia have joined forces to offer “Get Fit SA with Sonia and Antonio Daniels.”  The Daniels will lead several Fitness in the Park classes in the coming months as part of their national campaign to spread the word about the importance of fitness.