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Written by Marisol Cortez on Jan 12, 2015
Our Casas Resident Council is making an urgent request for donations to assist the remaining Mission Trails residents in locating housing that is permanently affordable and safe from further
Written by Clayton Price on Jan 07, 2015
The President’s executive action on Nov. 20, 2014 created the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program, which provides for temporary relief from deportation and possible work authorization to undocumented parents of U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents.
Written by rmcmer on Jan 05, 2015
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, making now a good time to emphasize to the public the importance of getting a well-woman exam to identify health risks. Institute for Women’s Health (IFWH) wants to help women on their journey to a healthy New Year by recommending a well-woman exam that focuses on general health maintenance, breast cancer screening and family planning.
Written by deborah.charnes... on Jan 05, 2015
The City of San Antonio’s Metropolitan Health District reported, last year, that more than one in seven residents have been diagnosed with diabetes.  Among seniors in Bexar County, the figure skyrockets to one in three. Hispanics are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, and are 50 percent more likely to die from diabetes than non-Hispanic whites. There is no clear cut answer why diabetes is an epidemic, but we can address blood sugar management to prevent renal failure, amputations, cardiovascular disease, and other problems associated with diabetes.
Written by evrard on Dec 31, 2014
The Jan. 9 community conversation about Economic Issues for Women in Texas presented by the newly launched Women and Girls Project of San Antonio and the San Antonio Area Foundation has been put on hold, and will be rescheduled. Information on the event will be posted here as soon as it is available.