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Written by Sarah Garrahan on Jan 07, 2011
Dozens of people lined up outside the San Antonio Public Library for the latest in a series of free health screenings being conducted by the Baptist Health System in mobile clinics set up across the city.On a cool, sunny January day, nurses and other health professionals checked blood pressure, gave cholesterol and glucose tests and assessed body mass indexes, which can determine risks for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 06, 2010
What's the best way to change the system from "sick care" to a health care process that focuses on prevention and well-being?  A group of 14 local and regional organizations tackled that question during an engagement summit hosted at Methodist Healthcare Ministries, and sponsored by the San Antonio Mayor's office under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NOWCastSA streamed the session live from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6. The video is archived here so you can watch at your convenience.
Written by danielacevedo on Nov 23, 2010
There are new horizons in the world of renewable energy resources that are cleaner, less expensive and more reliable.According to Consumer Digest International, there is a 50 percent increase on the use of solar panels worldwide, with the cost of installation dropping an average of 40 percent from when they first surfaced a few years ago.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 11, 2010
The Texas Drought Project, the SEED Coalition and the Council on American Islamic Relations, organized a Forum on Climate Justice Nov. 11, featuring populist author and radio host Jim Hightower and international experts on climate justice issues.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Nov 09, 2010
The beautiful weather brought out a great crowd to the grand opening of a new farmers' market in the heart of downtown San Antonio.A collaborative effort between the San Antonio Food Bank and Main Plaza Conservancy, the market will be an urban hub of fresh fruits, vegetables and nutrition education from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday on Main Plaza.