Browse Stories in Health & Environment

Written by Sarah Garrahan on Jan 28, 2011
 From a World War II prisoner-of-war who hoards food, to a single woman making $400 a month and a vegan who ran a bakery from a tiny apartment, local artist Mark Menjivar tried to capture people’s lives by photographing the inside of their refrigerators.  In his exhibit “You Are What You Eat” showing at the Southwest School of Art and the San Antonio Public Library, Menjivar traveled for three years across the nation exploring the hot topic of food.His work highlights not only what Americans eat but also how our consumption affects communities.
Written by Susana on Jan 21, 2011
 Saying downtown is the first impression of San Antonio, Mayor Julian Castro and City Council members went on a digging spree along Alamo Street and planted the first of 1,000 Chinquapin oaks that are resistant to the familiar droughts of South Texas.  
Written by Joe Ruiz on Jan 12, 2011
While those in attendance inside a small West Side home were there for a class about diabetes, they may have ended up learning about another way to improve their health.On Tuesday, Jan. 12, a handful of people gathered inside the living room of a converted home on the 2800 block of W. Salinas St. waiting for one course but finding out how to save seeds from planted vegetables.
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.