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Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 09, 2011
UPDATE, 10:15 a.m., August 23: Below is a map of immunization clinics across San Antonio. For more information about specific fees, immunization requirements and documentation necessary to complete childhood immunization, visit the SA Metro Health website. If you click on the link directly under the map, you will see a larger version of the map.
Written by Elizabeth Allen on Aug 03, 2011
SAN ANTONIO (August 2, 2011) – Hispanics, who make up 60 percent of Bexar County’s population and almost 40 percent of Texas’, face special cancer risks.Minimizing those risks is the subject of a free public lecture to be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Written by saafdn on Jul 29, 2011
We all know seniors need to stay active to stay healthy. And, dancing is a creative exercise. So, Urban-15 Group put the two together to form their Hot Hot Hot Latin dance class. Lead by Catherine Cisneros, Urban-15’s Artistic Director, the Latin dance class teaches the fundamentals of Latin dance, fitness and performance. “It allows them to develop confidence, articulation, posture, and public presentation,” said George Cisneros, who serves as Music and Media Director.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Jul 27, 2011
A group of students at UTSA have produced a documentary focusing on sex trafficking of minors in San Antonio and will be screening it for the public early next month.The documentary, "Behind Closed Doors: Voices from the Inside," exposes viewers to child prostitution in San Antonio and tells the personal stories of those affected by it. The film was produced by students of UTSA's Advanced Policy Class in the Department of Social Work, according to a news release.
Written by Elizabeth Allen on Jul 21, 2011
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (July 21, 2011)—In response to staggering obesity and breast cancer mortality rates, a new local study is testing how different types of exercise—like yoga—best improve cancer survivors’ fitness, quality of life and molecular indicators of future risk.The project, Improving Mind and Physical ACTivity (IMPACT), is led by the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.