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Written by gsbaird on Dec 27, 2013
Young adults, based on recent polls, are unaware of the benefits they can obtain from the Health Insurance Marketplace, one of the major elements of the Affordable Care Act. They dislike the individual mandate which requires that adults purchase a health insurance policy or pay a penalty. The principle of the mandate is that, to enable a few sick people to be in the insurance pool while holding premiums steady, a large number of healthy people need to join the pool.
Written by evrard on Dec 20, 2013
The demand for donated blood rises every holiday season. You can make the difference to patients this winter by giving of your time to donate blood. One unit of blood could save up to three lives. Give the best gift a patient is waiting for - the gift of life. Find a blood drive near you on the map below. Have a blood drive to add to the map?  Let us know at
Written by on Dec 12, 2013
Metro Health’s Project WORTH hosted the 2012 Bexar County Teen Pregnancy Report press conference at the Central Library on Dec. 10, 2013.
Written by UT Health Scien... on Dec 10, 2013
The decades-long wait for better treatments for hepatitis C ended late last week, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave final approval to the first in a new class of drugs with significantly better cure rates and relatively few side effects.
Written by evrard on Dec 04, 2013
REPLAY VIDEO: Learn how to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) via NOWCastSA's live webcast of a health policy panel discussion from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Moderated by Rogelio Saenz, UTSA College of Public Policy Dean, panelists include: