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Written by on Apr 08, 2014
His optimistic life motto – never give up and always try your best – paints a clear picture of 19-year-old Center for Higher Independence (CHI) student Nickolas Davison and his dreams of becoming a world-renowned celebrity despite his obstacles of epilepsy and asthma. “Seizures are very scary for everyone – my friends would always ask me why I’d shake all the time,” he explained about the unpredictable seizures that made his life challenging and kept him indoors much of his childhood.
Written by Clayton Price on Apr 08, 2014
Replay video:  Watch video of Public Health and the Built Environment: Healthy Communities by Design presented on May 7, 2014 by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. The conference brought together public health professionals, architects, designers and other professionals interested in learning more about the correlation between the public health and the built environment.
Written by City of San Antonio on Apr 04, 2014
With spring in the air, temperatures in south Texas can climb high quickly. With winter behind, people are not acclimated yet to deal with high degrees. Temperatures this week have reached above average readings and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) notifies the community to take precautions against increasing heat. Excessive heat events are common in the San Antonio area and south Texas. These events are public health threats because they often increase the number of daily deaths and nonfatal adverse health outcomes in affected populations.
Written by Rudy Arispe on Apr 03, 2014
8th annual Chips ‘N Salsa on April 12 benefits SA Youth Whether you like it hot, medium or spicy, plan on attending the 8th Annual Chips ‘N Salsa, an official Fiesta event that benefits SA Youth during a night of sizzling salsa dancing, casino games, food and revelry.
Written by San Antonio Met... on Mar 31, 2014
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District presented today the latest data on the syphilis epidemic gripping San Antonio.  According to preliminary data, the total number of syphilis cases increased 15.2 percent in 2013, with 1,070 reported cases compared to 929 in 2012. The number of syphilis cases acquired within a year of diagnosis increased 14.4 percent, from 569 in 2012 to 651 in 2013.