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Written by deborah.charnes... on Jan 05, 2015
The City of San Antonio’s Metropolitan Health District reported, last year, that more than one in seven residents have been diagnosed with diabetes.  Among seniors in Bexar County, the figure skyrockets to one in three. Hispanics are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, and are 50 percent more likely to die from diabetes than non-Hispanic whites. There is no clear cut answer why diabetes is an epidemic, but we can address blood sugar management to prevent renal failure, amputations, cardiovascular disease, and other problems associated with diabetes.
Written by evrard on Dec 31, 2014
The Jan. 9 community conversation about Economic Issues for Women in Texas presented by the newly launched Women and Girls Project of San Antonio and the San Antonio Area Foundation has been put on hold, and will be rescheduled. Information on the event will be posted here as soon as it is available.
Written by San Antonio Pub... on Dec 16, 2014
This holiday season the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) wants to prepare local teens to stay healthy in 2015! Now Through December 27, the Teen Leadership Council at the Landa Branch Library is accepting submissions for the Teen Healthy Snack Recipe Contest. Teens interested in submitting their favorite healthy snack recipe have a chance to win a Central Market kitchen gift set valued at $35.
Written by MichaelWhite on Dec 14, 2014
The following Storify is assembled from the social media images and comments of people who were at the Die-In Protest at North Star Mall on Dec. 13, 2014
Written by evrard on Dec 08, 2014
Each year since 2012, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) has awarded funds to NOWCastSA to support projects that democratize local health data. NOWCastSA has used these funds funds to enrich the local information ecosystem with more than 50 health data and information projects, including live webcasts and video productions, community asset maps, stories and even a student journalism training program.