Special Coverage

Written by gsbaird on Jul 30, 2013

The Affordable Care Act seeks to level the playing field for those workers in our society who do not have access to company-subsidized health insurance plans.

The federal government is providing the subsidy not available to those people from their employers. And the Congressional Budget Office recently issued an updated analysis confirming its initial conclusion that the Affordable Care Act will not add to our budget deficit.

Written by School of Medicine on Jul 29, 2013

Children’s perceptions of living with asthma may differ significantly from their caregivers’ perceptions, which means both should be interviewed when they visit the doctor’s office, a new study from UT Kids San Antonio and the Center for Airway Inflammation Research (cAIR) shows.

Written by Rudy Arispe on Jul 29, 2013

When Irma Vasquez’s legs began to swell about a year ago, she attributed it to water retention because of a salty diet. “My legs felt very heavy, and I had a lot of trouble walking,” said the 60-year-old former certified nurse’s assistant.

Written by Sen. Leticia Va... on Jul 29, 2013

One of my priority issues at the Capitol is combating human trafficking. If you’re not familiar with that term, you may know it by its older name: slavery. Trafficking often means forced prostitution, and frequently, the victim is a child.

A few years ago, a physician working in Bexar County introduced me to a sex trafficking survivor, a young boy who nearly died from the physical trauma. I later learned the Interstate 10 corridor is a major hub of trafficking activity in the United States.

Written by UT Health Scien... on Jul 25, 2013

Studies suggest that Latino kids have fewer opportunities to engage in physical activity than their white counterparts.

Latino kids also are less likely than white kids to meet federal recommendations of at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day due to fewer parks and other active spaces, fewer school- or community-based physical activity programs, and differing parenting styles.