Midway through a news conference where executives were describing hospitals' herculean efforts to cope with a staggering increase in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio and Bexar County, the governor of Texas dropped a proclamation. Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Texans in most counties to wear face coverings in public and gave mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people. It was what local leaders had been imploring him to do for weeks, as COVID-19 cases spiraled out of control in Texas' urban areas.
Written by Beth Graham on Jun 27 2011 - 4:24pm
From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, the Baptist Health System will bring its mobile health unit to the Central Library to offer free health screening for those persons 20 years of age and older who are at the highest risk to develop diabetes and heart disease.Testing takes about 10 minutes and will include cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure levels, and Body Mass Index, along with risk assessments for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The unit will be located in the Augusta Street bus zone between the library and the parking garage.
Written by Sarah Garrahan on Jan 7 2011 - 2:27pm
Dozens of people lined up outside the San Antonio Public Library for the latest in a series of free health screenings being conducted by the Baptist Health System in mobile clinics set up across the city.On a cool, sunny January day, nurses and other health professionals checked blood pressure, gave cholesterol and glucose tests and assessed body mass indexes, which can determine risks for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.