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Written by City of San Antonio on Jan 8 2019 - 1:30pm
This is a news release from the City of San Antonio. It was not written by NOWCastSA reporters. To submit a news release, email us at news@nowcastsa.org.
Written by admin_charlotteanne on Jul 6 2016 - 6:08pm
This week: San Antonio hits a Level Two Heat Advisory, what the new anti-idling ordinance means; more on the Brackenridge Park draft master plan and a look back at San Antonio Pride festival and parade. : Extreme Heat
Written by City of San Antonio on Apr 4 2016 - 2:20pm
5 Points Local, a restaurant and yoga studio in the 5 Points Neighborhood on North Flores Street, joined ¡Por Vida!, a Metro Health healthy dining program. 5 Points Local will offer ¡Por Vida! meals from their gluten-free kitchen with a menu of offerings that highlight locally-sourced ingredients.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Jan 27 2016 - 4:16pm
UPDATE Sept. 7, 2016: The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District reports a new confirmed Zika case. The total count of confirmed Zika cases in San Antonio is 10. All cases acquired the infection while traveling abroad. UPDATE August 2, 2016: Local Zika virus transmission has been identified in southern Florida, according to the CDC.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 21 2015 - 2:47pm
The Edge: Helping you catch up and get ahead San Antonio’s heritage extends long before the Spanish Missions
Written by San Antonio Me… on Jun 3 2015 - 1:22pm
A little-noticed law signed last week by Gov. Greg Abbott mandates syphilis testing of pregnant women in the third trimester. The additional test helps prevent infants from being born with congenital syphilis and gives them a real chance at living syphilis-free.
Written by San Antonio Me… on Mar 31 2014 - 5:29pm
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.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Mar 12 2014 - 3:08pm
Update/Changeup: Due to the weather, we were not live on March 15 for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment and Resource Fair presented by West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Congressman Lloyd Doggett at El Progreso Hall, 1306 Guadalupe St. Video of the event will be posted as quickly as possible.
Written by Kris_Serold on Dec 12 2013 - 3:19pm
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 Amanda Evrard on Aug 5 2013 - 1:55pm
REPLAY VIDEO: The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, in collaboration with Trinity University, hosted a conference on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for interested stakeholders at Trinity University’s Stieren Theater on Aug. 8, 2013 to address the changes to healthcare propelled by ACA.