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 CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 30 2016 - 5:43pm
LIVE NOW: The webcast of San Antonio World AIDS Day 2016: Gathering of Remembrance and Hope. The theme this year is “We Remember, We Live, We Hope: The Patchwork of Lives and Services.” The event is free and open to the public at Our Lady of the Lake University’s Providence Hall, 411 SW 24th Street on Dec. 1 until 8 p.m.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Feb 17 2016 - 5:13pm
On Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. Southern Career Institute will be hosting a job fair with over 50 employers waiting to hear from potential employees. This free job fair is a good way to get your name out to employers on the local and national level. The job fair will be located at: 238 SW Military Dr, Ste 101, San Antonio, Texas 78221 Employers include University Health Center, Kelly Services, State Farm, and many more. The event only lasts a couple hours so be sure to get there early to get a good spot.
Written by Rudy Arispe on Oct 3 2014 - 8:59am
Fifteen 3- and 4-year-old children at Tynan Early Childhood Education Center are seated at a table in their classroom ready to eat lunch in a “family-style dining” setting, meaning they will serve themselves from today’s menu of fish nuggets, macaroni, mixed vegetables and milk.
Written by Clayton Price on Apr 8 2014 - 12:04pm
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 Feb 7 2014 - 11:24am
Using Federal Medicaid dollars, the San Antonio City Council approved an agreement with University Health System to provide adolescent health services specific to teen pregnancy prevention.
Written by A Su Salud on Jun 17 2013 - 12:47pm
Juan Ledesma, age 50, enjoys watching soccer and spending time with his family. He talks to his family about their health because it is important. Ledesma decided to vaccinate his three children with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to keep them healthy. Ledesma learned about the vaccine from the children’s doctor. The doctor told him the vaccine was safe and effective. The doctor also said it is very important to his children’s health and future. Doctors suggest children get the vaccine at 11 years.
Written by A Su Salud on Apr 8 2013 - 9:34am
Many times Shurite De La Pena was told to get a mammogram. She was afraid it would be painful. At 48 she got her first one. Now she feels getting a mammogram is important. When doctors told her she needed a mammogram she would think “I’m not going to go. I’m okay.” She explained, “I didn’t want to hear about it.” De La Pena’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer but still De La Pena did not want to go.
Written by School of Medicine on Oct 31 2012 - 3:21pm
Hepatitis C virus appears to strike South Texas Hispanics disproportionately, and some persons are not diagnosed until the liver-harming infection is in its late stages. Baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965 are at heightened risk, statistics show.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Oct 4 2012 - 2:26pm
REPLAY VIDEO: Join NOWCastSA for a live webcast of Moving Toward a Healthy Community: Health Disparities and Mending the Gaps in Bexar County on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Holly Auditorium, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive. Audiences will aso be watching from the Health Science Center Laredo Campus in DDH 2.200, Harlingen Campus at the RAHC Auditorium 1.100, and at the Texas Research Park AT&T 1.130, and anyone can view the video live or replay it later right here on this page.