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San Antonio Express-News: What can be done to help women receive prenatal care?

January 20, 2016

In Bexar County, about 10,000 women gave birth in 2014 with no prenatal care or late care, defined as coming in the second or third trimester. That was nearly four out of every 10 babies born that year alone. What can be done? Read the full story at Ex …


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San Antonio Express-News: Beware of sugary beverages

January 20, 2016

On Wednesday morning, the Bexar Healthy Beverage Coalition launched a campaign to educate the public about health issues linked to sugar-packed drinks and healthy alternatives. The coalition met at the Bexar County Courthouse to reveal data linking sug …


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The Rivard Report: HSC prof comments on cyberbullying, teen suicide

January 19, 2016

The family of 16-year-old David Molak is mourning his death, and thousands of others in the Alamo Heights Independent School District and community are mourning with them, many of whom turned out for Friday morning’s funeral service. Family members bla …


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San Antonio Express-News: Obstacles keep pregnant women from prenatal care

January 19, 2016

Certain groups of women are less likely to get early prenatal care: Poor, black, Hispanic, unmarried, lacking a high-school diploma and teens. A major factor is whether the pregnancy is unplanned. And the patchwork nature of health coverage in the Unit …


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Research: Latino Kids Lack Play Spaces, Increasing Obesity Risk

January 19, 2016

Salud America!’s Active Spaces and Latino Kids research package includes an in-depth review of the latest science on the U.S. physical activity environment for Latinos, policy recommendations based on that research, and an issue brief, animated video, and infographics.


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Healio: Beta-cell function improved in men with Type 2 diabetes

January 18, 2016

Men with Type 2 diabetes who received acipimox as an add-on to 3 weeks of Farxiga therapy saw improved beta-cell function and beta-cell sensitivity to glucose beyond Farxiga alone; however, the addition of the lipolysis inhibitor did not cause further …


The Dallas Voice: Making the dentist’s office friendly

January 18, 2016

If going to the dentist makes you nervous, meet Max.  “Max is Dr. Carole Ann Boyd’s standard poodle.  He’s being trained as a service dog and right now, he’s better at hand signals than voice commands. Read the full story at The Dallas Voice


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Take Part: Latino Kids Are More Obese Than Their Peers for This Insidious Reason

January 18, 2016

A common complaint about modern kids is that they spend too much time indoors watching television or racking up points on the latest video game-all while noshing on a bag of chips or some other unhealthy junk food.  The commonsense alternative to all t …


The Katy News: Beverly Wheeler Of UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, Shares Collection Of Essays Written By Nursing Students

January 18, 2016

A book written by senior nursing students, “Nursing is Caring” is a collection of 81 essays about inspiring patients who made them realize they were in the right profession. Read the full story at The Katy News


General Surgery News: Group Files Bariatric Surgery Denial Complaint

January 18, 2016

Five organizations representing health care providers and advocates for people with obesity have filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), claiming states that deny coverage for bariatric surgery fa …


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