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Bonnie Petrie

Bioscience & Medicine Reporter

Bonnie Petrie covers bioscience and medicine for Texas Public Radio.

Bonnie grew up on the Canadian border in northern New York, but has happily called Texas home for 15 years. She is a 2017 Texas Radio Hall of Fame nominee in recognition of her work in Houston and Dallas before moving to San Antonio.

Most recently, Bonnie worked in Los Angeles reporting for public radio stations KPCC and KCRW. She is mom to a middle-schooler and spends her free time solving family mysteries through genetic genealogy.

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved an HPV vaccine for men and women from the ages of 27 to 45, potentially protecting another generation of people from the cancer-causing virus.

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For some, this is the only graduation ceremony they have ever had. For others, it’s the most important ceremony of their lives: a Bexar County program designed for people with felony convictions related to substance-use disorders.


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Bexar County has been awarded four federal grants worth $3 million to fight opioid abuse and addiction, Congressman Lloyd Doggett announced Tuesday in San Antonio.

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The Department of State Health Services and the Texas Medical Association both called for Texans to get their flu shots as soon as possible. Texas Health Commissioner John Hellerstedt said Monday he would like to see everyone immunized by the end of October.

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San Antonio researchers have found a critical period of time during which some mobility might be restored to patients with multiple sclerosis. This discovery has doctors stressing the importance of early diagnosis for those with MS.


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