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Bonnie Petrie / Texas Public Radio

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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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.

Will Sansom / UT Health San Antonio

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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A surge in the number of babies born with syphilis in Texas reflects newly released national numbers from the Centers for Disease Control. Meanwhile, the number of cases in Bexar County has remained steady.


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Updated Sept. 26.

During the Biden Cancer Summit this month, former Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill, described the brain tumor that killed their son Beau Biden.

"It weakens your body. It takes your speech — even your memories,” she said. “It's persistent."

And, she said, it does its damage quickly.


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