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It’s an announcement a year-and-a-half in the making and it’s being touted as a quantum leap in cancer care. World-renowned cancer leader MD Anderson of Houston is teaming up with the Cancer Therapy and Research Center.

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Knee pain caused by osteoarthritis is one of the most common orthopedic health problems in the country. Now, some San Antonio physicians are embarking on a clinical trial of a new approach to healing using people’s own stem cells.

University Health System

For years, many people who live on San Antonio’s East Side have bemoaned the lack of accessible, quality medical care. University Health System’s newest clinic addresses that concern. 

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The medical community is trying all kinds of methods to beat back childhood obesity and related health problems like diabetes. One San Antonio hospital is putting doctors in the kitchen to try and make a difference.


It sounds too good to be true: a pill that’s more than 90 percent effective in preventing HIV infection. That drug exists. But price, stigma and ignorance are keeping more people from taking this protective medication.