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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.
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.