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A new, first-of-its-kind website launched today is designed to help families of people with autism in San Antonio access the care and the help they need.


A New Braunfels hospital has earned a much-sought-after designation as a Baby-Friendly birth facility.

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San Antonio researchers are working on a new therapy for a stealthy killer: oral cancer. Visits to the dentist are your number one protection against the disease.

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A vaccine exists to protect young people against the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. Yet most parents aren’t getting their children the shots. The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District recently acquired a big grant to change that.

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If you are one of the thousands of people in South Texas who rely on the Affordable Care Act for health insurance, an important deadline is coming up. The time to start making plans for next year’s coverage is now.


Enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act begins in less than a month, on November 1st. If you already use Obamacare, be advised, you still have to sign up again.