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Measles and mumps have shown up in Texas, and both are preventable if children get the MMR vaccine. But some doctors are concerned that people may be not be aware of the third illness included in the MMR vaccine acronym. The R stands for rubella, also known as German measles.

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MONDAY at noon on "The Source" — More than 19 million adults in the U.S. and over 6 million children suffer from asthma-related symptoms, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

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Disparities in healthcare are often driven by a doctor's lack of sensitivity to a patient's culture, values, socioeconomic status, race, or sexual or gender identity. That can lead to unnecessary suffering for patients. Sometimes, it can lead to death. 


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Pregnant women and mothers recovering from opioid addiction now have a home in San Antonio where they can live with their children during rehabilitation. 


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Tucked inside a nondescript building in a residential neighborhood in northwest San Antonio is a little cafe. However, here the coffee doesn't come in Italian sizes, and the guests provide the music. Welcome to a memory cafe.

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For many people, weight loss surgery is a health game changer. But a San Antonio researcher says some patients are running into an unexpected and underdiagnosed complication years after the surgery.

 

The Alzheimer's Association hopes to determine if lifestyle changes can delay brain changes that lead to cognitive decline.
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The Alzheimer's Association is preparing to launch a study to see if lifestyle changes in older Americans can stave off the development of dementia.

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In November, a scientist in China claimed he used a tool on the DNA of embryos to design twin girls who were born immune to HIV. That tool left many wondering: How does it alter human genes? Is it OK to alter human genes? Several San Antonio researchers share their thoughts.


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A small first-in-human trial of a medicine that is a potential game changer in the treatment of age-related diseases like Alzheimer's has shown promise in San Antonio.

 


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Advocates for detained migrants in Texas met San Antonio medical students to discuss forming future partnerships that could help improve the health and well-being of people hoping to immigrate to the U.S.


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