When it comes to resident health and well-being, Bexar County ranks 115th for overall health out of 242 Texas counties measured.
Children born with a fatty liver are predisposed to chronic metabolic and cardiovascular diseases such as diabetes.
There have been 2,355 documented flu deaths in Texas since the season began in October 2017, up from 1,155 just two weeks ago.
More children go to the hospital for asthma attacks in San Antonio than other Texas cities, according to state health data.
San Antonio residents who have unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs can safely dispose of them Saturday as part of MedDropSA.
The Texas governor wants to avoid a designation of poor air quality for San Antonio, though public health advocates say the city’s air clearly doesn’t meet standards.
The UT System study found that Hispanic mothers in zip codes 78203 and 78220 had rates of 16.0 and 11.6 per 1,000 births, respectively.
City Council voted 8-2 Thursday to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products in San Antonio from 18 to 21, becoming the first city in Texas to impose such a restriction.
City Council is set to vote on a proposal to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, with convenience retailers opposing the proposed ordinance.
Metro Health Director Colleen Bridger said the proposed revisions would mirror current state laws, but would change the age restrictions to 21.