Despite the decline, in poor countries lung and liver cancer death rates are 40 percent higher for men and cervical cancer deaths are twice as high.
For healthier tamales, suggestions include using more spices in the filling, and using Greek yogurt to make masa instead of lard.
Of the 7.4 million children in the state, 21 percent live in poverty, according to the 2018 State of Texas Children Report.
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is conducting a community survey to determine the biggest health issues affecting City residents.
On Oct. 1, San Antonio will become the first Texas city to restrict the sale of tobacco products to those 21 and older.
Panelists on Monday offered their takes on what the $37 billion local healthcare and bioscience industry might do to remain on an upward trajectory.
A luncheon discussion about the South Texas Medical Center’s history and future impact will take place on Monday, Sept. 24.
The Department of State Health Services found a slight increase influenza-like illness reported in Bexar County during the week ending on Aug. 25.
The duties of local health authority would be added to Woo’s existing role as medical director.
The proposed $2.8 billion budget, up 5.8 percent from last year, allocates $4.8 million in direct city funds to Metro Health initiatives.