Local syringe exchange programs may now operate in Bexar County without participants being prosecuted for possession of drug paraphernalia.
A project that analyzes health policies in the nation’s 40 largest cities recognized San Antonio for implementing policy to address community health.
So far this year, SAPD has classified 12 homicides as related to domestic or family violence. In 2017, it was 23 cases.
Of children aged 10-17 in Bexar County in 2013, 27 percent of black and Hispanic children were obese, as were 12 percent of white children.
As the City considers whether to join a class action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors, officials must weigh the benefits and the costs.
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.
Amid a national opioid abuse epidemic, Bexar County is still waiting to receive $3 million in state funding to fight opioid abuse on the ground.
San Antonio hospitals, urgent-care clinics, and other health care providers are reporting a dramatic influx of patients with flu-related symptoms.
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.