Swimming in sweetness

So how much sugar is lurking in the things you eat and drink? It adds up. That popular sports drink, for example, has five teaspoons of sugar. That orange soda…

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A West Nile warning

It's back. The first case of West Nile virus in Texas this year has surfaced 80 miles to the north, in Travis County, the Texas Department of State Health Services…

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Guarding against MERS

This month, the first two known cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, were reported in the United States. In case you haven’t been following the news, MERS is…

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Simple test saving newborns

A beautiful newborn baby — by all appearances perfectly healthy — goes home from the hospital in the care of delighted parents. What they don’t know is that within that…

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Sounding the alarm on flu

When the flu virus tried to sneak into San Antonio a couple of flu seasons ago, it was Kathleen Lawless who sounded the alarm. Lawless, manager of Microbiology Services at…

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