Stories By Laura Garcia

  • Access Denied: S.A.'s wealthy, healthy areas have more hospitals Redlining and other forms of economic discrimination are long-lasting and contribute to uneven access to healthcare.
  • A broken system got worse: How COVID ravaged S.A.'s South Side Public health experts say place has played an outsize role in determining who contracted COVID-19 and who died from it.
  • San Antonio patients get new vision-correction surgery The product is a biocompatible material — created to be in sync with a person’s body chemistry — used to correct nearsightedness, or myopia.
  • Síclovía brings out thousands to frolic in the streets Thousands showed up Sunday for Síclovía, a free, biannual event organized by the YMCA of Greater San Antonio that turns city streets into a safe place for exercise and play.
  • Alamodome mass COVID vaccination site to close next week After 15 months of continuous operations and more than 226,700 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, the Alamodome mass vaccination site will close.
  • A look inside S.A.’s future women’s and children’s hospital At 12 stories high, there will be room for 300 patient beds, spacious operating rooms and family waiting areas that offer visitors expansive views of the South Texas Medical Center. Once open, officials said, the hospital will be the only one in...
  • University Health buys stake in three rehab hospitals Bexar County’s hospital system, University Health, paid $16.7 million for partial ownership of three PAM Health rehabilitation hospitals in San Antonio.
  • UT Health San Antonio snags $11 million to fight cancer UT Health San Antonio has secured nearly $11 million in grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
  • New county initiative offers free kidney disease screenings Texas Kidney Foundation, Bexar County and University Health are partnering to offer free kidney screenings and raise awareness of a silent but deadly disease that afflicts 1 in 7 adults.
  • Surgery with fast healing among South Side hospital upgrades Texas Vista Medical Center hired 10 new medical providers and invested more than $10 million over the past year in an effort to attract new business and shed its bad reputation.
  • Man dies after hitting U.S. 90 wall divider A man died in a late-night crash after he was reportedly speeding with his headlights off.
  • Man fatally struck by vehicle on West Side street San Antonio Police Department said a man was hit and killed by an SUV while crossing Culebra Road early Sunday morning. The driver remained at the scene and will not be charged.
  • Robbery suspects caught after evading SAPD, crashing stolen cars San Antonio Police arrested three teen suspects Sunday morning after an aggravated robbery, but not before they crashed two different stolen vehicles.
  • Facility for women dealing with substance use breaks ground After a legal battle, the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio and nonprofit Crosspoint Inc. celebrated the start of construction on the Women’s Wellness Campus, a 40-bed residential facility that promises to expand care for women...
  • How, where to get children’s COVID vaccine Parents in Bexar County can get their children vaccinated against COVID-19 starting today at some providers. Here’s what you need to know.
  • S.A. consumers have more healthcare.gov options for 2022 With a boost in federal health navigator funding, San Antonio organizations are ready to help uninsured residents of Bexar, Atascosa, DeWitt, Karnes and Wilson counties find affordable health coverage.
  • COVID-19 risk level downgraded from mild to low in S.A. The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has declared the risk of contracting COVID-19 low as hospitalizations and positive cases decline. Still, officials push for mask-wearing and vaccines.
  • Unraveling mystery of ‘long COVID’ A federally funded study of patients in San Antonio and Laredo will try to unravel why some people suffer lingering symptoms of COVID-19.
  • City, county leaders eager for COVID vaccine for small children San Antonio-area government and public health officials were encouraged Tuesday by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel’s endorsement of using the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old — a long-awaited decision they...
  • COVID-19 hospitalizations dip under 300 San Antonians advised to keep safety in mind this holiday to reduce the spread of coronavirus.