Established in 1988 to provide comprehensive services to HIV-infected children, the Division of Community Pediatrics consists of a staff of over 40 professionals, organized into multi-disciplinary teams engaged in the provision of health care and support services to children and families living with HIV/AIDS, as well as children, adolescents and families in community settings experiencing problems with substance abuse, violence, and adolescent pregnancy.
Operating as usual
thechart.blogs.cnn.com The number of new HIV infections in the United States has remained steady, at around 50,000 cases a year over the past four years, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The store owner told reporters that the syringe was "actually more frightening than a gun." What do you think of her statement?
huffingtonpost.com Gigi's, A Denver cupcake shop, was held up Monday morning by a syringe-wielding robber. The robber claimed his syringe was full of AIDS-infected blood and would infect the cashier if she didn't comply, reports the AP.
Holiday weekends are always exciting but please be safe!
blog.samhsa.gov With outdoor concerts, fireworks, and picnics, the Fourth of July holiday weekend has traditionally been a busy time for everyone—especially for hospital emergency departments!
Representatives, Jay Smith and Jason Cryer from The Royal, Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Alamo Empire presented a check for $7,000 to SAAF's Executive Director, David Ewell, this week. Thank YOU Alamo Empire!
Today is National HIV Testing Day. Do you know your status?? Visit www.hivtest.org to find a testing site near you.
huffingtonpost.com Believe me when I say that the more you know, the more you'll realize that there is life after an HIV diagnosis. A wonderful life, if I say so myself.
huffingtonpost.com On a December 2010 NPR segment, Dr. Sohail Rana, a professor of pediatrics and child health at Howard University, said those suffering from HIV and AIDS still face stigma similar to that of those who suffered from the virus 30 years ago. Furthermore, a recent Kaiser Family Foundation study found "su
cnn.com We're all looking to maximize results while minimizing time and effort in the gym. That search for shortcuts has translated into a lot of myths about exercise.
cnn.com At 16, Shaina weighed 242 pounds. She also had developed a complication of obesity in which pressure builds up within the skull, damaging the optic nerve.
mysanantonio.com The grant also aims to increase the number of minority graduates in molecular microbiology and immunology, and to boost the pool of students from area high schools who are interested in pursuing careers in the field. Researchers will work with local high school teachers to create training materials
If you haven't been Downtown in awhile head out and walk the Texas Star Trail. You'll learn some interesting things about some historic San Antonio sites and get some exercise!
mysanantonio.com âWalking is an excellent form of physical activity,â Katherine Velasquez, physical activities liaison for Metro Health, said in a statement. Velasquez, who helps organize neighborhood walking groups, says walking has numerous health benefits, such as controlling weight and helping you sleep bette
Another reason to quit smoking ladies. For quitting tips and resources visit the American Cancer Society's website www.yesquit.com.
thechart.blogs.cnn.com Women who currently smoke or have a history of smoking are at a greater risk for developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), and stopping smoking produces a dramatic reduction in PAD risk, but doesn’t completely eliminate it.
This documentary which tackles a big public health issue in Texas premieres in San Antonio, TX on Wednesday.
mysanantonio.com The film, narrated by Edward James Olmos, sheds light on the childhood obesity crisis. There's no way to turn on the television or look in the newspaper without understanding the magnitude of childhood obesity and its ramifications, says Ohlson, founder of the PE3 Foundation, a nonprofit that works
thechart.blogs.cnn.com Mental health problems such as depression account for nearly half of all disability among young people between the ages of 10 and 24, according to a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO).
mysanantonio.com [...] it probably should get more respect, said Jill Rips, deputy executive director of the foundation, which operates a skilled nursing facility and hospice that can house 20 patients. Dr. Fernando Guerra, recently retired as the city's health director, began that job in 1987 â only a year or two
There's a lot going on in San Antonio this summer! Have a safe and happy weekend!
blog.mysanantonio.com Movies by Moonlight HemisFair Park. Weekly movies series begins with the 2005 animated movies “Madagascar.” Outside food and drink allowed. 7:30 entertainment, 8:30 p.m. movie June 2. Free. Rest of the series:
The USDA has released a new icon, replacing the food pyramid, to help people make healthier choices at meal time.
cnn.com The food pyramid has been dismantled in favor of a simple plate icon that urges Americans to eat a more plant-based diet.
[05/31/11] Hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day! Back to work...
A new study finds that about 20% of young adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure! The studies author reminds us that high blood pressure is a silent killer and often doesn't have many symptoms. Take care of yourselves with a balanced diet and exercise!
thechart.blogs.cnn.com Close to 1 in 5 young adults has high blood pressure, according to a new study, much higher than previous estimates of around 4 percent. "We wanted to look at the health of young adults in America , and the first thing we looked at was blood pressure," said Kathleen Mullan Harris, a professor at ...
Good news for agencies that provide much needed services to members of the community!
mysanantonio.com The overall two-year, compromise state budget proposal initially would have cut health-related institutions' formula funding by 10 percent and reduced special-item funding by 25 percent. The higher-education funding was added to HB 4 during budget negotiations, which span several measures besides t
It's College Week in San Antonio. Which college t-shirt will you be wearing?
mysanantonio.com In support of San Antonio's first-ever College Week, more than 70,000 H-E-B employees statewide will wear a college T-shirt Friday, along with a pin advertising Generation TX, a grass-roots movement that aims to boost the college-going culture in Texas. Mayor JuliÃ¡n Castro, who has organized Colle
The dangers of binge drinking are well documented but it looks like it might have a negative effect on college students' ability to recall information. Hopefully students will keep this in mind and consider the effect binge drinking might have on their grades/course work.
thechart.blogs.cnn.com After a night of partying, it's not uncommon for college students to wake up with a fuzzy recollection of the evening’s events. But a new study suggests that binge drinking may impair memory in young people long after the hangover has worn off, perhaps because of damage to the hippocampus, a brain..
Congratulations to St. Mary's!! CP has several talented and knowledgable staff members from St. Mary's.
mysanantonio.com âThis is a testament to the commitment of all St. Mary's faculty, staff, students, alumni and Marianists to our mission of community service, civic engagement and academic excellence,â St. Mary's President Charles L. Cotrell said in a news release.
nlm.nih.gov HIV/AIDS in Women
[05/09/11] The 13th annual Baile de Vida to support Mujeres Unidas, Inc. is on Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the Imperial Ballroom on Callaghan Road. Tickets are $25. Call 210-738-3393 to order.
cnn.com More and more researchers, educators, and parents are realizing that not only is playground time good for kids-it is crucial. Here's why it just may be the fourth "R" in school, and what you can do to make sure your child gets a healthy dose of downtime.
[05/06/11] Enjoy your weekend and Happy Mother's Day!!
health.usnews.com Formula vs. breast-fed babies show metabolic differences in first three years of life
poz.com Timothy Brown—a.k.a. "the Berlin Patient"—is the Man Who Once Had HIV. Recovered from a deadly form of leukemia and now virus-free, Brown embodies the hopes of scientists and millions of people living with the virus. Brown’s road to a cure is unlikely to be traveled by others. But his journey provid
Project FATE is looking for a new Health Educator! Visit www.uthscsajobs.com and search for requisition number 20100826 to apply.
You heard her...20 million women live with HIV/AIDS. The FFACTS Clinic at University Health System provides testing, treatment and support services. Click to...
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