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Proper Hydration Year Round

   No one needs to be reminded of the importance of proper hydration in July and August. But in the glorious days of early spring it is easy to overlook the toll increasing activity and temperature takes on our bodies. We have all heard again and again about the importance of proper hydration. But what does that mean?

One more reason to hate mosquitos

Dr. Ratner

The Zika virus. Transmitted by mosquitos. Spreading across the globe.

 

NCBH to break ground on $50 million expansion project.

Hospital Expansion NCBH

On Monday, Baptist Health System will break ground on its new $50 million institute dedicated to orthopedic innovation at North Central Baptist Hospital (NCBH). Slated for completion in fall 2016 the new three-story, 76,800 square foot building will offer new and enhanced patient services that address the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system – a need that has been identified in the San Antonio community. 

 

The Brilliance of Being Second

Dr. Evan Ratner

This week, Dr. Rat­ner tells us about being the sec­ond or third doc­tor to see a patient for the same ailment. We com­monly see patients for a prob­lem that is not get­ting bet­ter after an ini­tial eval­u­a­tion by another physi­cian. More often than not the course of treat­ment has been rea­son­able, but the patient is still not bet­ter. If our eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment is suc­cess­ful our rep­u­ta­tions are the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of being second.

A Look at Spasmodic Dysphonia

Vocal Chords

This week we take a look at a rare vocal disorder called Spasmodic Dysphonia. It can greatly effect your vocal cords, resulting in a strangled-sounding or hoarse voice. For some, it seems like they have lost their voice. It can be treated with a combination of speech therapy and Botox, but there is currently no cure. My name is Mark and I am 36 years old. I have always relied heavily on my communication and people skills to get me ahead of everybody else.

Tuesday is Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Children's Metal Health Awareness Day

Tuesday, May 7th is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. The National Federation of Families has declared this year’s theme to be: “Out of the Shadows: Exposing Stigma.”

What predicts the severity of a bad allergy season?

Dr. Patricia Gomez-Dinger

The severity of allergy seasons can vary largely depending on four weather-related factors.
 Here are some of the conditions that can affect pollen counts.
1. Erratic weather.  A warmer than usual winter season, makes trees pollinate earlier. If spring weather fluctuates greatly between warm and cold spells, it can result in more intense periods of pollen release during the warm spells.

New Genetic Test for Macular Degeneration available at Vision Source

Dr. Monica Allison, OD, FOAA

Stone Oak Vision Source is announcing new technology that they are implementing to allow better care for your eyes.  There is a new genetic test, Macula Risk, now available for predicting the likelihood of a patient with macular changes developing macular degeneration.

Come ask Councilwoman Chan your District 9 Questions.

Matt Scherer

If you live in District 9, you have probably seen the handiwork of Elisa Chan, our city council woman.

As someone who lives in Stone Oak, I can attest that her efforts to fix traffic issues has made me want to thank her for that attention to detail.  Several years ago, a drive out of my neighborhood was a good 20 to 30 minutes with the influx of parents who drive their children to school.  In short, it was a mess to leave my house unless I left before 6:45 a.m. or after 9 a.m.

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