About 90 people receiving antibody therapy for COVID-19 per day at Freeman Coliseum
SAN ANTONIO – COVID-19 patients in San Antonio are being treated daily at the Freeman Coliseum with antibody therapy. “There’s a small allocation that goes out to the hospitals in the San Antonio area. They all send them to us here at University Health, and we actually mix those products into a solution for IV administration, and those are done at the Freeman Coliseum,” Mandell said. Nonprofit BCFS Health and Human Services’ emergency management division is running the operation at the Freeman Coliseum. Vaccines, therapeutics should still be effective against new coronavirus strand, San Antonio doctor says
TearCare wearable device defeats dry eye
CHICAGO, Ill. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Burning, tearing, blurry vision -- about 16 million people in the U.S. suffer from dry eye disease. If left untreated, dry eye can cause irreversible damage, but a new wearable device is giving dry eye sufferers immediate relief. But he couldn’t find relief for his dry eye disease and it could sometimes make his work environment uncomfortable. Now a new device is helping dry eye suffers find relief when eye drops don’t work. It’s called TearCare and it’s a wearable thermal device that goes over the eye lids.
Texas announces plan to distribute funds from imminent opioid lawsuit settlement
SAN ANTONIO Help may be on the way for those battling opioid addictions in our community and across Texas. On Thursday, the Texas Attorney General and attorneys representing various Texas counties in a nationwide lawsuit against opioid distributors and manufacturers hashed out how the imminent settlement funds would be split up in the state. Both myself and the folks at the Texas Attorney General's Office expect that this will become a model for other states to use across the United States, he said. The opioids council would be made up of three members appointed by the governor and three members appointed by the Texas attorney general. Watts said companies are ready to settle the lawsuits, and the execution of this distribution plan will mean those funds get to the community quickly.