If you're the parent of a student athlete, you know the excitement of watching your child compete, but with competition comes the possibilities of injuries. What's the best way to approach your teen's school when it comes to your adolescent's safety?
Teen pregnancies have been decreasing over the past few decades. Experts hope to continue that trend with newly released recommendations.
Researchers hope a new test focused on a child's reaction time to sights and sounds will help to diagnose autism earlier.
A group of coworkers come together to help the community.
Visits to the hospital can sometimes include unforeseen expenses. How you can avoid hidden costs.
Researchers develop a new therapy method for treating those suffering Complicated Grief.
While smartphones can help us in our daily lives, for some the devices can also be psychologically controlling.
The Fall season officially begins today. Along with it come health benefits for some and allergies for others.
Doctors call it one of the hardest cancers to detect and one woman shares her ongoing battle with the deadly disease.
An ACU student's act of kindness grows into a budding relationship with the Abilene Fire Department.
Child advocate, Elizabeth Smart, visits Abilene to share her story and advice for empowering women.
With the flu season just around the corner, experts are releasing new recommendations for children getting vaccinations.
A common household chemical causes concern for pregnant women and their unborn babies.
Researchers say a new treatment for incontinence may help some women avoid surgery.
The weather starting to cool off around the Big Country reminds us that the cold and flu season is just around the corner. Here are some tips to keep yourself healthy this fall and winter.
Researchers develop a new technique to correct a common heart defect in newborn infants that can save live.
Volunteers work around the clock to make sure the West Texas Fair and Rodeo runs smoothly. One of those volunteers has been at it for more than three decades.
A new biomarker test that can detect a heart attack.
Having children at home can be a major cause of stress. However, following these expert recommended stress relievers can help improve your life.
Thyroid and liver of cancer rates are on the rise in children.
Nearly 10,000 Americans will die from melanoma this year. Now, the FDA has approved a new drug for patients with advanced melanoma.
A group of Abilene women volunteer their time so that a small business with charitable roots can exist.
Being forgetful as our hair goes gray doesn't mean we're losing it. Being absent minded is a part of the normal aging experience, but that doesn't mean you have to live with it. New research suggests how to combat forgetfulness.
Millions of Americans watching their waistlines express different opinions on how effective popular diets are. We take a look at a new study that puts some of those diet plans to the test.
Football season is here and in full force. We've got the tips to keeping yourself protected from food borne illnesses at the tailgate.
Students in the Big Country will be entering their second week back to school tomorrow. For parents, that means plenty of preparation, including what to pack for lunch.
A third of autistic children are still having difficulty speaking at age 5, even after years of early intervention. Now researchers are discovering that smart devices can help those children learn to communicate.
An Abilene woman helps a pumpkin patch get ready for its autumn sale, the proceeds of which go to a special cause close to her heart.
With more calls to crack down on sexual assaults in college communities, a group of students is using its skills to design a nail polish that can detect certain date rape drugs.
The first major study on color blindness finds certain boys are most likely to be born with the condition and It's important for doctors to diagnose it early on.
It's no secret that staying physically active and eating healthy may help you live longer. However, research shows that how long you live and the quality of those years is more nurture than nature. So what is the secret to healthy aging?
The nation's leading group of pediatricians want adolescents and teens to get more sleep. In order to ensure that they do, big changes to the school day are being recommended.
Bob Bartlett Celebrates 35 Years with KTAB News
Back to school season is just around the corner. Preparing your students for the new year takes more than just buying supplies and new clothes. School districts require students to be vaccinated for certain illnesses.
Two months later, the hail damage is still a big problem in the Key City. Many residents are still waiting for roofers to come and repair damage to their homes. Then there are others who just can't afford to have their issues fixed. Some members of the community have come up with a solution.
In June the government put out new recommendations telling Americans to eat more fish because of the health benefits. However, a new article from Consumer Reports says pregnant women should avoid one of the most popular types of fish.
A new study is linking heart deaths to a common antibiotic.
Federal health officials have been keeping a close eye on the mosquito borne virus called chikungunya as more cases are reported nationwide. Now a new vaccine is in development to prevent the illness.
An Abilene pastor saw a need to help the hungry and wanted to help. In the beginning, Reverend Izaiar Lankford used his own money to buy the food. However, now that his weekly soup kitchen has grown, donations make it possible.
Brittany and Dayne get soaked for ALS!
He grew up visiting the Abilene Zoo and now an Abilene man is helping to keep it clean.
Life will never be the same for three friends who set out to change the lives of others.
Brittany Pelletz speaks with Diane Nail from the Albany Chamber of Commerce.
Brittany Pelletz speaks to Dee Dee Peterson from the Ballinger Chamber of Commerce.
Brittany Pelletz and Bob Bartlett speak to Sweetwater's new mayor Jim Mckenzie.
Mayor of Brownwood Stephen Haynes has joined us to talk about what the great city of Brownwood has going on right now and what they are planning for the future.
Fire Chief Del Albright tells KTAB News about their new, much needed fire house.
It's a place of worship, where members of the South Side Baptist Church show up often in their Sunday best. But, during the week in the summer, it's shorts and sneakers for sports ministry camp.
"This is a safe place, a positive environment,"says Dustin Tatro, Outgoing Director of the eCenter.
Dentist, Dr. Mark Bullock, his wife Gretchen, and their three young sons are adjusting to life inside a house in Abilene. They're having to adjust because their home for the past two years was on a ship in Africa.