The death toll from a fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections has reached eight, and thousands of people who received the drug are now worried about developing the deadly disease.
The virus is taking it's toll on men and women previously thought to be at low risk for throat cancer.
For "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" one local high school is doing everything they can to reach out to help cancer survivors and they're doing it all through a T-shirt.
The Abilene Medical Care Mission will be providing free flu shots and child immunizations for eligible children up to age 18 on October 4.
When it comes to the ultimate fan, Halftime Sports is here to make sure you've got all the gear you need no matter which team you're routing for.
When it comes to oral health, do you know the basics? Abilene Dental breaks down some common misconceptions about caring for your smile.
The sneezing, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throats and cough, which are all symptoms of allergic rhinitis, start up as the pollens blows in and stirs up ragweed, the most common fall allergen.
If you're looking for ways to stay healthy and active, there's a five k run just waiting for you to jump on board this weekend, called the "Movin' at Midnight Run" and there's sure to be events for the whole family can enjoy!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Abilene Regional Medical Center offers information on breast health and types of caner screenings available to women.
Abilene Dental is big on helping many local residents enhance their smile, especially as we inch closer to the holidays. But now, Dr. Christie has some additional help at her office to make their client's experience quick and easy.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is the most common childhood neurobehavioral disorder and affects about 8% of children between the ages of 4-18.
The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District will hold a clinic to
provide flu vaccinations on Monday, Sept. 24.
Whether it's fear, confidentiality, time, cost, or just a question about a procedure or particular issue, Abilene Dental has the solution.
Bullying has become an overwhelming problem among children and the number of kids being bullied continues to rise.
Just this week health officials confirm a skunk in South Abilene has tested positive for rabies. It's a situation every pet owner fears. So how do you protect your dogs from coming in contact with the virus? Dr. Janice Price with the Windmill Animal Hospital shares a few tips.
With kids back in school, many parents were able to check off immunizations on their back to school to do list. Vaccines are not just for babies, they also keep older children healthy and protect their fellow students.
A new study suggests "organic" doesn't necessarily mean "healthier."
There are a few benefits to having your yearly check up at the dentist office before the new year rolls around. Dr. Christie Leedy with Abilene Dental stopped by Tuesday to talk about the financial and health importance of squeezing in your check up.
If you're a golf lover, there's a chance for you to play and do something good for your community at the same time. It's the 2nd Annual Recovery Master's Golf Tournament benefiting Serenity House and the deadline to register is fast approaching.
Exertional heat stroke is the third leading cause of death among high school athletes and is often related to inadequate preparation for exercise in the heat.
Getting your yearly dentist check up is a must for maintaining healthy teeth. But any one who has ever had work done knows if you don't have the right dental coverage in place, the cost can add up quick!
Numerous studies have shown that elementary age kids need about 10 hours of sleep a night while tweens and teens still need a good 8 - 9 hours of sleep. I wonder how many children really get the recommended amount of sleep? I think too few.
Annual check ups are not just for adults. It's recommended all students returning to the classroom this year to have their yearly physical. If you're not sure where to go we have one option on hand, Screening 4 Life.
Bullying. It can take a physical and emotional toll on just about anyone. That's why one local business is hosting a special class to help students build confidence and courage to stand up to bullies in their school.
School is less than a week away and one of the most important parts of preparing your student is making sure they have a healthy lunch in tow.
Sending a child off to college is usually filled with excitement and a little anxiety. You probably spent the summer preparing your child for life in the dorm, but did you prep your child on how to deal with a health situation when away from home?
The land is dry as well as our rivers are going dry and so is our skin. At least there is one that we can take care of. Serenity Soapworks walks us through some simple solutions to help repair dry and damaged skin.
Bumbo International Trust is recalling four million of its popular baby seats after at least 50 reports of infants falling from seats placed on elevated surfaces, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Wednesday.
For adults, the doctors office can still inspire fear, especially when it comes time to pay the bill. Part of the solution to getting the lowest cost is making sure you get the most out of your dental insurance coverage.
While there have not yet been any confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Abilene, diagnosing
and confirming a case can be both tedious and expensive.
It breaks my heart every time I see those crocodile tears running down a precious face. What's a parent to do?
A new government survey shows 12 states now have very high obesity rates among its adult residents.
You commit to workout goals every year and before you know it summer is at it's end and you still are planning how to shed those pounds. Thanks to a new Key City craze, getting in shape doesn't have to be boring if you add a little jazz.
Although no human cases have been reported yet, the Environmental Health Center in Abilene is urging residents to take action now to protect themselves against West Nile Virus.
Even though no cases of West Nile have yet been reported in humans in the Abilene area, since mosquitoes have tested positive for it this year, it is wise to know how it may affect you and your pets.
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According to the city of Abilene, some mosquitoes trapped on the north side of town have tested positive for West Nile virus.
Current vaccine records are important not only for your own child's health but for the health of their friends, classmates and the entire community.
This weekend Brownwood residents will remember a country music legend with a memorial fundraiser and dinner show. Hank Williams Senior will be remembered by a tribute artist and all proceeds go to the West Texas Rehab Center.
Beginning today, up to 47 million women may be eligible to get free access to preventive health care services as that provision of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act goes into effect.
We've been talking this week about back to school check-ups. Doctors say the end of summer before kids return to the classroom is one of the best times to get a annual physical and immunizations.
The physical benefits of martial arts can clearly be seen in those who practice the ancient art, but what about the unseen benefits?
Nearly two million Americans have celiac disease and should avoid eating gluten, a new study finds. However, as little as a decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating the protein that's found in bread and other foods.
When it comes to back to school, every parent rushes to get finish the long list of backpacks, pencils, and notebooks galore. But how often each year do you stop to think about your kids smile?
Moles can occur on any area of the body from the scalp, to the face, chest, arms, legs, groin and even between the fingers, toes and on the bottom of the feet. So, not all moles are related to sun exposure.
It's no secret, healthy people are happy people. Which is why one local business is making it their mission to give people a healthier and more satisfied quality of life. They're called Screening 4 Life and they're bringing experienced and affordable healthcare across the Big Country.
Discipline, strength, and confidence are just a few of the tools kids can learn from practicing martial arts. And next week could be the perfect opportunity for them to start.
Almost half of high school students say they've had sex, yet progress seems to have stalled in getting them to use condoms, government researchers reported Tuesday at the XIX International AIDS Conference.
It may just be a 'fool proof' way of shopping.
We've heard about the effects Invisalign can have on your gorgeous smile, but if your still a little hesitant to try it out, Doctor Christie will give you some real world proof about how well the program works.