With the summer break just right around the corner, so is the opportunity to get your teeth cleaner and brighter before school starts up again.
As the holidays approach, and you begin planning your events, be sure to keep food safety in mind.
In the past, it was believed that coffee could be harmful, but research has shown that, overall, there is little evidence of health risk and there is actually evidence of health benefits.
Thanksgiving dinner is the center of every Thanksgiving celebration, but make sure you are well-prepared, as well as making sure the turkey is safe to eat.
Now, getting a flu shot is easier than ever before with Coleman County
Medical Center's drive-thru flu shot clinic on November 14 from 4 to
Dr. Christie Leedy from Abilene Dental returns to discuss the importance of making your dental dollars go farther before 2013.
Abilene Regional Medical Center is celebrating Movember with a free health clinic for both men and women on Tuesday, November 13.
Texans interested in improving their ability to manage diabetes are
encouraged to attend the 18th Annual Diabetes Texas Style Workshop
Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Thursday. Novemeber 1st marks the first day of "Movember."
Frequent snoring by children can change a child's overall metabolism and could lead to health disorders, including diabetes according to a study by Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
A new study linking the artificial sweetener aspartame to cancer is creating a buzz.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and Abilene Regional
Medical Center is offering a Diabetes Awareness Health Fair Thursday,
It only took a month of school being in session for the lice (pediculus capitis) problem to "rear its angry head"! I have had phone calls, emails and even frantic texts from many parents who are fighting head lice in their homes
New guidelines published recently by the American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists urges women 21 and older to have pelvic
exams on an annual basis.
When it comes to your smile, it's never too late to want to show off those pearly whites! According to Dr. Christie, with Abilene Dental, there's no age limit when it comes to oral health.
A new University of North Carolina study reveals there are over 5000 Internet alcohol vendors with little regulatory attention paid to this 2 billion dollar a year industry!
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.
A Note From Chef Darlene...
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.
With kids taking the plunge to stay cool, many forget to re-apply sunscreen and end up with a bad sunburn. Sunburn is no fun and can cause significant problems.
Young drivers are the age group most likely to die in a motor vehicle crash in the United States, according to a new report.
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities in children, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that's not stopping some pregnant women from drinking.
New research in The Lancet finds about one in 10 deaths worldwide are caused by people not getting up and engaging in physical activity such as walking 30 minutes a day for five days a week.
After months of anticipation and deliberation, the obesity pill formerly known as Qnexa has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The product will be sold under a new name, Qsymia.
Between fillers, crowns, and implants, getting cosmetic work done on your smile can be intimidating but Abilene Dental is here to but your fears to rest with the overwhelming benefits behind these procedures.
A new study of young children finds that with each hour of television watched, their waistlines grow larger and their muscular fitness gets weaker.
They fly, crawl and can ruin a perfect summer day. Bugs are creeping everywhere this time of year and there is only one way to keep them at bay...insect repellent.
Chemicals commonly found in beauty products such as nail polishes, hair sprays and perfumes may increase risk of diabetes for some women, new research suggests.
With summer here and our skin need a little extra care we visited with Dason Williams with Clavel to see all the products they offer.
Wearing skinny jeans and other restrictive, tight clothing might seem like the more fashion-friendly choice, but it may come with a hefty price tag - for your health.
New research calls into question the effectiveness of electric fans during especially high temperatures.
Milk, fish, and greens are all foods that can help prevent osteoporosis. Now, researchers say you could add alcohol to that list.
Testing your blood sugar level might be the last thing on your mind, but for the 26 million people who suffer from Diabetes in the United States, it's an everyday occurrence. Now, researchers are testing new insulin pumps that are proving to be more effective.
The heat is on and one of the best ways to beat the heat in the summer months is to cool down by a pool. But every year, over 900 children, 14 years and younger drown in swimming pool mishaps.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a group of complex disorders that affect brain development. The disorders are characterized by a variety of symptoms including lack of proper verbal and non-verbal communication, difficulty interacting with others, and repetition in behaviors.
New parents with dogs and cats sometimes consider giving pets away when a baby arrives, but a new study finds keeping the furry family members in tow may boost a child's health benefits.
Jehovah's Witness patients hold beliefs that disallow blood product transfusion and encourage the use of a number of blood conservation practices. Jehovah's Witness patients who undergo cardiac surgery do not appear to be at increased risk for surgical complications or death when compared to patients who undergo cardiac surgery and receive blood transfusions.
Summer time means more skin, and more skin, means a renewed effort to lose those extra pounds you've been swearing off since the winter time. But who says you can't have fun in the process?
Summertime in West Texas means triple digit temperatures and lots of sunshine, but for those who spend a lot of time outdoors, it can also spell the perfect recipe for heat related illnesses.
When kids take to the pool there are other challenges that may arise and accidents that could occur. One you might not think of right away has to do with your teeth.
Wednesday afternoon another fitness center will open it's doors in the Key City and this one has a few unique pieces of equipment that will leave you feeling stronger and looking more tone.
It may come as no surprise that teens who "sext" may be more likely to engage in sexual behaviors. However, new research is showing that teens who are asked to sext - regardless if they agree to or not - are more likely to have had sex.
Swimming may be one of the best ways to beat the summer heat, but that may also mean your child is at risk for developing a painful swimmer's ear known as otitis externa.
Disciplining children with physical punishment such as spanking, shoving or slapping may raise their risk for developing mental health problems when they get older, new research suggests.
Attention coffee lovers! New research shows more benefits for drinking that cup of joe.
KTAB On The Road continues it's journey through the Big County and made its way to Cross Plains this afternoon and we visited with Air Evac about the services they offer the Big Country.
According to the National Cancer Institute, there has been a steady increase in the prevalence of oropharyngeal cancers in the U.S. since 1973. Researchers believe this increase has mainly been attributed to oral HPV infection.
KTAB On The Road made it's first stop in Colorado City and Mitchell County Hospital told us what they brought to the Big Country.
From bath salts to synthetic marijuana, substitute drugs are finding their way on to store shelves around the Big Country. One local company attempting to educate the public on the dangers of these drugs is the Prevention Resource Center.
It's the first of it's kind in our area and it's designed to treat patients without insurance. They just opened the doors to their first location in Abilene last month and already Affordacare is making a difference.
With a triple digit heat wave looming over much of the United States, including Texas, many people are beginning to take precautions to stay cool. But it's often the safety of our littlest family members that we forget to protect when the thermometer soars through the roof.