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Keep Pedestrians and Drivers Safe This Summer
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Keep Pedestrians and Drivers Safe This Summer

(from BUSINESS WIRE ) July 15, 2018 WASHINGTON—Sharing the roads and streets while more people are out and about calls for extra attention from drivers and pedestrians. Fatalities for pedestrians have increased nearly 50 percent since reaching a low point in 2009 according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety […]

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Trejo Supercenter to Host Summer Health Festival
City of Lubbock / Featured / Health

Trejo Supercenter to Host Summer Health Festival

(from City of Lubbock ) July 9, 2018 (Lubbock) Maggie Trejo Supercenter and the City of Lubbock Health Department are teaming up for a Summer Health Festival on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Local health and children’s organizations will provide health and safety information, games, prizes, demonstrations, […]

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Covenant Medical Group Offers Free Sports Injury Clinic
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Covenant Medical Group Offers Free Sports Injury Clinic

from Covenant Health System Covenant Medical Group Offers Free Sports Injury Clinic Football season is here, along with other fall sports and activities, and sports medicine experts know no matter how much athletes train and condition, injuries are bound to occur. In order to ensure athletes receive proper treatment, Covenant […]

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Relief for HARVEY Diabetes Sufferers
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Relief for HARVEY Diabetes Sufferers

Free Diabetes Supplies Available Tomorrow in Houston and Corpus Christi, Plus Extended Hours at 1-800-DIABETES Call Center Through Next Week The Endocrine Society joins the partnership to help secure donations of supplies and medications ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The first shipment of more than 3,750 pounds of diabetes supplies (5 […]

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Meals and Snacks Provided for Harvey Victims
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Meals and Snacks Provided for Harvey Victims

SlimFast Provides 150,000 Meals and Snacks to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims 75,000 nutritious meals and 75,000 100-calorie snacks are headed to the Houston area to support disaster relief efforts PALM BEACH GARDENS Fla., Sept.1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With Hurricane Harvey leaving catastrophic damage to Southeast Texas and an estimated 30,000 […]

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‘Can We Kill Them?’: TTU Researcher Studying Zika
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‘Can We Kill Them?’: TTU Researcher Studying Zika

(from Texas Tech) ‘All participating counties will receive individualized results.’ Steve Presley, a professor in The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University and director of the Biological Threat Research Lab, says there will almost certainly be an outbreak of Zika virus this year. “I don’t […]

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Covenant Children’s to Open Kids Discovery Garden
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Covenant Children’s to Open Kids Discovery Garden

from Covenant Children’s Hospital Ribbon-cutting ceremony and blessing will show off new children’s area. Covenant Children’s will open and dedicate Covenant Kids Discovery Garden , 2-3 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2017 at Covenant Children’s, 4000 24th St. Young patients at Covenant Children’s will have the opportunity to learn and play […]

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Texas Receives $27.4 Million Grant to Combat Opioid Addiction
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Texas Receives $27.4 Million Grant to Combat Opioid Addiction

(from Texas Health and Human Services Commission) AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced that Texas has been awarded $27.4 million in federal funds to combat opioid use disorders. The grant, provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will boost Texas’ efforts aimed at […]

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY
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CELEBRATE NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY

(from City of Lubbock) The Lubbock Adult Activity Center will host their annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. More than 25 local agencies and businesses will be available to provide tips and information on many healthcare and fitness topics […]

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FirstCare Health Plans Names New Regional Medical Director
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FirstCare Health Plans Names New Regional Medical Director

AUSTIN, Texas, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — FirstCare Health Plans has named Dr. Atheer Baldawi as a new regional medical director for its Amarillo, Lubbock and Waco service areas. “We took great care in selecting our new regional medical director to assure our customers that we have the right person […]

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