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Health

Department State Health Services urges precautions as West Nile Season nears

The Texas Department of State Health Services advises the public to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites that may lead to West Nile illness. As we enter the warmer months, the risk of exposure to virus-carrying mosquitoes increases.

You're invited to celebrate National Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 28 is National Fitness Day and you are invited to participate.

361 cases of mumps in central Ohio

 Health authorities indicated Friday there have been 361 cases of mumps in central Ohio, a significantly higher number than was reported just a few weeks ago.

In ACA foster youth provision, Texas faces tough task

Among the more popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act is a provision that allows young people to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until age 26.

Smoking joints may cause specific abnormalities

Many people think smoking an occasional marijuana joint is okay but a new study suggests otherwise. Researchers enrolled 40 college students in the trial. Twenty smoked marijuana at least once a week, and the others not at all.

El Paso Children's Hospital CEO Resigns

The CEO of El Paso Children's Hospital has resigned. Larry Duncan says he is retiring.

Former hospital technician behind bogus mammogram results gets jail time

A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 patients.

Ebola goes viral in city with 2M residents, experts hope it doesn't go global

It took only moments to feel the impact of what was happening here.

A local hospital is unveiling a new state of the art operating room

Sierra Medical Center is unveiling a new hybrid operating room. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Monday at 11 a.m. for the new Magellan Robotic Endovascular System.

Child obesity rates continue to rise

It appears the childhood obesity problem is ballooning upward. A new study from Jama Pediatrics said the percentage of overweight and obese children in the U.S. has been rising over the past 15 years.

Lower Valley Health Fair this weekend

The largest and longest-running health fair in our region is taking place this weekend. Every year the Lower Valley Health Fair in Socorro provides free information, services, and screenings to more than 4,000 attendees.

Warning of Salmonella risk in baby chicks, other poultry

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Livestock Board are again warning families that plan to purchase baby chicks or other baby birds this spring to use extreme caution in order to avoid Salmonella infection, especially if buy

Elderly man is El Paso's 18th flu-related death this season

The number of flu-related deaths in El Paso County has now reached 18 for this season.

As abortion clinics close, student creates travel fund

Lenzi Sheible is well versed on Texas' divisive abortion debate.

UMC distingushed as Texas Ten Step hospital for breastfeding mothers

The University Medical Center of El Paso has once again been distinguished as a Texas Ten Step hospital for its efforts in encouraging young mothers to breastfeed their newborns and infants.