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  • The Doctors with Dr. Billy Graves

    The Doctors with Dr. Billy Graves

    Friday, April 1 2016 6:42 AM EDT2016-04-01 10:42:50 GMT
    Source: Family Photos, KXAN, CNNSource: Family Photos, KXAN, CNN

    TEXAS (KFDA) - An autopsy has been performed on a 14-month-old girl from Austin who died during a routine dental procedure and medical examiners now say it could be weeks before they know exactly what happened. Dr. Billy Graves, an oral surgeon at Amarillo Oral Maxillofacial Surgery explains how something like this can happen if parents haven't done a little pre-planning. 

    TEXAS (KFDA) - An autopsy has been performed on a 14-month-old girl from Austin who died during a routine dental procedure and medical examiners now say it could be weeks before they know exactly what happened. Dr. Billy Graves, an oral surgeon at Amarillo Oral Maxillofacial Surgery explains how something like this can happen if parents haven't done a little pre-planning. 

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  • Children at high risk for heat-related injuries

    Children at high risk for heat-related injuries

    Friday, April 8 2016 4:57 PM EDT2016-04-08 20:57:27 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:25 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:25:52 GMT

    As we start to see warmer temperature arise children are at risk of suffering heat related injuries. Heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and server sunburns are some of the type of heat related injuries children suffer when being exposed to that type of weather.

    As we start to see warmer temperature arise children are at risk of suffering heat related injuries. Heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and server sunburns are some of the type of heat related injuries children suffer when being exposed to that type of weather.

  • Women who have experienced Domestic Violence are more prone to Chronic Stress

    Women who have experienced Domestic Violence are more prone to Chronic Stress

    Friday, March 4 2016 8:25 PM EST2016-03-05 01:25:08 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:25 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:25:49 GMT

    Studies have linked women who have gone through a domestic violent relationship are more prone to health problems.

    "When people are under chronic levels of stress certain hormones are elevated most notably being a hormone called cortisone which is a stress hormone. Cortisone is released normally in the body in everybody to a certain degree and helps us prepare for the day," Cardiovascular Doctor Suresh Neelagaru said.

    Studies have linked women who have gone through a domestic violent relationship are more prone to health problems.

  • Lead-tainted water will not be a problem in Amarillo

    Lead-tainted water will not be a problem in Amarillo

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 10:21 PM EDT2016-05-05 02:21:56 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:21 GMT

    Amarillo's water supply is very well tested and checked for lead in advance of any issues with lead. 

    Amarillo's water supply is very well tested and checked for lead in advance of any issues with lead. 

  • Amarillo counselor for transgender people weighs in on Obama guidance

    Amarillo counselor for transgender people weighs in on Obama guidance

    Monday, May 16 2016 7:32 PM EDT2016-05-16 23:32:27 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:21 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:21:01 GMT

    Direction by the Obama administration is stirring up controversy amid an already hot topic.

    Direction by the Obama administration is stirring up controversy amid an already hot topic.

  • Hereford Regional Medical Center eliminates mammography services

    Hereford Regional Medical Center eliminates mammography services

    Thursday, May 5 2016 6:47 PM EDT2016-05-05 22:47:09 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:21 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:21:01 GMT
    Mammography services eliminatedMammography services eliminated

    The elimination of an important service for women in Hereford has led some to worry.

    The elimination of an important service for women in Hereford has led some to worry.

  • Spring Medication Cleanout

    Spring Medication Cleanout

    Saturday, April 9 2016 8:50 PM EDT2016-04-10 00:50:01 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:19:43 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - With the help of an environmental grant from Xcel Energy and assistance from the Amarillo Police Department, the Texas Panhandle Poison Center (TPPC) is set to continue an important community program by hosting its Amarillo spring Medication Cleanout. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - With the help of an environmental grant from Xcel Energy and assistance from the Amarillo Police Department, the Texas Panhandle Poison Center (TPPC) is set to continue an important community program by hosting its Amarillo spring Medication Cleanout. 

  • Fight hunger, spark change

    Fight hunger, spark change

    Sunday, April 3 2016 8:23 PM EDT2016-04-04 00:23:39 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:19:42 GMT

    CLOVIS, TX (KFDA) - Sunday marked the start of the “Fight Hunger, Spark Change” campaign through April 24 at nationwide Wal-Mart stores, including Portales and Clovis Wal-Mart locations. 

    CLOVIS, TX (KFDA) - Sunday marked the start of the “Fight Hunger, Spark Change” campaign through April 24 at nationwide Wal-Mart stores, including Portales and Clovis Wal-Mart locations. 

  • Snack Pak 4 Kids needs sponsors

    Snack Pak 4 Kids needs sponsors

    Sunday, April 3 2016 8:11 PM EDT2016-04-04 00:11:32 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:19:42 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Snack Pak 4 Kids works with area schools to end weekend hunger, but that hunger doesn't end when schools get out for summer. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Snack Pak 4 Kids works with area schools to end weekend hunger, but that hunger doesn't end when schools get out for summer. 

  • BSA named one of nation's top 100 hospitals

    BSA named one of nation's top 100 hospitals

    Saturday, April 2 2016 7:57 PM EDT2016-04-02 23:57:29 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:19:42 GMT
    NewsChannel 10NewsChannel 10

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Texas (March 30, 2016) – BSA is the only hospital in the Texas Panhandle recently named as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Texas (March 30, 2016) – BSA is the only hospital in the Texas Panhandle recently named as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. 

  • Two local leading hospice services merge

    Two local leading hospice services merge

    Saturday, April 2 2016 7:54 PM EDT2016-04-02 23:54:53 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:19:41 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Officials at BSA Hospice and Hospice Care of the Southwest have announced the merger of the two services effective April 1, 2016. The newly merged entity will be named BSA Hospice of the Southwest. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Officials at BSA Hospice and Hospice Care of the Southwest have announced the merger of the two services effective April 1, 2016. The newly merged entity will be named BSA Hospice of the Southwest. 

  • Local research may curb medical issues

    Local research may curb medical issues

    Wednesday, April 13 2016 5:40 PM EDT2016-04-13 21:40:26 GMT
    Wednesday, April 13 2016 6:18 PM EDT2016-04-13 22:18:34 GMT
    (Source: KFDA)(Source: KFDA)

    Some local medical students are trying to help curb medical issues in the Panhandle. 

    Some local medical students are trying to help curb medical issues in the Panhandle. 

  • Police warn about drugs disguised as popular candies

    Police warn about drugs disguised as popular candies

    Monday, April 11 2016 4:44 PM EDT2016-04-11 20:44:54 GMT
    Monday, April 11 2016 5:29 PM EDT2016-04-11 21:29:03 GMT

    Within the last few weeks, middle and high school students around the country are being busted for having these look-alike drugs. Hard drugs like methamphetamine are packaged and shaped to resemble Smarties, while gummy bears are laced with THC. 

    Within the last few weeks, middle and high school students around the country are being busted for having these look-alike drugs. Hard drugs like methamphetamine are packaged and shaped to resemble Smarties, while gummy bears are laced with THC. 

  • FDA cracking down on opioid abuse through new labeling system

    FDA cracking down on opioid abuse through new labeling system

    Friday, March 25 2016 2:32 PM EDT2016-03-25 18:32:28 GMT
    Friday, March 25 2016 5:13 PM EDT2016-03-25 21:13:04 GMT
    (Source: CBS)(Source: CBS)

    New FDA labeling requirements may help curb opioid abuse, addiction, and misuse. 

    New FDA labeling requirements may help curb opioid abuse, addiction, and misuse. 

  • FDA may ban powdered gloves

    FDA may ban powdered gloves

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 12:19 PM EDT2016-03-23 16:19:35 GMT
    Thursday, March 24 2016 4:56 PM EDT2016-03-24 20:56:57 GMT
    (Source: KFDA)(Source: KFDA)

    The United States Food and Drug Administration is proposing a ban on most powdered gloves.

    The United States Food and Drug Administration is proposing a ban on most powdered gloves.

  • America: Home of 'ultra-processed' foods

    America: Home of 'ultra-processed' foods

    Monday, March 14 2016 3:52 PM EDT2016-03-14 19:52:56 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 6:54 PM EDT2016-03-14 22:54:31 GMT
    (Source: CBS)(Source: CBS)

    More than half of all calories consumed daily by Americans are ultra-processed foods, and they're leading to serious health problems.

    More than half of all calories consumed daily by Americans are ultra-processed foods, and they're leading to serious health problems.

  • TeleMedicine reaches the panhandle

    TeleMedicine reaches the panhandle

    Tuesday, May 17 2016 10:47 AM EDT2016-05-17 14:47:54 GMT
    Tuesday, May 17 2016 12:46 PM EDT2016-05-17 16:46:21 GMT

    New TeleMedicine machines have reached the panhandle and they are changing the way our doctors save lives. 

    New TeleMedicine machines have reached the panhandle and they are changing the way our doctors save lives. 

  • Medical students look forward to 'Match Day' ceremony

    Medical students look forward to 'Match Day' ceremony

    Friday, March 18 2016 9:40 AM EDT2016-03-18 13:40:25 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Medical students all across the United States will take part in the 32nd Annual Match Day, Friday morning. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Medical students all across the United States will take part in the 32nd Annual Match Day, Friday morning. 

  • Nationwide tuna recall expands, involving second company

    Nationwide tuna recall expands, involving second company

    Friday, March 18 2016 8:00 AM EDT2016-03-18 12:00:54 GMT
    Source: FDASource: FDA

    NATIONWIDE (KFDA) - On the heels of one massive recall comes another, as a second company pulls an even larger amount of tuna from store shelves.

    NATIONWIDE (KFDA) - On the heels of one massive recall comes another, as a second company pulls an even larger amount of tuna from store shelves.

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