Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

The study found illicit drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the leading causes of unintentional overdoses, and prescription drugs were more likely to be involved in suicidal overdoses.

Businesses needed to partner with City of Amarillo for mobile health clinic sites

The City of Amarillo Public Health Department’s mobile clinic debuted its new site today at the North Branch Library to bring their services closer to those in need.

Texas receives nearly failing grade on premature birth rates

The March of Dimes 2018 premature birth report card has given the state of Texas a "D" grade for its premature birth rate of 10.6 percent.

Boil water notice lifted for Fritch

The City of Fritch has lifted its boil water notice.

Barrio neighborhood to begin free monthly health clinics starting this weekend

Community leaders in the Barrio hope to help less fortunate living in the neighborhood get access to healthcare, creating a free monthly wellness clinic.

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

The study found illicit drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the leading causes of unintentional overdoses, and prescription drugs were more likely to be involved in suicidal overdoses.

Businesses needed to partner with City of Amarillo for mobile health clinic sites

The City of Amarillo Public Health Department’s mobile clinic debuted its new site today at the North Branch Library to bring their services closer to those in need.

Texas receives nearly failing grade on premature birth rates

The March of Dimes 2018 premature birth report card has given the state of Texas a "D" grade for its premature birth rate of 10.6 percent.

Boil water notice lifted for Fritch

The City of Fritch has lifted its boil water notice.

Barrio neighborhood to begin free monthly health clinics starting this weekend

Community leaders in the Barrio hope to help less fortunate living in the neighborhood get access to healthcare, creating a free monthly wellness clinic.

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

The study found illicit drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the leading causes of unintentional overdoses, and prescription drugs were more likely to be involved in suicidal overdoses.

Businesses needed to partner with City of Amarillo for mobile health clinic sites

The City of Amarillo Public Health Department’s mobile clinic debuted its new site today at the North Branch Library to bring their services closer to those in need.

Texas receives nearly failing grade on premature birth rates

The March of Dimes 2018 premature birth report card has given the state of Texas a "D" grade for its premature birth rate of 10.6 percent.

Boil water notice lifted for Fritch

The City of Fritch has lifted its boil water notice.

Barrio neighborhood to begin free monthly health clinics starting this weekend

Community leaders in the Barrio hope to help less fortunate living in the neighborhood get access to healthcare, creating a free monthly wellness clinic.

Amarillo doctor named Texas Family Physician of the Year

Rodney Young, MD, of Amarillo has been named the 2018 Texas Family Physician of the Year by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.

VIDEO: 2 physicians from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center to be honored

Superior Healthplan will present two Texas Tech pediatricians with their 2018 Foster Care Center of Excellence Award on Wednesday.

Third Strand: Turning loss into hope for moms and babies

Third Strand, a nonprofit created by a Texas firefighter, is providing for babies and moms when they need it the most.

Texas Tech inviting community to receive free memory screenings

Texas Tech is inviting local residents to come out to the Health Sciences Center tomorrow for a free memory screening.

Amarillo man tells story of diagnosis and recovery from polio-like illness

An Amarillo man is sharing his story of dealing with Acute Flaccid Myelitis, known as the polio-like illness, and his eventual recovery.

Mobile health clinic to be at downtown Toot 'N Totum this Wednesday

The City of Amarillo’s Public Health Department will debut a mobile health clinic site on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Amarillo scientists study potential long-term health effects of e-cigarette use

Scientists at Texas Health Sciences Center of Amarillo are comparing health effects of e-cigarettes or vapes to traditional cigarette use.

Health Fair to provide free health screenings

Health screenings will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Generation Next Worship Center on Southwest 6th Avenue.

Area Agency on Aging to hold Medicare counseling

Area Agency on Aging to hold Medicare counseling

Reminders for an allergy-free Halloween

A holiday centered around candy can be tough for children with food allergies.

BSA to offer rides to people with mobility issues to polling places

BSA to offer rides to people with mobility issues to polling places

Coffee Memorial Blood Center partners with air ambulance companies

Coffee Memorial Blood Center partners with air ambulance companies

Coffee Memorial Blood Center partners with air ambulance companies

Coffee Memorial Blood Center partners with air ambulance companies

SC wife, ‘beautiful queen,' dies of Stage 4 cancer months after defying diagnosis to see wedding date

A Columbia man posted an emotional goodbye to his wife nearly seven months after they were married in a ceremony doctors said she wouldn’t live to see.

Doctors: Now is the time to get your flu shot

Flu season is approaching, and doctors say now is the time to get vaccinated.

Uniting Parents to host 19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference

The Coalition of Health Services, Inc. and Region 16 Education Service Center’s collaborative program Uniting Parents will host their 19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference on October 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Class 1 Dental gives gift to those affected by breast cancer

Class 1 Dental gives gift to those affected by breast cancer

BSA Harrington Cancer Center participates in clinical trial focusing on breast cancer

BSA Harrington Cancer Center participates in clinical trial focusing on breast cancer

Heal the City founder Dr. Alan Keister receives highest community service award

Heal the City founder Dr. Alan Keister receives highest award

Retailers offer gift cards to get flu shots

'Tis the season to get your flu vaccine, but did you know you could get paid to get one?

Louisiana manufacturer recalls more than 30,000 lbs. of meat products

A Belle Rose food manufacturer wants people to stop using more than 30,000 pounds of its meat and poultry products.

City of Amarillo mobile immunization clinic to be at Bahama Buck’s

The City of Amarillo Department of Public Health will offer adult immunizations on Friday, Oct. 5 at Bahama Buck’s

OEM to host community preparedness event

The Amarillo Area Office of Emergency Management is hosting Prep Expo 2018 on September 29 at the Amarillo Civic Center as part of the National Preparedness Month.

OEM PrepExpo

Canyon ISD providing more mental health resources through TWITR Project

Identifying threats in schools before they occur is the goal in Canyon schools, after the district joined a program that's making resources more easily accessible to kids with mental health issues.

Officials report first West Nile virus case in Lubbock County

The City of Lubbock Health Department says that one person has a confirmed case of West Nile, and mosquitoes in the area have also tested positive for the virus.

Amarillo-area health care professionals work to improve the quality of life for older cancer patients

Amarillo-area health care professionals work to improve the quality of life for older cancer patients

Amarillo-area health care professionals work to improve the quality of life for older cancer patients

Texas Tech Health Sciences Center of Amarillo is working to improve the quality of life for geriatric cancer patients.

Texas Tech sponsoring cancer screening and information fair

Texas Tech sponsoring cancer screening and information fair

Goodbye summer, hello flu season: what Amarillo medical experts want you to know

Goodbye summer, hello flu season: what Amarillo medical experts want you to know

Goodbye summer, hello flu season: what Amarillo medical experts want you to know

After last year's deadly season, some local health officials are urging you to start taking precautions to protect yourselves and your families.

Texas Tech sponsoring cancer screening and information fair

A community event will help those interested in learning about and preventing cancer.

Local doctors: Measles cases on the rise

Local doctors: Measles cases on the rise

Local doctors: Measles cases on the rise

In 2010, measles were declared extinct in North America. But in just eight years, the virus has resurfaced.

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.

Juul, e-cigarette popular among teens, being investigated by FDA

Juul, e-cigarette popular among teens, being investigated by FDA

Juul, e-cigarette popular among teens, being investigated by FDA

While cigarette smoking rates among teens are dropping, the use of e-cigarettes continues to rise in this age group.

Government warns that Texas Panhandle air quality has temporarily declined

The federal government is reporting that air quality has temporarily declined near Amarillo due to smoke hanging in the air.

Moore County First Responders recognized by State of Texas

Residents of Moore County can now receive quicker medical care when seconds matter.

New program to help first responders deal with emotional stress

The Critical Incident Stress Management Team with University Medical Center EMS is reaching out to the region to help their colleagues deal with the emotional stress leading to an increasing number of suicides among first responders.

Intercept: Improving the response to behavioral health

Intercept: Improving the response to behavioral health

Intercept: Improving the response to behavioral health

Mental health experts and Amarillo Police are joining forces to tackle mental illness on the streets of Amarillo.

City of Spearman rescinds boil water notice

Residents in Spearman can continue using the city's water system as usual.

Texas Vaccines for Children Program

The Texas Vaccines for Children program provides low-cost vaccines to eligible children from birth through 18 years old who meet one or more criteria.

What are Steroids? Are these in the same class as the others?

Steroids:The most common are the "anabolic steroids" which are a chemically made form of the male sex hormone, testosterone.

Learn more about what people are using for Party Drugs.

Party Drugs The term party (or club) drug refers to a variety of drugs found at dance clubs and house parties.  Party/Club drugs are sometimes referred to as "designer drugs". The substances are typically produced in illegal laboratories, using a variety of chemicals.  It is extremely difficult to predict their strength, what their effects will be and whether they contain poisonous ingredients.

Help Your Children Understand the Safe Use of Medicine

Children can understand that people put good and bad things into their bodies. They know that milk and fruit will keep them strong and healthy but that too much of even good things can make them sick. They can learn that medicine can also be good for people but only when used properly.

Parent's Talk section - Smoking and Alcohol

Smoking and Alcohol can be discussions you are not ready to have with your children. Here are some ideas on how to handle the conversation.

Learn more about household chemicals that are used to get a high.

Solvents, Glue and other Inhalants The use of glue and other solvents is more popular with younger teens (in grades seven and eight) than older youth.

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

Young people have reported the non-medical use of prescription and over-the counter medicines for many years.  Prescription drugs include stimulants and tranquillizers / sedatives such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan.  Have you heard of Opiods, Painkillers, ADHD medicines, and other drugs that can be abused. Read more here to increase your awareness.

Big Headline Drugs: Meth, Cocaine, Crack, Herion

You see these drugs in the news, do you know what they look like, what they do, and the common the side effects? Learn more here.

Learn more about Marijuana!

Cannabis is the third most popular drug used by youth.  Marijuana (or "weed" or "pot"), hashish and hash oil are all from the cannabis plant. THC (delta-9-tetrahydro-cannabinol) is the active ingredient in cannabis that changes the mood and distorts the perceptions of the user. See it, learn about it and recognize it.

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Vibra Rehab Health Connections

Vibra Rehab Health Connections

Vibra Rehab Health Connections

Vibra Rehab Health Connections

Advanced Eye Care Mobile Health Connection

Parmer Medical Center (PMC) is a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located in Friona, Texas. Our medical staff is trained and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as well as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and we have a low nurse to patient ratio.

Dr. James Vaughan Mobile Health Connection

Parmer Medical Center (PMC) is a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located in Friona, Texas. Our medical staff is trained and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as well as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and we have a low nurse to patient ratio.

Ormson Hearing Mobile Health Connection

Parmer Medical Center (PMC) is a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located in Friona, Texas. Our medical staff is trained and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as well as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and we have a low nurse to patient ratio.

Health Watch 10 Series : "A Complete 180" Week 1

It's a scary reality when you're considered obese and all of that extra weight is causing serious health problems, including diabetes.

Health Watch 10 Series: "A Complete 180" Week 4

Setbacks are a reality for anyone trying to lose weight. One week after a local man went on insulin to get his diabetes under control...the needle went up two pounds on his scale. Animation so now

Health Watch 10 Series: "A Complete 180" Week 3

WHEN IT COMES TO LOSING WEIGHT...A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN'T ACHIEVE THEIR GOAL...SOMETIMES THEY END UP GAINING WEIGHT INSTEAD. HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THAT'S BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE GO ON "DIETS." ANIMATION IN

Health Watch 10 Series: "A Complete 180" Week 2

AFTER AN EXTENSIVE ROUND OF BLOOD WORK, THE TEST RESULTS ARE IN. ANIMATION IN TONIGHT'S SPECIAL SERIES... DAVID LEARNS EXACTLY WHERE HE STANDS IN HIS JOURNEY TO LOSE 180 POUNDS...TO MAKE A COMPLETE

Abbott recalls millions of diabetes testing strips

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that Abbott Laboratories is recalling up to 359 million testing strips used by diabetics because they can give falsely low blood sugar readings.

Healthy Habits for Any Lifestyle: The journey to make exercise part of your busy, daily life

Amarillo, TX --  Even with the busiest of schedules, we still need to take care of our bodies.  Over the next six weeks we'll find a way to make exercise part of the hustle and bustle that is our daily lives.

Health Watch 10 Series - Rett Syndrome, Part 3

Rett Syndrome is a rare disease that completely changes its victims, some over a period of time, others overnight.

Health Watch 10 Series - Rett Syndrome, Part 2

Every parent's worst nightmare is something happening to their child. But imagine watching your child slip away from you. It's happening...and it's happening to families in our area.

Healthy Habits for Any Lifestyle: Week 3

Amarillo, TX -- I'm halfway through week three of the six week challenge, and in a few areas, I'm showing good progress.

Healthy Habits for Any Lifestyle: Week 2

Amarillo, TX-- A week into this exercise plan, and it's time to measure my success so far.

New Health Clinic open in Downtown Amarillo

Amarillo, TX -- A ribbon cutting will take place on Wednesday, January 20th at the new health clinic located downtown.

Tips for keeping your child safe from the flu

Here are tips from Parenting Magazine on keeping your child safe from the flu.

Child's Immunization Clinics

You can update you child's immunizations at mobile clinics throughout the month of May.

Austinuts Pistachio Recall

Austinuts recalls Pistachios

Free Screening for Varicose Veins

You can recieve a free screening for Varicose Veins in Amarillo on Saturday April 25th. .

Voice Therapy

Talking too much can damage vocal cords. Noelle Gardner explains how therapists at Northwest Texas Hospital are helping people with vocal fatigue and voice loss. It's another day of voice therapy

Preventing Oral Cancer

New tests to prevent oral cancer.

Hard Times, Free Antibiotics

United is now offering free antibiotics with a valid prescription.

ERSPC Summary

Routine Prostate Screening Reduces Mortality The European Randomized Screening for Prostate Cancer Study: A Summary Colin Rice, Prostate Cancer Awareness Grant Coordinator Planned Parenthood of Amarillo

Winning With Asthma

A free on-line program dealing with children who have asthma could help coaches and teachers better understand the disease.

Premature Birth Series #2

Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many lifelong disabilities. It happens to more than half a million babies in the U.S. each year. Noelle Gardner tells us how the Northwest

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