First known vaping-related death in Wichita Co.

The Wichita Falls Wichita County Public Health District has reported the first death in the county of an individual that was diagnosed with a probable case of E-cigarette or Vaping product use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI).

Walmart Wellness Day happening this weekend at Amarillo locations

Walmart is offering free wellness services and resources during Walmart Wellness Day this Saturday, January 11.

  Pelvic pain specialists in Amarillo serving more than just the greater Panhandle region

Amarillo has pelvic pain specialist that are hard to find throughout the country.

US raises legal age to buy tobacco products to 21

A federal spending bill to fund the government also raises the age to buy tobacco products to 21 across the country.

Medication Mistakes When you Travel

Dr. Charles Seifert is the Regional Dean of the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy. He says packing your prescriptions in luggage or even a carry-on is one of the biggest mistakes people make when they travel.

2nd pediatric flu death reported in Texas

The Wichita County Public Health District has seen a reported case of an influenza-associated pediatric death in Wichita County.

  Rural areas will be receiving trauma training

Mannequins, who can breathe, blink and even cry, will be used to train rural health care providers around the region starting next year.

  Experts: Vaping could put you at a higher risk for the flu

With flu season in full swing, an East Texas doctor says that vaping could actually increase your risk of getting sick.

  How Texas lawmakers are fighting to get e-cigarettes out of children’s hands

Vaping is at crisis levels across the nation, according to the Center for Disease Control.

First known vaping-related death in Wichita Co.

The Wichita Falls Wichita County Public Health District has reported the first death in the county of an individual that was diagnosed with a probable case of E-cigarette or Vaping product use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI).

Walmart Wellness Day happening this weekend at Amarillo locations

Walmart is offering free wellness services and resources during Walmart Wellness Day this Saturday, January 11.

  Pelvic pain specialists in Amarillo serving more than just the greater Panhandle region

Amarillo has pelvic pain specialist that are hard to find throughout the country.

US raises legal age to buy tobacco products to 21

A federal spending bill to fund the government also raises the age to buy tobacco products to 21 across the country.

Medication Mistakes When you Travel

Dr. Charles Seifert is the Regional Dean of the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy. He says packing your prescriptions in luggage or even a carry-on is one of the biggest mistakes people make when they travel.

2nd pediatric flu death reported in Texas

The Wichita County Public Health District has seen a reported case of an influenza-associated pediatric death in Wichita County.

  Rural areas will be receiving trauma training

Mannequins, who can breathe, blink and even cry, will be used to train rural health care providers around the region starting next year.

  Experts: Vaping could put you at a higher risk for the flu

With flu season in full swing, an East Texas doctor says that vaping could actually increase your risk of getting sick.

  How Texas lawmakers are fighting to get e-cigarettes out of children’s hands

Vaping is at crisis levels across the nation, according to the Center for Disease Control.

First known vaping-related death in Wichita Co.

The Wichita Falls Wichita County Public Health District has reported the first death in the county of an individual that was diagnosed with a probable case of E-cigarette or Vaping product use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI).

Walmart Wellness Day happening this weekend at Amarillo locations

Walmart is offering free wellness services and resources during Walmart Wellness Day this Saturday, January 11.

  Pelvic pain specialists in Amarillo serving more than just the greater Panhandle region

Amarillo has pelvic pain specialist that are hard to find throughout the country.

US raises legal age to buy tobacco products to 21

A federal spending bill to fund the government also raises the age to buy tobacco products to 21 across the country.

Medication Mistakes When you Travel

Dr. Charles Seifert is the Regional Dean of the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy. He says packing your prescriptions in luggage or even a carry-on is one of the biggest mistakes people make when they travel.

2nd pediatric flu death reported in Texas

The Wichita County Public Health District has seen a reported case of an influenza-associated pediatric death in Wichita County.

  Rural areas will be receiving trauma training

Mannequins, who can breathe, blink and even cry, will be used to train rural health care providers around the region starting next year.

  Experts: Vaping could put you at a higher risk for the flu

With flu season in full swing, an East Texas doctor says that vaping could actually increase your risk of getting sick.

  How Texas lawmakers are fighting to get e-cigarettes out of children’s hands

Vaping is at crisis levels across the nation, according to the Center for Disease Control.

  ‘It’s the worst thing I could’ve done’: Parents warning kids of the dangers of vaping

Vaping or JUULing, if you have a student in high school or even junior high, odds are they know what that means.

  Is vaping a safe, effective way to quit smoking?

As e-cigarettes evolve, keeping track of how much nicotine they deliver is a constant challenge.

  ‘Don’t do it’: Mother of student hospitalized with vaping-related illness warns others

Beginning January, Texas A&M campuses across the state will become 100 percent tobacco-free. That includes vaping.

  Educators try to combat vaping epidemic in schools

As vaping in school becomes more common, teachers across the country are trying to combat the issue.

  Vape juice chemicals: What are you inhaling?

The white cloud of smoke from a vape has a warm, sweet aroma similar to a seasonal candle, but it’s not wax burning.

  Vaping industry keeping their eyes on the future

The vaping industry is keeping their eyes on the nation’s capitol as the president and the Federal Trade Commission consider a ban of some vaping products.

  Health experts concerned vaping could cause widespread health issues

Health experts say they are concerned that vaping could cause long-term, widespread health issues.

  What the new age law for vaping means for people who vape, the vaping business

For anyone who’s addicted to vaping or in the vaping business, September 1 was an important day.

  More than just vapor: Doctors weigh in on vaping THC vs. Nicotine

It’s a new phenomena that has health care experts and providers searching for answers - a recent surge in illness associated with e-cigarettes and vaping.

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.

  Lung injuries linked to vaping disproportionately affects young people

The number of kids of all ages using devices with flavored liquid nicotine continues to grow each year.

Experts: Potter, Randall counties see no flu cases amid rising national numbers

Flu season has gotten off to an early start, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Flu gets an early start this year, but it’s not too late for a flu shot

They say 30 states are already recording flu activity.

  Smart toilet could help in healthcare

Scientists are developing a “smart toilet” to process urine samples into health data.

  HIV and STD rates above state average in Potter County

The Panhandle has a high rate of HIV and STD's.

Medicare’s outpatient ‘Part B’ premium going up to $144.60

Medicare blamed the premium increase largely on rising spending for drugs administered in doctors' offices.

Texans reminded to protect themselves from serious diseases transmitted by animals

The Department of State Health Services is reminding Texans engaged in outdoor activities to take safety precautions.

Vaping, e-cigarettes aren’t a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking, study says

The study found teens who experiment with vaping are more likely to try cigarettes but vaping first does not increase their odds of becoming smokers.

Significant number of pregnant women not getting vital vaccines

A high percentage of pregnant women are not getting a pair of critically important vaccinations despite persistent efforts by Public Health Officials.

  Mobile Health Clinic set for Tuesday at Amarillo Animal Mangement & Welfare

The City of Amarillo’s Public Health Department will host a mobile health clinic on Tuesday.

  Dallam and Hartley Counties expand their telemedicine program

Having access to specialists in rural community is not something two counties in the Northwest Panhandle have had in the past.

Humid, windy days are worse for pain, study says

The new study says humid and windy days are worse for pain.

  What is being done to help prevent teen suicides in the Panhandle

Suicide rates in teens have risen 56 percent nationwide according to a recent CDC report, making suicide the second leading cause of death, following death by accidents.

Schumer calls for federal probe of contaminated baby food

The senator reacted after a study by Healthy Babies Bright Futures found the presence of heavy metals in 95% of the 168 baby foods that were tested.

Possible Salmonella contamination sparks recall of Great Value breakfast sausage

Officials with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a recall of 6,444 pounds of Great Value brand ready-to-eat pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products.

Over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, Canada

Sanofi joined other drugmakers that have recently recalled their versions of the popular heartburn and ulcer drug.

  The flu season is among us, new tests are available to help patients receive the right medication

It’s flu season, and there is now a quicker and easier way to diagnose the flu.

Amarillo College to host free screening of anxiety documentary this week

Amarillo College will be hosting a free screening of a national documentary “Angst: Raising Awareness around Anxiety” this week.

  Last chance to reserve a seat at Bright Lights of Bra-Way this Saturday

This Saturday, Oct. 12, is the ticket cutoff for a Broadway-themed event to benefit Panhandle Breast Health.

  Free dental services given to cancer patients and survivors in Amarillo

For the month of October, Class 1 Dental will be celebrating cancer survivors and patients by offering complimentary dental services.

  Alzheimer’s Association working to fight rising number of cases in West Texas

A recent study from the Alzheimer's Association says that the number of people with the disease is increasing in Texas.

  Suicide rates increase among Veterinarians

Suicide rates are continuing to increase amongst veterinarians, according to the CDC.

Walmart to host wellness event in stores this weekend

Walmart is hosting Walmart Wellness Day for customers this weekend.

  Amarillo VA Health Care System sees growth in care options for veterans

The Amarillo VA Health Care System has seen a growth in care options for veterans through the expansion in Urgent Care locations.

Health experts back treatment for kids with peanut allergy

Government experts on Friday backed an experimental treatment for children with peanut allergies that could become the first federally approved option for preventing life-threatening reactions.

  Flu vaccines being offered in conjunction with Amigo’s free heath screening Sept. 7

October first is the start of Flu season here in the Amarillo area, and it may not be too early to get a vaccine.

  Free health clinic in Amarillo set for Sunday

The 3 Angels Community Center will be giving residents an opportunity to attend a free medical clinic this weekend.

  Amarillo chiropractor warns of increase of kids with back issues due to backpacks

Each year, a local chiropractor has seen a growing number of kids with back/spine issues due to wearing their backpacks incorrectly.

Anxiety in School: What to look for in your child

How do you know when a healthy dose of the jitters becomes an overwhelming anxiety?

  Mental health consumers respond to national conversation on mental health and gun violence

Members of Amarillo Area Mental Health Consumers are passionate about setting the record straight about mental health as it relates to violence.

  How parents can help their children deal with violence and destruction in today’s world

How parents should handle the fears children may be having in today's world.

Helping your child deal with back to school anxiety

Dr. Esther Schwartz is a health psychologist at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She said children can vary a lot in their excitement or apprehension about school, and that is totally normal.

  Volunteer nurses and funding needed to kick-start Amarillo Hopeline program

In order to start the Amarillo Hopeline program on time, it’s asking for help with more funding and volunteer nurses.

Rico Aviation provides emergency service for Dalhart community and surrounding areas

In partner with Coon Memorial Hospital, Rico Aviation has a hangar in Dalhart for emergency needs in the area.

  Telemedicine Program at Coon Memorial Hospital allows patients in Dalhart to speak with doctors in Amarillo or Lubbock

In efforts to modernize medicine and innovate rural health care, Coon Memorial Hospital has a Telemedicine Program that allows patients to come into their hospital in Dalhart to speak with doctors in Amarillo and Lubbock.

ChemoCars solves patient transportation issues in Amarillo

A new service has provided over 3,000 Uber and Lyft rides for cancer patients to and from their treatments in Amarillo.

Company recalls hamburger, hot dog buns sold in multiple states

The company says there is a potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic that may have been introduced during production.

  Koben Puckett’s journey to help others with spinal cord injuries

This is the Koben Puckett PBR Inivitational 6th year. Last year they raised $13,000 to give 6 scholarships away for those who are recovering from spinal cord injuries and this year they hope to double that amount.

  New Texas law nullifies some health, safety regulations on dog-friendly patios in Amarillo

The City of Amarillo says a new Texas law will roll back some health standards on dog-friendly patios in the city.

  Five minute simulator shows people what its like to live with dementia

Five minute simulator shows people what its like to live with dementia

  Amarillo flag football rivalry games to bring awareness to the fight against Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association is gearing up for its RivALZ flag football game this weekend to bring awareness and action in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

  Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation to honor those affected by cancer with race

The Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation is honoring and remembering those affected by cancer through the Our Colors Run Together 5k and 1 Miles Fun Run/Walk this weekend.

  Susan G. Komen North Texas merges with West Texas branch

In addition to the original 75 counties served by the two branches, the new entity will add 16 new counties to their service area.

  Roaches, rodents could invade Texas Panhandle homes during monsoon season

After recent flooding, many residents of the Texas Panhandle have seen an increase in pests and rodents in their homes.

  United Way to give $5,000 to Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance

United Way is preparing to give $5,000 to Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance tomorrow to assist mental health first-aid classes.

  Changes coming to health care for veterans

Beginning June 6, hundreds of thousands of the VA’S patient population will be eligible to see a medical provider within the community under certain criteria.

Lubbock woman finds her “match made in heaven” after two years on liver transplant list

After an ongoing battle with Stage 2 Liver Cancer, two years on the transplant list, and many potential donors, 20-year-old Majesty Cabarello finally found her “perfect match.”

  Dead skunk found in Gray County tests positive for rabies

A dead skunk that was found in Gray County just south of Pampa has tested positive for rabies.

  Medical Monday

BSA Health System holding Semi-Annual Care Fair

On Saturday, April 13, BSA will host the community-wide health fair in the BSA auditorium from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

  City of Amarillo to host mobile health clinic in Canyon

The City of Amarillo’s next mobile health clinic site will be in Canyon tomorrow.

  WTAMU nursing students to host health fair

Nursing students at West Texas A&M University will be hosting their WT Inner-City Nursing Health Fair next Monday.

  City of Amarillo to host mobile health clinic on Wednesday

The City of Amarillo’s Public Health Department will be hosting a mobile health clinic site on Wednesday.

DG infant cough syrup recalled, can cause vomiting and diarrhea

The syrup has the potential to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans.

  White Deer EMS now an Advanced Life Support capable service

Now that White Deer EMS has two advanced EMT’s, the ambulance trucks they use have been upgraded as well.

More lots of blood pressure medications recalled due to impurity

43 lots in total have been recalled.

T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s heating pads recalled due to fire and burn hazard

About 5,600 heating pads have been recalled.

  Shortage of mental health resources in Texas Panhandle

The Texas Department of State Health Services reports 80 percent of Texas counties have a shortage in the behavioral health workforce.

  Coffee Memorial Blood Center experiencing emergency blood shortage

Coffee Memorial Blood Center is experiencing an emergency blood shortage and is issuing an urgent call for donors of all blood types.

Fifth hypertension medication recalled in two weeks

This is the third recall in one week.

  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to host Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), along with Get FIT to Stay Fit and the American Cancer Society, will host a Colorectal Cancer Roundtable on Thursday, March 7.

  Asbestos found in some Claire’s makeup, FDA says

Claire's does not believe that affected products are still available for sale.

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