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Keeping students' lunches safe

Updated: 08/17/2011 - ARDMORE, OK - Some schools have already started and for others, back to school is just around the corner. Kristi Combes, Fitness and Nutrition Coordinator at the Carter County Health Department, said keeping the bacteria out of packed lunches is important.

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Good Shepherd Community Clinic

Updated: 07/21/2011 - The Good Shepherd Community clinic provides free health, dental, and optical care for those who don't have insurance. The clinic has seen a lot of growth since they first got started in 1995, but Vanesa Ramsey, executive director of the clinic, says in the last three years the number of patients coming in for care has sky-rocketed.

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Texas and Oklahoma rank high in obesity rates

Updated: 07/08/2011 - TEXOMA-The obesity epidemic is growing, according to a new report by Trust for America's Health, and not one state has reported a decrease in obesity rates. Victoria Maranan tells us how Texas and Oklahoma stack up.

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Fighting dehydration while exercising

Updated: 06/02/2011 - GRAYSON COUNTY, TX-Temperatures are showing no sign of cooling down in the next few days. Victoria Maranan tells us how you can stay hydrated under the sun.

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Colon cancer cases on the rise in Texoma

Updated: 03/04/2011 - A simple test could save your life... that's the message local doctors are sending to Texomans to raise awareness during colon cancer awareness month.

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New heart disease prevention guidelines for women

Updated: 02/16/2011 - SHERMAN, TX -- We've told you throughout the month, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. Now the American Heart Association has updated its guidelines for prevention.

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Go Red Breakfast

Posted: 01/26/2011 - The Texoma Health Foundation working continue the conversation about heart disease.

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Cold weather brings illnesses

Posted: 01/11/2011 - GRAYSON COUNTY-The cold weather can also bring health problems. A local health department says people have been coming in with respiratory problems, including the flu.

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TMC kicks off weight loss challenge

Updated: 12/28/2010 - DENISON, TX-Dozens of people turned up at a local hospital to get a head start on the New Year by signing up to get into Texoma Medical Center's Weight Loss Challenge.

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Raising Premature Baby Awareness

Updated: 11/18/2010 - SHERMAN, TX - About 543,000 babies are born prematurely in the U.S. That increased 40 percent since 1980. The Bryan County March of Dimes is working to create awareness of the growing problem.

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Over 2,600 lbs. of turkey recalled

Posted: 11/15/2010 - About 2,609 pounds of fully cooked, ready-to-eat smoked turkey breast products sold by New Braunfels Smokehouse of New Braunfels, Texas, because they may be contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.

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Medicare enrollment starts Monday

Updated: 11/12/2010 - SHERMAN, TX - Healthcare and Medicare costs are always on the minds of many senior citizens, and one Texoma agency is doing its best to help people sort through the sometimes complicated and expensive maze of Medicare.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: 10/13/2010 - Thousands of women die from breast cancer but their are new methods of testing for prevention.

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Flu shots available in stores and businesses

Posted: 10/05/2010 - GRAYSON CO., TX – The Grayson County Health Department is making it easier than ever to get this year’s flu vaccine, by setting up public clinics at various locations, such as stores and businesses, through the month of October.

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Salmonella scare hits close to home in Carter Co.

Updated: 10/05/2010 - ARDMORE, OK - Over 15 cases of salmonella poisoning have been reported through out Oklahoma over the past month, including one in Carter County. Now officials want you to know how to protect yourself and others from the disease. Dara Downs has more.

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Differences between Safe Baby and SafePlace sites

Updated: 09/29/2010 - DENISON, TX - After a Sherman woman abandoned her newborn in a dumpster last week, local hospitals say there's been an increased interest in the Safe Baby program.

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Traumatic brain injury center could come to Whitesboro

Posted: 09/20/2010 - WHITESBORO, TX - A family doctor well known and liked in Whitesboro is hoping to open up a new medical facility in Whitesboro specifically to help rehabilitate and treat people with traumatic brain injuries. But his mission is not only a passion, but it’s very personal as well.

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Texoma man receives first cancer treatment of its kind

Updated: 07/30/2010 - DURANT, OK -- Annually, about 1.4 million people are diagnosed with cancer. Of that about 5,000 have anal canal cancer. A Durant man with that rare type of has become the first to receive proton therapy for the disease and he wants to make others aware of the treatment option.

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Heat is on: Dangers of heat exhaustion

Posted: 07/15/2010 - SHERMAN, TX – Most Texomans are used to the hot summer weather, but many can forget about the dangers of the heat. And to make matters worse, the humidity not only makes it feel hotter than it actually is outside, but can also be hazardous to your health.

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CIGNA raises awareness about obesity problem

Posted: 07/06/2010 - DENISON, TX - Think about what it would be like to have 20 extra pounds of fat on your body. That's what CIGNA asked its employees and the public Tuesday through their obesity and health awareness campaign that travels from city to city.

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