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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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Free oral health screenings available in Durant

Posted: 05/24/2010 - DURANT, OK - We all know next Monday is Memorial Day. But did you know it's also World No Tobacco Day? The Oklahoma Department of Health tells us to celebrate, Westside Family Dentistry in Durant will be performing free oral health screenings on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Vitamins: Which ones work and what doctors recommend

Updated: 05/18/2010 - GRAYSON CO., TX - Between claims made on the internet, television and in health stores, it can be confusing and difficult to know which vitamins to take and if they're even making a difference. So we asked the experts to clear up some of the confusion surrounding vitamins

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Dieting for Dollars

Updated: 05/12/2010 - COLLIN CO., TX - Most dieting programs charge members to join, sometimes even purchase special equipment or food. But what if it was the other way around, and you were paid to lose weight? That's the idea behind a new group called Slimming World, where members can actually gain cash for losing fat.

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Prescription drug abuse addressed at town hall meeting in Ardmore

Posted: 04/29/2010 - ARDMORE, OK - Educators and health officials say they have seen a significant rise in prescription drug use among high school students all the way down to 5th graders. On Wednesday officials from the OBN and local agencies will hold a town hall meeting to bring the community together to help fight this growing problem.

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Breaking down the health care bill

Updated: 03/23/2010 - SHERMAN, TX - Historic Health Care reform bill has been passed by Congress, and it's generated both positive and negative reactions all across the country. While politics seems to have trumped policy of the bill, it's still important to understand and break down the bill and what it could mean for you.

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Data center helps protect Mercy patients

Posted: 03/11/2010 - ARDMORE, OK - From strong thunderstorms to tornadoes .to even earthquakes, spring weather in Oklahoma can be very unpredictable, and one local hospital is taking steps to make sure your health information will be protected when a disaster strikes. Dara Downs has more.

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Free monthly health screenings make Texoma healthier place

Updated: 03/04/2010 - DENISON, TX - Finding out you have a disease like diabetes can be life-changing. But a simple test could let you know if you're at risk and even prevent you from developing the disease. That's the idea behind Thursday’s free screenings at TMC.

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Lack of health insurance a problem in Grayson County

Updated: 02/26/2010 - GRAYSON CO., TX - While debates continue in Washington on the Health Care Reform bill, the number of people without health insurance is growing in Texoma, with an estimated 30,000 uninsured in Grayson County alone.

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Ardmore to host area's first marathon

Posted: 02/25/2010 - ARDMORE, OK - The Arbuckles to Ardmore Race for Mercy, or A2A, is a two day event that will include a full marathon, a half marathon, and a 5K. It's the first time Ardmore has hosted a full marathon, and organizers say the response has been overwhelming.

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Flu not to blame for many people feeling sick

Updated: 02/19/2010 - DENISON, TX - It seems like a lot of people are feeling under the weather with a runny nose, coughing, fever and sore throat. And while doctors say the weather is probably the cause, the solution may not be to run straight to the doctor's office.

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Study: Carter Co. among unhealthiest in Oklahoma

Updated: 02/18/2010 - ARDMORE, OK - For many of us picking up a meal at a fast food restaurant saves time, even though it might not be the healthiest choice. But a new study released this week says this trend is just one of the factors that's making local counties some of the unhealthiest in Oklahoma. Dara Downs has the story.

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Cancer Screenings

Posted: 02/15/2010 - Cancer can be detected early with screenings. Dr. Alex Ehsan and Dr. Jasyn Haney are here to talk about the different types of screenings and how early detection can benefit you.

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Free dental clinic scheduled at SOTC

Posted: 02/13/2010 - ARDMORE -- Some free dental care will be available in Ardmore next weekend. But organizers say you need to sign up soon for the free sealants clinic.

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Winter Lupus Symposium

Posted: 02/13/2010 - ARDMORE -- The first Winter Lupus Symposium, held by the South Central Oklahoma Lupus Support Group, kicked off in Ardmore on Saturday.

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Treating cold & flu during winter weather

Updated: 02/12/2010 - ARDMORE, OK - With the cold weather comes the cold and flu season, which has people on high alert this year with the additional threat of H1N, but how can you tell if you have the common cold or the flu? Dara Downs has more.

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