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Oklahoma to receive more of H1N1 vaccine

Updated: 10/16/2009 - OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Department of Health is announcing the Sooner State will be receiving more than 65,000 additional doses of the H1N1 vaccine.

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Free mammograms given in Denison

Posted: 10/16/2009 - DENISON, TX -- October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Grayson County Health Department is doing its part to help women maintain their health. All throughout Friday, they gave out free mammograms with help from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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Don't want the flu? Don't touch your face

Updated: 10/15/2009 - DENISON, TX -- The Grayson County Health Department has only received a limited supply of the H1N1 vaccine so far. So health officials say while they wait for more doses, people need to take their own precautions, such as keeping your hands away from your face.

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TMC using new technology to find kidney stones, tumors

Posted: 10/15/2009 - DENISON, TX -- Texoma Medical Center's Urology Department is using new digital technology for endoscopy procedures. It's a new, tiny digital camera that is much smaller than traditional scopes that makes finding kidney stones and tumors much easier.

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Bells ISD closed Friday due to high flu-related absences

Posted: 10/15/2009 - BELLS, TX -- Due to a high rate of absences due to flu at Bells Schools this week, there will be no classes Friday at any of the campuses. Bells High School Principal Will Steger says 23% of Bells High School students were absent Thursday.

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Heart Monitor

Posted: 10/15/2009 - Each year, more than a million Americans suffer from heart attacks. Hundreds of thousands die before ever getting to a hospital, and many patients have no warning signs. But that could change. Correspondent Teri Okita shows us an on-going experimental trial that uses an implant to "page" heart patients when they've got a problem.

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H1N1 vaccine arrives in Texoma in limited supply

Updated: 10/15/2009 - GRAYSON COUNTY, TX – H1N1 vaccines finally arrived at the Grayson County Health Department Wednesday, but the number of doses is far below what the county needs.

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Stand up to Cancer: Treatment Options

Updated: 10/29/2009 - After someone is diagnosed with Breast Cancer they must make a critical decision about how the cancer can and will be treated. Dr. Mary Hebert is here to talk about what options you have and the best way to make for a safe and successful recovery.

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Celeste ISD closes temporarily due to high number of absences

Posted: 10/08/2009 - CELESTE, TX -- After three Texoma area school districts closed last week due to high numbers of students out sick, another North Texas school district has closed temporarily in an effort to stop the spread of what could be H1N1. Administrators at Celeste I-S-D tell us they made the decision to close yesterday for the rest of the week.

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Worst allergy and flu season - which do you have?

Posted: 10/07/2009 - With the worst allergy and flu seasons upon us, it can be hard to tell which one you have. One local allergist says while both are bad, they are identified and treated very differently.

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2009 Waterloo 5k Race for Diabetes

Updated: 10/07/2009 - Click for info and a downloadable entry form for the Texoma Health Foundation's 2009 Waterloo 5k Race for Diabetes on November 7, 2009.

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Kingston Public Schools to give out H1N1 vaccinations to students

Updated: 10/07/2009 - KINGSTON, OK – A Texoma school district will be giving out H1N1 immunizations later this week. Kingston Public Schools in Marshall County tells us they have been allotted 600 does of "FluMist" - the H1N1 nasal spray vaccine.

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Stand up to Cancer: Dr. Alex Eshan and Susan Martin

Posted: 10/06/2009 - Many people right here in Texoma are living with Breast Cancer. Today Dr. Alex Eshan talked about the specifics of breast cancer and how it is found. Breast Cancer survivor Susan Martin talked about her experience as a survivor and how one diagnosis changed her life.

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Drive thru flu shot clinic draws record turnout in Bryan County

Posted: 10/01/2009 - DURANT, OK -- Traffic was backed up for a time in Durant as people lined up Thursday morning to get a free flu shot. Folks started showing up at 7:30 a.m. to receive flu shots at the Bryan County Fairgrounds, even though the doors didn't open until 9.

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Collinsville ISD closes due to high number of students out sick

Updated: 09/30/2009 - COLLINSVILLE, TX -- Another Texoma school district is cancelling class after dozens of students stay home sick. Collinsville ISD Superintendent Tim Wright says around 20% of the district's 542 students are absent and there will be no school Thursday and Friday.

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Hospitals work to stop spread of H1N1

Updated: 09/29/2009 - GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- The H1N1 virus has become a fact of life for people in Texoma, but now the goal is to prevent the virus from spreading from person to person. While the keys to preventing an outbreak aren't complicated, stopping H1N1 requires the work of Hospitals, doctors, and individuals alike.

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Chisum ISD closed due to excessive illness

Updated: 09/29/2009 - PARIS, TX -- For the second time in as many days, a Texoma school district is closing its doors due to a concerning number of students out sick with flu-like symptoms. After Roff Public Schools in Ponototoc County announced Monday it will close to try and slow the spread of illness on its campuses, today Chisum ISD in Paris says they will remain closed through tomorrow.

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Drive-thru flu shot clinics in southern Oklahoma

Updated: 10/01/2009 - With flu season just around the corner, health departments in Carter, Ponototoc, and Bryan County are preparing by holding drive-through flu shot clinics in the coming days. We've posted info about all of them on this link.

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J&J recalls infants', children's liquid Tylenol

Posted: 09/25/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) - Johnson & Johnson is voluntarily recalling 57 lots of infants' and children's liquid Tylenol products because of possible bacterial contamination.

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New breast biopsy procedure now available at Ardmore hospital

Updated: 09/23/2009 - ARDMORE, OK -- New technology is now available at Mercy Memorial Health Center. It could mean quicker, less painful way to discover a potentially dangerous disease and a shorter drive for the patient getting the procedure. Katrina Gutierrez has the details.

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WNJ conducts mass immunization drill as busy flu season nears

Posted: 09/22/2009 - SHERMAN, TX -- Wilson N. Jones Medical Center is among the medical facilities getting ready for the already busy flu season. Now there are efforts underway to vaccinate all WNJ employees. Shots given to staff on Tuesday were part of a drill to prepare the facility for a crisis. Josh Stevenson has more.

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Celebrate Health! at TMC

Posted: 09/10/2009 - TMC invites you to Celebrate Health this weekend. Be sure to join them this Saturday from 9am – 1pm at the TMC Ambulatory Care Center in Sherman (corner of Lamberth Road & Hwy 75) for Celebrate Health! Fall Fest.

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day

Posted: 09/09/2009 - WHITESBORO, TX - One in every 750 babies born in the U.S. has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and today people across the country are raising awareness about FAS. One local family tells their story of raising a child with FAS and their struggle to get the word out about this preventable condition.

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Hip injuries

Updated: 09/09/2009 - From aging baby boomers to younger workout warriors, doctors say hip injuries are becoming more common, but figuring out what's causing the injury can be a difficult diagnosis. CBS News’ Hari Sreenivasan reports.

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