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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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Health officials urge parents, kids to take precautions against H1N1

Posted: 08/20/2009 - CARTER COUNTY, OK -- As the H1N1 virus continues to spread, local health officials urge you to take the necessary precautions. First News has received several emails from concerned parents worried about the spread of swine flu in local schools.

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Community event to help local mom

Posted: 08/16/2009 - Bonham, TX - The event was called “Red Dirt - Pink Shirt” and the cause was helping out a local mom with cancer. It was held today at the Legacy Ridge Country Club in Bonham to support 27 year old Courtney Dempsey-Hill.

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Grayson County Prepares for Flu Season

Updated: 08/12/2009 - Grayson County Health Department officials attended a flu summit in Austin on Monday to make sure they’re ready for the upcoming flu season. And with local schools starting back in less than two weeks, they’re also preparing for the seasonal illness.

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TMC Recognized for High Quality of Care

Updated: 08/04/2009 - Texoma Medical Center has received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Achievement Award from TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas.

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With H1N1 influenza, back to school immunizations even more important

Updated: 08/03/2009 - ARDMORE, OK – With measles, chicken pox, whooping cough, and now even H1N1 to worry about when it comes to sending your kids off to school for the fall, immunizations are important as ever. The good news is there are vaccines to help prevent many of those illnesses, and one on the way for swine flu. Daniel Armbruster sat down with health experts and parents to talk about vaccines.

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Tanning beds definite carcinogen

Updated: 07/31/2009 - It’s no surprise that too much time in the tanning bed can be dangerous for your health. But a new study released yesterday determines that the UVA rays from tanning beds are a definite cause of cancer.

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Living Lean: Monday 07/27

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Jimmy Rosser and Tori Park are back with healthy recipe ideas and a great workout to follow.

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Healthcare help for Texoma

Updated: 07/22/2009 - DENISON, TX -- Helping people without health insurance might be at the top of Washington's list, but it's also a big priority for a Texoma clinic, and relief is on the way for those who can't afford medical care or insurance. First News’ newest reporter Maddie Garrett has more.

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Marshall Co. teen latest Texoma H1N1 case

Updated: 07/20/2009 - MARSHALL COUNTY, OK -- Marshall County is now one of several counties that have been hit by the H1N1 Influenza virus. Health officials are saying residents shouldn't be alarmed, but should still take precautions. Daniel Armbruster has the story.

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Motivated to Exercise

Posted: 07/01/2009 - Getting your child to exercise may be a difficult task. Nautilus Sports and Fitness wants to change that with a new program designed with your child in mind.

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Military blood drive held in Sherman

Updated: 06/15/2009 - SHERMAN, TX -- The restored military vehicles outside the Texoma Regional Blood Center might have been an unusual sight, but inside was business as usual.

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Platelet donations help Ardmore woman fight on

Updated: 06/09/2009 - ARDMORE, OK -- While blood donations are vital for area blood banks to stay in business, there are other important donations that are important to the lives of many Texomans. Daniel Armbruster has the story.

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Comments on WIC state plan requested

Posted: 06/02/2009 - Oklahoma state health officials are soliciting comments from individuals regarding the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

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Zumba

Posted: 05/27/2009 - A fairly new exercise routine is taking Texoma by storm. Zumba is dancing into the homes and gyms of many Americans!

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