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Parkland Memorial and Knox County Hospitals join effort to modernize hospital reporting infrastructure across Texas

Special to The News-Courier BALTIMORE, AUSTIN – The Texas Health Services Authority (THSA), HASA (a health information exchange in Texas covering multiple regions), and Audacious Inquiry, a national industry-shaping health IT company, today announced the addition of Parkland Memorial Hospital and Knox County Hospital as pilot hospital partners. The partnership is focused on the U.S.…

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Ideal time to get your Flu shot

Knox County Hospital District KNOX CITY – Last year’s flu season was mild in comparison to previous years, due to face coverings and social distancing measures in 2020 related to COVID-19. With social events now back on, and the lack of face-covering mandates, the 2021-2022 flu season could pan out much differently. Are you and…

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Free Brain Health Awareness webinar for Texas veterans

Alzheimer’s foundation of America   NEW YORK—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is holding a free webinar for Texas veterans and their families on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. to provide information about brain health, memory screenings and veterans benefits. Individuals can register for the free “Brain Health Awareness for Veterans”…

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Catching Prostate Cancer early saves lives

Knox County Hospital District KNOX CITY – With approximately 33,000 deaths in the U.S. annually, prostate cancer ranks as the second most fatal disease among men. Many early deaths can be avoided when prostate cancer is caught in its early stages. That is why screenings make a difference. Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor composed…

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Managing Cholesterol just got more important

Knox County Hospital District KNOX CITY – More Americans die of heart disease than any other health concern.  High cholesterol is a leading cause of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. Add the Covid-19 virus to this already dismal statistic and maintaining heart health, especially making sure the cholesterol level stays low, is even…

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Pregnancy Care Center Women’s Brunch planned

HASKELL – The Pregnancy Care Center of the Northern Big Country located in Haskell will host its annual Women’s Brunch Fundraiser on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. The care center also serves Knox County and surrounding counties. Claire Culwell, keynote speaker and twin abortion survivor, has an inspirational message to share about forgiveness, redemption, truth…

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Alzheimer’s free online seminar

Special to The News-Courier The Alzheimer’s Association is presenting a seminar on “Managing Behaviors & Sleep Disturbances in People with Dementia” on Tuesday, August 31 online. “Many people with Alzheimer’s experience changes in their sleep patterns,” says Shelly Young, Program Manager with the Alzheimer’s Association. “Scientists do not completely understand why this happens. As with…

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COVID surges in Texas

The Texas Tribune AUSTIN—The latest COVID-19 surge in Texas could be the worst one yet, according to health officials, who are warning that the numbers could overwhelm the state’s hospital system. More Texas hospitals are reporting a shortage of ICU beds than at any other time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the state 18 months…

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Don’t Skip Back-to-School Physicals and Immunizations

Knox County Hospital District   KNOX CITY – School may seem far away, but the summer can pass by quickly. That is why it is a good idea to schedule an appointment for your child now to ensure a healthy school year and avoid the back-to-school rush.   “This year it is more important than…

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Tips to stay UV safe this Summer

Knox County Hospital District KNOX CITY – Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government agency reports that OVER 4.3 million people are treated for skin cancer each year. While it is dangerous, there are many ways you can…

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