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Voice and depression link explored in new mental health app

Details: A CDC study looked at the mental health of 800,000 Americans, starting in the summer of 2020 through earlier this year. The study found nearly 2 in …

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'Shots for Souls': Black community organizations partner

Details: The first "Shots for Souls" clinic will take place on Sunday, Oct. 17, at the health district's building at 225 W. Waco Drive from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is a partnership between the health district

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McLennan County hosting free vaccination clinics

Details: MCLENNAN COUNTY — The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is hosting free vaccination clinics this week. The clinics will be held Tuesday, Oct. 5, through Saturday, Oct. 9, …

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Pfizer booster shot makes its way to Central Texas, demand

Details: McLennan County health officials said they've seen a lot of people take the opportunity to get the extra shot. According to CDC recommendations, the Pfizer-BioNTech booster is …

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Texas A&M Health Hub Opens, providing physical and mental care

Details: “Mental health services is a great need in this community as well as out throughout the state of Texas and the United States right now," said Dr. …

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Brazos County Health District utilizing new funds to reach

Details: "The health district is a trusted agent in the community," Navarrette added. "So they've got a place to come and know that they're going to get quality healthcare service, reasonable cost, and …

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IN-DEPTH: Health experts push for people to get their flu

Details: Health professionals say the best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get the flu vaccine. Pharmacies, public health districts and clinics are all starting to receive their shot shipments.

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Waco McLennan County Public Health District warns

Details: The Public Health District, City of Waco I.T. Department and Waco Police Department are investigating these illegitimate phone calls. Residents can call the …

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Telemedicine could be the future of healthcare in rural areas

Details: Coryell Health became one of the first hospitals in Central Texas to embrace telemedicine. Instead of traveling to a hospital or office, a doctor can appear on a screen or an iPhone.

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He helped firefighters for 55 years. So they made him one

Details: Green had recently battled cancer and was dealing with other personal issues and health problems, including losing his mother. Firefighters now repay …

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Bell County faces COVID-19 threat level 1, local leaders

Details: According to the public health department, the incidence rate is now at 451.9 per 100,000. Incidence rates at some local school districts are even higher, meanwhile students do …

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Is social media the main issue affecting kids' mental health

Details: When there is a problem with something as important as adolescent mental health, it’s easy to blame social media. It's an entirely new entity to the current generation and their parents.

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COVID-19 hospital visitor rules: Families want more access

Details: Some doctors say health networks are worried about nurse shortages and keep restrictions in place to avoid adding stress to already exhausted …

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THE OPEN CONVERSATION -- Talking about PTSD

Details: 2 days ago · Mental health can be difficult to talk about. That's why we want to start the conversation. You, your family and friends are all involved. The more we talk about it the easier it gets. For the

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Experts say shortage of psychiatrists emphasizes need to

Details: Experts say shortage of psychiatrists emphasizes need to address mental health issues. There is a growing shortage of psychiatrists in the U.S. Experts say this gap in coverage highlights the

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HHS declares public health emergency in Texas due to

Details: A public health emergency was declared in Texas this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Norris …

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Brazos County Health District has confirmed a positive

Details: The Brazos County Health District (BCHD) has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in Brazos County. The positive case is a female in her 20’s that is …

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MHMR provides mental health aid courses to educate

Details: WACO, Texas — Mental health has been the main focus for health experts over the past few months due to the pandemic and now they want you to be aware of the signs as well. Nearly 45,000

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Health experts debunk myths about the harm of children

Details: A lot of questions have been circulating around the actual safety of children wearing masks. If you are one of those people, the Brazos County …

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Local breast cancer patient says yearly mammogram saved

Details: According to the World Health Organization, close to 2.5 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer and over 680,000 died worldwide in 2020. It’s a disease where awareness and early

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Brazos County Health District announces restructuring

Details: The health district announced restructuring efforts Friday that include cuts to programs such as the health promotions division, water testing services and three others.

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BPD's Mental Heath Unit responds to 100+ calls since its

Details: The Mental Health Unit has responded to nearly 120 calls for service involving a mental health emergency since it began just three months ago. …

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Program sends mental health experts to handle crises

Details: 911 can now dispatch a unit specifically trained to deescalate mental health or behavioral crises. Teams come in pairs, including a paramedic and a mental health expert.

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Bell County health officials weigh-in on rising COVID cases

Details: An alarming trend of COVID-19 cases increasing across the country has some local health officials concerned. Bell County health officials say the trends we are seeing on a national level, reflect

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Ascension Providence Hospital to require COVID-19 vaccinations

Details: Ascension Providence Hospital in Waco will be requiring all associates to be vaccinated against COVID-19, joining many health systems in the country and …

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Texas A&M medical students offered a unique opportunity

Details: ”With public health, I study health promotion and community health sciences and so I'm really passionate about education and teaching the public how to live healthy lives,” said Sunitha

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McLennan County public health officials, city leaders warn

Details: On Tuesday, Kelly Craine of the Waco-McLennan County public health district said more than 90 percent of COVID-19 hospitalizations were people unvaccinated. "Our hospitals are full. It …

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Healthcare workers feeling the effects of COVID-19

Details: Healthcare workers feeling the effects of COVID-19. COLLEGE STATION, TX — They are present day superheroes. Healthcare workers are working around the clock to …

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Texas medical centers exploring potential benefits of

Details: The Texas A&M University Health Science Center and Houston Methodist Hospital have reached an agreement to fund the center for health and nature. 1 weather alerts 1 closings/delays.

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Brazos County investigating Texas A&M student with

Details: The Brazos County Health District is investigating after a Texas A&M student may have contracted a suspected case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The …

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Coryell County rolls out COVID-19 vaccination clinic at

Details: GATESVILLE, Texas — Coryell Health vaccinated nearly 1,000 people during a mass vaccination clinic Saturday. The county was designated a COVID-19 …

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Texas awarded $18,681,523 in funding to support disease

Details: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services announced 59 jurisdictions, the District …

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COVID Long-Haulers: Experts say some COVID-19 survivors

Details: “The mental symptoms are very multi-factorial. There's an element where there is a sense that COVID itself has caused anxiety and depression-types of …

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Making sense of the growing number of COVID-19

Details: Kelly Craine, public information officer for the health district, said the 54 total ICU beds on the dashboard is not a fixed number. That number, rather, is the baseline for the typical amount of

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Health officials predict most Texans won't have access to

Details: The estimated timeline presented at a meeting of health officials Monday hinges on the COVID-19 vaccine being approved before the end of the year, though it …

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College students say mental health benefits important

Details: Mental health has been a big focus of 2020, primarily due to COVID-19. As people work to normalize the conversation around mental health, mental health benefits are also becoming more of …

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Veterans mental health services more important than ever

Details: Amid the coronavirus pandemic, mental health professionals say mental health services for veterans are needed more than ever. The Veteran's One Stop center is a place veterans in our community can

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Vaccine clinics get creative as COVID-19 surge continues

Details: WACO, TX — The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is responding to slow vaccination rates and surging cases by hosting more clinics. Some of …

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Keep wearing your mask, health officials say after Gov

Details: Dr. John Carlo, CEO of Prism Health North Texas and a member of the state medical association’s COVID-19 task force, agreed it was too soon for …

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Baylor student with suspected case of coronavirus

Details: The Health District is working with Baylor University, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Center for Disease Control …

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Milam County receives first-ever telemedicine station for

Details: CAMERON, TX — Texas A&M Health Science Center has teamed up with the Florida-based company OnMed to deploy Texas' first telemedicine station of …

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Waco-McLennan Public Health testing residents and staff at

Details: The Public Health District received positive confirmation of the case on Thursday, May 28th and began planning with LakeShore Village Healthcare Center to test all residents and staff.

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Newly released video shows mental health officer assisting

Details: KILLEEN, TX — Frustration and more questions have surfaced after newly released video shows Patrick Warren, Sr. interact with a mental health officer the day before his death, with a much

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The Open Conversation: Suicide Awareness and Advocacy

Details: Looking at numbers nationwide, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2019 suicide was the tenth leading cause of death. For ages 10 …

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48-bed behavioral hospital to open in Waco

Details: Oceans Healthcare, a behavioral health provider focused on healing and long-term recovery, announced the expansion of its Texas behavioral health services with the construction of …

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Hidden dangers in pools and splash pads

Details: According to the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, there were five reported cases from June to August. If you experience these symptoms, Elwell advises to …

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Attorneys work to keep mental illness patients out of jail

Details: Attorneys work to keep mental illness patients out of jail, in treatment. BELTON, TX — According to Texas Health and Human Services, about 1 in …

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