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Long before the debate over the Affordable Care Act, the military’s own government-run health care system has been, for me, a mixed bag. On the one hand, my health care has always been “free” (if you can call paying with duty, deployments and, sometimes, life “free”).
(BPT) - Catastrophes like the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco and the Boston Marathon bombings have highlighted the extraordinary work of emergency departments (ED) and their indispensable role in health care.
(Family Features) The holiday season is a time for generosity and kindness. While you're on the quest for the perfect gifts for loved ones, why not pick those that support children in need?
VATICAN CITY — When he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis was known to sneak out at night and break bread with the homeless, sit with them on the street and eat with them, as part of his aim to share the plight of the poor and let them know someone cared.
Fort Hood’s Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and its primary care clinics will modify operating hours in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday and Friday. The hospital remains open every day for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services.
Metroplex Hospital and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce on Thursday held an open house and ribbon-cutting for the expanded operations of the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.
ATLANTA — As thousands of soldiers returned home from overseas in recent years, American taxpayers paid more not just for veterans’ medical care but for a surge in malpractice claims against veterans hospitals.
TACLOBAN, Philippines — Thousands of typhoon survivors swarmed the airport here Tuesday seeking a flight out, but only a few hundred made it, leaving behind a shattered, rain-lashed city short of food and water and littered with countless bodies.
BELTON — The numbers are staggering. Among the nearly 2.5 million U.S. military personnel who deployed in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, 14 percent show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to figures from Veterans Affairs.
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and its primary care clinics will modify operating hours Monday in observance of Veterans Day. The hospital remains open every day for emergency services, inpatient care and labor and delivery services.
COPPERAS COVE — Police said they confiscated 8.4 grams of methamphetamine from a vehicle Sunday after an officer noticed a hypodermic needle between the front seats near the emergency brake.
A 20-month-old boy is dead after an apparent drowning accident Saturday in Killeen.
WASHINGTON — No one knows how often the youngest athletes suffer concussions. It’s not clear if better headgear is the answer, and it’s not just a risk in football.
(BPT) - Hemophilia is a rare type of bleeding disorder that causes the blood to take a long time to clot as a result of a deficiency in one of several blood clotting factors.1 People with hemophilia B have a deficiency in clotting factor IX, a specific protein in the blood.1 According to the World Federation of Hemophilia, approximately one in 50,000 people globally are born with hemophilia B, including approximately 4,110 people in the United States.2,3
(NAPSI)—Nearly 360,000 people experience cardiac arrest out- side of a hospital each year and most of those victims die, often because bystanders don’t know how to start CPR or are afraid they’ll do something wrong. The American Heart Association believes kids are the answer to saving more lives.
An urgent care facility will open its doors in Copperas Cove on Monday in the Five Hills shopping center under a doctor who is used to treating the Bulldawgs.
My experience with weight as a child went something like this: I was skinny. The end.
(BPT) - Major depressive disorder, more commonly known as depression, is a common medical condition that affects almost 16 million men and women in the United States. Despite the prevalence of depression, misperceptions still exist and often impact how people seek help and how they are treated for this condition. The week of October 6 is national Mental Health Awareness Week in the U.S. and is a perfect opportunity to get informed about depression. Whether you have depression or know someone with depression, it is important to be educated about this condition and to not let misperceptions dictate how you view others or – if you have depression – how you view yourself.
PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan — From time to time, everyone likes to have a little help, and the flight medics of Task Force Fighting Eagles are getting just that.
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Central Texas College was named one of the top schools for graduating students looking to make a career out of saving lives.
On our dill this year, it has been a black swallowtail invasion, which has caused some to celebrate and a few to voice concern. Some gardeners might look at the dill covered in black swallowtail caterpillars and asked what we are going to do about that.
(NAPSI)—As we age, most of us come to depend on prescription drugs to help us live healthier, longer lives. But the very medications that we count on for better health could also land us in the hospital. Drug mishaps are especially common among older Americans, who generally take more medications to treat chronic conditions. Fortunately, with a little bit of caution, many incidents can be prevented.
Learning when to make use of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s Emergency Department not only helps providers, but also all of the beneficiaries who receive care there, said Col. Patricia Darnauer, Darnall commander.
More chronically fatigued active-duty soldiers are getting treatment for sleep disorders at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s Sleep Center.
Belton Senior Activity Center’s annual Christmas party is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.