Infectious Diseases News
Video: Montana lawmakers reject firefighter health bill
15 Mar 2017 at 9:05pm
Lawmakers in Helena voted against a bill to set up a fund for firefighters who develop diseases as a result of their duties.
Video: CDC Officials Helping Students with Mosquito Born Diseases
15 Mar 2017 at 3:05pm
CDC Officials Helping Students with Mosquito Born Diseases
Video: Free Pancakes at IHOP Supports Children's Miracle Network
7 Mar 2017 at 8:07pm
Free Pancakes at IHOP on Tuesday, March 7 to Support
Children's Miracle Network at Shannon Medical Center
On March 7, 2017, pancake lovers nationwide will once again flock to their local IHOP® restaurant to enjoy one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in celebration of the brand's annual National Pancake Day®. Now in its 12th year, IHOP restaurant will give away hundreds of free pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and ask guests to leave behind a voluntary donation for Children's Miracle Network at Shannon Medical Center.
This year, in keeping with the focus on bringing neighbors together to help the community, the San Angelo Downtown Kiwanis Club will join volunteers to help spread the message in the restaurant that every donation matters.
"Every pancake we give away has a purpose on National Pancake Day. Through the generosity of our guests and the hard work and commitment of our franchisees and their team members, we will help fund life-saving treatment and care for children in need," said Darren Rebelez, President, International House of Pancakes, LLC. "On behalf of everyone in the IHOP family, we are so grateful to our guests who have turned this into such an incredible event that truly makes a difference in the lives of these kids."
Funds generated during the in-store campaign will serve the 16,000 children treated annually at Shannon. Like all Children's Miracle Network Hospitals fundraisers, 100% of funds raised from the campaign will help create miracles by funding needed medical equipment, training, and therapy programs for children treated at Shannon Medical Center.
For more information on National Pancake Day, please visit www.ihoppancakeday.com , or contact the Children's Miracle Network office at 481-6160.
About Children's Miracle Network:
Children's Miracle Network - the alliance of premier hospitals for children - is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. For more information, visit www.cmnsanangelo.org .
Video: National Pancake Day
6 Mar 2017 at 6:20am
IHOP has partnered with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals with the goal of raising $3.5 million for finding cures and eradicating life-threatening diseases affecting children and families everywhere.
Video: Taking to the Max-ine!
2 Mar 2017 at 7:11pm
If you?re searching for your daily dose of inspiration, look no further. News 25?s Hank Davis joins us with the story of a woman with no limitations.
We?ve all heard the old adage ?age is just a number? and Maxine Nelson is a living example. She?ll be 80 this September, she?s fighting two debilitating diseases and nothing can stop her.
Iron Works Gym in Biloxi is home to plenty of fitness freaks, but you won?t find a harder worker than Maxine Nelson. At 79-years-old she?s fighting both CIDP and Parkinson?s disease. For Maxine, putting in work in the weight room is the key to winning the battle. ?I have two conditions. I have CIDP, which is very rare. It affects your balance and essentially from my knees down I have no feeling. Two years ago I had developed Parkinson?s disease,? said Maxine.
David Green with Green?s Extreme Fitness said, ?When I first saw her come in, I realized she was gonna be a challenge to work with, but I really want to make sure I help Ms. Maxine become stronger, become more self-sufficient. Her determination and her will, I just have so much respect for her. It?s unbelievable.?
Maxine has come a long way in a short period of time. Just months ago, she require frequent physical therapy sessions and now she?s a regular at the gym and regaining her independence step by step. Maxine?s daughter, Sara Wood, said, ?Last year she spent probably just shy of three months in the hospital and almost didn?t make it several times. She had some serious things going on. We?re so happy she?s doing as well as she is. She?s definitely an inspiration for me and others."
You can catch Maxine in the gym on a regular basis, but stay out of her way because she has work to do!
In the short time since Maxine has started her journey in the gym, she?s been able to take up knitting again, she?s starting to cook meals on her own. She?s looking forward to many more years with her family and friends.
Video: Getting after it, no matter what
2 Mar 2017 at 3:40pm
Today News 25 brings you the story of a woman who pushes herself to the limit everyday while battling Parkinson?s and CIDP.
Maxine Nelson turns 80-years-old this September, but she?s not slowing down anytime soon.
Sometimes we need a little bit of inspiration to get into the gym and get to work and Maxine Nelson has more than enough to go around.
At 79-years-old, Maxine isn?t exactly the type of person you?d expect to find putting in work at the weight rack, but you can find her at Iron Works Gym in Biloxi on a regular basis. Maxine?s training routine is about more than just fitness, she?s always lived an active lifestyle. Just a few years ago, she swam three miles to cross the Mississippi River, but now she?s battling multiple debilitating diseases.
She says that working up a sweat is steadily renewing her quality of life. ?I have two conditions, CIDP which is very rare and it affects your balance, so essentially from the knees down I have no feeling. Two years ago I had developed Parkinson?s disease and about a year and a half ago, I found I couldn?t live by myself anymore,? said Nelson.
In the short time since Maxine has started her journey in the gym, she?s been able to take up knitting again. She?s starting to cook meals on her own and she?s looking forward to many more years with her family and friends.
Video: Scale the Strat brings awareness to lung diseases
24 Feb 2017 at 5:18pm
More than 700 people are expected to Scale the Strat on Sunday to raise money for the American Lung Association.
Video: Rare Disease Day proclamation in Ocean Springs
21 Feb 2017 at 7:09pm
Two very special children and their mothers were honored tonight at an Ocean Springs City Council meeting. News 25?s Hank Davis was there to get the story.
A special proclamation by the City of Ocean Springs recognized ?Rare Disease Day? and special guest honorees Willow Cannan and ?Little Levi? Krystosek were there for the big event.
Levi has a rare, extreme form of dwarfism, but that doesn?t stop him from being larger than life. Willow has a metabolic lysomal storage disease, so rare that there are only 22 known cases in the world. ?It makes me feel amazing for kids like me to have a day because what we?re trying to do here is spread awareness about the diseases,? said Levi.
Willow?s mother, Amber Olsen, said, ?When you?re diagnosed with something ultra-rare there is no chemotherapy. There is no treatment. Doctors told us there is no treatment. There?s nothing that can be done. Then you go and you start looking and digging and you can find researchers who can work on the disease, but then they don?t have any funding for that.?
That?s why the two mothers are headed to the nation?s capital next week for ?Rare Disease Week? to speak with congressmen and senators about setting aside funding for that research. This kind of action has become the norm for these women. Levi?s mother, Dona Krystosek, has even dedicated her career to helping children with rare diseases. ?It?s a bigger picture. Not only am I helping him and giving him a better quality of life, I?m helping other children, children that sometime I never get to meet.?
To learn more about these children and their battles visit ?Little Levi? and ?Warriors for Willow? on Facebook.
Video: Guthrie Teen Awarded For Commitment To Cure Rare Diseases
20 Feb 2017 at 4:08pm
Shaylee Boger was diagnosed with Pompe Disease when she was just 12 years old.
Video: Allergy Partners of Lewisburg
17 Feb 2017 at 9:48am
Allergy Partners is the nation's largest single-specialty practice in allergy, asthma and immunology. Allergy Partners physicians are trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of asthma and allergic diseases.
Video: Agencies Educate People on How to Protect Citrus Plants
6 Feb 2017 at 3:05pm
Two areas in the Rio Grande Valley are quarantined due to citrus diseases.
Video: National Wear Red Day
3 Feb 2017 at 7:07pm
Today is the 15th National Wear Red Day, a day that brings awareness to heart disease especially in women. News 25?s Kendra Turley gives us a look at how people along the Coast raised awareness about the wide spread disease.
In the United States, cardiovascular diseases kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Garden Park Medical Center CEO Brenda Waltz said, ?Typically we think of the men having the big beating chest pains and those type of things, but women are just as prone. Usually it?s in the older women, but not always.?
Dozens of Garden Park Medical Center employees, as well as thousands of people across the nation, wore red today in an effort to draw attention to the signs and symptoms of heart disease. Associated Director of Emergency Services Nik Bollmeyer said, ?If you are experience any shoulder pain, neck pain, jaw pain, lower back pain, shortness of breath, anything of that nature, we definitely want you to come to the hospital.?
In the medical field they say ?time is muscle.? For every second blood flow to the heart is blocked, heart muscle is being deprived of oxygen. The Go Red for Women movement advocates for more research regarding women?s heart health. Garden Park employees observed the day by praying for the many women who struggle with the disease day-to-day. ?We wanted to raise awareness, not only for the health care providers, but for the women in this community to make them realize if something is going on take care of it. Don?t wait until it gets to a tragic situation,? said Waltz.
Video: Little Hats, Big Hearts sends powerful message
1 Feb 2017 at 2:18pm
The campaign looks to raise awareness for heart diseases.
Video: Kern County STD Crisis
1 Feb 2017 at 5:32am
In the last few years, Kern County has seen sexually transmitted disease rates soar to unprecedented highs. Putting Kern's STD rates among the highest in the state and nation. And these diseases are not picky - among the infected are men, women, teens, and even unborn babies. Which is why Kern Public Health is saying, as a community, we all should be concerned.
Video: Sexually transmitted diseases
1 Feb 2017 at 5:32am
It's not easy to discuss, but the health of our community is threatened by sexually transmitted diseases.