Infectious Diseases News
Video: MDA Muscle Walk in Lubbock Saturday (KLBK)
29 Apr 2017 at 4:08pm
This year's goal was to raise $30,000 for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.
Video: Local Firefighters "Fill the Boot" for Neuromuscular Disease
28 Apr 2017 at 7:22pm
Local Firefighters "Fill the Boot" for Neuromuscular Diseases
Video: Heart Walk with Sportacus
28 Apr 2017 at 5:46am
We aren't just walking. We're Heartwalking! Thank you for joining nearly 1 million Americans at 305 events across the country to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
How can you make a positive difference in the lives of your friends, family and co-workers? Join the Heart Walk, start Heartwalking and make the commitment to lead a heart healthy life and become healthy for good. Remember- we're not only raising funds, we're raising heartbeats!
Video: Walk With A Doc Thyroid Diseases
25 Apr 2017 at 9:48am
Walk With A Doc Thyroid Diseases
Video: National Infant Immunization Week
24 Apr 2017 at 2:12pm
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention wants to highlight the importance of protecting infants from preventable diseases.
Video: CNY families to Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis on June 1
17 Apr 2017 at 1:08pm
According to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, 1.6-million Americans are suffering with one of the painful gastrointestinal diseases they're trying to fight.
Video: Young Boy suffering from rare diseases hopes to meet Lady Ga
11 Apr 2017 at 3:09pm
Young Boy suffering from rare diseases hopes to meet Lady Gaga
Video: Pets and diseases
7 Apr 2017 at 8:20pm
Pets and diseases
Video: Spring Disease Prevention Tips
4 Apr 2017 at 5:31am
Spring and summer related diseases are starting to emerge around the Grand Valley, and pet owners might want to know that many of them can be contracted and transferred through their pets. Mesa County Health Department's epidemiologist, Andy Tyler, said,
"For pet owners, we just want to emphasize that animals can carry also carry these diseases and bring them into your home. Just make sure your pets aren't eating dead carcasses, keep them leashed, and talk to your vet about any tick prevention."
If you have a dead animal carcass near your home, grab a long-handed shovel to dispose of the carcass in a waste receptacle.
It is advised to wear gloves, although during this demonstration we used a stuffed animal.
Take it out and double-bag it, and make sure this is in a sealed garbage container to keep it safe.
Many rodents around the area do carry the Hantavirus, so if you believe your home might have mice or rats, it's advised by the Mesa County Health Department to seal your pets food. Andy Tyler went on to say,
"We have Hantavirus in Mesa County that can be found in the droppings of the Deer mouse, so that can be in your sheds, and boats, so when people are doing spring cleaning we want to make sure that they wearing a mask."
Many of these rodents that carry the Hantavirus will burrow naturally in grass mounds, twigs, bushes, and even firewood. Using mouse traps and rat poison is one method that's preferred and recommended by the Mesa County Health Department when it comes to dealing with these problems
Video: National Health Week
3 Apr 2017 at 5:16am
* Immunizations are one of the top public health achievements
* Many diseases that used to be common are no longer an issue, thanks to immunizations
* Some of these are at risk of making a resurgence if immunizations are not utilized
* In an effort to help parents keep up with what immunizations their child still needs, we are initiating a ?reminder recall? program through April and May where parents will receive reminder phone calls and postcards
Video: Today's Top Medical News - March 28, 2017
28 Mar 2017 at 3:08am
Possible progress against a stubborn infectious disease. And new data on one of the most common pediatric emergencies.
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.