Health

Should You See A Therapist?
Pressures at work. Worry because you can't find work. Conflicts at home. Loss, loneliness. These are just a few of life's challenges that can lead to feelings of depression, or worse. But there's a big difference between "feeling down," and true mental illness issues that need to be addres…
Accolade Hospice to Hold Volunteer Info Meeting
As we care for an ever increasing number of patients in the Victoria area Accolade Hospice has a growing need for enthusiastic, caring volunteers to work with patients and/or assist staff with special activities.
Dogs And Cancer
If you're like me, your pets--especially dogs--become like members of your family. Those of us who have dogs--and want them to be in the best health possible--have the usual pet-related health issues we worry about: flea/tick infestations, rabies, distemper, even heart disease. A diagnosis of cancer…
National ‘Wear Red’ Day
Friday, February 7th has been designated as "National Wear Red Day," when Texans (and Americans nationwide) will take women's health to heart, by wearing the color red. This national movement will be joined by members of the local Decora Study Club to encourage women to be awa…
VC ‘Lunch and Learn’ Series This Wednesday
Learning "Stayin' Alive" can help others stay alive after a cardiac arrest. As part of Victoria College's Lunch and Learn Series, this health course will be from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 101 of the Academic Building on VC's Main Campus. The cost of the course is…
Playtex Pacifier Recall Issued
Attention parents of pacifier-sucking babies: Playtex has announced a recall of more than a million pacifier holders, due to a choking hazard. The Associated Press reports that the problem with the pacifier holders concerns the clips that allow the holder to be attached to other items.
CHOO-Ahh! Reverse Sneezing in Dogs
Our Pug Princess, Pheobe (who you met in a blog post from earlier this week) experiences this sometimes. It would freak us out a little, until we found out what it was: some dogs do what is called, "reverse sneezing." She would make a series of snorting sounds, and it seemed like she could…
Making Wheelchairs Obsolete
We live in truly amazing times! Medical advances seem to happen almost every week, especially for those who have suffered an injury to their spinal cord. I have a "bonus" son (my preferred term for "stepson") who has a spinal cord injury. While he is not a complete paraplegic, he…
National Blood Donors Month is January
A need for blood is always present, no matter the time of year. We just finished the year-end "Townsquare Media Blood Drive" and it was very successful... but this is an ongoing need.
Goodbye, North Star Drive Ball Field!
If you haven't driven up North Star Drive in Victoria recently (that's the street where the KIXS 108/Townsquare Media studios and offices are), then you may not have seen the flurry of earth-moving activity happening on the piece of land in the middle of the two sections of the street. This area of …

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