Health

Victoria Relay For Life Pep Rally
You can help in the fight against cancer at the Victoria Relay For Life Pep Rally to be held at the Victoria Mall on Saturday, March 22, 2014 starting at 11:00 a.m. There will be entertainment, booths and more. Admission is free, and all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Li…
March is National Kidney Month
Organ donation is a very real and very important part of life... and death... in today's world. It fascinates me that we, as humans, have the opportunity to save lives even after ours has ended. March is National Kidney Month.
March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
The beautiful redhead in this picture is my mother, Cecilia (yes, that's six-year-old Yours Truly on her lap!). This photo was taken at Christmas time in 1966. Ten years later, my Mom was dead, due to complications from colon cancer. This makes March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month very pers…
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…

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