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Drug Take Back Day Happening in April

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. Huntsville Police Department will be joining in the effort by collecting unused or expired prescription medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27th, at Huntsville High School, ...

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Upcoming SHSU “All Of Us” Research Program Events

Sam Houston State University’s School of Nursing, in partnership with the Newton Gresham Library, has accepted a grant in support of the All of Us Research program from the American Association of Colleges of Nurses (AACN). The All of Us Research Program is a new effort from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It ...

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Governor Abbott Appoints SHSU Professor To Council On Cardiovascular Disease And Stroke

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Sam Houston State University School of Nursing professor E’Loria Simon-Campbell, PhD, RN, to the Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. The council works with stakeholders to implement the “Texas Plan to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke” and promote its mission of the Council; that is, ...

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‘Help Helped Me’ – Spreading Mental Health Awareness

September is  National Suicide Awareness Month By Wes Hamilton   Mental health is a topic not often talked openly about, and students who suffer from mental health issues tend to isolate themselves, often not seeking help. Several groups on campus are teaming up to help put an end to those ...

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HMH Closing Madisonville, Willis Clinics

 Financials appear unsteady At Wednesday night’s regular meeting of the Walker County Hospital District, the District’s Board of Managers heard a financial presentation from Huntsville Memorial Hospital (HMH) leadership.  Addressing the District Board was Michael Morgan of Healthcare Management Partners, who arrived at HMH  approximately 2 months ago as a ...

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New TDI Website Sheds Light on Medical Costs

Need rotator cuff surgery and wondering what it’s going to cost you? Texas consumers now have a new tool to help them find out. The Texas Department of Insurance has a new website  ̶  TexasHealthcareCosts.org  ̶  that provides cost information on more than 200 of the most common medical procedures, including ...

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Texas Awards Millions for Mental Health

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced it is awarding up to $27.5 million in grant funds through two programs that support mental health services and projects for Texas. Up to $12.5 million will be awarded through the Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals, and up to ...

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Texas Making Changes to Inpatient Mental Health Hospitals

Today the Health and Human Services Commission announced the release of $47.7 million to begin improving the state’s inpatient psychiatric care system. The initial $47.7 million is part of $300 million approved by the 85th Texas Legislature to improve the state hospital system in the 2018-2019 biennium. This funding is ...

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November is Epilepsy Awareness Month in Texas

The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas join Governor Greg Abbott in recognizing Epilepsy Awareness Month. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, ...

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Five-0 Fun Run Set for May

Join the Huntsville Police Department for the 3rd Annual Five-O 5K/1-Mile Family Fun Color Run! This is a great event to end the school year and start summer off in a colorful way. Snacks and drinks will be provided along with loads of FUN! The race will take place at ...

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