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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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Texas Medicaid Brings Back Mosquito Repellent Benefit

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced today that it is reinstating the Medicaid benefit for mosquito repellent due to the first reported case of Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Texas. Texas quickly made the decision to bring back the benefit, which had ended Oct. ...

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AG Issues Warning on Decorative Contact Lenses for Halloween

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today cautioned consumers about the dangers of wearing decorative contact lenses for Halloween costuming or cosmetic reasons. The decorative lenses, also marketed as “costume,” “fashion” or “colored” lenses, pose potential serious risks to eye health, including infections and loss of vision. Before buying decorative lenses, ...

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Hospital District Officials to Visit Montgomery County

by Walker County News Today staff During Wednesday’s Walker County Hospital District meeting Board Chairman Bob Hardy announced that some board members would be visiting the Montgomery County Hospital District to view their operations to see how they process indigent care.  He included information about the audit process that the MCHD ...

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