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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Public Health Week - Celebrate Life

Public Health Celebrates Life

Join us for all sorts of fun at the Health District during Public Health Week.

850 N. 6th st. April 4-8 from 9am-4pm

Class Schedule (below) will continue to be updated as we get closer to the day of the event. ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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During Winter, the risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning is higher. This is because CO is found in fumes produced by common items used during the winter months, such as stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, generators and furnaces. 

Symptoms to watch for

CO ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Let’s Have a Heart to Heart

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If you’ve ever watched “The Notebook” you’ll recall the couple, Noah and Allie, who fall in love but become separated after a series of misunderstandings come between them. When they finally get on the same page, it...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Daily Heart Health

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With heart disease as the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. it is important to consider lifestyle choices that help prevent heart disease and stroke every day. Here are a few ways to do your part each day to prioritize your heart h...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Health Equity - What is it & Why is it important?

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Health equity is when all members of society enjoy a fair and just opportunity, having equal access to resources, to be as healthy as possible. As we take the month of February to recognize and reflect on the historical struggles of the Black community an...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

A Message from Dr. Goodnight (February Health Connection Newsletter)

Dr. Goodnight

A 60-some year old male rancher suffered a puncture wound from a rusty barbed-wire fence. A week later, I was helping with his ICU care from a jaw-breaking tetanus infection. A current tetanus vaccination would have prevented this.&n...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Abilene History: Dr. William Butler

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Black History month is a time to look at our past, present, and future as a community; It is a time to celebrate the triumphs and recognize the struggles of all Black men and women throughout history. As we celebrate triumphs we at ATCPHD would l...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

TXHC PRESS RELEASE FY2022

DATE: January 28, 2022        PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information please contact (Tyler Mitchell)        Email: tyler.mitchell@abilenetx.gov Phone Number: 325.437...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Slicing up '22: Make 2022 your best year with these wellbeing tips

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The new year brings about a renewed sense of purpose for many. In fact, 25% of Americans who made 2022 New Year's resolutions say they’ve set a goal to live healthier this year. So, how can one make sure they stay on task? Here are thre...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Emergency Preparedness: Stay Safe During Winter Weather

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Know your risk for Winter Storms. Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Listen for emergency information and alerts. 

Preparing for Winter Weather

Prepare your home NOW to keep out th...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Forming Healthy Habits

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With the New Year comes new resolutions, and hopefully some new healthy habits. When forming new health goals, whether for the new year or at any time throughout the year it is important to remember some key steps to help support the goal and be more succ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Health Literacy - What is it & why is it important?

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Health literacy has been defined by the CDC as the degree to which individuals have the ability to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others. 

This is not necessaril...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

A Message from Dr. Goodnight (January Health Connection Newsletter)

Dr. Goodnight

Resilience is the word that defines the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District in 2021 because it implies hope, faith and possibilities. While dealing with the sudden relocation of staff and services due to flood damage from burst pipes caused by th...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Health Misinformation -- Why does it get shared?

Misinformation

Health Misinformation -- Why does it get shared?

Social Media has increased the spread of health misinformation. Health misinformation is any information that is false, inaccurate, or misleading according to the best available evidence at the time. It can ...

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