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Hendrick Hospice
Photo by: Lynne Bruton Hendrick Health System
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Hendrick Hospice Announces Plans to Build a Hospice Care Facility in Abilene

Hendrick Hospice Care plans to build a brand new 41,000 square foot facility. Currently, Hendrick's outpatient hospice is in one location, while their inpatient facility is inside Hendricks Medical Center and the administrative offices are in another location. This new $10.4 million Hospice Care Center will put all the hospice services in one location.

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Hospice cares for terminally during final days
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Abilene’s Hendrick Hospice Care Radiothon is December 12th

It's time for our annual Hendrick Hospice Radiothon Friday Dec. 12th, from 7am-7pm. It's a known fact that Hospice is always in higher demand around the Christmas holidays. So it's important for us to do all we can to raise money and awareness for our local Hendrick Hospice Care unit in Abilene. So how can you help?

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Hospice Care Nurse checking blood pressure
Photo by: NationalHospice via YouTube
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What Is Hospice Care?

I've learned that hospice is not a place but more so a philosophy of care. Hospice is dedicated to providing quality, in-depth compassionate care to anyone with a life threatening illness. I've learned that hospice is not just for the patient, it's for family members as well. I've also learned that Hospice helps me in dealing with the loss of a loved one. How have I learned this?

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Rabid Baby Deer
Photo by: Dave Maffei via YouTube
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Here’s what a Baby Deer With Rabies Looks and Acts Like

Here's What a rabid baby deer looks and acts like. The police were called and they quickly confirmed what many were thinking, "this fawn has rabies". Officers secured the area and euthanize the deer quickly. So, was the deer actually rabid?

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Steve Lenz
Steve Lenz
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‘Kissing Bug’ Brings Deadly Chagas Disease to Texas

There is a bug that has made it's way to Texas, it looks harmless, but can mean major health problems if not diagnosed early. The Reduviid bug or 'kissing bug' carries a parasite that causes Chagas disease and can lead to heart damage and possible death if left untreated.

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A doctor injects the flu vaccination in the arm of a male nurse
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Places in Abilene to Get the Flu Shot

Don't wait until a flu outbreak to get your shot. Get it done now and avoid the days in bed. Here's a list of places in Abilene to get your shot.

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KPRC-TV
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Texas Boy Gets Prosthetic ‘Iron Man’ Hand Made by 3D Printer

5-year old Keith Harris got to share the coolest "show-and-tell" item ever, thanks to 3D printer technology and his new prosthetic hand.

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Monkey Business
Monkey Business
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Dallas Men Are Fastest in the Sack – According to Recent Study

Well, according to a new study, Dallas guys are faster in the sack than men in any other city in America. That's definitely a top spot that won't be celebrated anytime soon.

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Credit: Christian Müller
Credit: Christian Müller
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Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness Sets ‘Abilene on the Move’ Day for Friday, October 10th

The Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness is asking Abilene to get 'on the move'. The goal is to make a move towards a healthier you. A simple way to do that is to just get walking even if it's a few minutes at a time. The Abilene on the Move day is set for Friday, October 10th.

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Runtogether
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‘RunTogether’ 5K to Benefit Cancer Services Network on October 18th

The 7th Annual RunTogether 5K-1Mile Run/Walk/Waddle to benefit Cancer Services Network will be held October 18th at Frontier Texas. The community event will focus on hope and help for local cancer patients.

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Dance Dash 5k via Facebook
Dance Dash 5k via Facebook
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Dance Dash 5k Coming to Abilene October 18th

The Dance Dash 5k benefiting Children's Miracle Network is coming to Abilene, Saturday, October 18th. This event is a fun way to raise money for a great cause.

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Randy Rodriguez
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Make-A-Wish Foundation Needs Help Bringing a 6-Year Old Sweetwater Boy’s Dreams to Life

The City of Sweetwater and the Make-A-Wish Foundation need your help in making a 6-year old boy's dream come true this Saturday (9/13).

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