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Free Immunizations Clinic for School Aged Children in Abilene is August 2nd

Get your kids immunizations all caught up before school starts this Thursday, August 2nd, 2012. The Medical Care Mission will be holding a free immunization clinic at their offices on Pine Street. There are some things you’ll need to bring with you in order to get your kids their shots.

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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
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Taylor County Health Department to Host Food Handlers Safety Class in Abilene August 6th

If you own a food service business, work in food service, or have ever considered working food service, this class is for you. The Texas Department of State Health Services is holding a special accredited food handlers class. The class is a must and helps food service employees learn about food service safety.  Signing up in advance is recommended as space is limited. 

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Getty Images, Joe Raedle
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Free Child Immunizations Available in Abilene August 2nd

Parents, we’ve come to the point in the year where it’s time to start preparing the kids for another school year. Of course that means buying clothes, shoes, and school supplies. But there’s one important preparation that won’t allow kids into school unless it’s taken care of:  making sure their immunization records are up to date.

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Should the FDA Have Approved 2 New Weight Loss Pills for the Obese?

We keep hearing how obese the people of the U.S. are and that it’s leading to many of our health problems. The FDA Tuesday approved another new drug for weight loss but are the benefits going to outweigh the side effects.

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Getty Images, Tony Duffy
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What’s Your Greatest Source of Frustration?

Politics, sports, waiting at the doctor’s office, technology, having your order screwed up at the drive-thru. Whatever the case, we all have things that frustrate us on a regular – if not daily – basis. Some people, like former tennis star John McEnroe and former basketball coach Bobby Knight, have made themselves famous as much for venting their frustrations as they have for their respective talents.

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Are Cat Owners More Likely to Commit Suicide?

Conventional wisdom holds that keeping a pet can actually improve your health. But a new study suggests that people who own cats may actually be at a higher risk of committing suicide. Ack! Suddenly we’re looking at our kitty in a whole new light.

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Koichi Kamoshida/Getty
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Man Catches ‘The Black Death’ After Saving Mouse from Cat

As definitive proof that no good deed goes unpunished, an unidentified Oregon man in his 50s has contracted the plague after rescuing a mouse from the jaws of a cat. Gah! Next time, just let nature take its course, pal.

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The New York Times
The New York Times
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Infographic Dispels Myth that Eating Healthy Is Expensive

If you’re anything like us, you probably assume that fast food is cheaper than home-cooked meals. But, as this infographic going around Facebook shows, nothing could be further from the truth.

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What Are America’s Worst Restaurants for Workers?

It appears that no matter how delicious the food at your favorite restaurant seems to be, it has nothing to do with how the business operates on the inside. Recently, a pro-worker group called Restaurant Opportunities Centers United produced a guide–mentioned in NY Times Columnist Mark Bittman‘s column–that lists many of America’s most popular restaurants with the purpose of letting you know just how badly the employees of that restaurant are treated.

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Why are Women 37% More Likely to Go to a Psychiatrist Than Men? [VIDEO]

There’s a study that shows women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men. This statement alone leaves a lot to wonder. Personally, I wonder why this is the case. There are several logical reasons, and I’d like to have your help sorting this out.

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Flickr - rcbodden
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Extreme Hot Weather in Abilene Can be Deadly

The National weather service and our local weathermen all agree, ‘temperatures in Abilene and for the most part Texas, have been extremely mild this winter and spring’. Now that we’re entering into summer, the temperatures have started soaring into triple digits. With that comes the dangers of dehydration, heat exhaustion and in some cases, deadly heat stroke. The later of which nearly happened to me on Memorial Day weekend, when I discovered that I was on the verge of total collapse and could have died.

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Dave Wheaton
Dave Wheaton
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Autism Awareness Card Gives an Eye-Opening Experience

I was shopping with my 12 year old son at the Mall of Abilene a while back. Near the main entrance, we saw a small, maybe 5 year old boy, having what appeared to be an epic meltdown. With a mom holding the boy by the hand, the child screaming and trying his best to wiggle away to freedom. We’ve all witnessed this situation, right?

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