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Bee Venom Therapy is a Real Thing, and Could Treat MS

One person's nightmare can be another person's life saver. I've spent most of my life scared out of my wits of bee stings, but little did I know that bee stings - and the venom they release - are used as a form of therapy for a number of ailments, including multiple sclerosis and other disorders.

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The Abilene Public Health District First Annual Women’s Health Clinic is August 16th

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District will be hosting a very special health clinic for women only. Mattie, Health Management Coordinator for City of Abilene says "we are looking to help all women 18 and up, but primarily those women with no insurance, medicaid, medicare and those that haven't been to a doctor in a long time." Here's the details for the Health Clinic.

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Meek Blood Center Needs Your Blood

Meek Blood Center in Abilene needs your blood. Their supply of rare blood types have dropped to critically low levels. So please donate today.

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City Council Approves Ban of E-Cigarettes For Minors – No Public Use Ban

Abilene has been in an uproar since the news broke that the city council was considering the ban of e-cigarettes in public places. A recent poll shows that 76% of Abilene opposes such ban and following a public hearing, the council have made their decision.

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Ways to Lose Weight in Abilene

Whether you're wanting to take some pounds off to fit into that swim suit this summer, or you just simply want to feel better, losing weight is a healthy choice to make. Fortunately, there are many ways you can achieve your weight loss goal here in Abilene

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The Annual Hope and Help Ministries Health Fair, Blood and Donor Drive is June 28th

About 10 years ago, Hope and Help Ministries Founder Dale Morrison was given a bone marrow transplant because he had cancer. On Saturday, June 28th at the Annual Hope and Help Ministries Health Fair and Donor Drive, Dale will meet his bone marrow donor for the first time. The event will take place at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church starting at 8:00am. The health fair includes a blood donation drive, an organ donor drive and blood screening.

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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Abilene

Alzheimer's is something I take personally, both my grandmother and my granddad had the disease. My great aunts suffered with it and it's not pretty. It takes away the 'person' you loved, strips their memory away and leaves but a shell of the person that once was so full of life. Through research though we may hopefully, one day, can find a cure. Abilene will be hosting a 2 mile walk to help bring awareness and funding to the cause.

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New Abilene Ordinance Affects the Firefighters “MDA Fill the Boot Campaign”

A new Abilene ordinance no longer allows "any on the street" collecting. Abilene and Dyess Firefighters are readjusting how they will operate their "MDA Fill the Boot Campaign." Abilene Firefighter and event organizer John Brunett said "due to the new city ordinance, we've changed locations and we will not be collecting on the streets for the first time in over 20 years."

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March of Dimes ‘March for Babies’ Walk Coming to Abilene May 16th

The Abilene March of Dimes 'March For Babies' is an annual event whose goal is to raise money and awareness, and improve the health of babies.The event will be taking place on Saturday, May 16th at Red Bud Park.

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Autism Awareness Card Gives an Eye-Opening Experience

I was shopping with my 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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Let’s All Wear Blue on ‘Light it Up Blue Day’ For World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd

Wednesday, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day to help bring attention to this neural development disorder. Whether you or someone you love has been affected by autism, everyone is encouraged to wear blue on 'Light Up Blue Day'.

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Smoking, Booze and More – Find Out How Much Your Bad Habits Cost Annually

As I was killin' time on the company dime (surfing the net), I came across this website that helps you calculate how much money you spend each year on your vices.

We've all got our vices, from smoking to drinking to gambling, but do you know how much you spend each year on each bad habit? Now you can find out, thanks to a new website.

The results may startle you.

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