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UniversityHospitals via YouTube
UniversityHospitals via YouTube
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Teen Girl Hears Family Speak for the First Time and Her Response is Priceless

There are things we take for granted everyday; being able to breath, talk, see or even hear. Sometimes it takes experiencing someone else's joy in doing one of the those for the first time to make us appreciate what we have. Maggie Gleason was born deaf but in this video she will hear her family say 'I Love You' for the first time.

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Children's Miracle Network Facebook
Children's Miracle Network Facebook
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Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon is This Friday and Saturday

Our annual Children's Miracle Network Radiothon, to raise money for Hendrick Children's Hospital, will take place this Friday and Saturday

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Sneezing Lady
Photo by Christian Keenan/Getty Images
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Discounting Some Popular Misconceptions about Getting Sick

On Christmas day I had relatives come to my house, they were coughing and looking sickly. I asked them to leave because I didn't want to catch whatever they had. I didn't, but my wife, child and dad all got what was later discovered to be the flu. I got on the web to check what could be done to avoid catching what they had. That's when I found this "Misconceptions About Getting Sick" video.

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Parents Talk to Kids About ‘the Birds and the Bees’ for the First Time

Talking to your kids about the 'birds and the bees' for the first time can be one of the most awkward and nerve-racking experiences for parents. But, unless you want your kids to learn about sex the wrong way, it's something that has to be done.

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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 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
Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
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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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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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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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