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Spike in stomach illnesses prompts word of caution from health official

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — From bad food preparation skills to poor hygiene, Highland Lakes residents might be making themselves sicker than usual this season. “We have been seeing a lot more gastro-intestinal illnesses,” said Burnet County Health Authority Dr. Juliette Madrigal Dersch. “It looks like it’s mostly viral.” (more…)

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Flu season is here and could be severe; get your shots now

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The influenza season typically starts in October and peaks from December to February; however, this year, health care workers warn that more severe and widespread infection could emerge if patients fail to take precautions. (more…)

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Home Care and Hospice Month recognizes vital service

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — For Destiny Moore and Alicia Keith, some of the most important people in their lives aren’t related by blood or marriage — they are home healthcare specialists. November is Home Care and Hospice Month in Texas, and the two women said their lives are made easier by home healthcare, […]

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Burnet County and area agencies to collect old prescription drugs

Burnet County and area agencies to collect old prescription drugs

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Agencies across the country will join forces April 30 to collect unused and outdated medications and other prescription drugs to keep them from getting into the wrong hands as well as harming the environment, officials said. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative also gives residents a chance to […]

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Join the Journey wellness fair offers drug, health education

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Janet Christiansen made a pledge to herself more than three years ago that she would do everything in her power to prevent another mother — another family — from going through what she and her family experienced after the 2011 death of her 21-year-old son, Caleb Christiansen. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Natural Health Symposium
WHEN: 1-5 p.m. March 28
WHERE: Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls
ADMISSION: Free
FOR MORE: Call (830) 693-2972 or (830) 693-3784

Natural Health Symposium focuses on nourishing bodies, prevention

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — If you’ve ever heard the term “natural health” and wondered what it meant, now’s your chance to find out. The second annual Natural Health Symposium presented by Atkins Pharmacy is 1-5 p.m. March 28 at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive. Admission is free. (more…)

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IF YOU PARTICIPATE
WHAT: Step Up & Scale Down
WHEN: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, starting March 25 and lasting 12 weeks
WHERE: Llano County Extension Office, 1447 Texas 71 East in Llano
COST: $40, including materials
TO REGISTER: Contact Jennifer Page at jennifer.reeves@ag.tamu.edu or (325) 247-4849

Step Up & Scale Down program offers fitness tips, group motivation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Sometimes, it takes a group for an individual to lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle. The 2015 Step Up & Scale Down program sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Scott & White Health Plan is designed to do just that. The 12-week program starts […]

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Service is holding its third annual Walk Across Texas event to promote heart health. The Burnet County extension office is holding registration through Feb. 11 with the eight-week event starting 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Burnet County Courthouse square and ending April 17. Call (512) 756-5463 or go to walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu for more.

Walk Across Texas (more than 800 miles) to get on path to good health

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — February is American Heart Month, and a good way to get into the spirit is with a walk. Walking is one of the best exercises when it comes to getting healthy and staying that way. (more…)

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Scott & White’s Not So Fun Run pumps up heart health Feb. 7

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Get your heart beating faster and be better off for it. That’s the message behind the fifth annual Not So Fun Run conducted by Scott & White Healthcare on Feb. 7. Registration opens at 9 a.m., and the race starts at 10 a.m. at Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. […]

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American Heart Month promotes heart health and active lifestyles

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to the No. 1 killer of Americans, the culprit might surprise you. But then again, it might not. (more…)

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Llano library hosting free Medicare workshop

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — As residents searched for answers to questions regarding Medicare at the Llano County Library, clerk Chris Jones realized there was a better way to help them. (more…)

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Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself from the flu bug. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

It’s the peak of flu season, but you can still protect yourself

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The holiday season has come and gone, but another season is in full swing across the Highland Lakes, and it’s one you wouldn’t wish upon anybody. It’s flu season. (more…)

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November cold snap triggers early cedar fever season

FROM STAFF REPORTS HIGHLAND LAKES — What’s in the air might be causing allergy sufferers more misery a bit earlier than typical this winter. Recent conditions have ushered in the cedar fever season, marked by the release of pollen from the invasive shrub ashe juniper or mountain cedar prevalent in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Cardiologists Tannon Carroll (center) and Mark Pirwitz of Seton Heart Institute check the heart of Burnet resident Jess Posey, who recently underwent a procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement at the institute. Courtesy photo

Seton clinic ‘one-stop shop’ for heart disease patients

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM BURNET — Longtime resident Jess Posey has been riding motorcycles for more than 60 years. But recently, his excursions were put on hold. A couple of months ago, doctors told the 79-year-old Burnet man he needed a life-saving procedure to treat heart valve disease that was causing severe shortness of breath. (more…)

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Ebola brings ‘heightened awareness’ for emergency crews

DANIEL CLIFTON and CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls Area EMS crews responded to a woman in Horseshoe Bay on the morning of Oct. 14 who was exhibiting symptoms possibly similar to ebola, staff went in prepared for the worst. “It was the first time to use our (high-contagion) plan,” […]

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Turn the Towns Teal campaign highlights ‘silent’ ovarian cancer

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — All Angela Kleb knew was that her stomach bothered her. She noticed her navel had extended a bit, but it didn’t really worry her. After all, the Marble Falls resident was a young and seemingly healthy 21-year-old animal science student at Texas A&M University with aims of […]

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The acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioners at San Vida in Marble Falls know they are sometimes the 'last resort' for people. They are owner Patti McCormick (left),  Elise Lange, Sita Chokkalingham and Tricia Mercer. Go to sanavida.info for more about the service and other programs. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Acupuncture helping patients reach peaceful, pain-free point

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Patti McCormick sometimes wonders about her middle name. Well, not really. But after more than 20 years of helping people with acupuncture and Chinese medicine, she has come to the conclusion she should change it to a more fitting moniker. (more…)

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Free seminar in Burnet to help Highland Lakes residents prepare for long-term care

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — It might be unpleasant, but it’s never too early to begin preparing for long-term care. And to help people of the Highland Lakes, a free seminar on that topic is 11:30 a.m. March 23 at First Lutheran Church, 133 Apollo Drive. Sandwiches will be served.  (more…)

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Take steps (big or small) toward better health; CDC has tips for American Heart Month

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Sometimes the best thing you can do for your heart is simply putting one foot in front of the other. “Something as simple as walking can make a huge difference for your heart,” said Dr. Elissa Thompson of the Austin Heart regional office in Marble Falls. “Exercise […]

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Research shows participation in the arts promotes better health for seniors

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to aging and health, a large part of society’s focus falls on physical activity and diet, but those are only part of the big picture. (more…)

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