Health

Tampon shortage affects women across the US

Top retailers, manufacturers acknowledged the shortages this week

Originally Published: 10 JUN 22 12:02 ET Updated: 10 JUN 22 16:04 ET By Allison Morrow, CNN Business (CNN) -- Supply chain problems and inflation have hit virtually all consumer goods, but women who menstruate are now facing an added…

Governor Abbott takes action to support Uvalde community

The governor directs HHSC to ensure children in Uvalde have access to behavioral health resources

AUSTIN, Texas – On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter directing Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) Commissioner Cecile Young. The governor urged Young to use all available resources to ensure every child in the Uvalde community has access…

City of Victoria changing its water treatment process

Starting June 1, Victoria will begin treating its water using chlorine rather than chloramines.

The City of Victoria is changing its water treatment process. On Wednesday, June 1 the City of Victoria will begin treating its water using chlorine rather than chloramines. City of Victoria Public Works Director Ken Gill says this change is…

Blood drive to continue on Saturday

Blood drive will take place at the Armed Forces Career Center

VICTORIA, Texas - On Saturday, another blood drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Armed Forces Career Center. On Friday, the Marine Corps League partnered with the South Texas Blood and Tissue to host a…

Blood drive to take place at Toyota of Victoria

The blood drive will take place on Friday, May 13

VICTORIA, Texas - The Marine Corps League will host a blood drive on Friday, May 13, with the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center. The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot…

Driscoll earns $1.7 million through Fiesta de los Niños event

Fiesta de los Niños is the largest annual fundraising event for the hospital

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Driscoll Children's Hospital recently hosted its 30th annual Fiesta de los Niños, which raised more than $1.7 million. Flint Hills Resources led Fiesta de los Niños, Driscoll's largest annual fundraising event. Every year, 100 percent of…

FAUCI: The US is 'out of the pandemic phase'

Cases and hospitalizations are rising in the US

Originally Published: 27 APR 22 09:59 ET Updated: 27 APR 22 14:54 ET By Naomi Thomas, CNN (CNN) -- The United States is out of the Covid-19 pandemic phase, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser and…

Jackson County Hospital District invites you to attend new facility open house

Jackson County Hospital District's open house planned for new EMS and Home Health Facility

EDNA, Texas - The Jackson County Hospital District will host an open house for its new EMS and Home Health facility. The district has invited the public to celebrate the occasion and experience the standout qualities firsthand. The event will…

Victoria Covid-19 Regional Infusion Center to close

As of Tuesday, the center has treated over 3,100 Covid-19 patients

VICTORIA, Texas - According to Victoria Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Rick McBrayer, the Victoria Covid-19 Regional Infusion Center will close on Friday, April 29. As of Tuesday, April 19, the center has treated over 3,100 Covid-19 patients with monoclonal…

CDC launches its Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics

The center aims to be like a 'National Weather Service for infectious diseases'

Originally Published: 19 APR 22 09:00 ET By Deidre McPhillips, CNN (CNN) -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched its Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics on Tuesday. The center aims to be like the "National Weather…

Here's a look at the US cities keepings and dropping public transit mask mandates

These decisions follow a federal judge striking down the public transportation mask mandate

Originally Published: 19 APR 22 05:51 ET Updated: 19 APR 22 09:03 ET By Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN (CNN) -- Across the US, local transit authorities are deciding whether they will continue requiring passengers to mask up after a federal judge…

FDA authorizes first Covid-19 breath test

FDA says InspectIR Covid-19 Breathalyzer can be used in medical offices, mobile testing sites

Originally Published: 14 APR 22 17:49 ET Updated: 15 APR 22 09:01 ET By Katherine Dillinger, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization to the first Covid-19 test that spots chemical compounds associated…

9-year-old battling cancer sworn into the Victoria Police Department

VPD Chief Robert Arredondo swears in Keimryn Lee

VICTORIA, Texas - On Thursday, the Victoria Police Department had the honor of swearing-in 9-year-old Victoria resident, Keimryn Lee. VDP described Keimryn as "a true warrior and fighter who is battling cancer" in a Facebook post on Thursday. Keimryn…

Supreme Court Justice Thomas released from hospital

Thomas spent a week in the hospital after experiencing flu-like symptoms

Originally Published: 25 MAR 22 10:37 ET Updated: 25 MAR 22 10:50 ET By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter (CNN) -- Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was discharged from a Washington, DC, hospital Friday morning a week…

HEALTH: Pfizer recalls 3 blood pressure medications

Recall stems from the tablets containing higher levels of nitrosamines

Originally Published: 23 MAR 22 14:59 ET By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- Pfizer has issued a recall for three high blood pressure medications, according to the company. Accuretic and two generic drugs distributed by Greenstone -- quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide…

Three of the largest credit reporting agencies to wipe 70% of medical debt

Equifax, Experian and TransUnion will eliminate billions of dollars

Originally Published: 19 MAR 22 14:36 ET Updated: 19 MAR 22 14:39 ET By Ramishah Maruf, CNN (CNN) -- Three of the country's largest credit reporting agencies are removing nearly 70% of medical debt from consumer credit reports, the companies…