Health

The CDC updated its mask guidelines

What to know about 'the highest level of protection'

Originally Published: 15 JAN 22 06:40 ET Updated: 15 JAN 22 07:19 ET By Kristen Rogers, Parija Kavilanz and Amanda Sealy, CNN (CNN) -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its mask guidelines to recommend that…

A medical first: Man receives transplant of genetically modified pig heart

A 57-year-old man with terminal heart disease is doing well after receiving transplant

Originally Published: 10 JAN 22 18:46 ET Updated: 14 JAN 22 14:05 ET By Katherine Dillinger, CNN (CNN) -- A 57-year-old Maryland man is doing well three days after receiving a genetically modified pig heart in a first-of-its-kind transplant…

Many hospitals halt non-urgent procedures

They rely on the National Guard as Covid-19 hospitalizations rise

Originally Published: 14 JAN 22 03:43 ET Updated: 14 JAN 22 06:10 ET By Travis Caldwell, CNN (CNN) -- As Covid-19 hospitalizations reach new highs, more states and health care systems are cutting back services that aren't urgent and relying…

CRH hosting local blood drive

Cuero Regional Hospital collecting blood donations

CUERO, Texas - On Thursday, Jan. 20, the Cuero Regional Hospital will host a blood drive for the south Texas Blood and Tissue center. Donations are going to happen in their education classroom starting at 3:30 in the afternoon. Teens…

Vaccine Day at The Victoria Television Group set for Jan. 27

The Texas National Guard will conduct COVID-19 testing and administer Moderna and Pfizer vaccines

VICTORIA, Texas - On Thursday, January 27, 2022, 25 News Now is hosting another Vaccine Day in Victoria. Join KAVU-TV 25 News Now at The Victoria Television Group at 3808 N. Navarro from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to get…

Daily Covid-19 case rates have now surpassed Delta's surge

Hospitalizations so far have yet to match

Originally Published: 25 DEC 21 05:00 ET Updated: 26 DEC 21 04:12 ET By Aya Elamroussi, CNN (CNN) -- As the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread across the US this holiday season, the rate of daily Covid-19…

New Covid-19 prevention but not enough eligible Americans

Here is what you need to know

Originally Published: 24 DEC 21 07:38 ET Updated: 24 DEC 21 10:05 ET By Elizabeth Cohen, Danielle Herman and Justin Lape, CNN (CNN) -- For Americans who suffer from weak immune systems, it felt like a miracle occurred on December…

Health care workers and patients clash over alternative Covid-19 treatments

'Folks act as if they can come in the hospital and request any certain therapy they want'

Originally Published: 24 DEC 21 00:43 ET Updated: 24 DEC 21 07:16 ET By Alaa Elassar, Ed Lavandera and Ashley Killough, CNN (CNN) -- Dr. Jack Lyons remembers the pandemic's early days when grateful communities banged pots and pans to…

FDA authorizes first pill to treat Covid-19

Here is what you need to know

Originally Published: 22 DEC 21 12:27 ET Updated: 22 DEC 21 13:27 ET By Jamie Gumbrecht and Amanda Sealy, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized Pfizer's antiviral pill, Paxlovid, to treat Covid-19. This is…

Regional Infusion Center experiences busy day

The center offers free services to the community seven days a week

VICTORIA, Texas - On Wednesday, Dec. 15, the Regional Infusion Center stayed busy helping Covid-19 patients in Victoria. The Regional Infusion Center, located at the Mitchell Guidance Center, is now in its 14th week of operations. Twenty-seven patients received treatment…

BREAKING: 'Texas was included in an overall nationwide injunction order'

The injunction suspends the requirement for employees to receive the Covid-19 vaccine

VICTORIA, Texas - On Nov. 4, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released a new Interim Final Rule (IRF). The IRF required all staff to receive Covid-19 vaccinations at facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This…

Victoria County sees drastic decrease in Covid-19 cases over the last few months

David Gonzales, Victoria Public Health Department director, provides an update on cases and vaccine

VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas - In the past three months, Covid-19 daily new cases have dropped drastically in Victoria County. Victoria County Public Health Department Director David Gonzales provided an update. During September, there were 1,188 new cases in Victoria County.…

Omicron, a new Covid-19 variant, sparks travel bans and worries scientists

Omicron is potentially more transmissible with high number of mutations

Originally Published: 26 NOV 21 08:28 ET Updated: 26 NOV 21 17:39 ET By David McKenzie, Ghazi Balkiz, Ivana Kottasová and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN (CNN) -- The discovery of a new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant by South African…