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Supreme Court Order Overturns Roe v. Wade
Jun24

Supreme Court Order Overturns Roe v. Wade

The U.S. Supreme Court today (Friday, June 24, 2022) issued an order to overturn Roe v. Wade, the case that made abortion constitutionally legal 50 years ago. US Attorney General Merrick B. Garland According to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, the Justice Department will work to protect and advance reproductive freedom. The agency will protect providers and those seeking abortions in states where it is legal, but will stand by...

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FDA Denies Authorization To Market JUUL Products
Jun23

FDA Denies Authorization To Market JUUL Products

MDO: Currently Marketed JUUL Products Must Be Removed From US Market Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States. As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or risk enforcement action. The products include...

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The Reinforcement Foundation First Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser Huge Success
Jun17

The Reinforcement Foundation First Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser Huge Success

Tamara Williams was pleased that the her charity’s first fundraiser was such a huge success to benefit local emergency responders. Twenty teams competed in the golf tournament on Friday, June 10th at the Sulphur Springs Country Club followed by a dinner and banquet. Tamara Williams The Reinforcement Foundation was created by Tamara Williams, in conjuction with her husband and father, to bring awarness and help support emergency...

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Hospital District Accepting Landscaping Bids For New EMS Station & District Headquarters
Jun08

Hospital District Accepting Landscaping Bids For New EMS Station & District Headquarters

Hopkins County Hospital District is another step closer to finishing out the new EMS station and district headquarters. The District is now accepting landscaping bids for the facility, being constructed across Airport Road from CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs and the current facility. Hopkins County Hospital District “Our intent is to get someone local if possible to do the landscaping. We are looking at getting...

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DSHS Confirms First Monkeypox Case In Texas In 2022
Jun07

DSHS Confirms First Monkeypox Case In Texas In 2022

DSHS News Release — Tuesday, June 7, 2022 The Texas Department of State Health Services is working with Dallas County Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate a single case of monkeypox virus infection in a Dallas County resident with recent international travel. The patient is isolated at home. The public health investigation has identified a few people who may have been exposed in...

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Food Allergy Is Associated With Lower Risk Of SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Jun03

Food Allergy Is Associated With Lower Risk Of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

News Release – Size Matters: NIH Study Finds High BMI And Obesity Raise Infection Risk, But Asthma Does Not A National Institutes of Health-funded study has found that people with food allergies are less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, than people without them. In addition, while previous research identified obesity as a risk factor for severe COVID-19, the new study has identified...

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June 1 Chamber Connection: Lots of Events Slated In June Including Dairy Festival
Jun01

June 1 Chamber Connection: Lots of Events Slated In June Including Dairy Festival

The Reinforcement Foundation Golf Tourney To Benefit Hopkins County EMS, Cumby VFD By Butch Burney It’s Dairy Festival time in Hopkins County! Hopkins CountyDairy Festival The Dairy Festival is back this year with a great schedule of evets, starting June 1-4 with the carnival on the grounds of the Civic Center. The Festival will host a ribbon cutting at noon on Friday, June 10, on Celebration Plaza, before moving to Shannon Oaks...

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June Is National Men’s Health Month – Make Prevention A Priority
Jun01

June Is National Men’s Health Month – Make Prevention A Priority

June 1, 2022 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ. By Jennifer Heitman, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, [email protected] Did you know that men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women? Part of the reason is that men are more reluctant to go to the doctor, according to...

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Hospital District Board Members Take Oath, Elect Officers
May31

Hospital District Board Members Take Oath, Elect Officers

New EMS Station, District HQ On Track For October Completion Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors newly reelected members took the oath of office and elected officers from among the board. The board also received an update that the new EMS station and district headquarters is currently on track for an October completion, considered HCHD employee insurance carrier and received a brief update on hospital operations from...

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Request For A New, Different Type Of Ambulance Considered by Hospital District Board
May25

Request For A New, Different Type Of Ambulance Considered by Hospital District Board

A new, different type of ambulance was considered by Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors Tuesday night. Typically, EMS submits for HCHD Board approval in the budget process a truck remount. Monday evening, the board was asked to consider purchasing a new truck at a higher rate but with many additional safety features and more in line with current industry standards, at the recommendation of the department’s...

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