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Uncertain Future for Contraceptives Has Some Women Seeking Long-Term Options

President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act has women across the country seeking out long term birth control before they may lose access to free contraception. In rural West Texas, over 300 miles from the closest Planned … Continue reading

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Don’t Expect Shuttered Abortion Clinics to Reopen Soon

While the Supreme Court handed Texas abortion providers a major victory Monday by overturning two key restrictions from the state’s 2013 abortion law, providers say they don’t expect abortion clinics that shuttered in wake of the law to reopen soon. Along with … Continue reading

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Study Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

Across the nation – and across West Texas – children are not being vaccinated due to a fear among some parents that the “MMR” vaccine – “Measles, Mumps and Rubella” leads to autism. But a study released Tuesday shows no … Continue reading

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Lines in the Land: The Long Road for Dialysis Patients in Rural West Texas

When you live in rural West Texas, you do it with the understanding that you can’t always have access to everything you might want or need, especially when it comes to healthcare. If you get sick, sometimes you just have to … Continue reading

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Sickened Airline Passenger in Midland Does Not Have Ebola

Update Wednesday 9:45 AM: City of Midland Spokesperson Sara Higgins has confirmed the sickened airline passenger transported to Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH) after landing in Midland does not have Ebola. “Ebola has been completely ruled out,” Higgins says, noting that Midland Memorial Hospital … Continue reading

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Booster Shot: An Examination of Arthritis

This is Booster Shot, your monthly look at personal health. On this show, we talk to Vijay Borra, an orthopedic surgeon at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, about arthritis. Arthritis is actually a catch-all for more than 100 different diseases and … Continue reading

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