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This year’s strain of flu is reaching epidemic proportions with medical personnel reporting the number of cases as ten times higher than last year. People are urged to get a flu vaccine before the flu season escalates.
Conroe Today Staff
The Texas Medical Board accepted the voluntary surrender of Dr. Stephen Frank Waller’s medical license under the terms of a recent agreement, following a suspension during which time Waller continued to write prescriptions for controlled substances.
Conroe Today Staff
County's startling obesity rate prompts United Way initiative. The obesity rate in the county has reached 70 percent. This startling statistic has prompted a new initiative titled the “Healthy Living Alliance,” spearheaded by Montgomery County United Way.
J. Werner
Sadler Clinic is proud to announce that they participated in all 3 Montgomery County Relay for Life events and contributed over $8,000 to the American Cancer Society.
The 2012 County Health Rankings were released this month by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
Sadler Clinic participated in the 4th Annual Conroe ISD Health Fair on Saturday, Jan. 7.
Free vaccines will be available for kids pre-k thru 12th grade on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Conroe High School.
Heritage Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care Community have announced Michelle Lauer and Bonnie Beasley as Life Enrichment Coordinators.
Dr. Anthony Perri of Sadler Clinic has once again been selected as a “Top Doc” in H Texas Magazine’s 2011 Top Doctor Issue.
An informative stroke lecture series entitled “Food for the Brain” will be held at St. Luke's the Woodlands Hospital throughout the month of May, in honor of National Stroke Awareness month.
Liz Grimm
In anticipation of an active flu season, The Friendship Center will offer senior adults an opportunity to obtain complimentary flu shots on Oct. 20 and 23.
The recent collaboration of Success By 6 with Community Health Choice along with Christus Community Health Ministries is making necessary immunizations more easily available to school children across Montgomery County.
Nancy O’Neill
Researchers have pinpointed a protein contain within key human immune system cells that is needed for the AIDS virus to infect the cells, and found that turning it off can greatly slow down the deadly virus.
Adding a powdered nutrient supplement to breast milk may enhance premature infants' growth without interfering with breast-feeding, preliminary research suggests.
Choosing an effective common cold treatment may be frustrating. Common cold symptoms can vary and finding a product that works to relieve all of your symptoms may be difficult.
Patsy Hamilton / Article City