KBTX - Health

VA Review Finds 'Significant and Chronic' Failures

Posted: 06/27/2014 - In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans is beset by "significant and chronic system failures," substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers and internal and congressional investigators.

'Medical issues' Hospitalize Boston Concertgoers

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Authorities say 36 people were transported to the hospital and as many as 50 others were treated or evaluated at the scene during a an electronic dance music show featuring Swedish disc jockey Avicii (ah-VEE'-chee) at the TD Garden arena in Boston.

FDA Warns of Allergic Reactions with Acne Products

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Federal health officials are warning consumers who use anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing.

5 Ways Pets Benefit Your Health

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day! While you're showing Spot off to all your co-workers, make sure to tell them how happy -- and healthy -- he makes you. The benefits of having a pet extend well beyond companionship, and sometimes our furry friends don't receive the credit that's due. Pets are a shoulder to cry on, an alarm clock, an exercise partner, and a true member of the family. There is over 25 years' worth of research that shows living with pets provides a bounty of health benefits. These are just five:

National HIV Testing Day

Posted: 06/23/2014 - National HIV Testing Day is Friday, June 27. The Brazos County Health Department (BCHD) is partnering with Project Unity to offer free, rapid HIV tests that day from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at BCHD (201 N. Texas Avenue, Bryan). All rapid tests will be offered confidentially, but not anonymously. A picture ID is required

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