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Friday, July 28, 2017

CITY OF LAREDO PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor Invites Community to Improve Health, Live Longer

Courtesy City of Laredo Health Department, Laredo, TX— Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor (HLVM) continues to conduct disease self management and family support to improve healthier choices and improve one’s diabetes, hypertension and weight. The CLHD feels very privileged to share this project with our community. HLVM targets persons at risk of diabetes, persons with diabetes and

Webb County/ Back to School Summer Immunization Clinics

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina and the Commissioners Court would like to announce a new service that is now available under the Public Health Services division at the Indigent Health Care department. The court approved for the department to implement an Immunization Program that would offer vaccines to all county residents

Preventing the Spread of Bacterial “Stomach” Infection

City of Laredo Health Department, Laredo, TX – The City of Laredo Health Department wants to remind the community to take precautions against bacterial disease “stomach” infections that may cause loose stool, cramping, urgency to have a bowel movement and vomiting.  As we approach the summer, we urge families to take precautions especially since we

April Series of the Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor (HLVM) Program

Courtesy City of Laredo Health Department, Laredo, Texas— Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor (HLVM) is a disease self management and family support program of the City of Laredo Health Department (CLHD) that has made a difference in diabetes disease self management by focusing on diabetes prevention” We have conducted nineteen cycles and more than 700 persons have

Happy Occupational Therapy Month!

Courtesy Ariana Mora, (Laredo, Texas) The Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center celebrates National Occupational Therapy Month with a luncheon with special guests, Gary Prescott, Dr. Earl A. Stanley, Dr. Davin Cordell and Dr. John R. Faust. The Center, together with the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, provide monthly orthopedic clinics which benefit children

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Laredo, TX –   Every year, about 450,000 babies are born too soon in the United States, that means that 1 in 9 babies is born prematurely. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born too soon each year. A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. A

PHOTO RECAP: Mayor Salinas Receives Annual Flu Shot

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, (Laredo, Tx)-Because the FLU vaccine is the most effective measure towards reducing the impact of influenza, City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas received his annual flu shot today at the City of Laredo Health Department, delivered by Maria Paredes, R.N.  The flu shot is especially vital for those at high risk

City of Laredo Health Department: Food Safety Tips

Courtesy City of Laredo Health Department, Laredo, TX –During the summer in particular and as we prepare to go back to school the City of Laredo Health Department wants to remind the public on food safety.  This is especially important as Texas has had a recent increase in gastrointestinal disease (diarrhea and vomiting) with 69

Health Department: May Series of the Healthy Living / Viviendo Mejor (HLVM) Program

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,  Laredo, TX— Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor (HLVM) is a disease self management and family support program of the City of Laredo Health Department (CLHD) that has made a difference in diabetes disease self management by focusing on diabetes prevention” We have conducted thirteen cycles and more than 500 persons have participated. We have

Affordable Care Act Information and Enrollment Session Well Attended

Courtesy Julie Bazan, Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Congressman Henry Cuellar and various community agencies including the Area Health Education Center,  UTHSC SA Library, South Texas Development Council, Molina Health Care, Delgado Insurance, Doctors Hospital, Laredo Medical Center, Gateway Community Health Center and BCFS Health and Human Services the community of Laredo, Texas was

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