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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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Prescription Shop Marfa Opens, Future of Marfa Meds Unclear

Getting your prescription filled in Marfa, Texas, was never easy. For years there’s been no pharmacy in town. Then there was an on-again / off-again delivery service from Alpine. Now, there’s something more permanent. For decades, Marfa residents had 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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Community Health Center’s Hospitals Hit by Cybercrime Theft of Private Patient Information

On August 18, Community Health Systems, operator of 206 hospitals around the country, including Big Bend Regional Medical Center, Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring, and San Angelo Community Medical Center, filed an FCC report that revealed private patient information … Continue reading

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First Rural Medical Residency Opens on U.S./Mexico Border

There’s a crisis in the nation’s healthcare. The lack of family doctors, an issue throughout the U.S., is a problem felt most acutely in rural regions, which lacks doctors of all specialities. But a possible solution to make up this … Continue reading

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