Health

Are you at risk of having a stroke?

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY – Strokes kills about 140,000 Americans each year, that’s one of every 20 deaths.  Someone in the United States has a stoke every 40 seconds and every four minutes someone dies from a stroke. Every year more than 790,000 people in the United States has a stroke and 185,000…

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Lockney native returns home to run Wilson Family Pharmacy

By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY—After hearing his cousin speak about her experience as a pharmacist in his biology class sophomore year, Brance Wilson became inspired to follow the same career path. Wilson graduated from Lockney High School and attended Texas Tech University during his undergraduate studies for two years and furthered his education at Texas…

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Whirlwind Nutrition offers a boost

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA – Giovanna Batres opened her first store front in April. She is the owner of Whirlwind Nutrition located in Floydada. “I wanted to have a name that resonated with the town,” said Batres. “We want everyone to know that we are here to contribute to our city and community.” She…

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Hot summer days can lead to sunburns

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY – More than one-third of adults and nearly 70% of children admit they’ve gotten sunburned within the past year, according to the CDC. You lie in the sun hoping to get a nice golden tan. Instead we walk away from our beach towel or lawn chair looking like a…

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Texas State Parks Reopen for Day-Use

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon AUSTIN—Texas State Parks will begin reopening for day-use only April 20 as part of a broader effort to begin reopening the state of Texas.  Per Governor Abbott’s direction, new restrictions in effect include requiring visitors to wear face coverings and maintain a six-foot distance from individuals outside of their party and…

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Helping nursing home residents

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon AUSTIN—The Texas Health Care Association (THCA) announced the Adopt a Nursing Home initiative to connect willing Texans with a local nursing home to safely communicate during the COVID-19 outbreak to send words of comfort to both residents and their caregiving staff. “In a time when we must protect residents by restricting…

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