Health

Childress blood drive helps blood shortage

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – Childress donors boosted the blood supply for Coffee Memorial Blood Center during last Tuesday’s blood drive.   “We had a great turnout,” Childress Community Blood Drive Co-Director Terri Cobb said. “It really helped in the blood shortage.”   The Childress Community Blood Drive met –…

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Childress blood drive scheduled for Tuesday

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – Residents have the opportunity to rise up and give blood at the upcoming Childress Community Blood Drive.   Scheduled from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at the City Auditorium in Fair Park, blood drive volunteer Sue Henderson encourages people to rise…

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Chiropractic Corner: How to speed up a slow metabolism

By Dr. Daren Overmiller   If it feels like your metabolism is stuck in low gear – or maybe even reverse – it can be extremely difficult shake weight off. When a person’s metabolism is low, their body refuses to let go of that stubborn body fat, even when they eat better or less. One…

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Chiropractic Corner: How to prevent baseball and softball injuries

By Daren Overmiller   Baseball season is here! Unfortunately, along with all the fun and excitement, comes injuries. As with many sports, there are two common types of baseball and softball injuries – impact and overuse. Impact, or traumatic injuries, are caused by sudden contact with the ground, an object, or another player. Common causes…

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How Acupuncture Works, From the Perspective of Western Medicine

By Dr. Overmiller In China and many other countries in the Far East, acupuncture has been a popular and effective treatment for more than three thousand years. But we here in the West are still trying to understand why acupuncture works and what it is good for.   Acupuncture is derived from the concept in…

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Hundreds receive COVID-19 vaccines in Childress

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Hundreds of Childress residents received COVID-19 vaccines in January, including Childress Healthcare Center residents, staff and essential caregivers, but more than 1,000 people are still waiting. “We had even more people take the vaccine this time,” said Childress Healthcare Center Administrator Amanda Self. “Some got their second round…

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