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82-year-old Texas man says USPS delays have left him without daily heart medicine for a week

An elderly Texas man says his heart medication has remained at a Postal Service processing facility for more than a week due to delays in mail delivery affecting residents of many U.S. states.

In an interview with local news affiliate KHOU, 82-year-old Don White said he hoped to receive his medication Monday and noted that he had never experienced an inability to receive the drugs from the post office if he was in possession of a tracking number.

“There have been a few times in which it’s taken a week, week and a half, two weeks, but this is the first time I actually ran out and checking with the post office didn’t do much good, even though I had a tracking number on it,” White told KHOU.

Because of the delays, White says he has gone without the medicine for a week and has had to rely on over-the-counter

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South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS)


 

What’s Happening at your VA

In an effort to make your search for local updates and resources, read the Veteran’s resource guide to get the most updated information that will impact. We will update this link frequently.  

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System has updated its Visitation Policy.   Currently, there is a temporary “no visitor” policy at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio. Additionally, there is no visitation at the Kerrville Community Living Center.

VA is monitoring the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Call your local VA medical center if you have symptoms and have recently returned from China or have been exposed to others diagnosed with the virus.

One of the most exciting changes brought by the VA MISSION Act, is the new Urgent Care benefit. There are some requirements to qualify for this benefit. Read the Urgent Care fact sheet, then find the nearest urgent

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    General Cosmetic Dentist Odessa Midland Texas TX Dr Robin Rutherford

    • Voted “Best Dentist in Odessa” by Odessa American Readers’ Choice
    • Featured in “Guide to America’s Top Dentists” by the Consumer Research Council
    • Named one of the “Texas Super Dentists” by Texas Monthly
    • Diplomate of the International Dental Implant Association
    • Fellow of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
    • Co-author of “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top Cosmetic Dentists In The United States”

    Meet Dr. Rutherford

    Dr. Robin Rutherford, our experienced general and cosmetic dentist, has been ranked in the top 1% of dental practices nationwide! He has been interviewed many times on local television, and is featured monthly on the noon news segment of “CBS 7” and is a regular with Alexa Dunson on “Studio 7.” Dr. Rutherford has been heard on the radio for the past 20 years talking about the latest that dentistry has to offer. He has been a frequent contributor to the Odessa American

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    VA North Texas Health Care System

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    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

    Veterans, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call us at 1-888-252-9970 before you visit your local medical center or clinic. In addition to calling first, consider using virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging. Visitors, if you do not feel well, please postpone your visit. Read VA’s latest information on the new coronavirus at https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/.

    NEW SHUTTLE SERVICE

    VA North Texas Health Care System – Voluntary Services has a new shuttle service for the Dallas VAMC, Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center and Fort Worth locations.

    Click here for more information.

    Click here to download the mobile app.

    Click here to see each shuttle location and the next arrival time here.  or text ARRVL to 41411

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    Texas Dental: Dentist Flower Mound TX

    Experience Dental Excellence and Quality Patient Care

    Texas Dental is a top-ranked family dentistry practice located in Plano and Flower Mound, TX, dedicated to providing innovative, effective, patient-centered care to help adults and children enjoy optimal oral health and wellness.

    Texas Dental offers a comprehensive array of preventative care, routine dental care and dental restoration procedures, including dental checkups, teeth cleaning, oral cancer screening, periodontal therapy, dental sealants, oral hygiene services, teeth whitening, veneers and laminates, Invisalign®, crowns and bridges, dentures, dental implants, smile makeovers, root canal treatment, tooth extraction, urgent care services, and sleep apnea therapy, as well as complete pediatric dentistry care for toddlers through the teen years. Plus, the practice specializes in providing compassionate care for patients with dental anxiety, offering sedation dentistry services for many dental procedures to help patients remain calm, relaxed and comfortable. In 2019, Texas Dental became the Official Dentist of the Frisco

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    Texas Department of State Health Services

    DSHS Responding to COVID-19 Outbreak


    DSHS is responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China. For prevention tips, symptoms, traveler information, and healthcare provider resources, see our COVID-19 website.

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    United States Census 2020

    Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau mails survey packets to homes in the U.S. Answering the survey provides an accurate count of residents. Local governments use survey results to determine how much funding communities receive for key services, such as public health, public safety and emergency preparedness. Please do your part and respond to the survey.

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    Vital Statistics Office Closure


    State of Texas Birth CertificateDue to public health concerns with COVID‑19, the DSHS Austin Lobby for Vital Statistics walk-in orders will be closed, starting March 17, 2020 at 12 noon, until further notice. This is a precautionary measure to ensure everyone’s safety. Please visit
    Texas.gov for

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    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott orders dentists to postpone elective procedures for one month

    Updated at 5:44 p.m., March 22, 2020: to include Abbott’s one-month ban on elective dental procedures.

    AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday ordered dentists, as well as other health care professionals in Texas, to postpone for one month all elective surgeries and non-emergency procedures.

    Abbott’s new executive order directs dentists as well as doctors to delay until 11:59 p.m. on April 21 “all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately medically necessary” to preserve a patient’s life or avoid “adverse medical consequences.”

    Abbott’s order applies to all licensed health care professionals and all licensed health care facilities.

    The main impetus for it was to free up hospital beds for Texans who have contracted the novel coronavirus. However, many workers in the dental profession believed keeping dentists’ offices open posed a hazard to their and patients’ health – by increasing community spread of the virus. It also depletes scarce masks,

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    By combining the expertise of Texas Tech Physicians with the staff and resources
    of the Southwest Cancer Center, patients and families gain access to

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    Central Texas Veterans Health Care System


     

    Announcements

    ALERT: Effective immediately-March 17, 2020, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) will impose a “NO VISITOR” and no one under the age of 18 (including infants) at any CTVHCS facilities. On March 16, 2020, CTVHCS started actively screening everyone entering our campuses and clinics with the exceptions for the Waco and Temple main campuses.  Screenings at the Temple and Waco campus will start Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  All visitation is restricted until further notice. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.  Click here to refer to the Temple, Waco and Austin maps for entrances and screening locations.

    VA MISSION Act:  learn more here>>
    Find VA Locations near you: 
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    Locate the nearest VA-approved Urgent Care

    Urgent cares provide easy access to quality health care for the times when your primary care physician’s offices are closed.

    Veterans must have been seen in the VA system

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