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Comfort Dental to offer free dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, more Dec. 24

Comfort Dental to offer free dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, more Dec. 24
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ROCKWALL – Comfort Dental is offering free dental exams, cleanings, x-rays, extractions and fillings for as many patients as the the four dentists in their Rockwall office can see on their annual Care Day, Dec. 24, from 7:30 – 11:30 am. The office is located at 515 E. I-30, just east of El Chico restaurant […]

The Waiting Game: Hoping For Health And Financial Security

The Waiting Game: Hoping For Health And Financial Security

(KERA News) ROCKWALL – Chasing an energetic 1-year-old, balancing shaky finances and managing a rare disease is a tall order for any family. But it’s reality for Isac and Elizabeth Madrid, a Rockwall couple we’re featuring in our series One Crisis Away. Like many North Texans, Isac and Elizabeth were living a typical middle class […]

Winter storm warning, freeze alert issued for area beginning Thursday

Winter storm warning, freeze alert issued for area beginning Thursday

ROCKWALL – A winter storm warning and freeze alert have been issued by the National Weather Service and North Texas Municipal Water District for the next 3-4 days so today is the day to get prepared. Although today’s unseasonably warm weather may set a high temperature record, arctic air is forecast to arrive behind a […]

Flu season is coming soon; time to get your flu shots

Flu season is coming soon; time to get your flu shots

ROCKWALL – Flu season is just around the corner so now is the best time to get your flu shot, federal health officials are currently warning. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against […]

Federal judge rules new Texas abortion law unconstitutional

Federal judge rules new Texas abortion law unconstitutional

AUSTIN – A federal judge ruled today that a key provision of the state’s new abortion law passed last summer by the Texas legislature is unconstitutional, preventing the law from going into effect tomorrow as scheduled. In a 26-page order, District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled the admitting privileges requirement is unconstitutional and poses an undue […]

Free back to school immunization clinic scheduled Aug. 3

Free back to school immunization clinic scheduled Aug. 3

ROCKWALL – A free back-to-school immunization clinic will be held for students who are either without medical insurance coverage, are on Medicaid or are American Indians or Alaskan natives, Aug. 3, 9 am-Noon, at First United Methodist Church, 1200 E. Yellowjacket. The event is hosted by the Caring For Children Foundation of Texas, which will […]

New law: abortions after 20 weeks will be illegal in Texas soon

New law: abortions after 20 weeks will be illegal in Texas soon

AUSTIN – Abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy will be illegal in Texas after Oct. 16 after Gov. Rick Perry signed the omnibus House Bill 2 into law yesterday. Texas now joins 12 other states that have enacted similar bans on abortion after 20 weeks, the point in pregnancy that anti-abortion advocates say a fetus […]

Dr. Kurt Pflieger: More diseases could be result of decision to give all girls morning-after pills

Dr. Kurt Pflieger: More diseases could be result of decision to give all girls morning-after pills

ROCKWALL -  Girls of all ages will soon be allowed to purchase morning-after pills over the counter without their parent’s permission or without a prescription, since the Obama Administration and U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday they will end their appeal and comply with a federal judge’s recent decision to end age limits on emergency […]

How to tell if your teen is depressed or suicidal and how to prevent it

How to tell if your teen is depressed or suicidal and how to prevent it

ROCKWALL – Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds, the fourth leading cause among 10-14 year-olds and untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide, but how can a parent tell if a teen is depressed? Many answers were given at last week’s Rockwall ISD special parents meeting about teen […]

Rockwall YMCA, Train Up Teen Fitness preparing to battle local obesity May 7

Rockwall YMCA, Train Up Teen Fitness preparing to battle local obesity May 7

By Liz Jones (Rockwall JER Chilton YMCA Membership & Wellness Director) Our nation and our state have a growing obesity problem in adults and in our children.  27% of adults in Rockwall County are obese, 29% in Texas overall.  This compares to the national average of 25%, which is a horrendous fact in itself.  We […]

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