Category : Health

Put on your boots and walk to end Alzheimer’s

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent On Thursday evening at Dead Fish Grill, dozens of people showed up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kickoff Party. Attendees had the chance to sign up for the walk and pick up promotional materials….

0 Comments / 87 View / September 29, 2016

TBI helps high schoolers become cancer researchers

2 students awarded chance to perform biomedical research By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent This summer, two high school students from Belton had the opportunity to participate and conduct real-life biomedical research with Texas Bio Science Institute (TBI). After which, on…

0 Comments / 123 View / August 28, 2016

Vendors double, attendance up at 3rd annual Health Fair

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent The Bell County Public Health District held their third annual health fair on Aug. 6 at the Expo Center, which was open to families around the area. There were a wide variety of activities for children…

0 Comments / 47 View / August 24, 2016

Medicaid will pay for mosquito repellent to fight Zika

Special to The Belton Journal Texas Medicaid will cover the cost of mosquito repellent for women who are between the ages of 10 and 45 or pregnant, HHS Executive Commissioner Charles Smith announced. The decision is in response to the…

0 Comments / 58 View / August 21, 2016

Save the date: Senior Expo 2016 is near

Special to the Journal The 7th annual Senior Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 27, from 8:30 to 12:00 at the Bell County Expo. This year’s theme will be Story Time and Nursery Rhymes. Our vendors are encouraged to…

0 Comments / 124 View / August 21, 2016

County to continue mosquito surveillance for Zika Virus

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Bell County Health District and Hill County Transit District/ The HOP both presented district updates and a slide presentation during the weekly Bell County Commissioners Court. Bell County Health District provided the court with an…

0 Comments / 54 View / August 20, 2016

Zika virus confirmed in Bell Co.

Special to the Journal Bell County Public Health District has confirmed a travel-related case of Zika virus in Bell County. The male traveler was infected with the virus while in a known Zika region outside of the United States. There…

0 Comments / 49 View / August 5, 2016

Loving heart, handmade bracelets help local cancer patient

Published July 24, 2014 By Sydney Walter, Journal reporter Bracelets are not just about fashion this summer, as 10-year-old Caleb Marek proved by launching a fundraiser for family friend Sarah Tindell in her battle with cancer. Marek began selling his…

0 Comments / 218 View / July 31, 2014

Getting healthy, helping kids

Published May 29, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Local resident Jason Cabiad has begun a lifestyle that has changed his entire life, and he’s proclaiming it from the rooftops. On Jan. 13, Cabiad began the Body by Vi Challenge,…

0 Comments / 61 View / June 2, 2014