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Abilene Health Alert

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Living in Abilene, the following health facts impact your health directly!

Did you know there were 8136.0 deaths from diabetes in Texas in 2021?

83.4% of you in Taylor County had a cholesterol screening last year.

16.1% of you in Taylor County have reported that your mental health is “poor.”

11.1% of you in Taylor County have diabetes.