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Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet. Tobacco use accounts for nearly half a million deaths in the U.S. each year and is the leading cause of lung cancer, according to the American Lung Association. Even those around tobacco smokers aren’t …

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Dear EarthTalk: I read the federal government’s recently released climate change report, and was surprised to learn that global warming is even being blamed for an increase in foodborne illness. What’s the connection?                                         -- Jeremy Brotherton, Camden, ME

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HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds new actions announced today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to limit the sale of most flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to age-restricted locations and require age-verification for online sales to…

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In many parts of Texas, severe winter weather can threaten your safety and the safety of your property. Blizzards, heavy snow, freezing rain, ice, and freezing temperatures occasionally cause major problems in parts of Texas. During the winter of 2001, severe winter ice storms crippled the n…

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Comanche, Texas-October 22nd, 2018-Clear Path Home Care announces today they have opened an office in Brownwood. Lindsey Brooks is the regional office manager in charge of Comanche county. Clear Path offers stay-at-home care for the elderly and others in need located in Comanche County inclu…

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(StatePoint) Your time outside can quickly lead to an increased risk of exposure to dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause a sun spot on the white of the eye called a pinguecula. These may look yellow in appearance and cause irritation over time. Moreover, long-term exposure to harmf…

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June is National Cataract Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

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Abilene, TEXAS – The Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter will present a free educational program entitled, “The BASICS: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease,” on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Eula, located at 10066 Cou…

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Comanche County will host a Walk Across Texas program from April 2 through June 1. The Walk Across Texas program encourages people to develop a habit of regular physical activity. Teams and individuals walk or run, dance, garden, swim or…

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