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This beautiful, historic, turn-of-the-century home built in 1898, owned by Travis and Rebecca Conley, is located on the corner of West Walcott Avenue and North Austin Street (Highway 16 N). It sits in an old pecan orchard on a tree-filled lot. This home was recently restored and boasts origi…

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The 2019-2020 Medicare Open Enrollment Period is October 15th, 2019 – December 7th, 2019 for a January 1st, 2020 effective date.

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In honor of the 30th annual National Recovery Month -- and as part of our ongoing efforts to help combat the opioid crisis --Google will launch new tools and features for the over 23 million Americans in recovery, millions more who are on a pathway to recovery, and their friends and family. …

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Next to air, water is the most important element for the preservation of life. Water is a finite commodity which, if not managed properly, will result in shortages in the near future. Water conservation can go a long way to help alleviate these impending shortages.

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Ensure every member of your family learns to swim so they at least achieve skills of water competency: able to enter the water, get a breath, stay afloat, change position, swim a distance then get out of the water safely.

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One of the best things about springtime is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables..Since many of us have a hard time getting the

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When it comes to losing weight or reducing body fat, it’s generally accepted that one has to eat fewer calories than he or she burns each day. Many diets achieve this simple math equation for fat loss by applying strict rules on what types of foods to avoid. However, these diets often fail b…

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Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin well known for its role in supporting a healthy immune system. Because your body cannot make vitamin C, it must come from the foods you eat every day.

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While the American Cancer Society recommends that adults at average risk for colorectal cancer begin getting screened at age 45, it is important to know that there are multiple options for getting screened, and each patient and their doctor should determine the screening method and interval …

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It is starting to feel like spring, with the nicer weather everyone will want to be enjoying outside activities. Many folks will be increasing their exercise programs for health reasons, all you really need is 30 minutes of exercise a day to realize the benefits of a healthier life. If you w…

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One of the biggest buzzwords in current media refers to the smallest subject: the human gut microbiome.

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AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was proud to welcome six-year-old Abigail Arias, of Angleton, Texas, to its ranks as she was named Honorary Texas Ranger this week in Austin. Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen led the ceremony at the State Capitol, where Abigail was…

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Comanche County Medical Center’s Wellness and Diabetes Prevention Program – Commit to be Fit! – is in progress. We meet each Tuesday at Comanche County Medical Center’s cafeteria meeting room. One group meets at 2:00 and the other meets at 5:30. The programs last one hour and we all have a g…

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By The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

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Dr. John Bawduniak, MD, is a General Surgery specialist. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2002, having over 17 years of diverse experience.

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New York, NY (February 11, 2019) – As the winter months stretch on, those looking to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may be tempted to use indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices. Not only is indoor tanning a dangerous habit, it does not successfully treat SAD. Light therapy, an effe…

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USTIN, Texas — Children’s hospitals across Texas—facing critical funding shortages over Medicaid losses—want the Texas Legislature to add $100 million to the two-year state budget to fill in the gaps. The Children’s Hospital Association of Texas (CHAT) has asked state officials to include $5…

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February 7, 2019 — The National Council for Home Safety and Security (NCHSS) has published their latest report, breaking down the states that rank the highest in the U.S. for many of today’s prevalent sexually transmitted diseases. This report was put together as an informative safety remind…

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AUSTIN – With the excitement of Super Bowl weekend just days away, the Texas Department of Transportation is urging football fans to “Plan While You Can”  for a sober ride before enjoying game-day watch parties and other activities that may involve alcohol.   

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AUSTIN – One hundred agricultural producers in Texas have joined the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Farm Fresh Network. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller created the Farm Fresh Network in 2015 to help connect Texans to local agriculture through nutrition programs administered …

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It’s been well-proven that “social dieting” makes weight loss more fun and successful—especially with programs that include elements like the spirit competition, teamwork, encouragement and, of course, gentle peer pressure (you don't want to mess things up for your other half, after all). Su…

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COLLEGE STATION – Consumer trends continue to drive an industry change from traditional aquaculture species like catfish to higher value species including redfish and hybrid striped bass, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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The effects of climate change are seen in many different realms of our lives. While some are more prevalent than others, many of these are being recorded and analyzed for future projections. Although the sea levels may be rising, it is not as pressing of an issue we are forced to address on …

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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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