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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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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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