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Raising Awareness About Mental Health Issues

Posted: 05/07/2015 - May is Mental Health Awareness Month. One agency in the Brazos Valley is doing its part to not only raise awareness, but help people in our community.

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New Law Promotes Fast Food Calorie Consciousness

Updated: 04/30/2015 - With busy lifestyles and fast food restaurants on seemingly every corner, it might feel like the odds are against us when it comes to making healthy decision. A new law has been put into effect to make calorie conscious dining a possibility.

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Texas A&M Study Finds We Think Better on Our Feet, Literally

Updated: 04/27/2015 - A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. In fact, preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks, which equates to an extra seven minutes per hour of engaged instruction time.

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Unusual Ice Cream Recalls Raise Questions About Cause

Posted: 04/24/2015 - Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio both took products off shelves this week after listeria was discovered in their products. A spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration says it has no evidence, for now, that the two recalls are connected.

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House Call: West Nile Virus

Posted: 04/22/2015 - In this week's House Call segment, Dr. Seth Sullivan talks about ways to protect yourself against mosquitoes that may be carrying the West Nile Virus.

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House Call: Women and PTSD

Updated: 04/17/2015 - In this week's House Call segment, Dr. Seth Sullivan with Baylor Scott & White Health discusses a study regarding women and post traumatic stress disorder.

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House Call: Women's Heart Health

Posted: 04/08/2015 - This week Dr. Seth Sullivan with Baylor Scott & White Health discussed a study that says women may not fully understand their risk for heart disease.

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Study: Breast Cancer Overtreatment Costs US $4B a Year

Updated: 04/06/2015 - A new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors that are unlikely to cause problems.

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Texas Bill Cuts HIV Funding, Boosts Abstinence Education

Updated: 03/31/2015 - Texas would cut $3 million in state funds for programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and put that money toward abstinence education under a Republican-sponsored measure advanced by the state House.

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Bill Lets Texas Governor Declare Infectious Disease Disaster

Posted: 03/31/2015 - Should Ebola - or another infectious disease - plague Texas again, the governor may declare a state of emergency and cede control of the situation to a state commissioner, under a bill Texas senators have passed.

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FDA to Scrutinize Unproven Alternative Remedies

Posted: 03/26/2015 - Federal officials plan to scrutinize the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, so-called homeopathic products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine.

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