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Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Updated: 09/23/2014 - The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health is hosting a free event for Falls Awareness Prevention Awareness Day.

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Restaurant's Permit Revoked After Third Poor Inspection This Year

Updated: 09/25/2014 - For the third time since May, a College Station restaurant has been closed due to a poor inspection, but this time, its permit has been revoked, a first in the history of the Brazos County Health Department according to officials there.

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New Rules Will Change How You Can Get Hydrocodone

Updated: 09/23/2014 - New restrictions are on the way for Hydrocodone products that will change the way you can get prescriptions and refills. That includes medicines like Loratab and Vicodin.

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Probe: HealthCare.gov Website Must Boost Security

Posted: 09/16/2014 - Nonpartisan congressional investigators say the HealthCare.gov website has significant security weaknesses that could put Americans' personal information at risk.

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Serious Respiratory Illness Hits Hundreds of Children

Posted: 09/08/2014 - Hundreds of children in about a dozen states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials suspect may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.

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Judge Finds Texas Abortion Rules Unconstitutional

Updated: 08/30/2014 - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

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EPA Hosts Texas Hearing on Oil Refinery Rules

Updated: 08/05/2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its second and final hearing on proposed new standards for oil refinery emissions as part of a 60-day public comment period.

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Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Health Law

Posted: 07/22/2014 - A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.

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Scientist Due in Court in Faked AIDS Research Case

Posted: 07/01/2014 - A former Iowa State University researcher is expected to appear in court Tuesday to face charges that he falsified data to make a developmental AIDS vaccine appear promising.

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VA Review Finds 'Significant and Chronic' Failures

Posted: 06/27/2014 - In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans is beset by "significant and chronic system failures," substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers and internal and congressional investigators.

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'Medical issues' Hospitalize Boston Concertgoers

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Authorities say 36 people were transported to the hospital and as many as 50 others were treated or evaluated at the scene during a an electronic dance music show featuring Swedish disc jockey Avicii (ah-VEE'-chee) at the TD Garden arena in Boston.

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FDA Warns of Allergic Reactions with Acne Products

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Federal health officials are warning consumers who use anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing.

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5 Ways Pets Benefit Your Health

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day! While you're showing Spot off to all your co-workers, make sure to tell them how happy -- and healthy -- he makes you. The benefits of having a pet extend well beyond companionship, and sometimes our furry friends don't receive the credit that's due. Pets are a shoulder to cry on, an alarm clock, an exercise partner, and a true member of the family. There is over 25 years' worth of research that shows living with pets provides a bounty of health benefits. These are just five:

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National HIV Testing Day

Posted: 06/23/2014 - National HIV Testing Day is Friday, June 27. The Brazos County Health Department (BCHD) is partnering with Project Unity to offer free, rapid HIV tests that day from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at BCHD (201 N. Texas Avenue, Bryan). All rapid tests will be offered confidentially, but not anonymously. A picture ID is required

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