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Flu Vaccinations

Posted: 10/29/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, when it comes to the flu, the more who get vaccinated, the better.

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Smoking Addiction

Posted: 10/29/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, smokers seeking medical help to kick the habit are more highly addicted than smokers 2 decades ago.

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Cancer Fighting Tomato

Posted: 10/28/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, scientists have developed a cancer-fighting tomato.

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Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

Posted: 10/28/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, the overall cost of drugs for type 2 diabetes almost doubled between 2001 and 2007.

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Money and Sleep Problems

Posted: 10/28/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, more than 90% of Americans surveyed say they're losing sleep over their money problems.

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Newborns and Flu Shots

Posted: 10/27/2008 - In a St. Joseph's Healthscene report, new mothers and their immediate family should get flu shots before leaving the hospital to protect the newborn.

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Arthritis Drugs

Posted: 10/27/2008 - In a St. Joseph's Healthscene report, some popular arthritis drugs, known as TNF blockers, do not appear to increase the risk of cancer.

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Superbug Anti-botics

Posted: 10/27/2008 - In a St. Joseph's Healthscene report, two new antibiotics appear to work safely against the increasingly common Mersa superbug.

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Raising Cancer Awareness Through Education

Updated: 10/24/2008 - Cancer kills thousands of Americans, but through early screening that number doesn't have to be that high and here in the Brazos Valley there are oncologist who use these early screenings to help save lives and education the public on learning to be cancer free.

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Aggie Beats Colon Cancer

Updated: 10/23/2008 - Colon cancer is normally thought of as a man's disease, but that's not the case at all because it equally attacks the same number of women as it does men.

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Bryan Resident Beats Colon Cancer

Updated: 10/22/2008 - Cancer. It's a frightening word and finding out you've been diagnosed with one of the many forms of the disease can be devastating. When Robert Gallery of Bryan learned he had colon cancer, he decided then and there he wasn't going to throw in the towel without a fight.

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Types of Cancer Most Common in Men

Updated: 10/20/2008 - Most people don’t know this, but there are about 200 different types of cancer that can attack the body so it’s easy to see why a large percentage of people will be affected by some form of cancer during their lifetime.

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Anti-botics and Infection

Posted: 10/20/2008 - In a St. Joseph's Healthscene report, a new class of anti-biotics may be on the way.

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Aspirin and Heart Protection

Posted: 10/20/2008 - In a St. Joseph's Healthscene report, aspirin doesn't offer much heart protection for diabetics.

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Medicare Spending

Posted: 10/20/2008 - In a St. Joseph's Healthscene report, a new report warns if nothing is done to rein in Medicare spending, access to health care for some of the nation's poorest citizens could be threatened.

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Exercise and Mental Decline

Posted: 10/17/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, aerobic exercise can reverse mental decline in older adults.

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Lead Amounts

Posted: 10/17/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, the EPA has put out new rules requiring local governments to reduce the amount of lead in the air by 90%.

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Nicotine and Breast Cancer

Posted: 10/17/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, nicotine may push breast cancer cells from the original tumor to other parts of the body.

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Vitamin B and Alzheimer's Disease

Posted: 10/16/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, experiments using high doses of vitamin B failed to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

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U.S. Infant Mortality Rate

Posted: 10/16/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, the U.S. is still lagging behind other rich nations in infant mortality.

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Blocked Arteries Test

Posted: 10/16/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, doctors are often skipping a key test before major surgery.

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Hospital Rank

Posted: 10/15/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, researchers say the difference between the top-ranked and the lowest hospitals is far too large.

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Drinking Can Shrink Your Brain

Posted: 10/15/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, even moderate drinking appears to shrink the brain.

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Flu Shots Offered at a Reduced Rate

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Beginning Tuesday, October 14, 2008 the Brazos County Health Department will have flu shots available at a reduced rate of $15.

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