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Obesity May Make Asthma Worse

Posted: 09/05/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene Report, new study finds obese people who have asthma are nearly 5 times more likely to be hospitalized for the condition compared with non-obese people with asthma.

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Study: No Link Between Measles Vaccine and Autism

Posted: 09/04/2008 - In a St. Joseph Health Scene report, the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine causes neither autism nor gastrointestinal disorders, a study reported Tuesday, disputing a theory that has persisted for a decade.

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Study: New Way to Spot Breast Cancer Shows Promise

Posted: 09/04/2008 - In a St. Joseph Health Scene report, Doctors say a radioactive tracer that "lights up" cancer hiding inside dense breasts is showing promise after its first big test.

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Blood Pressure and Babies

Updated: 09/03/2008 - In a St. a Joseph Health Scene report, the battle over blood pressure may start earlier than first thought.

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Exercise May Help Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss

Updated: 09/03/2008 - In a St. a Joseph Health Scene report, exercise may help prevent age-related memory loss. Australian studies have found people the age 50 and over at risk for dementia made modest improvements in brain function after increasing their physical activity.

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Vytorin Linked to Cancer

Posted: 09/03/2008 - In a St. a Joseph Health Scene report, Congress wants more information from the drug company Merck on a possible link between the popular cholesterol drug Vytorin and cancer.

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Flu Vaccination Statistics Skewed

Posted: 09/01/2008 - New research indicates that while flu shots do provide protection against catching the virus, they do not have a major impact on death in the elderly.

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MDA Telethon - Dylan Hall's story

Updated: 09/01/2008 - The KBTX viewers helped raise more than $150,000 for the MDA, to help find a cure for children like Dylan Hall, who has the debilitating Duchenne's disease.

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Last Chance For Immunizations

Updated: 08/11/2009 - If you are still looking to get your child immunized, tomorrow is your last chance.

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Local Surgeon, Aggie Team Physician Remembered

Posted: 08/14/2008 - A renowned orthopedic surgeon and longtime Aggie team physician will be laid to rest Friday. Dr. L.W. "Larry" Coleman, 71, died Sunday in San Antonio.

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Second Human West Nile Case Suspected

Posted: 08/14/2008 - There may be another human case of West Nile virus in Brazos County. The Brazos County Health Department reported Thursday that a person tested this week has yielded a presumptive positive.

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New Hope For Migraine Sufferers

Posted: 08/08/2008 - New research may help women who have migraine headaches associated with menstrual periods.

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Heat Deaths

Posted: 08/03/2008 - Authorities in Dallas County have confirmed three heat-related deaths in what has become one of the most sweltering Texas summers on record.

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