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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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St. Joseph Parent Organization Plans to Join CHI

Updated: 05/21/2014 - Sylvania Franciscan Health, which operates the St. Joseph Health System in the Brazos Valley, announced Wednesday that Catholic Health Initiatives was in the process of acquiring SFH.

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Bryan Stroke Survivor Shares What She Experienced

Updated: 05/08/2014 - Every year more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. But what is a stroke, and what are the risk factors? A Bryan woman who suffered a stroke and made a remarkable recovery, shows us what she experienced.

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Health Care Concerns Top List for Local Leaders in Washington

Posted: 05/07/2014 - In two surveys of the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce's 1,400 members, health care was the overwhelming biggest concern. As a result, it's the first talking point for the delegation of local leaders who have made the trip to Capitol Hill.

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House Passes Bipartisan Fix to Health Law

Posted: 04/29/2014 - The House has approved bipartisan legislation that would exempt U.S. health plans sold to expatriate workers from having to comply with requirements under the Affordable Care Act.

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The Unseen Side of Autism

Updated: 04/29/2014 - The national number of individuals with autism continues rising. Though there isn't a firm count in the Brazos Valley, doctors have noted the number of families with an autistic child is growing.

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Sewage Backup Shuts Down CS Asian Eatery

Updated: 04/25/2014 - The Brazos County Health Department has allowed an Asian food eatery in College Station to reopen after a sewage backup was found during an inspection.

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Michigan Man Among 1st In U.S. To Get 'Bionic Eye'

Updated: 04/23/2014 - Roger Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a "bionic eye," he's regained enough of his eyesight to catch small glimpses of his wife, grandson and cat.

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7M Enrolled Doesn't Guarantee Health Law's Success

Updated: 04/05/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Barack Obama's health care law, but that doesn't guarantee success for the country's newest social program.

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