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Special Medical Training Provided for Local Nursing Students

Updated: 07/19/2013 - Working in the medical field can be rewarding, but there are also challenges providers face, especially when the healthcare worker has just entered the field. So now, Some nursing students from the Texas A&M Health Science Center are receiving some special training.

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7 Coping Tips for Chronic Migraine Sufferers

Updated: 07/17/2013 - As a neurologist specializing in headaches, I see patients with chronic migraines–a serious and debilitating disease which can cause moderate to severe disability.

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5 Healthy Reasons to Plan Your Vacation Right Now

Updated: 07/15/2013 - In spite of more than my share of summer vacation mishaps—I’m thinking sunburn, bug bites, and that time I dropped a fistful of lit sparklers onto a dozen waiting boxes, igniting them all and sending everyone scrambling for safety—I typically come home from vacations feeling relaxed and happy. So why don’t I take more vacations?

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Breaking News: The Future of Alzheimer's

Posted: 07/15/2013 - Here's a hard truth for baby boomers: We're not getting any younger. And because we comprise 26% of this country's population, our aging means that disease demographics are shifting on a national scale. Case in point: By the year 2050, the number of people aged 65 and older who suffer from Alzheimer's disease is expected to nearly triple.

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FDA Sets New Limits on Arsenic in Apple Juice

Updated: 07/12/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is setting a new limit on the level of arsenic allowed in apple juice, in response to concerns from parents and consumer groups about the contaminant's effects on children.

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Regular Bedtimes Better for Young Minds

Posted: 07/10/2013 - If your children are throwing temper tantrums because sleep seems unappealing, consider that it may be OK to let them stay up a little longer, as long as bedtime happens around the same time every night.

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Am I Just Hot or in Serious Danger?

Posted: 07/10/2013 - Find out if your thirst, sweat and red face are normal in the summer heat, and when you should seek medical attention.

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Rocky Theme Song Celebrates Achievements at the MED

Posted: 07/08/2013 - Rhonda Hinkley smiles as the theme song from “Rocky” plays overhead. Walking 30 feet may seem like a small task, but doing so with a new prosthetic knee the same day as her joint replacement surgery is reason enough to celebrate.

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Two Men "Cured" of HIV No Longer Taking Treatments

Posted: 07/05/2013 - Doctors are reporting that two previously HIV-positive men who received stem cell transplants to treat their cancers no longer have any traces of the virus even after stopping treatment.

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Group Finds Carcinogen in Pepsi Products

Posted: 07/03/2013 - An environmental group says the caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a certain level of a carcinogen, even after the drink maker said it would change its formula.

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What’s the Worst Restaurant Meal You Can Eat?

Updated: 07/03/2013 - When it comes to dubious honors, “Worst Restaurant Meal in America” certainly ranks up there. And that is the title just bestowed on Long John Silver’s Big Catch meal -- a deep-fried extravaganza that features fish, onion rings and hushpuppies.

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