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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

January 31, 2015

Health

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UTMB Study: Two-fifth of teens who don’t smoke are exposed anyway

Teenagers around the world are exposed to tobacco smoke at an alarming rate, whether or not they are themselves smokers.

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Tuesday 01/27/2015
UTMB offers latest treatment for stroke victims
Posted: January 27, 2015

The University of Texas Medical Branch offers a new minimally invasive procedure to remove blood clots that has been shown to help patients better recover from a stroke. The procedure currently only is available in about half of the advanced stroke centers in the United States and UTMB is the only stroke facility in Galveston County that offers this procedure.

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Find your inner peace
Posted: January 27, 2015

Chinese philosopher Lao Tsu once said, “Stillness and tranquillity set things in order in the Universe.”

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Programs in place to keep vaccines safe
Posted: January 27, 2015

This is the second VaccineSmarts article in a two-part series about vaccine safety. A reader asked how we know that vaccines are safe. The first column discussed safety testing during clinical trials and standards for vaccine manufacturing.

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Study recommends earlier colorectal cancer screenings for young cervical cancer survivors
Posted: January 27, 2015

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, a designation made by Congress to raise cervical cancer awareness and education and encouraging research into its cause, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment.

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Only about half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at the CDC’s recommended age
Posted: January 27, 2015

It’s a virus that is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer, but a new study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston indicates that only about half of the girls receive the vaccine at the recommended age to best protect themselves.

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
D’Feet Breast Cancer, Inc. is here to help women
Posted: January 21, 2015

The month of October has been recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness month for several years.

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Playing with others is important to a child’s development
Posted: January 21, 2015

The American Academy of Pediatrics in their healthychildren.org website discuss how important play is for children.

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Study: Never-smoking teens are exposed to secondhand smoke in and out of homes
Posted: January 21, 2015

Many teens who have never smoked are being exposed to the health dangers of tobacco.

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